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WILLIAM CRICKMORE'S WILL 1860


Note: spelling, grammer and the use of abbreviations and capital letters are as in the original will. Punctuation and paragraphs have been inserted.

Transcribed by Chris Elsden to whom many thanks

Will of William Crickmore of Kirby Cane, proved 1860

This is last Will and Testament of me William Crickmore of Kirby Cane in Norfolk, Farmer.

First I appoint Henry Crickmore, my father, and William, my son, Executors hereof, and I give unto them the sum of five pounds each for their trouble.

And I give and bequeath unto my said executors, and the surveyor of them, his executors or administrators, All and every my household furniture, Farming live and dead stock, crops of corn and grain, monies, securities for money and all and singular other my goods, chattels, effects and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever whereof I may die possessed (after payment thereout of all my just debts funeral testamentary and incidental expences)

Upon trust for them or the survivors of them his executors or administrators to carry on any Farm or Farms which may be in my occupation at the time of my decease, or at any time to give up the same and to take any other Farm or Farms and to conduct such farm or farms for the benefit of my five children (namely) William, Clara, Henry, Ellen, and Maria Ellis or the survivors or survivor of them or such of them as shall remain single until the youngest shall attain the age of Twenty one years or at the discretion of my said Executors or the survivor of them his executors or administrators

And upon my youngest surviving child attaining the age of Twenty one years Then (or at any time at the discretion of my said Executors or the survivor of them his executors or administrators before my youngest child shall attain the age of Twenty one years), I authorize my said Executors or the survivor of them, his executors or administrators to convert all my personal estate and effects into money, and the money arising therefore Together with all other my monies securities for money and personal estate left in their or his hands, I give and bequeath unto and to be equally divided between and amongst all my said children, or such of them as shall be then living, share and share alike, and the child or children of such of them as shall be then dead to have and to be entitled to his or their Father's or Mother's share

And I hereby expressly declare that it shall and may be lawful for my said Executors, or the survivor of them, his executors or administrators by and out of the said Trust premises, all such costs charges and expences which they may sustain or be put unto in or about the execution hereof or relating hereto.

And that they, or the survivor of them, or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall not be answerable or accountable for any more money or effects than shall come to their or his hands by virtue hereof, nor for any loss by carrying on such farm or farms as aforesaid, unless the same happen through their or his own wilful neglect or default.

And lastly I do hereby revoke all former Wills and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I the said William Crickmore the Testator have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and sixty.

William X Crickmore
his mark

his name written by me at his request
A Boatwright

Signed and declared by the said William Crickmore the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as Witnesses thereto. Chas Garneys MRCS and LSA Thomas Garneys MRCS

On the fourth day of August 1860 the Will of William Crickmore late of Kirby Cane in the County of Norfolk Farmer deceased was proved by the Oath of Henry Crickmore his Father one of the Executors named in the Will, having been first sworn duly to Administrator. Power reserved of making the like Grant to William Crickmore Testators Son the other Executor therein named.

Effects under 800

Extracted by Samuel Smith of Bungay, Solicitor

Certified to be a correct Copy

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