Sumner William 1834 of Hose will

William Sumner of Hose 1834 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1834

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

First I direct my just debts Funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid

Whereas I am entitled to a Messuage or Tenement Yard Garden Orchard and Hereditaments situate in Hose aforesaid (subject to the life interest of my Mother Margaret Sumner therein and also subject to the residence of my Brother James Sumner so long as he should continue single and unmarried) and also to a Close of Pasture land containing one Acres or thereabouts situate in Hose aforesaid and which I purchased of Joseph Smith And also I am entitled under my Father’s Will to one half of the Personal estate left thereby Now I do hereby Give Devise and bequeath All my said Real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my two friends Thomas Beaumont Shilcock of Hose Grange and Henry Shilcock of Hose aforesaid Graziers their heirs executors administrators and assigns Upon trust nevertheless that they the said Thomas Beaumont Shilcock and Henry Shilcock and the Survivor of them his heirs executors and administrators shall stand seized of all my said Real and Personal estate and effects and receive the rents issues and profits thereof and apply the same unto and for the use and benefit of my affectionate wife Catharine Sumner and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life in case she continues by Widow But not otherwise for the benefit and support of herself and my only Child Ann Sumner until she the said Ann Summer shall attain to her full age of twenty one years and when she shall have attained to such age then I Give and devise and bequeath the said Real and personal estate unto me said daughter Ann Sumner her heirs executors and administrators subject to the life Interest of my said Wife therein in Case she continues unmarried

But if my said daughter Ann Sumner shall die under age and unmarried Than I Give devise and bequeath the said real and personal estate and effects (subject as aforesaid) unto my Sister Mary Sumner her heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever

And whereas I sometime since converted a Barn adjoining my said dwelling house above devised into a Messuage or tenements which is now in the tenure of Michael Eaglestone now I do hereby direct that in case my said Brother James Sumner shall marry he shall be at liberty to occupy and possess the said messuage or tenement for the term of his natural life without paying any rent for the same

Provided always and I direct that the said Thomas Beaumont Shilcock and Henry Shilcock and the Survivor of them his heirs executors and administrators shall be at liberty out of the said trust premises to retain and deduct all costs and charges they may be at in the execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed and shall not be responsible for more monies than they shall actually receive by virtue of this my Will nor for any loss except the same happen through their wilful neglect or default

And Lastly I appoint the said Thomas Beaumont Shilcock and Henry Shilcock joint executors In trust of this my last Will and testament and Guardians of my said daughter Ann Sumner during her Minority and I hereby revoke all other Wills by me made

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty four

                                                                                                         The mark and Seal of William Sumner

Signed published and declared by the said William Sumner as and for his last Will and testament in our presence who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have set our Names as Witnesses to the due execution thereof the words “he” “the” and “not” being first interlined

Sarah Spencer

John Corner

Thomas Huckerby

Sep 26 1834

Let a probat be granted to Thomas Beaumont Shilcock of Hose Grange Grazer & Henry Shilcock (late of Hose in this County) but now a resident at Stathern Farmer & Grazier joint Executors named in the Will of William Sumner who died at Hose of the eighth day of April last

They the said Thomas Beaumont Shilcock & Henry Shilcock being duly sworn as well to the faithful execution of the Will as that the Testator’s Goods Chattels & Credits as they were at his death, without deducting any debts owing by him therefrom, did not amount in value to the Sum of Six hundred pounds

                                                                                                         Before me William Greenwood Surrgt to the Commissary

On the 6th day of October 1834 Before the Reverend Richard Davies Clerk and Surrogate Will exhibited and Probate Decreed to Pass Seal in the presence of

John Stockdale Hardy Actuary & Depy Registrar

Same day Probate dated