Richard Ash of Goadby Marwood 1904 Will
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/47 page 43
This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Ash of Goadby Marwood in the County of Leicester Farmer
I appoint my wife Mary Ash and my nephew Robert Mackley (the son of my wifes sister Hannah Mackley) to be the executors of this my will
I bequeath all my wearing apparel linen and consumable household stores to my said wife absolutely
I devise and bequeath all my real and residuary personal estate unto and to the use of my said wife Mary Ash and my said nephew Robert Mackley Upon trust that they the said Mary Ash and Robert Mackley or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators respectively of such survivor or the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will shall sell collect or otherwise convert the same into money and shall with and out of the moneys to be thereby produced pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts And shall invest the residue of the same moneys And shall pay the income to be thereby produced to my said wife during her life without power of anticipation
And from and after her decease shall stand possessed of the said trust premises and of the income thereof respectively In trust as to the sum of Seventy five pounds part thereof for my brother Arthur Ash and as to the further sum of Forty pounds for my niece Mary Elizabeth Clifton (the wife of Thomas Clifton) absolutely if she shall survive me and my said wife And as to the further sum of Forty pounds for my wifes sister Catherine Lowe absolutely if she shall survive me and my said wife and as to the residue of the trust premises In trust for my said nephew Robert Mackley absolutely
Provided also and I declare that the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will may defer and postpone the sale collection and conversion of the whole or any part or parts of my said real and residuary personal estates respectively so long as to such trustees or trustee shall seem proper but my residuary real estate shall for the purpose of transmission be impressed with the quality of personalty from the time of my death and I empower the said trustees or trustee to continue for such period as they may think desirable any business or businesses in which I may be engaged at the time of my death and to engage and employ such foreman workmen laborers and others and to make such expenditure in and in connection with such business or businesses as the said trustees or trustee may think fit And I declare that the net rents and profits and other income produced from every or any part of my said real and residuary personal estate previous to the sale and conversion thereof shall be applied in the same manner in all respects as if the same were income proceeding from such investments as are hereinbefore directed or authorised and that the whole of the income produced from my said real and residuary personal estate shall as well during the first year from my death as at all times afterwards be applied as income under the trusts of this my will no part thereof being in any event liable to be retained as corpus or capital
In witness whereof I the said Richard Ash have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety
Signed by the said Richard Ash the testator in our presence and by us in his presence
Geo Robinson, Melton Mowbray, Solicitor
TE Wells, Clerk to Mr JE Atter Solicitor Melton Mowbray
On the twenty sixth day of January 1904 Probate of this Will was granted at Leicester to Robert Mackley, the Nephew, the surviving Executor
Richard Ash, retired farmer, died at Goadby Marwood 12 December 1903, Robert Mackley surviving executor farmer of Goadby Marwood.
Gross value of Estate £1482.5.0.
Net value of Personal Estate nil