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WILL OF GEORGE CRICKMORE 1870

Transcribed by Chris Elsden to whom many thanks

Spelling and capitals as in the transcription, but for ease of reading, paragraphs and punctuation have been inserted

This is the last Will and Testament of me George Crickmore of Kessingland in the County of Suffolk, Yeoman and I appoint my two Grand Sons, George William John Bird and John Crickmore Bird Executors thereof.

I devise unto and to the use of them the said George William John Bird and John Crickmore Bird their heirs and assigns All the real Estate of which I shall die possessed and bequeath unto them All my personal Estate, but nevertheless Upon the trusts following; that is to say: Upon trust In the first place to pay satisfy and discharge as soon as conveniently can be after my decease out of my personal Estate, All my just debts funeral and testamentary expences.

And to invest the surplus in the Savings Bank, and to pay and apply the Interest or all or any part of the principal of such surplus in their discretion for the benefit of my dear Wife should her necessities require the same or in discharging the expences of her interment

And also to permit and suffer her my said Wife for life to have the use and enjoyment of my household furniture and housekeeping effects, And also do and shall allow my said Wife to have for life the use and enjoyment, or otherwise pay unto or permit her, to receive and take the rents and profits of my several Cottages or Tenements land hereditaments and real Estate, she thereout keeping the same in tenantable repair and insured against loss by fire

And from and immediately after the decease of my said Wife, I direct them my said Executors, Subject to their keeping up the repairs and Insurance before mentioned, to receive and take the rents and profits of my said Cottages or Tenements land hereditaments and real Estate and pay over from time to time as they shall receive the same unto my Daughter Elizabeth Bird for her life independent of the debts, control of, interference in anyway of her present or any future husband. And to effectuate that object, I declare that her receipts alone shall from time to time discharge my said Executors from the rents and income directed by me to be paid over from time to time to my said daughter as aforesaid

And I also direct my said Executors to permit my said daughter to use and enjoy for her life the household furniture and housekeeping effects before mentioned.

And, from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter, I direct them, my said executors, to make sale and dispose of my said household furniture and housekeeping effects and to stand possessed of the proceeds of Sale with any surplus monies that may then remain unappropriated as aforesaid, Upon trust to pay and divide the same unto, and equally between, and upon the death of my said daughter I devise unto and To the use of my said(?) themselves and my Grandaughter Elizabeth Martha Bird so that they share and share alike therein

And, upon the death of my said daughter, I devise unto and to the use of my said Grand Son George William John Bird his heirs and assigns All those three tenements or Cottages situate in or near the Old Market at Kessingland aforesaid, with the land or garden ground thereto adjoining and used and occupied therewith and now in the several occupations of Thomas Davie Robert Wright and Robert Reynolds

And, upon the death of my said daughter, I devise unto and To the use of my said Grandson John Crickmore Bird his heirs and assigns All those two tenements or Cottages, with the three quarters of an Acre of Land lying to the East thereof, situate near the Old Market at Kessingland aforesaid and now in the several occupations of Isaac Cooper and Robert Catchpole

And, upon the death of my said daughter, I devise unto and To the use of my said Granddaughter Elizabeth Martha Bird her heirs and assigns All that tenement or Cottage in which I now reside with the garden and outbuildings thereto belonging situate in the Lane leading from the Queens Highway to the Parish Church of Kessingland aforesaid

And I declare my mind and Will to be that in the event of any of my said Grandchildren departing this life under the age of twenty one years leaving lawful issue then I do give devise and bequeath unto and to the use of such issue the real and personal Estates hereinbefore given, devised and bequeathed to their respective parents so dying, to be held by them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants

I devise unto my said Executors All the real Estate which at the time of my decease shall be vested in me as Mortgagee or Trustee Subject to the equities affecting the same respectively I exonerate my said executors from all involuntary losses and that they shall be responsible only for their own respective acts and deeds and not the one for the other of them Lastly I revoke all other Wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and declare this alone to contain and be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said George Crickmore the Testator have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of January In the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight Signed published and declared by the said George Crickmore the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request and after his signing the same have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto

George Crickmore

Wm Spaull Accountant Lowestoft

Robert Allen late Grocer Kessingland

A Correct Copy

Geo Tho Dennis
District Registrar

Proved at Ipswich the 7th day of January 1871 by the Oaths of George William John Bird and John Crickmore Bird the Grandsons the Executors to whom Admon was granted

The TestatorGeorge Crickmore was late of Kessingland in the County of Suffolk Yeoman and died on the 23rd day of December 1870 at Kessingland aforesaid

Under 200 E B Fiske, Solr, Beccles

Geo Tho Dennis
District Registrar

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