Source: TNA, PROB 11/1790
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Pike of Newport Pagnell in the County of Bucks Butcher of which I constitute and appoint my niece Ann Osborn sole Executrix I direct my said Executrix to pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences as soon as conveniently may be after my decease out of my personal Estate and I do give and bequeath all my household furniture plate linen and china and all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my said Niece Ann Osborn for her sole use and benefit And I do give and devise all my messuages cottages closes lands tenements tythes hereditaments and real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall be seized of interested in or entitled unto at the time of my decease unto and to the use of my Friends Thomas Tarry of Lathbury in the said County of Bucks Yeoman and Thomas Brown of Newport Pagnel aforesaid Inn holder their heirs and assigns for ever neverthe less upon and for the trusts intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say upon trust to pay the rents issues and profits thereof after all necessary and proper deductions thereout for repairs and Insurance of Buildings into the exclusive and proper hands of my said niece Ann Osborn for her sole and separate use and benefit for and during the term of her natural life and so as that the same rents issues and profits may not be subject or liable to the debts control or engagements of any husband with whom she may happen to intermarry and for which rents issues and profits I direct and declare the receipt and receipts of my said Niece Ann alone whether sole or coverture shall be a sufficient discharge to my said trustees from time to time And from and after the decease of my said niece Ann Osborn upon trust for all and every or such one or more of the children of my said Niece Ann Osborn lawfully to be begotten in such parts shares and proportions and subject to such conditions restrictions and limitations ever for the benefit of all or any one or more of such children as my said Niece Ann Osborn whether sole or covert by her last Will and Testament in writing or any Codicil or Codicils thereto or any writing or writings purporting to be her last Will and Testament to be signed sealed and published in the presence of and to be attested by three or more credible witnesses and which Will she is hereby authorized and impowered to make notwithstanding coverture shall direct or appoint And in default of and as to so much and such part or parts of the premises whereof no such direction or appointment shall be made and also subject to such direction or appointment where the same shall happen not to be a complete and entire disposition and appointment of the whole interest and property therein upon trust for all and every the child or children of my said Niece Ann Osborn lawfully to be begotten in equal shares and proportions if more than one as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and their respective heirs and assigns for ever But in case my said Niece Ann Osborn shall happen to depart this life without leaving any child of her body lawfully begotten then I do will and direct that the trustees or trustees for the time being of this my Will shall stand seized of the said messuages cottages closes lands tenements tythes hereditaments and real Estate upon trust for such person or persons for such estate or Estates interest or interests and to and for such intents and purposes and subject to such charges powers provisoes declarations conditions and agreements and in such manner and form as my said Niece Ann Osborn whether covert or sole shall by any deed or deeds instrument or instruments in writing with or without of revocations and new appointment to be sealed and delivered by her in the presence of and attested by two or more credible Witnesses or by her last Will and Testament in writing or any Codicil or codicils thereto or any writing or writings purporting to be her last Will and Testament to be by her signed sealed and published in the presence of and to be attested by three or more credible Witnesses (and which will she is hereby authorized and empowered empowered to make notwithstanding coverture) direct limit or appoint the same or any part thereof And in default of and as to so much and such part or parts of the premises whereof no such direction limitation or appoint ment shall be made and also subject to such direction limitation or appoint ment where the same shall happen not to be a complete and entire disposition of the whole interest and property int he premises upon trust for the right heirs of me the said Thomas Pike for ever Provided always and I do hereby declare that it shall be lawful for the said Thomas Tarry and Thomas Brown their heirs and assigns or the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will by the direction in writing of my said Niece Ann Osborn during her life whether covert or sole to sell and dispose of all or any part of the said messuages cottages closes lands tenements tythes hereditaments and real Estate so devised as aforesaid either by public Auction or private Contract and either together or in parcels as to them or him shall seem expedient for the best price or prices in money that can be reasonably had or obtained for the same and to convey and assure the same accordingly And I will and declare that the receipt or receipts of the said Thomas Tarry and Thomas Brown or the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will for the money for which the hereditabments and premises which shall be so sold under the provision last aforesaid shall from time to time be a sufficient discharge or sufficient discharges to the purchaser or purchasers of the same hereditaments and premises or any part or parts thereof for this her or their purchase money or so much thereof as shall be therein acknowledged or expressed to have been received And that such purchaser or purchasers his her or their heirs executors administrators or assigns or any of them shall not afterwards be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or non- application of such purchase money so expressed to be received or any part or parts thereof Provided always and I do hereby will and direct that when and as any monies shall be received from any sale or sales to be made under the power hereinbefore for that purpose contained the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will shall with all convenient speed (with the consent of my said Niece Ann Osborn if living to be testified by writing under her hand whether covert or sole and after her decease then of the proper authority and discretion of the said trustees or trustee for the time being be laid out and invested in the purchase of other Freehold or copyhold messuages lands or hereditaments to be situate and being some where in England or Wales And the hereditaments so to be purchased shall be conveyed surrendered and assured to for and upon such uses trusts intents and purposes and under and subject to such powers provisoes declarations and agreements as are in and by this my Will limited expressed declared and contained of and concerning the several hereditaments hereinbefore given and devised or as near thereto as the circumstances of the case will then permit Provided nevertheless and I do hereby also declare that in the mean time and until the monies to arise by such sale or sales shall be laid out and invested in a purchase or purchases in the manner hereinbefore mentioned it shall be lawful for the said trustees or trustee for the time being to place out and invest such monies in some or one of the public or parliamentary stocks or funds of Great Britain or at Interest upon Government or real securities in England or Wales and from time to time to alter vary and transpose wuch stocks funds orsecurities for or into new or other stocks funds or securities of the same or the like nature as often as such trustees or trustees shall think proper And that the interest dividends and annual produce arising from such stocks funds or securities shall from time to time go and be paid to such person or persons and be applied to and for such trusts intents and purposes and in such manner as the rents and profits of the hereditaments to be purchased therewith woudl go or be payable or applicable to in case such purchase or purchases were actually made Provided always and my will is that if the said Thomas Tarry and Thomas Brown their heirs and assigns or any trustees or trustee to be appointed in the place or stead of them or either of them as hereinafter is mentioned shall die or be desirous to be discharged from or refuse or decline to act or become incapable of acting in the trusts of this my Will before the same shall have been fully executed performed or discharged then and in such case and so often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for my said Niece Ann Osborn whether covert or sole by any writing or writings under her hand and seal to nominate substitute and appoint any other person or persons to be a trustee or trustees in the stead or place of him or them so dying or desiring to be discharged or refusing or declining or becoming incapable to act as aforesaid adn that when and so often as any such trustee or trustees shall be nominated as aforesaid all the trust estates and premises shall thereupon with all convenient speed be conveyed transferred or assured in such manner as that the same may be legally and effectually vested in the newly appointed trustees or trustee jointly with the former or continuing trustee of the trust premises or in case there shall be no continuing former trustee then in such newly appointed trustee or trustees only upon and for the several trusts intents and purposes hereinbefore expressed and declared of and concerning the trust premises respectively and that such new trustee or trustees shall and may in all respects act and assist in the carrying on and execution of the trusts tow hich he or they shall be so appointed as fully and effectually and with all such powers and authorities whatsoever as if such new trustee or trustees had been originally by me appointed And I do hereby also direct that my said trustees or the trustees or trustee to be appointed in pursuance of the said lastly mentioned power any or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the acts deeds receipts neglects or defaults of each other but each of them for his own acts deeds receipts neglects or defaults respectively notwithstanding their joining in receipts for the sake of conformity and that they or any of them shall not be answerable for any loss which may happen int he said trust Esttes and premises unless the same shall happen by or through their own wilful neglects or defaults respectively And that my said trustees or either of them shall and may by and out of the monies which shall come to their hands by virtue of this my Will reimburse themselves respectively and allow to his or their Cotrustees or Cotrustee all such loss charges and expences as they respectively shall or may suffer pay sustain or incur in or about the execution of this my Will or the trusts thereof or in relation thereto In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Pike the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in twelve sheets of paper affixed together at the top with a sale set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one Thoams Pike LS Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Pike the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses Hy Lucas Edw Draper Thos Paine I the above named Testator Thomas Pike do give and bequeath unto my brother Joseph Pike my shares in the Newport Pagnel Canal and in the Buckingham and Newport Turnpike Road And I do desire this bequest to be taken and considered as a part of my Will above written In Witness whereof I have thereunto set my hand and seal the same thirtheenth day of June 1831 Thomas Pike LS Witness Hy Lucas Edw Draper Thos Paine Proved at London with a Codicil the 12th September 1831 before the judge by the Oath of Ann Osborn spinster the Niece the sole Executrix to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer
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