Sumner John 1896 of Stathern will

John Sumner of Stathern 1896 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/39

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Sumner of Stathern in the County of Leicester Farmer

I give and bequeath all my personal estate unto my Wife Hannah Sumner formerly Hannah Musson the daughter of William Musson of Barkestone in the said County of Leicester absolutely

I devise all my Messuages Tenements lands hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever of which I shall die possessed or over which I shall have any power of disposition To such uses for such estates and in such manner as my said Wife Hannah Sumner shall by any Deed or Deeds or by her last Will & Testament or any Codicil thereto appoint and in default of and until any such appointment and so far as any such appointment if incomplete shall not extend To the use of my said Wife Hannah Sumner and her assigns during her life without impeachment of waste and after her decease

To the use of my three Daughters Elizabeth Hannah Sumner Mary Ann Musson Sumner and Bridget Braithwaite the Wife of John William Braithwaite of Stathern aforesaid Butcher by my said Wife Hannah Sumner as shall be living at the time of my death and of their respective heirs and assigns in  equal shares as tenants in common and not as joint tenants

And I appoint my said Wife Hannah Sumner William Shipman of Hose in the said County of Leicester, County Alderman, Farmer and James Boyfield Levesley of Stathern aforesaid in the said County of Leicester Farmer to be Trustees under and Executors of this my Will

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 1st day of April 1895

                                                                                                         John Sumner

Signed by the above named John Sumner the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

JW Taylor, Clerk in Holy Orders, Stathern

Amelia Taylor, Housekeeper to Mr Geo Caunt of Stathern, Spinster

On the eighth day of June 1896 Probate of this Will was granted at Leicester to Hannah Sumner Widow the Relict, William Shipman and James Byfield Levesley the Executors