High Court of Justice
(Probate Division)
Derby District Registry
1895 Volume in Derbyshire Records Office :-reference D96 Pages 848-850

This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Spendlove now residing at Jack Hill ,Tansley near Matlock in the County of Derby, Spinster.

I appoint my brother in law William Spendlove of Jack Hill aforesaid and my Nephews William Deaville and George Spendlove of the Crow Trees Shottle (hereinafter called my Trustees) to be the Exectutors and Trustees of this my Will I give to my Trustees the sum of One hundered pounds Upon trust during the lifetime of my Sister Susannah Hole to pay the interest and annual income thereof unto the said Susannah Hole to be applied as she may think fit for the benefit of her daughter Florence Anne Hole and from and after the decease of my said Sister Susannah Hole I direct that my Trustees shall stand possessed of the sum of One hundered pounds and the income thereof upon trust for my said Niece Florence Ann Hole to be applied by my said Trustees for her benefit as my Trustees shall in their absolute and uncontrollable discretion think fit. Provided nevertheless and I hereby declare that in the case the said Florence Anne Hole shall die before her mother the said Sussanah Hole then from and immediately after the decease of the said Florence Anne Hole the said legacy of One hundered pounds shall fall into and form part of my residual estate. I give and bequeath the following specific legacie namely To my Niece Hannah Taylor, daughter of my deceased Sister Lucy Spendlove my Cameo Broach To my Niece Elizabeth Spendlove now resident at Alderwasley my clock and watch and chain To my niece Sarah Ellen Deaville my half dozen silver tea spoons and sugar tongs To my Niece Lucy Spendlove now resident at the Crow trees, Shottle my silver teapot and I give all my household furnature, wearing apperal and other household effects not herein before specifically disposed of unto and equally between my said four Nieces namely Hannah Taylor Elizabeth Spendlove Sarah Ellen Deaville and Lucy Spendlove and I give to my Nephew the said George Spendlove the sum of fifty pounds I give and devise and bequeath all my real estate and all the residue of my personal estate not hereinbefore specifically disposed of unto my Trustees Upon trust that my Trustees shall sell and convert the whole thereof unto money or such part thereof as shall as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the monies produced by such sale and conversion and with and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testementary expensec and debts and the legacies bequeathed by this my Will or any Codicil thereto and pay and devide the said residue of the said monies in manner following that is to say as to one fifth part thereof to my Sister Mary Ann Deaville as to one other fifth part thereof to my Sister Hannah Birking as to one other fifth part thereof to my Sister Susannah Hole as to one other fifth part thereof unto and equally between the three children of my deceased Sister Elizabeth Spendlove and as to the remaining fifth part thereof to my said Niece Hannah Taylor Provided nevertheless and I hereby declare that if any or either of my said Sisters Mary Ann Deaville Hannah Birkin and Susannah Hole shall die in my life time leaving issue living at my decease such issue shall take (and in more than one equally between them) the share which his her or their parent would have been entitled to in my residuary estate had such parent survived me. In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my Will the 27th day of February One thousand eight hundred and ninety five.

Sarah Spendlove

Signed by the above named Sarah Spendlove as her last Will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

William Joseph Mays - Smith Bank Cashier Matlock Bridge
Joseph Henry Briggs - Bank Clerk Matlock Bridge
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On the 20th day of September 1895 Probate of this will was granted at Derby to William Spendlove, William Deaville and George Spendlove the Executors