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Probate Collection; The will and documents for James Davis, cooper and innkeeper of the Royal Oake Inn

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1. W
[2 pages] dated
8 July 1844 .
Beneficiaries: All his real and personal estate to friends, James Farr of The Craddock in Clodock parish and his son William Farr, farmers, in trust, firstly to raise £150 the annual interest of which is to be paid to his daughter, Susan, wife of son in law William Williams for her lifetime without it being subject to the control, debts or enjoyment of her present or any future husband. On her death the capital is to be divided equally between all her children, legitimate or illegitimate.
'And whereas my granddaughter, Mary Ann, the wife of Howell Nicholls, has had the sum of eleven pounds odd being the ninth part of the sum of one hundred pounds which I intended to devise to and amongst her brothers and sisters and herself I therefore hereby give and bequeath to the said Mary Ann Nicholls the sum of one shilling.'
To the other children of my daughter Ann, the first wife of William Williams, son in law, £89 to be divided equally between them.
After the setting aside of the £150, the payment of the £89 in legacies and payment of all debts and funeral expenses, the rest and remainder of his estate to his daughter Mary wife of George Williams and daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Rogers as tenants in common to be equally divided between them.

Executor: son in law, George Williams.

Signed by the testator

Witnesses: Elizabeth Watkins of the Green and Mrs Wood, Whitehouse.

Date of Probate:
31 December 1841 .

2. Inventory: No inventory but coversheet endorsed '£300'.




Some quite complex relationships in this will, interestingly, illegitimate children are mentioned. The documents include a separate registration instruction and a coversheet; 3 sheets in all


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