Will of Ellen Swindells widow of Macclesfield 1897



BE IT KNOWN, that on the date hereunder written, the last Will and

Testament of Ellen Swindells

of 92 Windmill Street, Macclesfield

in the County of Chester widow

deceased, who died on the 6th day of February 1897

at Macclesfield aforesaid

was proved and registered in the Principal

Probate Registry of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration

of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court

to Samuel Swindells of 6 Pitt

Street Macclesfield aforesaid

Silk weaver one of the Executors

named in the said will he having been first sworn well

and faithfully to administer the same. Robert Norbury the

other Executor named in the said

will having renounced Probate


Dated the 5th day of March 1897



Gross value of Personal Estate 800.12.11



of me ELLEN SWINDELLS of 92 Windmill Street Macclesfield in the County of Chester Widow

1. I revoke all former Wills

2. I appoint Robert Norbury of Richmond Hill Macclesfield aforesaid Collier and

Samuel Swindells of  St Georges Street Macclesfield aforesaid Silk Weaver to be the EX-

ECUTORS AND TRUSTEES of this my Will and hereinafter refer to them collectively as "my


3. I give to them the said Robert Norbury and Samuel Swindells the sum of five pounds

each (duty free) for their trouble in acting as the executors and trustees of my Will

4. I give all my plate linen china glass books pictures prints furniture and other

household effects and also the shop fixtures used in my business (but not stock in trade)

to my nephew George Hall of 92 Windmill Street Macclesfield aforesaid Baker absolutely

5. I appoint devise and bequeath all my real and residuary personal estate and ef-

fects (including my two freehold messuages and hereditaments situate in Blakelow Road

Macclesfield aforesaid) unto my trustees In trust to convert the same into money by sale

or otherwise and out of the proceeds to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and

debts and the aforesaid legacies and to stand possessed of the said residuary trust moneys

and the investments for the time being representing the same (hereinafter called "the

trust fund") In trust for my nieces and nephews hereinafter named namely Isabella Smith

the wife of James Smith of Blakelow Road Macclesfield aforesaid Painter Esther Hudson

of Richmond Hill Macclesfield aforesaid Widow Mary Ann Rowlinson the wife of Edwin Row-

linson of Buxton Road Macclesfield aforesaid Labourer and Ellen Lomas the wife of John

Lomas of Carlton near Barnsley Collier and James Garner of Stockport Cotton Spinner

Joseph Lomas of Dodsworth Collier and the said George Hall in equal shares Provided al-

ways that if any of my said nieces and nephews shall die in my lifetime leaving a child

or children who shall survive me and being male shall attain the age of twenty one years

or being female shall attain that age or shall marry under that age then and in every such

case the last mentioned child or children shall take (and if more than one equally

between them) the share which his her or their parent would have taken of and in the

trust fund if such parent had survived me

6. Notwithstanding the preceding trusts I direct my trustees to pay the share of the

said Mary Ann Rowlinson of and in the trust fund (if she shall survive me) to her as

separate property by instalments of five shillings per week the first weekly instalment

to be paid on the Saturday next after my decease until her said share shall be exhausted

and if on the death of the said Mary Ann Rowlinson the whole of her said share shall not

have been paid to her as aforesaid the balance with all interest thereon (if any)

shall be paid to her children equally or child if but one attaining the age of twenty

one years subject to clause seven

7. I declare that my trustees may at their own discretion raise the whole or any

part or parts of the vested or presumptive share of any Infant legatee under this my Will

and apply the same for his or her advancement preferment or benefit as my trustees shall


think fit And I declare that the power of maintenance conferred by statute shall apply to

the presumptive share to which an infant legatee shall or would if of full age for the

time being be entitled in possession IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this

second day of October One thousand eight hundred and ninety five - The mark of ELLEN

X SWINDELLS - Signed by the said testatrix Ellen Swindells as and for her last Will

and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who t her request in her

presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the

before written Will having been first read and explained to the said Ellen Swindells

who appeared perfectly to understand the same and made her mark hereto - HERBERT

KENYON - JOSEPH HAND clerks to Mr Hand Solicitor Macclesfield -


On the 5th day of March 1897 Probate of this Will was granted to Samuel Swindells

one of the Executors


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