Huckerby James 1888 of Long Clawson will

James Huckerby of Long Clawson 1888 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/31

This is the last Will and Testament of me James Huckerby of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Builder

I appoint my Nephew Thomas Hourd Huckerby of Hose in the said County of Leicester Farmer and Joseph Paddison of Melton Mowbray in the same County Gentleman (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will and I declare that all trusts and powers hereinafter reposed and vested in my Trustees may be exercised by the survivor of them or the heirs executors or administrators of such survivor or other the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my Will

I bequeath all my furniture books linen and other household effects and dairy utensils unto my Wife Sarah absolutely

I give devise and bequeath all my real estate and the residue of my personal estate Unto my Trustees Upon Trust after payment thereout of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses to pay the rents dividends and annual produce thereof respectively to my said Wife during her life and at her decease Upon Trust to sell call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and to stand possessed of the moneys produced by such sale calling in and conversion In Trust for all my Children in equal shares and if there shall be only one such Child the whole to be in trust for that one Child Provided always 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 and being a Daughter or Daughters shall attain that age or shall marry then and in every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take (if more than one equally between them) the share which his her or their parent would have taken of and in the said residuary trust monies if such parent had survived me and had attained the age of twenty one years Provided Also that in case any of my said children to whom shares in the said residuary trust moneys are hereinbefore given shall die in my lifetime without leaving issue living at my death or shall survive me and afterwards die without leaving issue living at the death of my said Wife in case she should survive me then and in any such case the share hereinbefore given to the child so dying including any further share or shares accruing to him or her under this present clause shall go and accrue to my other children who are objects of the trust hereinbefore contained of the said residuary trust moneys in equal shares

I devise all estates vested in me as a Trustee or Mortgagee Unto my Trustees subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same respectively but so that the money secured by any Mortgage shall form part of my personal estate

And I declare that the said Joseph Paddison and any future trustee of this my Will who may be a Solicitor shall be entitled to charge my estate for all business done by him in relation to my estate or the trust of this my Will in the same manner as he would have been entitled to charge my Executors and Trustees for the same if he had not been himself an Executor or Trustee but had been employed by my Executors and Trustees to do such business as their Solicitor

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of April One thousand eight hundred and eighty

                                                                                                         James Huckerby

Signed and delivered by the above named Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses the word “Pepper” in the fourteenth line from the top of the first page hereof having been first erased with a Pen and the word “any” substituted for the work “every” between the 11th & 12th lines from the top of the second page hereof having been first written

Alfred Pywell      )  Clerks to Messrs Latham & Paddison

William H Julian )  Solrs Melton Mowbray

Proved at Leicester on the first day of March 1888 by the Oath of Thomas Hound Huckerby the Nephew the surviving Executor to who Administration was granted

The Testator James Huckerby was late of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Builder and died on the twenty first day of November 1887 at Long Clawson aforesaid

Personal Estate Gross £67.8.0.  No deduction

Latham & New, Solicitors, Melton Mowbray