Eleanor Braithwaite of Stathern 1893 Will
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/36
This is the last Will and Testament of me Eleanor Braithwaite of Stathern in the County of Leicester Widow
I bequeath the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds which I have advanced to pay off a Mortgage on part of my late Husbands property also the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds which I have advanced to pay off another Mortgage off another part of my late Husbands property and all my money securities for money and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my two sons John Braithwaite and George Braithwaite Upon trust to sell call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and thereout to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the following Legacies (that is to say)
To the said John Braithwaite a Legacy of One hundred and twenty five pounds and to the said George Braithwaite a Legacy of One hundred and twenty five pounds and to divide the net residue of my Personal Estate amongst such of my children as shall be living at the time of my death in equal shares as tenants in common
Provided always and I do hereby declare that if any child of mine shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me and being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or marry then and in every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take (and if more than one equally between them) the legacy and share of residue (or share of residue only) which his her or their parents would have taken under this my Will if such parent had survived me
And I declare that the shares of residue hereinbefore bequeathed to my daughters shall be for their respective separate use independently of their respective present or future husbands and so that their respective receipts whether they shall be covert or sole shall be sufficient discharges for the same
And I appoint my said sons John Braithwaite and George Braithwaite Executors of this my Will and devise to them their heirs and assigns all estates vested in me upon any trust or by way of Mortgage subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of February 1879
Signed and declared by the above named Testatrix Eleanor Braithwaite in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
Edward Woodcock Lace Maker Stathern
William Poyzer Lace Maker Stathern
Proved at Leicester on the eighteenth day of April 1893 by the Oaths of John Braithwaite and George Braithwaite the sons the Executors to whom Administration was granted
The Testatrix Eleanor Braithwaite was late of Stathern in the County of Leicester Widow and died on the tenth day of March at Stathern aforesaid
Personal Estate Gross £2043.6.1. No deduction.
Latham & New, Solicitors, Melton Mowbray.
Resworn August 1893 Value £2,659.19.8.