Wells George 1874 of Plungar will

George Wells of Plungar 1874 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/17

I George Well of Plungar in the County of Leicester Gentleman do make this my last Will and Testament as follows

First I give unto my Wife Ann Wells one half of all my Linen and one half of all my Plate and Plated Goods for her own absolute use

Next I give to my said Wife Ann Wells and her assigns during the term of her natural life one annuity or annual sum of Two hundred pounds to be paid to her by four equal quarterly payments in the year and the first payment thereof to be made at the expiration of three Calendar Months from the time of my decease

And as concerning all and singular my Messuages lands tenements and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature of tenure soever (subject nevertheless to and I do hereby charge the same with the payment of the above mentioned Annuity to my said Wife)

And also all my personal Effects and Estate whatsoever not hereinbefore bequeathed I give devise and bequeath the same unto my only Child Andrew Guy Wells his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely

And lastly I hereby appoint my said Son Andrew Guy Wells Sole Executor of this my Will and hereby revoking all former Wills by me made I declare this to be my last

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this twenty ninth day of January 1868

                                                                                                         George Wells

Signed Published and Declared by the above named George Wells the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto

WS Shipley

Jno Johnson

Proved at Leicester the fourth day of February 1874 by the Oath of Andrew Guy Wells Son of the deceased the Sole Executor to whom administration was granted

The Testator George Wells was late of Plungar in the County of Leicester Gentleman and died on the twenty seventh day of July 1873 at Plungar aforesaid

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