Howitt John Allen 1916 of Stathern will

John Allen Howitt of Stathern 1916 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/59

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Allen Howitt of Stathern in the County of Leicester Pensioner

I revoke all Wills and Testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me

I appoint my son in law Charles Carter of 10 De Parys Avenue Bedford in the County of Bedford General Dealer and William Thraves of Stathern aforesaid Grazier to be the Executors and Trustees (hereinafter called my said Trustees) of this my Will

I give to him the said William Thraves the sum of Five pounds if he shall prove this my Will

I bequeath my larger Insurance Policy in the Prudential Insurance Company (on which I have a loan of Thirty seven Pounds) to be equally divided between all my children together with my grandson John William Howitt and with the exception of my son Frederick Benjamin Howitt and I direct that the share in such policy coming to my son Frank Llewellyn Howitt shall be invested by my said Trustee for him and the income derived therefrom to be spent in the purchase of clothes for him

I bequeath my smaller Insurance policy to my son Alfred William Howitt of East London South Africa absolutely

I bequeath to my son Frederick Benjamin Howitt a legacy of one shilling for his abusive letter to me on the occasion of my remarriage

I direct that my grandson John William Howitt the son of Albert Edward Howitt shall take a full share in my real and personal estates as though he were one of my own children

I devise and bequeath all the remainder of my real and personal estate unto my said Trustees Upon trust to sell my said real and personal estate by Public Auction as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and upon such terms and conditions as to them may seem fit and out of the net proceeds of sale to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and to invest the residue or remainder on or upon Trustees securities and to pay out of the income arising therefrom the sum of two shillings and sixpence per week to my Wife Mary Ann Howitt as long as she remains my widow and out of the remainder of the income arising therefrom to pay for the maintenance of my said son Frank Llewellyn Howitt whom I desire shall be placed by my said Trustees in the charge of some respectable and motherly person in the village of Stathern aforesaid and should my said Trustees be unable to find a suitable home for my said son Frank Llewellyn Howitt in Stathern aforesaid then I direct he shall by my said Trustees be placed on some institution for the care of the feeble minded

And after the death of the survivor of them the said Mary Ann Howell ad Frank Llewellyn Howitt I direct that my said estate shall be divided equally between all my children with the exception of my said son Frederick Benjamin Howitt but including my said grandson John William Howitt

And should any child of mine predecease me leaving issue living at my decease then such issue shall take his her or their deceased parents share of and in my estate

And I also declare that the power of appointing new Trustees conferred by Statute shall for the purposes of this my Will be vested on my said Trustees or Trustee or the survivor of them

In witness whereof I the Testator John Allen Howitt have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May One thousand nine hundred and fifteen                                                                                             John Allen Howitt

Signed by the Testator John Allen Howitt in our presence and by us in his presence

WG Tyler             )  Clerks to Atter & Son

Reg Holmes        )  Solicitor Melton Mowbray

On the twenty eighth day of June 1916 Probate of this Will was granted at Leicester to Charles Carter, one of the Executors

DE 1169/1/31

Died at Stathern 2 November 1915, William Thraves renounced Probate and execution