The Last Will and Testament of Alice Spendlove of Elm Tree Farm Heage
Copied from original will.Alice died 16/11/1938 a widow ,her husband William died 17/2/1929 both are buried in Heage Churchyard along with their son my father Jim Spendlove who died 1989 all are in the same grave.
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Alice Spendlove of Elm Tree Farm,New Road Heage in the County of Derby Widow I appoint my Brother in law John Marsh of 1 Chatsworth Street Derby and my friend James William Henshaw of Crich View Outram Street.Ripley Derbyshire (hereinafter called "my Trustees")to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will.I direct my Trustees to pay all my just debts funeral testimentary and executorship expenses as early as convienently can be done after my decease.I give to my Daughter Alice Maud Spendlove all my household furnitureand household effects goods chattells (except as hereinafter mentioned)and will all my personal articles and things for her absolutely.I give to my said Daughter Alice Maud Spendlove the Legacy or sum of One Hundred Pounds free of any deduction whatsoever absolutely and declare that this gift to my said Daughter is given as some slight recognition for her work and devotion to me in my lifetime and therefore this payment to her shall be a first charge on the whole of my Estate.I give to my son Jim Spendlove the Washstand,Dressing Table,Tin Trunk and the Bed complete as now in his own bedroom for him absolutely I also give to my Son the said Jim Spendlove his late Fathers gold watch and chain and I express the wish that he will never part with the possession of the same.(This watch was stolen by a sneak thief from Jim sometime in the late 1970s/early 1980s its inscribed on the back with his initials in italics JS he was absolutely heartbroken to lose possesion of it.J.W.Spendlove.)
I give to my Granddaughter Edna Spendlove the Legacy or sum of Seven pounds and direct my Trustees to invest this amount together with the Four pounds which I have deposited in the Derbyshire Building Society and on her attaining the age of twentyone years to pay the total sum of Eleven pounds and the accumilated interest to my said Grand-daughter.And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my Estat both real and personal I give the same unto my Trustees upon trust to sell call in ??????? and convert the whole thereof into money and after payment of the expenses of such sale calling in and conversion and any mortgage moneys i may owe on my Real Estate to stand possesed thereof In trust for and to pay and divide the same unto and equally between my seven children namely Mary Elizabeth Calladine,Henry Arthur Spendlove,William Horace Spendlove,Winifred Tompkins,Jim Spendlove,Fanny Adelaide Salomy Spendlove and Alice Maud Spendlove.
I declare this to be my last Will and Testament and revoke all previous testimentary dispossitions heretofore exiand be me.In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of September One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty Eight.
Signed Alice Spendlove
signed by the said Alice Spendlove the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being at the same time who at her request in her sight and presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscibed our names as witnesses
Carr View Outram Street
Solicitors Managing Clerk.