High Court of Justice
(Probate Division)
1893 Volume in Derby Records Office -Reference D96 Pages 574-575

This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Spendlove wife of Robert spendlove of Derwent Cottage Duffield in the county of Derby.I appoint my Daughter Elizabeth Spendlove sole Executrix and Trustee of this my Will.
I give devise and bequeath all my Estate and effects whether real or personal unto my said Executrix In Trust to convert the same into money by sale or otherwise and to invest the proceeds thereof after paying thereout my funeral and Testementary Expenses and debts and to pay or recieve the income of the said proceeds thereof to enable her my said Executrix to keep and maintain the home as at present and to maintain thereout my said household my two Daughters Elizabeth and Millicent and my son John Spendlove as long as they shall agree to live together and from and after the decease of my two daughters the said Elizabeth anmd Millicent.I give and devise my property called or known by the name of Cow-hay gate situate at Lea in the Parish of Ashover in the county of derby as fully descibed in the first Schedule (first part ) in the Deed of Conveyance from my brother William Else to myself and Dated the fourth July 1892 unto my son John Spendlove ( now residing with me )his heirs and assigns absolutely after the decease of my said daughter Elizabeth and my said son John Spendlove.I give and Devise the close of land called by the name Oliver Close as fully descibed in the second part of the schedule in the Deed of Conveyance unto my said Daughter Millicent Simms Spendlove her heirs and assigns absolutely the residue and remainder of my real or personal property wheresoever and whatsoever and my household furnature plate linen china and effects to my said daughter Elizabeth Spendlove absolutely to be at her own disposal.Irevoke all former Wills and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament.In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of April One thousand eight hundered and ninety three -Elizabeth Spendlove
Signed by the said Elizabeth Spendlove ,the Testatrix as and for his (sic) last Will and Testament in the presence of us, present at the same time who inher presence ,in the presence of each other and at her request have hereunto subscibed our names as witnesses.
John Saxton-Crich Derby----Emily Munton -Duffield
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Proved at derby the 17th day of June 1893 by the oath of Elizabeth Spendlove ,Spinster the Daughter the Sole Executrix to whom Administration was granted.
The testatrix Elizabeth Spendlove (wife of Robert Spendlove)was late of Derwent Cottage Duffield in the County of derby and died on the 28th day of April 1893 at Duffield aforesaid.
gross value of Personal Estate 765-10-0
Extracted by Stone & Symonds Solicitors Wirksworth