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Biography - Major General, Sir Robert Orby Hunter

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Re: Biography - The extraordinary Will of Lady Elizabeth Orby Hunter

Posted: 10 May 2006 1:16PM GMT
Classification: Will
Edited: 14 May 2006 5:02AM GMT

Her will was proven in London in June 1813.

“I give and bequeath to my beloved parrot, the faithful companion of twenty-five years, an annuity for its life, of 200 guineas a year, to be paid half yearly, as long as this beloved parrot lives, to whoever may have the care of it and proves its identity; and if the person who shall have the care of it should substitute any other parrot in its place either during its life or after its death, it is my positive will and desire that the person or persons doing so shall be refused by my heirs or executors the sum or sums they may have received from the time they did so; and I empower my heirs and executors to recover said sum from whoever would be base enough to do so.

And I do give and bequeath foresaid parrot, with its annuity of 200 guineas a year, to Mrs. Mary Dyer, widow, now dwelling in Park Street, Westminster; and I give to Mrs. Mary Dyer the power to will and bequeath my parrot and its annuity to whomever she pleases, provided that person is neither a servant or a man—it must be bequeathed to some respectable female.

And I also will and desire that twenty guineas may be paid to Mrs. Dyer directly on my death, to be expended on a very high, long, and large cage for the aforesaid parrot; it is also my will and desire that my parrot shall not be removed out of England.

Whoever attempts to dispute this my last will and testament, or by any means neglects or tries to avoid paying my parrot’s annuity, shall forfeit whatever I may have left them; and if anyone attempt to bring in any bills or charges against me, they shall forfeit whatever legacy I may have left them, for so doing, as I owe nothing to anyone, — many owe me gratitude and money, but none have paid me either.”

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Brian Hunter 21 Apr 2006 7:32PM GMT 
Brian Hunter 10 May 2006 7:10PM GMT 
BrianHunter00 10 May 2006 7:16PM GMT 
BrianHunter00 13 May 2006 3:43PM GMT 
Brian Hunter 16 May 2006 10:20PM GMT 
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