HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE,
DERBY AND DISTRICT REGISTRY
1901 VOLUME IN DERBYSHIRE RECORDS OFFICE REFERENCE D96 PAGES 11 AND 12
This is the last Will and Testament of me Issac Spendlove of The Pale Fence Farm in Shottle in the county of Derby Farmer made this fourteenth day of October One thousand eight hundred and ninety five in manner following that is to say I revoke all former Wills and Testementary dispositions made by me. I appoint my nephew Henry Birkin and my niece Lucy Birkin both now residing with me and my nephew William Hole of Dairywood Farm in Alderwasley in the said county of Derby (hereinafter referred to as my Trustees) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will. I bequeath to my Trustees a legacy of Seven hundred and fifty pounds Upon trust to invest the same in or upon the bonds or Debantures or Debanture stock or Guaranteed or Prefference Stock or Shares of any public Company which for three years preceeding such investment shall have paid a dividend of not less than 2 per cent per annum on its ordinary stockor shares or by deposit in any Bank or upon any securities for the time being authorised by law for the investment of trust funds and my Trustees shall stand possessed of the said legacy and of the investments representingthe same, Upon Trust to pay the income thereof to my sister Susannah Hole during her life and so that during coverture the same shall be for her seperate use without power of anticipation. And from and after her decease then as to as well the capital as the income of the said legacy and the investments representing the smameUponTrust for all the children of the said Susannah Hole who being a son or sons shall attain the age of Twenty one years or being a Daughter or Daughters shall attain that age or marry and if more than one in equal shares as tennants in common I bequeath the following legacies namely to my Nephews George Spendlove and Thomas Spendlove and my Niece Lucy Spendlove children of my Sister Elizabeth the sum of One hundered and fifty pounds each To my Sister Mary Ann the wife of John Deaville the sum of Fifty pounds To my Niece Hannah the wife of George Taylor the sum of Twenty five pounds and to my Niece Susan Birkin now residing with me the sum of Two hundred pounds which last mentioned legacy to be paid free from duty.I give and devise all that close piece or parcel of land situate at Broadgate in the township of Ashleyhay in the said County of Derby containing Five acres or thereabouts and which I purchased from Thomas Spendlove unto and to the use of my nephew Issac Birkin his heirs and assigns I give and devise and bequeath all my real estate of every tenure and wheresoever situate not hereby otherwise disposed of and all my personal estate and effects subject to and after payment of my funeral expences and debts and the legacies bequeathed by this my Will or Codicil hereto and the duty on the said legacy of Two hundered pounds hereinafter bequeathed free of duty unto and to the use of the said Henry Birkin and Lucy Birkin and their respective heirs executors administrators and assigns in equal shares as tenants in common. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this day and year first before written.
Signed by the said Testator,in the presence of us, (both being present at the same time) who at the same time, in his presence and in the presence of each other,have hereunto subscibed our names as witnesses.
Francis.J.Jackson Solicitor Belper
Charles.A.Smith his Clerk
On the 9th day of January 1901 Probate of this Will was granted at Derby to Henry Birkin,Lucy Birkin and William Hole,the Executors
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