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WILL and CODICIL OF Robert CRICKMAR 1878

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 Robert Crickmar of Harwich in the County of Essex Gentleman.

First I order and direct that all my just debts and my funeral and testamentary charges and expences be fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

I give and bequeath unto Sarah Crickmar Randall of Harwich aforesaid Spinster (whom I brought up from infancy and who has always resided with me) all my household goods and furniture, books, linen, plate, china, pictures, money and other effects whatsoever which may be in and about my dwellinghouse at the time of my decease. I also give and bequeath unto her, the said Sarah Crickmar Randall, the sum of one hundred pounds sterling, to be paid over to her by my executors as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

I give and devise to her the said Sarah Crickmar Randall, All that my messuage or dwellinghouse situate and being No 27 Kings Quay Street in Harwich aforesaid, with the rights, members, yards, gardens and appurtenances to the same belonging as the same is now and has been for some years, in my own occupation ,and was purchased by me of the late Mr Stuart, To hold the same messuage or dwellinghouse and hereditaments to her, the said Sarah Crickmar Randall her heirs and assigns for ever.

I give and bequeath to Emily Randall, the sister of the said Sarah Crickmar Randall, All my estate and interest leasehold or otherwise of and in all that cottage or tenement situate and being on Bath side in Harwich aforesaid, now in the occupation of Richard Spencer,To hold to her the said Emily Randall, her executors, administrators and assigns absolutely.

I give and bequeath to my friends Charles Frederick Bevan and James Richard Franks, their executors, administrators and assigns All my personal estate and effects in whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore by me disposed of, Upon trust that they, the said Charles Frederick Bevan and James Richard Franks, or the survivor of them, or the executors or administrators of such survivor, do and shall as soon as conveniently can be after my decease, sell, dispose of and convert into money so much thereof as shall be in its nature saleable, and collect, get in and receive the residue thereof.

And I declare that my said Trustees or the trustees or trustee for the time being of my Will shall stand possessed of the monies to arise therefrom, Upon further trust in the first place to pay thereout all my just debts funeral and testamentary charges and expences as aforesaid, And in the next place to pay thereout the several legacies hereinafter mentioned that is to say: To my relative Jane Crickmar of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk, Spinster the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds Sterling, To Samuel Grimmer the eldest Son of my late Sister's son Samuel Grimmer, the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds Sterling To Mary Ann the Wife of Robert Cossey a daughter of my said late Sister the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds Sterling, and to the said Charles Frederick Bevan and James Richard Franks, my trustees, the sum of thirty pounds Sterling for the trouble they may have in the execution of the trusts of this my Will, to whom I give and bequeath the same respectively and accordingly.

And I direct that all the said legacies be paid free of legacy duty

And all the rest residue and remainder of the said monies and of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath to the said Sarah Crickmar Randall and Emily Randall, in equal shares as tenants in common. And I declare that these legacies or shares hereinbefore by me bequeathed to my female legatees are so bequeathed to and for their sole and separate use and benefit independently and exclusively of any husband or husbands of them respectively and without being in anywise subject or liable to the debts, demands or engagements of such respective husbands, and that the receipt or receipts of my said female legatees shall notwithstanding coverture be effectual discharge and discharges to my trustees or trustee for the time being for any monies in such receipt or receipts expressed to be received.

And I nominate and appoint the said Charles Frederick Bevan and James Richard Franks Executors of this my Will

And I declare that my said executors and trustees and the trustees or trustee for the time being of my Will shall be charged and chargeable for such monies only as they shall respectively actually receive by virtue of this my Will, notwithstanding their giving or forming in giving any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity, and that one or more of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the other, or others of them, nor shall any of them be responsible for involuntary losses

And also that it shall be lawful for them with and out of the monies which they shall receive under this my Will, to retain to and reimburse themselves respectively, and also to allow their respective cotrustee or cotrustees all costs, charges and expences they may be put to expend or incur in and about the execution of this my Will and the trusts hereby in them reposed or in relation thereto

And lastly hereby revoking all former Will and Wills Codicil and Codicils by me at any time made, I declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament, In witness whereof I the said Robert Crickmar have to this my Will contained on three sheets of paper set my hand in the manner following, that is to say my hand at the bottom of the first two sheets thereof and my hand at the foot of this my Will on the third and last sheet thereof, the eleventh day of February one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight

Robert Crickmar

Signed by the said Robert Crickmar the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present together at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses:

Richd W Barnes
Harry Dade, Both of Harwich

This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Robert Crickmar of Harwich, in the County of Essex, Gentleman, which Will bears date the eleventh day of February one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight, and I direct that the same be annexed thereto and be taken as part thereof

Whereas I have in and by my said Will bequeathed to Samuel Grimmer the eldest Son of my late Sisters Son Samuel Grimmer the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds Sterling, and to Mary Ann the Wife of Robert Cossey a daughter of my said late Sister I have bequeathed the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds Sterling, And whereas since the date and execution of my said Will I have made other arrangements with respect to the said Samuel Grimmer and Mary Ann the Wife of the said Robert Cossey, Now I do hereby revoke the said legacies so given to the said Samuel Grimmer and Mary Ann Cossey as aforesaid.

I give and bequeath to my young friend George Walter Lefevre the legacy or sum of nineteen pounds nineteen shillings Sterling

And in all other respect I ratify and confirm my said Will In witness whereof I the said Robert Crickmar have to this Codicil to my Will set my hand this thirteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine

Robert Crickmar

Signed by the said Robert Crickmar as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present together at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses:

Richd W Barnes
A R Peake both of Harwich

Proved at London with a Codicil 31st March 1880 by the Oaths of Charles Frederick Bevan and James Richard Franks the executors to whom Admon was granted.

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