Will of Bridget Crickmore of Pulham 1848
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Bridget Crickmore of Pulham Saint Mary the Virgin in the County of Norfolk, Widow.
I appoint my son Henry Crickmore and my friend William Hazard of Redenhall with Harleston in the said County Gentleman Executors of this my Will I bequeath unto Elizabeth Hazard and Ann Hazard the daughters of the said William Hazard the sum of ten pounds each to be paid within six calendar months after my decease either to them or for their benefit to the said William Hazard or his executors whose receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same.
And I give all my money securities for money household furniture goods chattels and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever unto the said Henry Crickmore and William Hazard their executors, administrators and assigns, Upon trust as soon as conveniently can be after my decease, to collect, get in and receive all such money as shall be then owed to me from any person or persons, and sell and convert into money all such part of my personal Estate as shall not at the time of my decease consist of money, and by and out of that part of my personal Estate which shall consist of money, and the money to be collected and received as aforesaid to pay and discharge all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses, and the legacies hereinbefore bequeathed, and to stand possessed of all the residue and remainder of the monies to arise and be possessed and received as aforesaid or which shall come to their or any of their hands under or by virtue of this my Will, and which shall remain after fully answering and satisfying the purposes and payments aforesaid upon trust for my said son Henry Crickmore his executors administrators and assigns absolutely provided and I declare that if my said son Henry shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children living at my decease Then the child or if more than one the respective children in equal shares of my said son Henry shall have and be entitled to the legacy money and property hereinbefore bequeathed which my said son Henry would have been entitled to in case he had survived me
And I wish to state that I do not make any provision for my other children in this my Will only because they are already comfortably provided for
Provided also and it is my will that my said trustees and executors respectively and their respective executors administrators and assigns shall be chargeable respectively only for such monies as they shall respectively actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby in them reposed, notwithstanding their or either of their giving or receiving or joining in giving or receiving any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity, and that they shall not be accountable for any involuntary loss whatsoever, and that it shall be lawful for them respectively to retain to ,and reimburse himself and themselves, respectively all debts, charges, damages and expences which they or their of them shall or may suffer, sustain ? or be put unto, in or about the execution of this my Will, or in relation thereto.
And further that the said William Hazard shall be entitled to take and shall be paid the usual and accustomed charges as an Attorney or Solicitor for all business which shall be transacted by him as an Attorney or Solicitor in the execution of this my Will or the trusts hereby created.
Also lastly I hereby revoke all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this alone to be my last Will and Testament, in Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand and affixed my seal in manner hereinafter mentioned (that is to say at the foot of the first sheet) I have set my name and to this second and last I have set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
Bridget CrickmoreSigned sealed published and declared by the above named Bridget Crickmore the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
Proved at London 2nd June 1848 before the Judge by the Oaths of Henry Crickmore the son and William Hazard the executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to so administer.
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