Source: TNA, PROB 11/2248
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Pike of Faringdon in the County of Berks Widow I give devise and bequeath and in pursuance exercise and execution of the power or authority ????? or limited to me in and by the last Will and Test- tament of my late Aunt Elizabeth Butler late of Faringdon afore- said Widow deceased dated on or about the twentieth day of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty two do by this Writing signed and published by me in the presence of and attested by two credible witness- es also direct limit and appoint unto Thomas William Plum of Number 7 The Terrace Camberwell in the County of Surrey Gentleman and George Judd the Younger of Faringdon aforesaid Cordwainer All that Leasehold Messuage or Tenement with the Garden and appurte- nances to the same belonging situate in Faringdon aforesaid formerly in the occupation of the said Elizabeth Butler and now of Miss Priscilla Clark and also all monies securities for money Stocks funds and other estate and effects whatsoever which in and by the said last Will and Testament of the said Elizabeth Butler deceased are made subject to my appointment or of which I have under or by virtue of the same will or otherwise power to dispose To hold the same messuage moneys Estate effects and premises respectively unto the said Thomas William Plum and George Judd the younger their executors administrators and assigns for all the estate and interest which I shall have therein respectively at the time of my decease or which I have power or authority to bequeath limit or appoint therein Upon the trusts nevertheless and to and for the ends intents and purposes hereinafter expressed or declared of or con cerning the same that is to say Upon trust that they the said Thomas William Plum and George Judd the Younger or the survivor of them or the Executors and administrators of such survivor do and shall with all convenient speed after my decease absolutely sell and dispose of the said leasehold Messuage garden and premises so devised and appointed to them as aforesaid either together or in parcels and either by public auction or private contract for the best price or prices and most money that can at the time or respective times of such sale or sales be reasonably obtained for the same and do and shall assign and assure the same messuage and premises when sold unto the person or persons respectively who shall agre to become the pur- chaser or purchasers thereof or as such purchaser or purchasers shall direct or appoint and do and shall also sell dispose of and convert into money all such part of the other estate and effects hereinbefore bequeathed and ap- pointed as shall not consists of money in such manner as my said trustees or trustee may think proper and do and shall stand and be possessed of the monies to arise or be produced by or from such sale or sales and dispo- sitions Upon the trusts and to and for the ends intents and purposes herein declared or expressed concerning the same And I give and bequeath to them the said Thomas William Plum and George Judd the Younger all other my monies securities for money and other personal estate never theless upon the trusts and to and for the ends intents and purposes herein- after expressed or declared concerning the same And it is my will and I direct that the same residuary monies and personal Estate and also the money to arise by or from the sale or sales of the said Messuage and pre- mises and all other the monies hereinbefore appointed and bequeathed or arising from the Estate and effects hereinbefore appointed and bequeathed shall be held by the said Thomas William Plum and George Judd the younger or the survivor of them his executors or administrators Upon trust to pay and discharge the rent all the expences attending the said sale or sales and otherwise to be incurred in the execution of the trusts of this my will and also all my just debts and my funeral and testamen- tary expences and also to pay the several legacies or sums of money follow- int that is to say my neice Ann the Wife of the said George Judd the Younger the sum of Three hundred pounds sterling free of legacy duty and to each of my said trustees Thomas William Plum and George Judd the younger in consideration of the trouble they may have in the execu- tion of the trusts of this my will the sum of ten pounds sterling And I direct that such three several legacies shall be respectively paid and retained within twelve calendar months next after my decease and that in case the said Ann Judd should not survive me then that the said legacy or sum of Three hundred pounds hereinbefore directed to be paid to her shall go and be paid to or retained by the said George Judd the Younger for his own absolute benefit and in the event of his de- cease also in my lifetime shall sink into my residuary personal estate And after and subject to the payment of all the said debts costs expences and legacies it is my will and I direct that the said Thomas William Plum and George Tubb the Younger or the survi- vor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor do and shall divide all the ultimate residue of the said trust monies and of my said personal estate into five equal parts or shares and pay one of such fifth parts or share to Edward Day the son of my late Brother William Day one other such fifth parts or shares to Maria Plum (the Wife of the said Thomas William Plum) the daughter of my said late Brother William one other such fifth parts or shares to William Day ? Kirkby one of the Children of my late Sister Elizabeth Kirkby one other of such fifth parts or shares to Elizabeth Smith (the wife of Richard Smith) another child of my said late Sister Elizabeth and the other or remaining fifth or share to Mary Kirkby Spinster the eldest daughter of the said William Day Kirkby Provided always and I hereby declare my Will to be that in case either of them the said Edward Day Maria Plum William Day Kirkby Elizabeth Smith and Mary Kirkby shall die in my lifetime leaving a husband or whife him or her surviving the share of him or her so dying shall go and be paid to his or her surviving husband or wife as the case may be but in the event of the death of either of them my said Residuary legatees unmarried or without leaving such surviv- ing husband orwife as aforesaid then and in that case the share of him or her so dying shall become divisible amongst all such other of my said residuary legatees as shall be living at the time of my decease in equal shares and proportions and be payable and paid to them accordingly and it is my will and I hereby express- ly declare that the receipt or receipts of the said Thomas William Plum and George Judd the Younger or the survivor of them or the executors or administra tors of such survivor shall be a good and sufficient discharge or good and sufficient discharges to any purchaser or purchasers of my said trust estates and premises or any part thereof respectively for his her or their purchase monies or for so much thereof as in such receipt or receipts shall be expressed to be received and that such purchaser or purchasers shall not afterwards be obliged to see to the application of such purchase monies or any part thereof nor be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or nonapplication of the same monies respectively or any part thereof And I give devise and bequeath unto the said Thomas William Plum and George Judd the Younger their heirs executors administrators and assigns all estates which at the time of my decease shall be vested in me upon trust or by way of mortgage according to the nature and quality thereof respective ly Upon the trusts and subject to the Equity of redemption to which the same estates respectively shall be subject or liable but the monies secured upon any such Mortgage or Mortgages shall be considered as part of my personal estate and be applied accordingly as hereinbefore directed And I constitute and appoint the said Thomas William Plum and George Judd the Younger Executors in trust of this my last Will and Testament And I declare that the trustees of this my will or either of them or their respective heirs executors or administrators shall not be answerable the one of them for the other of them nor for involuntary losses And that it shall be lawful for them respectively to reimburse themselves all costs charges and expences which they respectively may be put to or sustain for or by reason of this my will or in discharging the trusts hereby in them reposed And I hereby revoke and make void all wills Codicils and other testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Mary Pike the Testatrix have to each sheet of this my last will and Testament which is contained in four sheets of paper set my hand this fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord and declared by the said Mary Pike the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of ^ each other ^ us (present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the words Miss Priscilla who in her presence and in the Clark having been first substituted in the fourteenth line of the first sheet presence of for those of "Mr George Konstom Mantell" George Judd Sen Faringdon George Jas Haines Solr Faringdon Proved at London 12th March 1857 before the Worshipful William Calverley Curties Doctor of Laws & Surrogate by the oaths of Thomas William Plum and George Judd the younger the Exors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn to duly admr
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