Caunt Alice 1841 of Plungar will

Alice Caunt of Plungar 1841 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1841/27

Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of York

This is the last will and Testament of me Alice Caunt of Plungar in the County of Leicester Spinster, as follows

1st As to one half of my personal Estate I bequeath the same in equal third shares unto the children of my brother William Caunt viz William Henry Caunt, Harriet Wright and Mary Ann Caunt

II As to the remaining half being divided in to five equal part I dispose of the same in favour of my late brother John Caunt’s children as follows, one fifth to be invested at interest on government or real securities by my Executors or the survivors or survivor of them and the interest applied for the benefit on my afflicted Nephew William Caunt during his life with power at discretion to appropriate any part of the principal for the like purpose And at his decease to divide the whole or whatever may remain equally among his brothers and sisters

III One other fifth to my Nephew John Caunt

IV One other fifth to my Niece Mary Stamp

V One other fifth to my Nephew George Frederick Caunt at his age of twenty one with interest while a Minor for or towards his maintenance and education

VI And the remaining one fifth to be invested by my executors or the survivors or survivor his executors or administrators in government or real securities and the interest paid to my Niece Catherine Caunt independent of the debts or control of any husband she may marry and her receipts alone to be good discharges for the same and at her death principal to be divided equally among any children she may leave, or being but one, wholly to that one child

VII I devise all mortgaged and trust hereditaments now vested in me unto Charles Harrison Clarke of Nottingham Gentleman and my nephew William Henry Caunt their heirs and assigns

VIII I will that the receipts of my trustees or the survivors or survivor of them shall be good discharges on all requisite occasions under the trusts of this my Will And that they shall not be answerable for each other nor for the acts or defaults of each other nor for moneys received under receipts in which they may join for the sake of conformity

I bequeath unto my Executors thirty pounds apiece for the trouble they may be put to

I appoint the said Charles Harrison Clarke William Henry Caunt and John Caunt Executors of this my Will

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this 13th November 1840

                                                                                                         Alice Caunt

Witnesses to the signing hereof by the said Alice Caunt in the presence of each other

James Wright

William Caunt Senr

Appeared Personally William Caunt the Elder of Plungar in the County of Leicester Gentleman and made oath that he is one of the subscribed Witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Alice Caunt late of Plungar in the County of Leicester Spinster deceased bearing date the “13th November 1840” hereunto annexed and he further made oath that on the thirteenth day of November aforesaid the said Alice Caunt duly executed the said Will by writing her name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this deponent and of James Wright the other subscribed Witness thereto both of whom were present at the same time and this Deponent and the said James Wright thereupon attested and subscribed the said Will in the presence of the said Testatrix and of each other

                                                                                                         Wm Caunt Senr

Sworn at the Town of Nottingham to the truth of this Affidavit this fourth day of October in the year of our Lord 1841

                                                                                                         Before me RW Almond MA Surrogate

Charles Harrison Clarke of Nottingham gentleman and William Henry Caunt of Plungar gentleman, two of the executors in this Will names, were duly sworn to the truth, and faithful performance thereof, as usual; and that the goods, chattels, and credits of the deceased do not amount in value to the sum of Five Thousand Pounds; and that the deceased died on the seventeenth day of April last past

                                                                                                         Before Thomas Powys Outram Surrogate to the Commissary

Power reserved for John Caunt of Plungar, farmer, the other executors in this will named, when he shall apply for the same.

Probate 9 October 1841