Shillcock Robert 1864 of Hose will

Robert Shillcock of Hose 1864 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/7

This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Shillcock of Hose in the County of Leicester Grazier as follows

First I direct all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expenses to be fully paid

I Give and Devise All my Messuage or Tenement with the Outbuildings Yard Garden and Orchard thereto belonging situate and being in Hose aforesaid with the Appurtenances and which I purchased of William Chamberlin And all other my real Estate whatsoever And also all my personal Estate and Effects unto my Affectionate Wife Ann Shillcock and her Assigns for the Term of her natural life

And from and immediately after the decease of my said Wife Then I Give and Devise All my said Real and personal Estate unto my two Friends John Bell of Hickling in the County of Nottingham Grazier and Thomas Burnett of Hose aforesaid Joiner their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns In Trust that they and the Survivor of them his Heirs Executors and Administrators do and shall absolutely sell and dispose of the same either by Public Auction or Private Contract for the best price or prices that they or he can obtain for the same And for facilitating such Sale or Sales I direct that the receipt or receipts of my said Trustees and the survivor of them and his Heirs shall be sufficient discharges to the purchaser or purchasers thereof and that the said purchaser or purchasers and his her or their heirs shall not be answerable for the misapplication or nonapplication of the said purchase money or any part thereof or be bound to see to the application thereof And I expressly declare that the said Trustees and the survivor of them his Heirs Executors or Administrators shall not be answerable for any loss which may happen to the said Trust monies nor the one for the other of them unless such loss happen through his or their wilful neglect or default nor for the failure of any Banker or Broker in whose hands any of the Trust monies may be deposited for safe custody And also shall and may reimburse themselves out of the said monies all costs damages and expenses they may be put unto in the execution of the said Trusts And by with and out of the monies to arise from the sale of my said real and personal Estate and effects I give and dispose thereof as follows

I Give and bequeath unto the three children of my Wife’s deceased brother James Barnes namely Elizabeth Ann and Mary Barnes the sum of five Pounds apiece Also unto my two Executors hereinafter appointed the sum of Five Pounds between them for their trouble

And as to all the residue and remainder of the monies so to arise as follows after payment of all expences incident to the Trusts of this my Will I direct the same shall be paid and divided unto and equally between my brother and two Sisters now living and their respective children and also the respective children of all my deceased Brothers and Sisters share and share alike And I do hereby expressly direct and it is my Will that the share or shares of such of my said Brothers and Sisters children as shall have already died or shall hereafter die in my life time leaving lawful Issue shall be paid and divided equally amongst such issue share and share alike so that such issue may take their deceased parent’s share equally amongst them

And Lastly I do hereby appoint the said John Bell and Thomas Burnett Joint Executors In Trust of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills by me made

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

                                                                                                         Robert Shillcock

Signed Published and declared by the said Robert Shillcock the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time set our hands as Witness thereto

John Burnett of Hose

EHM Clarke Melton Mowbray

On the twenty third day of February 1864 the Will of Robert Shillcock late of Hose in the County of Leicester Grazier was proved by the Oath of John Bell the surviving Executor named in the said Will he having been first sworn duly to administer

Sworn under £100 and that the Testator died on the thirty first day of December 1863