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Will of Robert Slade
This is the last and only will of me Robert Slade now of Poole in the County of Dorset Merchant In the first place I ratify and confirm the deed assigning my two policies of Assurance in the West of England and Sun Life Assurance Society to my brother Richard Slade and Robert Slade Ford upon the trusts therein declared I bequeath to my faithful housekeeper Caroline Smithers an annuity of Fifty pounds to be paid to her during her life in equal half yearly portions on the twenty fifth day of March and the twenty ninth day of September in every year the first of such portions to be paid on such of the said days as shall first happen next after my death And I do hereby charge and make liable my residuary personal estate hereinafter bequeathed with the due and regular payment of the said annuity And I do direct that the said Annuity shall be paid with out any deduction whatsoever for or on account of legacy or annuity duties stamps or any charges whatsoever but that such deductions shall be paid by my executors hereinafter named out of my residuary personal estate hereinafter bequeathed
I give and bequeath to Robert Frank Sturt formerly a pupil with the Reverend Doctor Emerton of Hanwell Collegiate School in the County of Middlesex but now an Articled Apprentice to William Pearce Chemist and Druggist of Southampton the sum of two thousand pounds sterling to be paid to him if he shall be alive on the twenty third day of October which will be in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty five by my executors out of my residuary personal estate I give to my daughter Sarah the wife of William Thompson now residing at Weymouth in the County of Dorset the sum of five thousand pounds sterling to be paid by my executors out of my residuary personal estate within six calendar months after my decease And as to all my real estate and the residue of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate whether in England or elsewhere which may belong to me at my decease (except the said two policies of Assurance hereinbefore mentioned) I devise and bequeath the same respectively to my two sons Thomas Slade and David Slade in equal shares as tenants in common their respective heirs executors and administrators absolutely but subject as to property vested in me as Trustee or mortgagee to the equities affecting the same respectively And I appoint the said Thomas Slade and David Slade executors of this my will In witness whereof I have to this my will contained in two sheets of paper hereunder set my hand this ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.
Robt. Slade. Signed by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses, H.W. Dickinson, Solr. Poole, Dorset, Leo. Baker, his clerk.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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