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WILL OF William CRICKMAY 1880
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 William Crickmay of No 16 Dulwich Road Herne Hill Brixton in the County of Surrey Esquire
I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever unto and to the use of my sons Herbert John Crickmay, Arthur William Crickmay, and Cecil Edward Crickmay, or the survivors or survivor of them, shall in such manner, and under such stipulations, and upon such terms in all respects as they or he shall think fit, sell, collect or otherwise convert into money (according to the nature of the premises) all such parts of the same premises as shall not consist of ready money, and may buy in or rescind in any Contract for sale or of any other description and resell without being answerable for loss, and may for the purposes aforesaid, execute and do all such assurances and things as they or he shall think fit
And shall out of the monies to arise from such sale collection and conversion and the money of which I shall be possessed at my death pay my funeral and testamentary expences and debts and shall invest the residue of the said monies in the names or name of the said Herbert John Crickmay, Arthur William Crickmay, and Cecil Edward Crickmay or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor, in any of the public stocks or funds or Government securities of the United Kingdom or of India or any Colony or Dependency of the United Kingdom, or upon freehold, copyhold or chattel, real securities or leaseholds for terms of not less than fifty years at a Ground rent in England or Wales
And I declare that the said trustees or trustee may vary the said stock funds shares and securities at their or his discretion and shall pay the income of the said trust monies and the investments for the time being representing the same to my daughter Catherine Ann Child, the wife of George John Child, for her sole and separate use independently of the said George John Child, and her receipts alone shall be sufficient discharges, and she shall not have power to deprive herself thereof in anticipation.
And after her death shall hold the said trust premises Upon trust in the first place to pay thereout to my grandson George William Child, the son of my said daughter, the sum of three hundred pounds if he shall attain the age of twenty one years,
and as to the residue of the said trust premises, I devise and bequeath the same unto and equally between my said sons Herbert John Crickmay, Arthur William Crickmay, and Cecil Edward Crickmay for their own benefit.
And if my said grandson shall not attain the age of twenty one years I devise and bequeath the whole of the residue of the said trust premises unto and equally between my said sons for their own benefit, Provided always, and I hereby declare, if any of my said sons shall die in my lifetime leaving issue in existence at my death, the issue in existence at my death and who being male shall attain the age of twenty one years or being female shall attain that age or marry under that age of each such son so dying shall take by substitution as tenants in common in equal shares per (?)survivor ,if more than one the share in my residuary estate which such son would have taken under the trusts of this my Will had he survived me.
I hereby declare that the said trustees or trustee may postpone the sale of the household furniture linen china and other household effects belonging to me at my decease so long as they shall deem proper and that in the meantime and until the sale thereof my said daughter shall have the use and enjoyment thereof.
And I hereby appoint my said sons Herbert John Crickmay, Arthur William Crickmay, and Cecil Edward Crickmay Executors of this my Will.
And I hereby revoke all Wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore executed by me In witness whereof I the said William Crickmayv have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of January one thousand eight hundred and eighty
Signed by the said William Crickmay the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being 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: H J Brewer Solr 17 Warwick St Regent St, William Ruby Clerk to the above 17 Warwick St Regent St W.
Proved at London 5th January 1881 by the Oath of Arthur William Crickmay Esquire the son one of the Executors to whom Admon was granted. Power reserved to Herbert John Crickmay and Cecil Edward Crickmay Esquire the sons also the other Executors.
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