Morris Mary 1845 of Scalford Will

Mary Morris of Scalford 1845 will

National Archives PROB 11/2108/16

This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Morris of Scalford in the County of Leicester Widow

I give to Jane Smart of Melton Mowbray in the said County Widow of my late Brother Robert Smart a legacy of one hundred pounds to be paid to her within six calendar months next after my decease

And as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my monies securities for money goods chattels effects and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever that I shall be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease subject nevertheless to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expences I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto Thomas Parker of Scalford aforesaid Grocer and Gregory Marriott of the same place Grazier their executors and administrators upon trust that they the said Thomas Parker and Gregory Marriott or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor do and shall convert into money such part thereof as shall not consist of money and the money arising therefrom and such other money as I shall die possessed of do and shall pay apply and dispose of as follows namely

As to one fourth part thereof upon trust to pay the same to my brother Thomas Smart

As to one other fourth part thereof upon trust to pay the same to my Brother William Smart

As to one other fourth part thereof upon trust to pay the same to my sister Ann Parkinson

And as to the remaining fourth part thereof upon trust to pay and divide the same unto and equally between my nephews and niece Robert Smart Mary Wilford and William Smart the three children of my said late Brother Robert Smart share and share alike

I appoint the said Thomas Parker and Gregory Marriott joint Executors of this my Will and I expressly declare and direct that my said trustees and executors and their respective executors and administrators shall and lawfully may by and out of the monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of the trusts of this my Will to retain to and reimburse themselves respectively all such costs loss charges damages and expences as they or either of them shall or may sustain or be put unto by reason or on account of the trusts hereby in them reposed or any thing relating thereto and further that they shall not be answerable or accountable for any monies to be by them deposited with any Banker or other person for safe custody or otherwise that may be lost unless it be through their or his own wilful neglect or default and that they shall not be answerable or accountable the one for the other of them but each of them only for his own separate acts receipts neglects and defaults  

Lastly I hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me made and I declare this to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I the said Mary Morris the Testatrix have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three

                                                                                                                Mary Morris

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Morris the testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the joint presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto

Jas Tho Bishop

Wm Campion

Proved at London 15th May 1845 before the Judge by the oaths of Thomas Parker and Gregory Marriott the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn (by Comon) duly to Administer

Included from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of York