Luke Wakeling of Long Clawson 1887 Will
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/30
This is the last Will and Testament of me Luke Wakeling of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Grazier
I hereby revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me
I appoint my Wife Elizabeth Wakeling and Friends John Thorpe Crosher of Melton Mowbray in the said County of Leicester Cheese Factor and William Wilford Whittle of Scalford in the County of Leicester Gentleman Trustees and Executors of this my Will and they or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor or other the Trustees or Trustee for the time being hereof are hereinafter called “my Trustees”
I bequeath the following pecuniary Legacies namely the sum of Five pounds apiece to the said John Thorpe Crosher and William Wilford Whittle as an acknowledgement of the trouble they will have in executing the trust of this my Will the sum of Ten pounds apiece to each of the following persons namely my Nephews John Palmer Thomas Palmer Joseph Watts and John Wakeling my Nieces Jane Hubbard Ann Johnson Jane Keel Ann Betsy Abbott Sarah Ann Wakeling and Jane Wood the sum of Forty pounds to my half sister Mary Stone and the sum of One hundred pounds apiece to my half brothers George Wakeling Mark Wakeling and Thomas Wakeling
And subject to the payment of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the above mentioned Legacies I give devise and bequeath all the real and personal property of or to which I shall be seized possessed or entitled at the time of my decease unto my said Wife Elizabeth Wakeling
Witness my hand this Ninth day of December 1884
Signed and declared by the above named 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
Philip H French ) Clerks to Messrs Latham & New
Alfred Pywell ) Solrs Melton Mowbray
Proved at Leicester on the twentieth day of June 1887 by the Oaths of Elizabeth Wakeling Widow, the Relict, John Thorpe Crosher, and William Wilford Whittle the Executors to whom Administration was granted
The Testator Luke Wakeling was late of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Grazier and died on the twelfth day of May 1887 at Long Clawson aforesaid
Personal Estate Gross £2,420.10.1. Net £2368.3.3.
Latham & New, Solicitors, Melton Mowbray.