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WILL OF SAMUEL CRICKMORE 1846
Transcribed by Chris Crickmore to whom many thanks
Spelling and capitals as in the transcription, but for ease of reading, paragraphs and punctuation have been inserted
Will of Samuel Crickmar of Southgate, proved in the PCC 1846 27/Nov PROB 11/2044
I nominate and appoint my dear wife Rebecca Crickmar, and my Brother Robert Crickmar, Executrix and Executor of this my Will. I direct that my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be fully paid and satisfied with all convenient speed after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my said Wife all my household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, books, prints, pictures, wines, spirituous and other liquors and all other domestic provisions for her own absolute use and benefit I also give and bequeath to my said Wife for her own absolute use and benefit the sum of one hundred pounds sterling which I declare shall be paid to, or retained by, her immediately upon my decease.
I give and bequeath all my ?Dutch Bonds and the monies secured, and are owing thereon, my ten shares in the Alliance Fire Office and all other my monies, debts and securities, including the sum of two thousand seven hundred and forty six pounds sixteen shillings and seven pence, or thereabouts, now in the hands of my highly esteemed employers Messrs (?)Ball Brothers, and all my ready money and all other my personal estate and effects, not hereinbefore specifically bequeathed, of or to which I or any person or persons in trust for me shall be possessed or entitled at the time of my decease, unto my said Wife and Brother Robert their executors, administrators and assigns, upon the trusts and for the interests and purposes hereinafter expressed.
That is to say upon Trust to collect get in and realize my said personal estate and to lay out and invest the produce thereof in the names of the said trustees in the public stocks or funds of Great Britain, or on Government or real securities in England (except the amount hereinafter bequeathed to my Nephew Horace Barker) with power for my said trustees to alter, vary and transpose the said stocks, funds and securities from time to time for others of a similar nature as occasion may require, and with power also for them to continue for any period they may think proper any investments or securities existing at my decease.
And upon further Trust, and to the intent that my said Wife may, during her life, receive and be paid or retain for her own use and benefit the interest dividends and annual produce of one full moiety, or equal half part of my said general and residuary personal estate hereinbefore bequeathed in trust, as aforesaid, when and as the same shall arise and ??? due, and upon further trust, and to the further intent that from, and immediately after, the decease of my said Wife, my said Brother Robert may receive and be paid or retain the interest, dividends and annual produce of the same full moiety, or equal half part, during his life for his own use and benefit.
And upon further trust out of the other or remaining moiety or half part of my said general and residuary personal estate to pay to my Nephew Horace Barker the sum of one hundred and sixty six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence by delivering and indorsing to him but without rendering my said trustees liable thereon as indorsers a promissory Note for that amount given to me by his uncle Mr Peter Barker.
And upon further trust out of the said last mentioned moiety of my personal estate to pay to my Father Francis Crickmar an annuity, or yearly sum, of thirty pounds per annum during his life for his own use and benefit.
And to my Sister Elizabeth Grimmer a like annuity, or yearly sum, of thirty pounds per annum during her life for her own use and benefit
And I direct that the said annuities shall be payable in four equal quarterly portions And that each quarter shall be paid in advance and that the first quarterly payment in respect of each annuity shall be paid immediately upon my decease. And subject to the said annuities upon further Trust, and to the intent that my said Brother Robert Crickmar shall, and may, receive and be paid or retain the interest dividends and annual produce of the said last mentioned moiety of my personal estate, except only that portion of it given to my said Nephew Horace Barker, during the life of my said Brother, for his own use and benefit.
And upon further Trust and to the further intent that (subject to the said annuities of thirty pounds cash) from and after my said Brother's decease, my said Wife, if she shall survive him, shall and may receive and be paid or retain the interest, dividends and annual produce of the said last mentioned moiety, except only as aforesaid during her life for her own use and benefit.
And from and after the decease of my said Wife and Brother I give and bequeath all my said general and residuary personal estate hereinbefore bequeathed to them in trust as aforesaid and then held upon the trusts of this my Will, subject only to the said annuities, to the trustees for the time being of the Institution at Clapton called the "London Orphan Asylum" upon Trust, to be applied towards the objects and purposes of that Institution. And I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being of that Institution shall be sufficient discharge for the said personal estate.
In witness whereof I the said Testator Samuel Crickmar have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six
Samuel CrickmarSigned by the above named Samuel Crickmar and by him declared to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Thomas (?)Hard Surgeon, Southgate - John Hawtry Clerk to Messrs Crowder?????Solrs ?????
Proved at London the 27th Novr 1846 before the Worshipful Thomas Blake Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Rebecca Crickmar Widow the Relict and Robert Crickmar the Brother the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn only to administer.
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