Copy of the will of William Crosbie, Esq., Lieut. Col. of H.M. 22nd Regt. of Foot. HARRIS/21 27 May 1790
To John Antrobus of Spring Gardens in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields, Andrew Elliot of Edinburgh (brother of John Elliot, Esq., Admiral), John Otto Bayer of Ham Common, Surrey and John Jackson of Old Burlington Street, St. James, Westminster, all money in the public funds, mortgages, bonds etc. and all personal estate upon trust to invest the same in the purchase of lands to secure the following annuities:- To Dame Elizabeth Ross, sister of Testator and widow of Lt. Gen. Sir James Lockart Ross, one annuity of £300. To Francis Crosbie, testator's sister, one annuity of £300. To Mrs. Sarah Crosbie, sister-in-law of testator and wife of Major Gen. Charles Crosbie, an annuity of £200. To Ann Hilliard, widow, Mary Macdonall and Jane Barcklay, widow, testator's sisters, annuities of £100 apiece. To Sarah Crosbie on the death of her husband Charles £300. To Charles Crosbie the rents and profits of the lands to be purchased and on his death to the use of his son John Crosbie, Esq., a Captain in H.M. 22nd Regt. of foot and in default of issue. To John Crosbie, brother of testator, a planter in the island of Antigue.
Provision for a charge of £600 p.a. to be made from the estates by Charles Crosbie on the death of his wife Sarah and for the possessor of the estates to take and use the surname and arms of Crosbie and to let leases at rack rents for any term not exceeding 21 years. Signature: Wm. Crosbie. Witnesses: William Wilson, Charles Henry Ross, clerks to Mr. Jackson, Old Burlington, St.
Codicils to the will dated 27 May 1790:- To Mrs. Margaret Carmichael, called Mrs. Margaret Carr, of Duke St., Manchester Square in the parish of St. Marylebone an annuity of £300 and the sum of £1000. To Mrs. May McLeod the friend of Mrs. Margaret Carr an annuity of £40 and £20 to buy mourning. To Charles Carr Carmichael, son of testator's friend Mrs. Carmichael, £4000 at the age of 21 years.
Appointment of John Otto Bayer and Mr. Duncan Carmichael of the East India Company, and Mrs. Margaret Carr as guardians