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         George Baker
         Lewis Lloyd
         Louisa Prossor
          Mary Baker Prossor
         William Worster



George Baker's Will

This is the last Will and Testament of me George Baker of Portsea in the county of Southampton Gentleman whereby I humbly commend my soul to God and dispose of all my worldly Estate and Effects in manner following (that is to say) I give and devise unto my daughter Grace Baker all that my messuage or dwelling house and premises situate and being at Mile End in the parish of Portsea aforesaid called Regents Villa with the gardens outhouses and appurtenances thereto adjoining or belonging and now in my own occupation together with a right of Road from the Turnpike Road over the parcel of land or meadow thereto adjoining to the north side of my said messuage or dwelling house and premises To hold the same unto my said daughter Grace Baker for and during the term of her natural life And from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same unto my friends John Friend Pratt of Portsea aforesaid Merchant and James William White of the same place Gentleman their heirs and assigns upon the same trusts for sale and for their same intents and purposes as are next hereinafter contained of and concerning my other messuages lands hereditaments and real Estate situate lying and being in the parish of Portsea aforesaid or elsewhere and next hereinafter devised to them I give and devise unto my said Daughter Grace Baker and the said John Friend Pratt and James William White All that my messuage or dwellinghouse with the appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Queen Street in Portsea aforesaid being Number 28 in the said Street and now in the occupation of messieurs Prossor and Masterman And also all that my parcel of land or meadow situate and being at Mile End and adjoining my said messuage or dwellinghouse called Regents Villa containing three and a half acres (more or less) and now in my own occupation And also all those my three messuages with the yards offices outhouses and buildings thereto belonging or adjoining situate and being in the Union Road and Arundel Street in the parish of Portsea aforesaid and now in the occupation of Thomas Platt and others And also all that my parcel of land containing by estimation three acres customary measure (more or less) situate and being at Milton in the parish of Portsea aforesaid And also all that Cottage and other buildings now standing on the said parcel of land and now in the occupation of messieurs Leggall Egerton and Wassell and which I purchased of the Devizees of John Leggall deceased And also all those four messuages or tenements with the piece of land thereto adjoining situate in Chandos Street in the parish of Portsea aforesaid and which I purchased of the Devizees of John Charles Wilkinson deceased And also all other my messuages lands hereditaments and real estate situate lying and being in the parish of Portsea aforesaid or elsewhere together with their respective appurtenances To hold the same unto my said daughter Grace Baker and the said John Friend Pratt and James William White their heirs and assigns Upon trust that they the said Grace Baker John Friend Pratt and James William White r the Survivors or Survivor of them or the heirs executors or administrators of such Survivor do and shall when and as may be deemed convenient by them him or her sell and dispose of and convey the said messuages lands hereditaments and real Estate by public auction or private contract as to them him or her should seem best unto any person or persons who shall be willing to become and be the purchaser or purchasers thereof for the most money that can be reasonably obtained for the same and to make and execute all such deeds conveyances and assurances in the Law as shall be necessary or proper for perfecting the sale or transfer thereof And I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of my said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them or the heirs executors or administrators of such Survivor shall be a good and sufficient discharge or good and sufficient discharges to the person or persons who shall become the purchaser or purchasers of my said real estate for all or any part of the money to be by him her or them paid for the same or so much as in such receipt or receipts shall be acknowledged to be received And that the person or persons who shall become such purchaser or purchasers shall not after paying his her or their purchase money to my said Trustees or Trustee for the time bing be answerable or accountable for the misapplication or nonapplication of the same or any part thereof And as to the monies to arise from the Sale thereof when made I direct that the same shall sink into and be deemed part of the residue of my personal Estate All and singular my household goods and furniture plate linen glass and china books prints and pictures and my carriage and horse I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Grace Baker absolutely to and for her own use and benefit All and singular my monies and securities for money debts due and owing to me and all and singular the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever (not hereinafter bequeathed) which I am now or shall or may at the time of my decease be possessed of interested in or in any wise entitled unto (after payment of my first debts funeral expenses and the costs of proving and executing this my will) I give and bequeath unto the said Grace Baker John Friend Pratt and James William White their executors and administrators Upon trust that they the said Grace Baker John Friend Pratt and James William White or the Survivors or Survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such Survivor as and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and dispose of all such part or parts of my said personal Estate and Effects as shall not consist of monies and securities for money And do and shall sale receive and get in all such part or parts thereof as shall consist of monies and securities for money And as to the monies to arise from such last mentioned Sale or Sales and so t be called received and got in as aforesaid together with all other the residuum of my said personal Estate and Effects I direct that the said Grace Baker John Friend Pratt and James William White and the Survivors and Survivor of them and the executors or administrators of such Survivor shall stand and be possessed thereof and of the monies arising from the Sale of my said real estate Upon trust to invest the same in Government funds or stocks of Great Britain or on good and sufficient real Security or Securities at Interest with power to alter and vary the same funds Stocks and securities And I give and dispose of the said funds stocks and securities in manner hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) I give and bequeath the sum of Fifty pounds Sterling unto each of my Granddaughters Elizabeth Baker Mary Baker and Ann Baker the daughters of my Son George Baker I give unto my Brother Isaac Baker the sum of twenty pounds sterling I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Grace Baker the sum of Three thousand pounds Sterling to and for her own absolute use and benefit And subject to the payment of the said Legacies of Fifty pounds Twenty pounds and Three thousand pounds I do hereby declare that my said Trustees shall stand and be possessed of the said funds stocks and securities residuary estate and effects Upon trust to pay and apply the interest dividends and annual produce of the sum of One thousand pounds part thereof to such person or persons only and for such intents and purposes only as my daughter Mary Prossor the wife of Anthony Prossor notwithstanding her present or any future Coverture shall from time to time by any writing or writings signed by her own hand direct or appoint And in default of and until such direction or appointment into the proper hands of my said Daughter Mary Prossor for her sole and separate use and benefit exclusively of her present or any future husband and without being in any wise subject to his debts control interference or engagements and the receipt of my said daughter Mary Prossor or of such person or persons as she shall from time to time direct or appoint to receive the interest dividends and annual produce or any part thereof whether covert or sole to be an effectual discharge or effectual discharges for the money therein mentioned and acknowledged to be received And after the decease of my said daughter Mary Prossor I direct that the said sum of one thousand pounds shall remain and be In trust for all and every the Children and child of my said daughter Mary Prossor and to be divided between them if more than one in equal shares And if there shall be but one such child the whole to be in trust for such one or only child And if there shall be no such child Then in trust for my said daughter Mary Prossor her executors administrators or assigns And as to the sum of Two thousand pounds other part of the said funds Stocks and securities residuary Estate and Effects I do hereby declare that they my said Trustees shall stand and be possessed thereof Upon trust to pay and apply the interest dividends and annual produce of the said sum of Two thousand pounds to such person or persons only and for such intents and purposes only as my daughter Harriet the wife of Samuel Prossor notwithstanding her present or any future Coverture shall from time to time by any writing or writings signed by her own hand direct or appoint And in default of and until such direction or appointment unto the proper hands of my said daughter Harriet Prossor for her sole and separate use and benefit exclusively of her present or any future Husband and without being in any wise subject or liable to his debts control interferences or engagements and the receipt of my said daughter Harriett Prossor or of such person or persons as she shall from time to time direct or appoint to receive the said Interest dividends and annual produce or any part thereof whether covert or sole to be an effectual discharge or effectual discharges for the money therein mentioned and acknowledged to be received And from and after the decease of my said Daughter Harriet Prossor I direct that the said sum of Two thousand pounds shall sink into and become part of the residue of my said personal Estate and effects And as to the rest residue and remainder of the said funds stock stocks and Securities residuary estate and effects Upon trust to pay and apply the interest dividends and annual produce of one third part or share thereof unto my Son John Thomas Baker for and during the term of his natural life And from and immediately after his decease Upon trust to pay and apply the interest dividends and annual produce of the said one third part of share unto Elizabeth Baker the wife of the said John Thomas Baker for and during the term of her natural life and from and after the decease of the Survivor of them the said John Thomas Baker and Elizabeth his Wife upon trust for and I do hereby give and bequeath The said one third part or share of the said funds stocks and securities residuary estate and effects unto all and every the children and child of my said Son John Thomas Baker to be equally divided between them share and share alike And as to the residue of the said Stocks funds and securities residuary estate and effects Upon trust for my said Daughter Grace Baker and my granddaughter Alice Carpenter the only daughter of my late daughter Charlotte Grant Carpenter to be equally divided between them share and share alike Provided always And it is my will and I do hereby direct that as to and concerning the Share of my said Granddaughter Alice Carpenter hereinbefore bequeathed I direct my said Trustees to pay the same to her when and as soon as my said Granddaughter Alice Carpenter shall attain the age of Twenty one years for her own absolute use and benefit But in case my said granddaughter Alice Carpenter shall depart this life under the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful Issue then I give and bequeath the Share of my said granddaughter Alice Carpenter in my said residuary Estate unto my said Son John Thomas Baker and my said daughters Harriet Prossor Mary Prossor and Grace Baker in equal shares and to be paid and payable in such and the same manner as the Shares hereinbefore given and bequeathed to my said Son John Thomas Baker and my said daughters Harriet Prossor Mary Prossor and Grace Baker Provided always And I do hereby further declare that during such times as my said granddaughter Alice Carpenter shall be under the age of twenty one years my said Trustees shall apply the dividends interest and annual produce of the Share of my said granddaughter Alice Carpenter for or towards her maintenance and advancement or otherwise for her benefit And it is my will And I do hereby direct as to the share of my said granddaughter Alice Carpenter hereinbefore bequeathed as aforesaid my said Trustees shall have full power to advance to and for her my said granddaughter Alice Carpenter as part thereof the sum of Two hundred pounds for her absolute use and benefit Provided always And my will is And I do hereby direct that it shall be lawful for my Trustees or Trustee for the time being at their his or her discretion to permit the sum of Two thousand pounds so bequeathed unto or for the benefit of my said daughter Harriet Prossor for her life as aforesaid and after her decease to sink into and become part of the residue of my said personal Estate and Effects to continue and remain upon the Security of the Joint and several Bind of my grandson George Baker Prossor and his copartner William Bowles Masterman and I direct that the interest arising from the said sum of Two thousand pounds shall be paid unto or for the benefit of any said daughter Harriet Prossor as hereinbefore directed And I do hereby declare that in case any loss shall be sustained of the said sum of Two thousand pounds or any part thereof by reason of the Security for the same proving insufficient or otherwise my said Trustees or Trustee for the time being shall not be in any way responsible or accountable for the same to the person or persons who may be entitled thereto or to the Interest thereof it being my express wish that the same shall remain upon Security of the Bond of the said George Baker Prossor and William Bowles Masterman as aforesaid notwithstanding the directions hereinbefore given for the calling in conversion and investment of my personal Estate hereinbefore contained I give and devise unto my said daughter Grace Baker and the said John Friend Pratt and James William White their heirs executors administrators and assigns All and singular the messuages lands tenements and hereditaments which at the time of my decease shall be vested in my upon any trusts or by way of Mortgage and which I have power to dispose of by this my will with their rights members and appurtenances according to the nature and quality thereof respectively upon the several trusts which at the time of my decease shall be subsisting or capable of taking effect in the same respectively And I do hereby appoint my said daughter Grace Baker and the said John Friend Pratt and James William White Executrix and Executors of this my will And I give unto each of them the said John Friend Pratt and James William White the sum of Twenty pounds for a mourning ring And I do hereby request my Executors and Trustees to retain my old friend W John Cosens Parnell as the Solicitor to my said Estate and to consult him in all matters relating to the same as it is my particular desire that he should continue to transact all matters of business connected with my said Estate and I do hereby authorize my Executors and Trustees in the first place out of the monies which shall come to their hands by virtue of this my will to deduct and retain and each to pay the other all such costs charges and expenses which they or either of them shall pay sustain or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will of the trusts hereinbefore expressed And I declare that my said Trustees shall not be answerable the one for the other of them or for the acts receipts disbursements neglects or defaults of the other of them but each of them only for his own acts and receipts and they neither of them shall be answerable or accountable for any thing more than shall actually come to his her or their hands notwithstanding the giving or signing of any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity nor for any loss __ which may happen to the said trust monies and premises so as the same happen without his her or their wilful neglect or default Provided also And it is my will intent and meaning that in case all or either of my said Trustees herein named or any Trustee or Trustees to be appointed under this present proviso in their or either of their place or places shall depart this life or be desirous of being discharged from the aforesaid trusts or shall be about to reside Abroad or beyond the Seas or shall neglect or refuse or become incapable or unfit to act in the said trusts before the same shall be fully executed or performed then and in that case and as soon and as often as the same shall happen it shall and may be lawful to and for the acting Trustee or Trustees for the time being or the last acting Trustee of the same trust estate monies and premises under this my will And I do hereby expressly desire and request him her and them to nominate and appoint any other fit person or persons to supply the place of the Trustee or Trustees respectively so dying desiring to be discharged or going Abroad or beyond the Seas or refusing or neglecting or becoming incapable or unfit to act as aforesaid shall be conveyed assigned and transferred so and in such manner that the same may vest in such new Trustee or Trustees jointly or together with the surviving or continuing or acting Trustee or Trustees or solely as the case may require and in his her and their heirs executors administrators or assigns Upon the trusts herein before expressed and declared of and concerning the same And that every such new Trustee shall have and may exercise the same powers privileges and authorities of Sale discretion paying receiving compounding calling in investing or reinvesting maintenance advancement and education and of giving effectual receipts and discharges and all other powers and authorities whatsoever as if he had been originally appointed by this my will instead of the name of the Trustee in or to whose place such new Trustee shall be appointed or succeed And lastly hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time heretofore made I declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament In testimony whereof I the said George Baker the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in eight Sheets of paper set my hand to each of the said Sheets this twenty seventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

George Baker

Signed published and declared by the said George Baker the Testator as and for his last will and Testament upon the day of the date in the presence of us prevent at the same time and who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Emma White Church Farm Nursling Hants Spinster
W. Pounds Clerk to W. Parnell Solicitor Portsea

On the twenty sixth day of June 1861 the will of George Baker late of Portsea in the county of Southampton Gentleman deceased was proved by the Oaths of Grace Baker Spinster daughter of the said deceased John Friend Pratt and James William White the Executors named in the will having been first Sworn duly to administer.

Effects under £10,000
Extracted by J. C. Parnell Sol. Portsea

Examined with the original will remaining in the District Registry at Winchester And I hereby certify the same to be a correct Copy

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Lewis Lloyd's Will

I, Lewis Lloyd, being weak in body but strong in mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following; That is to say; after all my debts are paid I want all my real and personal estate to be left in the hands of my beloved wife, Amelia Lloyd, with an exception of all money rising from the sale of the last crop of cotton and tobacco which money is to be divided among my seven oldest children, except Mary Noonce, with a reduction of twenty-five dollars, and like wise Sarah Nastess with the same reduction of twenty-five dollars. I give to my beloved wife, $100.00 to school my eight youngest children and I also desire her, my beloved wife, to keep the real and personal estate together, to make what ever improvements she can on the estate. When my youngest son Robert Lewis arrives at the age of fourteen and at that time I want all estate that there is to be sold to the highest bidder, an equal division to take place among my wife and fifteen children. With the exception of one black boy named Bill, a slave, which I give to my beloved wife during her life of widowhood, at which period of time he is to be sold, and the money to be equally divided among all my children. Never the less, I want the division of the money of the first sale that is when my son Robert Lewis, arrives to the age of fourteen, for my youngest eight children to recieve over and above the equal division such sums as may make them equal with my seven oldest. All my books I leave them all as a family library. Lastly I make or appoint my beloved wife and trusty friend, Samuel Eastess Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament, here by revoking all former wills made by me. In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this 31st day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty-five. An inventory Late Lewis Lloyd Decease, late of the County of Williamson and State of Tennessee consisting as follows: 345 acres of land 4 slaves twit: Charlotte about 60 ears of age, Peggy 21 years of age, Creasy 18 years of age, Bill 2 years of age The amount of sale of cotton $104.35. Amount of sale of Tobacco $13.10, 4 head of horses, 4 head of cattle, 4 head of sheep, 30 head of hoggs, 6 head of geese. The amount of sale of property sold 12 months credit on June 15th, 1826, 186 dollars 15 cents, one 15 dollar note to be discharged to cattle, Book account $4.44, 1 desk and bookcase, 1 buffett, 1 folding leaf table, 1 candle stand, 3 beds and furniture, 3 bedsteads, old side saddle, one good man's saddle, full plate stirrup irons, 2 briddles, nine chairs, 2 large dishes, 15 plates, 2 bowls, 9 glass tumblers, l set knives and forks, one set cups and saucers, sugar dish, cream p[ot, coffee pot, l large looking glass, 1 caster of cruets and pepper box, 1 weaving loom and 5 slays, 1 kitchen table and upboard 3 pots and large kettle, 1 skillett, 1 oven, 1 jug and 1 broken tea kettle, 1 pair of dog irons, 1pail, piggin,churn, 2 jars 2 grime stone, 1 ox cart, 1 log chain,2 plows, 4 weeding hoes, 1 matox 1 ax, 1 meat hatchet, 2 sets of horse gears, 1 cutting box, 3 reap, hooks,1 candle stick, 1old pr candle molds, 1 smoothing iron, 1 rasor and hone, and box 1 set of shoe tools, 1 chisle,2 bells, 1 pr. saddle bags, 1 large waiter and bread basket, 1 meal sifter, 1 pitcher, 1 water can, 1 family Bible, 1 hymn book, book" Bunans Commentary"; on the old and new testament except the last volume, Fletchers checks to volumes, Fletchers Appeal to Matters of Fact, Revised law 1 volume 1 form book en Law M. Dicipline D. Isaac 1 volume, Christian Pattern Dr. Buckan volume pr sheep shears, 2 wheels, 2 pr cards, 1 reel, 1 set of silver tea spoons, 1 iron wedge, of which are all left en the possession and for the use of the widow Amelia Loyd, except the amount for the sale of cotton and tobacco $117.35 to be divided among the seven oldest legatees,and the amount of property sold on a credit of twelve months credit from the 15th June 1826 to be applied to the use of schooling of the children and to discharge the debts

Amelia Loyd Exr
L Eastip Exr

The State of Tennessee Williamson Court July term 1826. An inventory of the estate of Lewis Lloyd deceased is produced in open court and ordered to be recorded.

The State of Tenessee, Williamson County Court, April Term 1826

The last will and testament of Lewis Loyd deceased is produced in court for probate and the execution proven thus Simeon West, a subscribing witness thereto, being sworn says he became such in the presence and at the request of the testator and that he believes he was of sound and disposing mind at the time of making and publication of said will. The last will and testament of Lewis Loyd is again produced in court for probate and the execution thereof proven thus: Joseph Dowdy a subscribing witness thereto being sworn says he became such in the presence and at the request of the testator and that he believes said testator was of sound and disposing mind at the making and publication of said will and under no undue influence. Ordered that said will be recorded. Whereupon Amelia Loyd and Samuel Eastip, the Executrix and Executor nominated in said will appear in open court and give bond of six thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful discharge of the trust reposed in them, with Simeon West their security and were duly sworn according to law. Ordered that letters testamentary issue to them accordingly.

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Louisa Prossor's Will

This is the last Will and Testament of me Louisa Lavinia Prossor of 34 Kensington liverpool in the County of Lancashire. I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary instruments heretofore by me made. I appoint Catherine Brounfield 40 Kensington Liverpool Lancashire and Rosie Minnie Sneyd of 34 Kensington Liverpool Lancashire to be the Executor of this my will I direct my Executor to pay my just debts and funeral and testamentary Expenses. I give and bequeath all I possess in household effects in goods & chatels & all insurances to be equally divided between my son Charles Earnest Prossor & my daughter Marie Bramhill after paying all funeral expenses & placing me at rest. Also that they shall sign a paper to this effect. That they shall look after their father as long as he lives & will not turn him out of his home. Also that the said Charles Earnest Prossor will grant his sister Marie Bramhill tenancy of the house 34 Kensington to insure her a living for herself & family providing the said Marie Bramhill will grant her brother Charles Earnest Prossor a room in the same premises for business purposes if required. Witness my hand this third day of November 1921.

Louisa Lavinia Prossor

Signed by the above named testator as her last will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Rosie Minnie Sneyd 34 Kensington Liverpool (housewife)
Catherine Broomfield 40 Kensington Liverpool

On the 30th day of January 1922 Probate of this will was granted at Liverpool to Catherine Broomfield widow one of the Executors

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Mary Baker Prossor's Will

This is the last will and testament of me Mary Prossor of 5 Bugle Street Southampton widow I appoint my daughter Fannie Louise Emily Kent executrix of this my will I bequeath all my plate linen china glass wearing apparel books pictures prints furniture and other household effects and all my jewellery unto my said daughter Fannie Louise Emily Kent for her own use and benefit absolutely I also give unto my said daughter for her own use and benefit absolutely all monies paid by my son in law Charles Phillips of Bowling Green House Southampton aforesaid and upon which he pays no interest such monies being part of my marriage portion given to me by my late father George Baker Esquire I also give devise and bequeath all the residue of my personal estate and effects and all my real estate whatsoever and theresoever (including all property over which I may have any power of appointment) unto my said daughter for her own use and benefit absolutely And lastly I hereby revoke all former wills made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament.

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 30th day of September one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.

MARY PROSSOR

SIGNED by the above named Mary Prossor as her last will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

ARTHUR EDWIN BANNISTER 31 Clifford St. Southampton Jeweller
WALTER THOMAS BUSHROD 18 North Front Southampton Grocer?s Assistant

On the 22nd day of November 1895 Probate of this Will was granted to Fannie Louise Emily Kent widow the sole Executrix.

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William Worster's Will

This is the Last Will and Testament of me William Worster of Northampton, Wine Merchant. I give all my personal property to my Wife, Mary Ann, formerly Mary Ann Ward, for her life for the maintenance of herself and my Children Adam, Eve and Ann while under age. I empower her to carry on the Business and to employ all or any part of my personal Estate therein without herself or my other Executors being answerable for loss arising thereby as freely irresponsibly and with as full powers as I myself could have done while living. I devise All my real Estate to my Friends Moses Philip Manfield, Shoe manufacturer, and Henry Smith, Builder, both of the Town of Northampton, their heirs & assigns _Upon trust to pay the clear rent thereof after deducting the sum for repairs, insurance, & other necessary payments to my Wife the sd Mary Ann for her life for the maintenance of herself and my aforesaid Children while under age And after the decease of my Wife _Upon trust to divide the same or the monies arising from the sale thereof if sold under the power hereinafter contained And I also bequeath my personal Estate unto and equally between my said Children Adam, Eve and Ann or such one or more of them as may be living at the decease of my said Wife, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns and to the issue of any such one or more of my said Children as may be then dead leaving issue then living such issue taking equally between them, if more than one, the share or shares which his, her or their parent or parents would have taken if living at the decease of my said Wife. I authorize my Trustee's or Trustee for the time being at any time they may think it advisable to sell all or part of my real Estate by auction or privately upon such terms and conditions and for such price as they may think reasonable with power to buy in at auctions rescind any contract for sale and resell without being answerable for loss and my Trustee's receipt shall discharge purchasers from seeing to the application of the purchase money or being responsible for the misapplication thereof. I authorize my Executors to convert all or part of my personal Estate into money as my Wife may wish, and to invest all or any part of the same not employed in my Business upon such securities as they may think advisable or likely to be profitable without being answerable for loss And I authorize my Trustees to invest the proceeds of my real Estate if sold in the Government Funds or on real securities at interest and to pay and apply the interest and proceeds in the same way as the rents of my real Estate and to apply the rent and or interest of the shares of my Children or their issue while under age for their maintenance, education or advancement in life. I authorize my Executors to compromise, pay suspend, arrange, take security for, release, waive or refer to arbitration any claims, debts or liabilities upon or by or owing to or from my Estate whether legally enforceable or not and to allow time for payment of debts owing to my Estate without being answerable for loss. I declare that if any Trustees or Trustee of this my Wife shall die in my lifetime or afterwards disclaim resign be absent from England for one year reside abroad refuse to act become incapable their or his place may be supplied by the Trustees or Trustee for the time being including any retiring or disclaiming Trustees or Trustee if willing to act in such appointment or if there be no Trustees or Trustee willing to act by the acting Executors or administrators of the person who shall have last died in the trust or if there be no such person by my acting Executors or administrators every such appointment to be in writing. I declare my intention that my Trustees and Executors shall not be answerable the one for the other and therefore that if any Trustee or Executor pay to or permit any co-trustee or Executor to receive any monies for application to the purposes of my Will it shall not be necessary for him to see to the application of such monies or ascertain the truth of any statement of his Co-trustee or Executor concerning the same nor shall any Trustee or Executor in default be responsible for any loss arising to my Estate thereby. Notwithstanding any _____ of the Courts of Equity to the contrary, I declare that my Trustees may allow each other and retain and pay all costs, charges, losses, damages and expenses incurred in the aforesaid trusts or in connection therewith.  I appoint my Wife the said Mary Ann and the aforesaid Moses Philip Manfield and Henry Smith Executrix and Executors of this my Will and Guardians of my Children while under age. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of July, 1851.


William Worster


Signed by William Worster the Testator in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and that of each other have hereto set our names as witnesses.


Alexander Milne, St. George Street, Northampton
James Milne, Junior, St. George Street, Northampton

Proved at Northampton the 9th day of April 1866, by the Oaths of Mary Ann Worster, widow, the Relict, and M___ Philip Manfield and Harry Smith, the Executors, to whom Administration was granted.

The Testator William Worster was late of the Town and County of Northampton Wine Merchant, and died on the 19th day of December 1865, at the Town of Northampton aforesaid.

Under £3,000
William Dennis, Solicitor
Northampton
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Revised 2 October 2006