Ensor Thomas 1892 of Nether Broughton will

Thomas Ensor of Nether Broughton 1892 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/35

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Ensor of Nether Broughton in the County of Leicester Gentleman

I hereby revoke all former Testamentary dispositions made by me

I appoint my son Thomas Ensor and my Nephew James Gilbert of Walsall in the County of Stafford Ironmonger (who are hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will

I give and bequeath all my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever Unto my Trustees Upon trust that my Trustees shall (subject as hereinafter mentioned) sell call in and convert the same into money or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall out of the moneys produced thereby and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and shall invest the net residue of the said moneys with power at their discretion from time to time to vary such investments and shall stand possessed of the said residuary trust moneys and investments (hereinafter called “the said trust fund”) Upon the trusts following namely

Upon trust to pay the income thereof to my Wife Mary Ensor during her life and after her decease Upon trust in the first place to pay out of the said trust fund the funeral expenses of my said Wife and subject thereto In trust as to as well the capital as the income thereof for my sons the said Thomas Ensor and Benjamin Ensor as tenants in common in equal shares Provided always and I declare that if either of them my said sons shall die in my lifetime or after my decease before the time appointed for the distribution of the said trust fund arrives leaving a child or children who shall survive me and be living at the time of distribution aforesaid then and in either of such cases such child or children shall take and if more than one equally between them the share which his her or their parent would have taken in the said trust fund under this my Will if such parent had survived and been living at the time for distribution aforesaid Provided Also and I declare that my Trustees shall have full discretionary power to continue so long as they shall think fit any securities or investments whatsoever upon or by which my personal estate or any part thereof may at my death be invested or represented without liability for any loss or injury which may happen or be occasioned to my estate by their so doing but subject to this discretionary power I direct all moneys liable to be invested under this my will to be invested in or upon any stocks funds or securities authorized by law for the investment of trust moneys

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 25th day of June One thousand eight hundred and ninety two

                                                                                                         Thomas Ensor

Signed and Declared by the above named Thomas Ensor the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

Charles Rodgers, Nether Broughton

Charles Hewardine Emmerson, Nether Broughton

Proved at Leicester on the eighth day of October 1892 by the Oath of Thomas Ensor, the son, one of the Executors to whom Administration was granted.  Power reserved of making the like Grant to James Gilbert, the Nephew, the other Executor

The Testator Thomas Ensor was late of Nether Broughton in the County of Leicester Gentleman and died on the twenty ninth day of June 1892 at Nether Broughton aforesaid

Personal Estate Gross £480.11.10.  No deduction