George Trull

(10 February 1782 - 15 September 1807)
George Trull (1782-1807)
     George Trull was christened on 10 February 1782 in St Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk. He was the son of William Trull and Ann Milford.
     George was in business with his friend George Evans who died on a business trip to Brazil, probably from yellow fever. George then married the widow? of George Evans who had two children.
     George Trull married Martha Copperwheat, daughter of Robert Copperwheat and Martha Butler, on 18 January 1806 in St Thomas, Southwark, Surrey. George Trull of this parish, bachelor & Martha Copperwheat of this parish, spinster, by banns. Both signed the register and the witnesses were Wm Trull, Nathl Harris & Susanna Harris. George Trull was listed as a Freeman of the city of London, on 29 September 1806. He was admitted to the Cooks Company 24 June 1806 paying forty six shillings and eight pence.
     George died on 15 September 1807 in the Lambe Eating House, Bearbinders Lane, London, aged 25. The Norfolk chronicle on 19 Sep 1807 reported Died ... Same day (Tuesday last), in London, after a short illness, in the 25th year of his age, Mr George Trull, formerly ofthis city; a man universally respected by all who knew him. He was buried on 20 September 1807 in St Mary Woolnoth & Woolchurch Haw, London. Sep 1807 Trull, George (of the Lambe Eating House, Bear binder Lane) was buried on the 20th in the Great Vault.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Martha Trull on 4 October 1808 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. George Trull, London. Admon to Martha Trull 4 April Oct 1808, £2000.

Children of George Trull and Martha Copperwheat

Martha Copperwheat

(10 January 1779 - 28 March 1856)
Martha Copperwheat (Trull/Gambell) (1779-1856)
     Martha Copperwheat was christened on 10 January 1779 in Lt Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire. She is probably the Martha baptised 10 Jan 1779 at Little Berkhampstead, Herts, daughter of Robert Copperwhate & Martha, but she stated Bedford as her birthplace in the 1851 census aged 72. Howeverthe witnesses at her step-daughter's wedding were Samuel & Hannah Copperwheat who were also children of Robert & Martha who were baptised at Essendon, Hertfordshire, along with a Charles on 18 April 1790 (died 14 May1826 aged 37, of Grub St, at St Giles without Cripplegate). Her admission to the Cooks Company stated she was the daughter of Robert, of Essington, Herts. She was the daughter of Robert Copperwheat and Martha Butler.
     Martha Copperwheat had a long term relationship with William Evans. Martha Copperwheat witnessed James Vignali and Sarah Copperwheat's wedding on 3 October 1797 in St Bartholomew the Great, London.
     In William Evans's will dated 2 July 1805 in Bearbinders Lane, London, Martha Copperwheat was named as executrix of the estate; His will with codicils makes Martha Copperwheat one of his executors and mentions his natural son William Evans, along with his separated wife Elizabeth Evans and daughter Katharine Elizabeth Evans. In the Name of God Amen I William Evans of Bearbinder Lane London Cook being of sound disposing Mind Memory and Understanding thanks be given to Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say as to my Worldly Effects which it hath pleased God to bestow on me I dispose thereof as follows after payment of all my just Debts Funeral Expences and the Expences of Proving this my Will and all other incident Charges Attending the same I give and bequeath unto George Gregory of Spital Fields Market in the County of Middlesex Green Grocer and Martha Copperwheat of Bearbinder Lane London Victualler the sum of three hundred pounds In Trust that they my said Trustees do and shall lay out and invest the same in their Names in the Public Funds and do and shall pay and apply the Interest and Dividends thereof as the same shall become due and payable for and towards the support Maintenance and Education of my Daughter Katherine Elizabeth Evans until she shall arrive to the age of twenty one years and when and so soon as she shall arrive to the Age of twenty one years upon Trust that they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the Heirs of such Survivor do and shall pay assign and transfer the said sum of three hundred pounds or the Stocks Funds or Public Securities wherein the same shall be then invested unto my said Daughter Katherine Elizabeth Evans to and for her own sole use and benefit I give and bequeath to my natural Son William Evans the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to him when and so soon as he shall attain the age of twenty one years I give and bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Evans the sum of an hundred pounds three per Cent Consolidated Bank Annuities now standing in my Name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England which I direct shall be paid to her within three Months after my decease in lieu and full satisfaction of all provisions made or intended to be made for her under certain articles of agreement for a separation between her and me bearing date the third day of of November one thousand eight hundred and also in full of all dower or thirds which she shall or may be any ways intitled unto and my Mind and Will is that I may be decently interred by my Executors in Islington Church Yard in the County of Middlesex all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects of what nature or kindsoever the same may be and consist of at the time of my decease and not herein before given or disposed of I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the said Martha Copperwheat and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Martha Copperwheat and the said George Gregory joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made ratifying allowing and confirming this to be my only true and last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said William Evans have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of paper to the first set my Hand and to the last my Hand and Seal this Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four Wm Evans Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator William Evans as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto J Dalton Spitalfields
Tho[ma]s J Dalton
I give and bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Evans the sum of one hundred pounds three per Cent Consolidated Bank Annuities now standing in my Name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England in addition to the one hundred already bequeathed and which I direct shall be paid within three Months after my decease provided that either my Daughter Katherine Elizabeth Evans or my natural Son William Evans or both of them should die before they arrive to the Age of twenty one years then I give and bequeath the respective sum or sums to which they would have become intitled to by this my Will had they arrived to the Age of twenty one to Matthew Copperwheat of Bearbinder Lane aforesaid In witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seal this seventeenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five Wm Evans Signed Sealed Published and Delivered by the Testator William Evans as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have signed our Names as Witnesses hereto H Messenger E Carter

I William Evans as a further Codicil to my last Will and Testament do hereby give and bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Evans instead of the sum of two hundred pounds three Per Cent I give to my said Wife the sum of four hundred pounds three per Cents to be paid as mentioned in my said Will I also give and bequeath to Ann Copperwheat the sum of fifty pounds Cash over and above any sum or sums of Money given and bequeathed to her by my said Will to be paid to her within Six Months after my decease I give and bequeath to my Executor George Gregory the sum of two hundred pounds three per Cent Consolidated Bank Annuities I give
and bequeath to Walbrook Charity School the sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath to Mr Money Abchurch Lane my Fowling Piece I give and bequeath to Mr Matterson a Musket or Gun of mine In Witness whereof I the said William Evans have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the second day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five Wm Evans Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament hereunto Annexed J Dalton Spitalfields Susanna Harris. She was an executor of William Evans's estate on 6 July 1805 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Martha Copperwheat was listed as a Freeman of the city of London, on 9 July 1805. Martha Copperwheat to be made free of this city ...18 Jun 1805 ... by redemption in the company of Cooks paying forty six shillings and eight pence. 10 July 1805 At a court holden at Guildhall, Martha Copperwheat of Bearbinder Lane inthe City of London, cook, praying to be admitted to the Freedom of this Company by Redemption is on paying usual fine and fees for such freedom admitted and sworn. Daughter of Robert of Essington, Herts, wheelwright.
     Martha Copperwheat lived at the Lambe Eating House, Bearbinders Lane, London, St Mary Woolnoth & Woolchurch, from 1806 to 1807. Bearbinders Lane (runs into Mansion House), (which is also close to St Swithins & St Stephens, Walbrook).
     Martha Copperwheat married George Trull, son of William Trull and Ann Milford, on 18 January 1806 in St Thomas, Southwark, Surrey. George Trull of this parish, bachelor & Martha Copperwheat of this parish, spinster, by banns. Both signed the register and the witnesses were Wm Trull, Nathl Harris & Susanna Harris. Martha Copperwheat was widowed on 15 September 1807 on the death of her husband George Trull.
     Administration of the estate of George Trull was granted to Martha Trull, on 4 October 1808 in PCC George Trull, London. Admon to Martha Trull 4 April Oct 1808, £2000.
     Martha Trull married Matthew Gambell as her second husband, on 24 August 1824 in St George, Bloomsbury, London. Matthew Gambell of this parish & Martha Trull of this parish were married by banns 24 August 1824 ... both signed in the presence of G Phillips and Mary Ann Trull. The next entry is for the marriage of John Phillips and Sarah Sargeant on the same day in the presence of Matthew Gambell & Mary Ann Trull.
She was 25 according to the American family history but this is more likely to be the marriage to George Trull. Mr Matthew Gambell of London, was an elderly widower with a grown family, However he only mentions cousins in his will along with Martha's children.
     In Matthew Gambell's will dated 30 August 1824 in London, Martha Copperwheat was named as heir; The will of Matthew Gambell of Craven Buildings, Hoxton? in the parish of St Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex, collector being of sound mind and in good health ...
I give ... to my dear wife Martha Gambell my freehold estate and situate and being formerly no. 3, no. 2 and no. 5 ... Place in the parish of ... Bethnal Green, Middlesex for her own use
I devise and bequeath unto my dear wife Martha Gambell ... estate and situated being formerly Collyers? Row? but now ...bury Road in the parish of St Matthew Bethnal Green, being no. 11, no. 12 & no. 14 for her own sold and separate use and ... in case she marry again and at .. give unto my daughter in law Mary Ann Trull the ... no. 14 ... now in the occupation ... in case she should marry ... without her husband interference ... with the said freehold property and at her death to her heirs for ever.
I will give ... unto my son in law Geo Trull the two houses no. 11 and no. 12 Stepney Road Hackney Road at the ... of his ... and at his death to his heirs for ever.
I will give ... unto my daughter in law Mary Ann Trull my freehold estate and situated no. 101 High St, Shoreditch in the occupation of ... Barber for her own sole and separate use ....
I give ... unto Wm Evans my son in law fifty? pounds at the .... of his mother? in survive ...
I give ... unto Louisa Denty my daughter in law fifty pounds at the death? of her mother in ... I give unto my two cousins Elizabeth & Deborah Hershaw?? five pounds each and a mourning ring each in case they should survive me
I give unto ... of Hoxton Town ... five pounds and a mourning ring in case he should survive me
I give unto Richard Palmer of Princes? Street, currier five pounds and a mourning ring in case he should survive me ... .... and a ..
I will give and desire and bequeath unto my dear wife Martha Gambell both real and personal property and effects belong to me whatsoever and wheresoever druing her natural life and at her decease my dear daughter in law Mary Ann Trull and appoint my dear wife Martha Gambell and Mary Ann Trull my daughter in law ly two executrix of this my last will and testament ... signed 20 day of August 1824, Matthew Gambell in the presence of John Phillips, 46 Gloucester St. Deborah Garrett, Gloucester St, Sarah Phillips, Gloucester St.
This is a codicil ... to my last will and testament bearing date 30 August 1824 I further will and bequeath to my dear wife Martha Gambell the freehold house and premises situated no. 17 North ... Street... Road in the parish of Islington now in the occupation Mr George Atkinson for her own use and benefit ... 29 January 1829, Matt: Gambell. Signed in the presence of Edmd Homersham, North Place, Kingsland Road, Harriett How... servant to M Gambell, the ...
Street being struck? out before signature?
She was an executor of Matthew Gambell's estate on 2 May 1829 in PCC.
     
     Martha Gambell and William Benjamin Hooper appeared on the 1841 census in Manchester Terrace, Islington. Martha Gamble, 60, independent, not born in county; Wm Hooper 30, blue manufacturer, yes; Mary Ann Hooper, 30, yes; William, 6, yes; George 4, yes; Mary Ann 11 months, yes; with two female servants'.
     Martha Gambell made a will dated 3 May 1850 in Islington, London. I Martha Gambell of 2 Albion Villas Liverpool Rd, Islington Middlesex, widow do hereby revoke every will, codicil and testamentary disposition which I have heretofore made and declare this only be my last will and testament I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary charges and expenses shall in the first place be paid by and out of the sum of £200 deposited with and now due and owing to me from my son in law Mr William Benjamin Hooper in whose house I now reside and subject to the payment thereof I direct that there shall also be paid out the said sum of £200 or the residue thereof after answering the purpose aforesaid the two legacies of £50 each bequeathed by the will of my late husband Matthew Gambell (of whose will I am an executor) to my son and daughter William Evans and Louisa Denty therein respectively named and I bequeath all the residue of my estate and effects of whatsoever nature or being unto my dear daughter Mary Ann Hooper wife of the said William Benjamin Hooper for own use and benefit absolutely and I appoint her my said daughter sole executrix. Dated 3 May 1850.
     Martha Gambell was living as a parent in the household of Mary Ann Trull in the 1851 census in 2 Albion Villas, Liverpool Rd, Islington, London.
     Martha Copperwheat and George Trull lived at 106 West Biddle Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1854. A letter from William Evans, from Bahia Brazil to his nephew George expressed concern about the latter's mother carrying the onerous responsiblities of providing for paying guests in her 106 West Biddle St home. He sent love to her, aunt Hessie, her sister and the four Trull brothers, John, Willy, Graham & George.
     Martha died on 28 March 1856 in 2 Albion Villas, Liverpool Rd, Islington, London, England, aged 77. She was buried in Highgate, London. Her headstone reads: Sacred to the memory of Martha Gambell, died 28 March 1856, aged 77. Henceforth be every tear suppress, and let us weep for joy that she is blest. From grief to bliss, from death to heaven removed, her memory honoured as her life beloved.
     Her will was proved on 21 May 1856 at PCC. Proved at London by her daughter Mary Ann Hooper. Her effects were valued at less than £300.

Child of Martha Copperwheat and William Evans

Child of Martha Copperwheat and William Cross?

Children of Martha Copperwheat and George Trull

William Evans

(circa 1769? - circa 5 July 1805)
     William Evans was born circa 1769?.
     William Evans married Elizabeth Unknown before 1789. The formally separated by November 1800.
     He was in business with George Trull.
     William Evans had a long term relationship with Martha Copperwheat, daughter of Robert Copperwheat and Martha Butler. William Evans as a cook in 1805.
     William Evans made a will dated 2 July 1805 in Bearbinders Lane, London. His will with codicils makes Martha Copperwheat one of his executors and mentions his natural son William Evans, along with his separated wife Elizabeth Evans and daughter Katharine Elizabeth Evans. In the Name of God Amen I William Evans of Bearbinder Lane London Cook being of sound disposing Mind Memory and Understanding thanks be given to Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say as to my Worldly Effects which it hath pleased God to bestow on me I dispose thereof as follows after payment of all my just Debts Funeral Expences and the Expences of Proving this my Will and all other incident Charges Attending the same I give and bequeath unto George Gregory of Spital Fields Market in the County of Middlesex Green Grocer and Martha Copperwheat of Bearbinder Lane London Victualler the sum of three hundred pounds In Trust that they my said Trustees do and shall lay out and invest the same in their Names in the Public Funds and do and shall pay and apply the Interest and Dividends thereof as the same shall become due and payable for and towards the support Maintenance and Education of my Daughter Katherine Elizabeth Evans until she shall arrive to the age of twenty one years and when and so soon as she shall arrive to the Age of twenty one years upon Trust that they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the Heirs of such Survivor do and shall pay assign and transfer the said sum of three hundred pounds or the Stocks Funds or Public Securities wherein the same shall be then invested unto my said Daughter Katherine Elizabeth Evans to and for her own sole use and benefit I give and bequeath to my natural Son William Evans the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to him when and so soon as he shall attain the age of twenty one years I give and bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Evans the sum of an hundred pounds three per Cent Consolidated Bank Annuities now standing in my Name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England which I direct shall be paid to her within three Months after my decease in lieu and full satisfaction of all provisions made or intended to be made for her under certain articles of agreement for a separation between her and me bearing date the third day of of November one thousand eight hundred and also in full of all dower or thirds which she shall or may be any ways intitled unto and my Mind and Will is that I may be decently interred by my Executors in Islington Church Yard in the County of Middlesex all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects of what nature or kindsoever the same may be and consist of at the time of my decease and not herein before given or disposed of I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the said Martha Copperwheat and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Martha Copperwheat and the said George Gregory joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made ratifying allowing and confirming this to be my only true and last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said William Evans have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of paper to the first set my Hand and to the last my Hand and Seal this Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four Wm Evans Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator William Evans as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto J Dalton Spitalfields
Tho[ma]s J Dalton
I give and bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Evans the sum of one hundred pounds three per Cent Consolidated Bank Annuities now standing in my Name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England in addition to the one hundred already bequeathed and which I direct shall be paid within three Months after my decease provided that either my Daughter Katherine Elizabeth Evans or my natural Son William Evans or both of them should die before they arrive to the Age of twenty one years then I give and bequeath the respective sum or sums to which they would have become intitled to by this my Will had they arrived to the Age of twenty one to Matthew Copperwheat of Bearbinder Lane aforesaid In witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seal this seventeenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five Wm Evans Signed Sealed Published and Delivered by the Testator William Evans as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have signed our Names as Witnesses hereto H Messenger E Carter

I William Evans as a further Codicil to my last Will and Testament do hereby give and bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Evans instead of the sum of two hundred pounds three Per Cent I give to my said Wife the sum of four hundred pounds three per Cents to be paid as mentioned in my said Will I also give and bequeath to Ann Copperwheat the sum of fifty pounds Cash over and above any sum or sums of Money given and bequeathed to her by my said Will to be paid to her within Six Months after my decease I give and bequeath to my Executor George Gregory the sum of two hundred pounds three per Cent Consolidated Bank Annuities I give
and bequeath to Walbrook Charity School the sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath to Mr Money Abchurch Lane my Fowling Piece I give and bequeath to Mr Matterson a Musket or Gun of mine In Witness whereof I the said William Evans have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the second day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five Wm Evans Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament hereunto Annexed J Dalton Spitalfields Susanna Harris.
     William died circa 5 July 1805. T was supposed to be in Brazil, but the will and burial suggest it was London, the Brazil connection was more likely his son.
     His will was proved on 6 July 1805 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. This Will was proved at London with two Codicils the Sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five before the Worshipful Samuel Pearce Parson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Martha Copperwheat Spinster and George Gregory the Executors named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to Administer. He was buried on 7 July 1805 in St Mary, Islington, London. William Evans, aged 36. He asked to be buried at Islington in his will.

Child of William Evans

Child of William Evans and Martha Copperwheat