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Will of George Edmed

of Southwark, Surrey


Source: PCC 1834
Transcribed by Veronica Edmed
See also Edmed One-Name Study
This is the last will and testament of me George Edmed of Red Cross Street in the Borough of Southwark, Salesman I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall in the first place be paid and satisfied out of my personal estate as soon as may be after my decease.

I give devise and bequeath all that my freehold property situate at Ulcom and elsewhere in the County of Kent and also all other my estate and effects whatsoever both real and personal into and to the use of Edward Plant of the Coach and Horses High Street, Whitechapel Licenced Victualler and John Edmed of Leeds in the County of Kent, farmer and their heirs executors administrators and assigns forever according to the natures and qualities thereof respectively Nevertheless upon and for the trusts intents and purposes and with under and subject to the directions declarations powers provisoes & conditions hereinafter expressed of and concerning the same, and I direct that they my said Trustees and the survivor of them and the heirs executors & admons of such survivor shall and do as soon as conveniently may be after my decease absolutely sell and dispose of my said freehold estate and all such parts of my personal estate and effects as shall not consist of money or securities for money and as shall be in the nature saleable either by public auction or private contract and in such manner as they or he shall think most advisable and also to receive and get in all debts and sums of money which shall be due and owing to me at my decease whether on bills bonds mortgage or other securities or otherwise and to convert into money all other parts of my personal estate and shall and do sell out and invest the monies to arise by the means aforesaid in the purchase of a competent part of some of the public stocks or funds of Great Britain or upon real security in England and do and shall from time to time (as and when they or he may think it advantageous for my said trust property so to do) sell out all or any of such stock or funds or call in the money invested on such security or any part thereof and lay out and reinvest the monies to arise therefrom in or upon the same or like stocks funds and securities and so from time to time again alter, vary and transpose the stock funds or securities in or upon which the said trust monies or any part thereof may from time to time be invested and do and shall stand possessed of and interested in the said trust monies or property and of and in the stock funds or securities in or upon which the same may from time to time be invested and of and in the dividends interest and annual proceeds thereof upon trust to pay apply and dispose of the said dividends interest and annual proceeds from time to time as and when the same shall be received or become payable into or for the use of my dear wife Louisa Edmed during the term of her natural life or so long as she shall continue as my widow

and from and after her decease or in the event of her marrying a second time should it so happen, I direct that they my said trustees and the survivor of them and the executors and admo’ns of such survivor shall stand possessed of and interested in the said stock funds and securities trust monies and premises and the dividends interest and annual proceeds thereof In trust for all my nephews and nieces the children of my brothers John Edmed, Thomas Edmed, James Edmed and Isaac Edmed now born or hereafter to be born in equal shares & proportions if more than one or if there shall be but one then for such one or only child of my said brothers the part or share or parts or shares of and in the said principal monies, stocks funds or security of such of them the said children as shall have attained the age of twenty one years at the time of my decease to be paid assigned or transferred to them him or her respectively as and when they he or she shall attain the said age

And in case any of my said nephews or nieces shall die during my life time or afterwards before his or her share or shares of & in the said trust money, stock funds or securities shall become payable or transferable leaving lawful issue of his or her body him or her surviving I direct that the said trustees and the survivor of them his executors or admo’ns shall stand possessed of and interested in as well the said original share as all or any share or shares accruing by such right of survivorship as hereinafter mentioned of and in the said trust money and premises to which the person so dying would have been entitled if living In trust for such issue of any of my said nephews and nieces so dying if more than one in equal shares and proportions such shares or if only one the share of such issue respectively to be paid and transferred at the period or respective periods hereinbefore mentioned or as soon after as cirmcumstances will permit and I direct that in the meantime during their respective minorities of my said nephews and nieces and their issue respectively the dividends interest and annual proceeds of the said stock funds and securities or such part thereof as shall from time to time remain unappropriated as aforesaid shall be applied and disposed of in and towards the maintenance and education of the said nephews and nieces and their issue respectively in proportion to their several and respective presumptive shares and interests of & in the said principal stock funds or securities

But in case any of my said nephews and nieces shall happen to die before his or her share of and in the said trust monies stock funds and securities shall become payable as aforesaid and without leaving any lawful issue of his or her body him or her surviving I direct that my said trustees and the survivor of them his executors or admons shall stand possessed of the share or shares as well original as accruing from time to time by right of survivorship under this present direction of and in the said trust money stock funds and securities to which the person so dying without issue would have been entitled in case he or she had lived In trust for the others or other of them my said nephews and nieces equally to be divided between and amongst them and the issue aforesaid of such of them so dying as shall have left lawful issue such issue taking the share or shares to which his her or their parent or parents would have been entitled if living and the said share or shares hereby directed to survive and accrue to be respectively paid assigned and transferred to him her or them respectively at such and the same time or times as his her or their original share or shares is or are hereby made payable or transferrable or as near thereto as circumstances will permit

And in case all my nephews and nieces shall die before their said respective shares of and in the said trust ...[etc.]... in trust for such person or persons as shall then be or if this will had not been made would have been my legal representative or respresentatives according to the course of distribution of an intestates personal estate by law ... [etc.]

And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Edward Plant and John Edmed Executors of this my will provided always and it shall and may be lawful for them my said trustees and executors and each of them their and each their heirs executors and admons in the first place by and out of the trust monies to come to their or his hands to deduct retain to and reimburse himself and themselves all such loss costs charges & expences as they or either of them shall respectively sustain expend or be put unto by reason of the trusts hereby in them reposed or the execution thereof or any thing relating thereunto ...[etc.]

And lastly I hereby revoke annul and make void all and every former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this alone to be my last will and testament In Witness whereof I have to the first four sheets of this paper writing set my hand and to this fifth and last sheet my hand and seal this twenty first day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty four – The Mark of X George Edmed – Signed sealed published and declared by the said 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 hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereto
Rich’d Carpenter Smith, 18 Bridge St, Southwark – John Lloyd, Boro Market – Charles Earl, Mill Place, Limehouse.

On the 29th August 1834 administration (with the will annexed) of the Goods chattels and credits of George Edmed late of Red Cross Southwark in the County of Surrey Salesman deceased was granted to Louisa Edmed widow the relict the Residuary Legatee for life or widowhood named in the said will having been first sworn duly to administer.
Edward Plant and John Edmed the executors and residuary legatees in trust named in the said will having first renounced as well the probate and execution of the said will as Letters of Administration (with the said will annexed) of the goods of the said deceased (as by Acts of Court appears)


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