Morris William 1892 of Plungar will

William Morris 1892 of Plungar Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/35

This is the last William and Testament of me William Morris of Plungar in the County of Leicester Carrier and Grazier

I bequeath the use and enjoyment of my household furniture, plate, linen, books, pictures and other articles of household use and ornament of which I shall die possessed to my Wife Ann Morris during her life and after her decease the same are to form part of my residuary estate And I declare an Inventory of the same furniture and other articles and effects shall not be required and that the Trustees and Executors hereof shall not be in anyway responsible for or concerned to see to the custody insurance or preservation of the same

I bequeath to Walter Morris Miller the sum of Five pounds

I devise all my real Estate and bequeath of the residue of my personal estate unto my Nephew William Barratt and William Braithwaite of Plungar aforesaid who and the survivor of whom and the executors and administrators of such survivor are included in the term “my trustees” Upon trust with the written consent of my said Wife during her life first obtained to sell and convert into money the same or such part thereof as she shall think fit And to pay my just debts and testamentary expenses and to invest the residue and to pay the income of such investments and of the unsold portion unto my said Wife during her life and after her death to pay the whole of such money to my said Nephew William Barratt if living but if dead then to pay and divide the same unto and equally between his Widow and children share and share alike who shall be living at the death of my said Wife

I expressly empower my Trustees at their discretion to carry on or to allow my said Wife to carry on my grazing business and for that purpose to continue or allow her to become tenant of the land and either themselves or to allow my said Wife to employ my live and dead stock and such part of my trust moneys as they shall think proper and I direct that the profits to arise from such business shall be annual income and shall be payable to or retained by my said wife And I expressly exonerate my Trustees from any responsibility for or claim in respect of any loss my estate may sustain by reason of my Trustees carrying on the said business or allowing my said Wife to carry on the same

And I appoint the said William Barratt and William Braithwaite executors of this my Will

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this my Will the Twenty first day of July 1888

                                                                                                         William Morris

Signed by the above named William Morris as his last Will in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

William Miller Farmer Plungar

Robert Miller Shoemaker Plungar

Proved at Leicester on the eighteenth day of August 1892 by the Oaths of William Barratt the Nephew and William Braithwaite the Executors to whom Administration was granted

The Testator William Morris was late of Plungar in the County of Leicester Carrier and Grazier and died on the first day of July 1892 at Plungar aforesaid

Personal Estate Gross £236.  No deduction.