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Charles Adamthwaite of the Junior Oxford and Cambridge Club -  written in 1884

NOTES: Charles Edmund Adamthwaite was born in 1860 in Cheadle - the son of John (Jack) Adamthwaite and Maria Jane (Worrall)

He married Caroline Sarah Shore in Kensington on 6 oct 1880

Known children of Charles and Caroline:

  • Charles Edmund Adamthwaite - b. 1882 in Dublin d. 1928 in Crediton

  • Cyril J Adamthwaite - b. 1883 in Dublin, d.?

Charles Edmund Adamthwaite, senior, died on 10 Sep 1926 and was buried three days later at Braunston, near Daventry

Although Charles wrote this Will in 1884, it was revoked in 1897, his later Will was proved on 1 Feb 1927 with a further grant on 23 July of the same year - see Probate Records.  click here to view a .pdf  copy of the final will dated 19 March 1919, with three Codicils, dated 17 Nov 1919; 27 Feb 1924 and 12 Mar 1926

 

WILL - dated 13 May 1884

 

This is the last Will and Testament of me Charles Adamthwaite of the Junior Oxford and Cambridge Club St James’s Square in the County of Middlesex Esquire First I direct all my just debts funeral Probate and Testamentary expenses to be

 

Paid and discharged as soon as convenient after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named out of my personal Estate I hereby nominate and appoint my brothers William Lupton Adamthwaite and John Adamthwaite to be Executors and Trustees of this my Will and joint Guardians of any infant children I may leave surviving me I give to my Wife On hundred pounds absolutely to be paid to her within one month of my decease for her immediate occasions I Also Give and Bequeath to her absolutely All my household furniture and effects of that nature (if any) And All my Wearing apparel Jewellery Ornaments of the person and other matters of the like kind And Whereas under the Will of my late Father John Adamthwaite deceased bearing date the third day of December One thousand eight hundred and sixty nine and proved on the twenty sixth day of May One thousand eight hundred and seventy I am now entitled absolutely to a considerable amount of personal Estate and am also entitled for my life to the income of certain Real Estate and of the proceeds arising from the sale of certain Real Estate which has been sold since my said Fathers decease with remainder to my lawful Issue as in the said Will mentioned whether children or grandchildren with such provisions and in such shares and with such restrictions and in such manner as I shall by Will appoint And in default of such appointment In trust for all my lawful children whether Sons or daughters and for their several and respective heirs and assigns for ever in equal shares as tenants in common if more than one and for an only child absolutely if there shall be but one with divers remainders over And Whereas I have now two infant children only namely Charles Edmund Adamthwaite and Cyril John Adamthwaite both of tender years Now I hereby direct and declare that it is my wish and intention that the aforesaid Real Estate and proceeds of Real Estate so sold as aforesaid in which I have a life interest with power of appointment amongst my Issue as aforesaid shall go and belong to such of my children as shall survive me and live to attain twenty four years of age or shall die under that age leaving lawful Issue absolutely in equal shares as tenants in common if more than one and to an only child absolutely if there shall be but one such child And I appoint the same to them him or her accordingly And so far as I have the power to be so I request and authorize the Trustees under my said Fathers Will to apply so much of the income of the said Real Estate and proceeds of Real Estate as they shall think fit in and about the maintenance clothing and education of my infant children from time to time and to allow them all or any portion of their presumptive shares of Income from time to time until the youngest child shall obtain the age of twenty four years And as to All the rest residue and remainder of my Real and personal Estate and effects whatsoever and whosesoever of which I shall be seized and possessed or of which I have the power to dispose by Will I Give devise and bequeath the same unto my said Executors and Trustees their heirs executors administrators and assigns Upon trust to receive and take the income thereof and pay there out (the personality being the primary fund) to my dear wife Caroline Sarah the yearly sum of Seven hundred pounds during such time as she shall live and continue my Widow and unmarried upon condition that she provides a home and board for my children thereout and provides them with all necessaries with such assistance as she may obtain from the Trustees of my said Fathers Will in respect of the Income of Real Estate and proceeds of Real Estate in which such children will be interested as aforesaid until my children shall respectively attain twenty one years of age, the said yearly sum to be paid by four equal quarterly payments. Namely –on the twenty fifth day of March, the twenty fourth day of June, the twenty ninth day of September and the twenty fifth day of December in each year and the first payment to be made on such of the said days as shall happen next after my decease and to be clear of all deductions And from and after my said Wifes second Marriage in case she shall marry again I direct that she shall henceforth receive the yearly sum of Three hundred pounds only in lieu of the said sum of Seven hundred pounds to be paid on the said quarterly days and the first payment to be made on such of the said quarterly days as shall happen next after such second marriage and the reduced Annuity to be for her sole and separate use and for which her sole receipts shall be good discharges and to be without power of anticipation and alienation And from and after my children or any one of them shall respectively attain twenty one years of age or from and after my Wifes second marriage or in either of those events I direct and empower my said Trustees to provide ;my said children or child with whatever allowance the said Trustees may think fit out of the surplus income of my own Residuary Estate in addition to what my said children or child may be receiving under the Will of my late Father in respect of the income of the said Real Estate if ;;they shall deem it necessary and proper to make them any such additional allowance but subject and without prejudice to the Annuity payable to my said Wife under the provisions herein contained And I Direct that the surplus Income of my general Estate after providing for all and every the payments and matters hereinbefore insutioned shall accumulate at compound Interest until my youngest or only child shall attain twenty four years of age and when and as soon as that event happens I direct that my said Trustees and Executors shall first of all set apart or retain a sufficient capital sum to pay to or provide my said Wife with a yearly annuity of Seven hundred pounds payable on the regular quarterly days as aforesaid (reducible nevertheless as aforesaid in the event of her second Marriage) And subject as aforesaid I hereby Give devise and bequeath All and singular my own Residuary Real and personal Estate Unto all and every my  lawful children absolutely in equal shares as tenants in common or to such of them as shall survive me and live to attain twenty four years of age or shall die under that age leaving lawful Issue but not be paid divided and transferred until my youngest child for the time being shall attain twenty four years of age And if I should leave only one such child then solely to one such child for his or her absolute use and benefit and failing such Issue as aforesaid then I Give devise and bequeath All and singular my own Residuary Real and personal Estate and effects to m y said brothers William Lupton Adamthwaite and John Adamthwaite in equal shares as tenants in common subject nevertheless to the Annuity or Annuities hereinbefore given and bequeathed to my said Wife which I hereby charge upon my general Residuary Estate And I direct that if any one or more of my children shall charge alien or incumber or attempt to charge alien or incumber his or her share or portion under this my Will such charge alienation or incumbrance or attempt to effect the same shall be void and of no effect and so much of the share or portion hereinbefore given or bequeathed to such child as shall be aliened charged or incumbered or attempted so to be shall go over and belong to the other persons or person who would by virtue of these provisions be entitled thereto as if such child or children making or attempting to make such alienation charge or incumbrance were dead And I declare that my said Trustees shall have all the usual powers and indemnities now conferred by law upon Trustees I Give devise and bequeath All Trust and Mortgage Estates vested in me Unto my said Trustees their heirs executors administrators and assigns subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same And I revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this to be may last Will IN WITNESS whereof I have to each of the three sheets of paper containing this my Will subscribe my name this thirteenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and eighty four.

 

 

 

Signed by the said Charles Adamthwaite the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses all three being

 

present at one and the same time during such signing and subscribing.                                        

 

                                                             Chas. Adamthwaite

 

 

 

George Claud Rood Braddely

 

Audit Office London WC

 

 

 

William Mority Martin

 

Audit Office London WC


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