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Will of James Douglas Tobacconist of Torquay 1920

 

 

I JAMES DOUGLAS of 1A Strand Torquay in the County

of Devon do make this my last Will and Testament as follows viz  I leave any sums of

money in hand standing to my credit in any Bank at the time of my decease or inves-

ted in any shares or securities whatever or in loans together with the money for which

my Life is insured after payment of my just debts estate legacy duties and all expen-

ses incurred under this my will to be divided up to the sum of three thousand  -

pounds as follows viz I give to my daughter Elizabeth Ellen three hundred and fifty

one pounds to my son William Boyce one hundred and thirty four pounds to my son -

George Reginald one hundred and nineteen pounds to my daughter Fanny Louise six hun-

dred and fifty two pounds to my daughter Ethel Mary five hundred and fourteen pounds

to my brother Archibald ten pounds to my neice Elizabeth Donaldson ten pounds and to

my niece Mary Donaldson ten pounds I also direct that the sum of six hundred pounds

is to be invested in the names of my two sons William Boyce and George Reginald as

trustees for my daughter in law Mary Ann Ellen Hannah and my granddaughter Dorothy

Mary Douglas and the interest of the same I give to my son William Boyce for the

space of three years after my death and at the end of the said three years

one hundred pounds to be paid to my daughter in law Mary Ann Ellen Hannah and five

hundred pounds to my granddaughter Dorothy Mary but should my granddaughter Dorothy

Mary die without issue before the end of the three years from the date of my death I

direct that the five hundred pounds that I have left to her is to be divided as fol-

lows To my son William Boyce I give two hundred pounds to my daughter Ethel Mary I

give two hundred pounds and to my daughter Fanny Louise I give one hundred pounds I

further direct that the balance of the said three thousand pounds viz six hundred

pounds shall be invested in the names of my two sons William Boyce and George Reginald

and the interest of the same shall be paid as received to my brother Archibald  during

his life and at his death the said six hundred pounds is to be divided in equal -

proportions between my five children viz William Boyce George Reginald Elizabeth Ellen

 

Fanny Louise and Ethel Mary I further direct that all monies I may die possessed of

beyond the said amount of three thousand pounds shall be divided in equal propor-

tions between my aforesaid five children I further direct that only one half of the

money which I have left to my daughter Ethel Mary is to be paid to her at my death

and the remaining half is to be invested in the names of my two sons William Boyce

and George Reginald as trustees and to be paid to her when her eldest child attains

the age of twenty one years or earlier at the discretion of the said trustees the

interest of the money so invested to be paid to her as received by her said trustees

should she not live until her eldest child attains the age of twenty one years I

direct that her trustees may then apply the money as they think best for the

benefit of her husband Richard Burrnell Edwards and her children I leave to my daugh-

ter Fanny Louise all my household furniture linen and piano I leave my books pic-

tures plate china gramophone records to be divided equally between my five children

My family bible I leave to my eldest son William Boyce my rosewood worktable which

belonged to my mother I leave to my daughter Elizabeth Ellen and should she predecease

my second daughter then in the same manner it is to belong to her and so on to my

third daughter I also direct that after my death my house No 1A Strand Torquay shall

be offered to my son George Reginald for the sum of two thousand seven hundred and

forty pounds less four per cent three hundred and forty pounds from June the 24th

expended on my shop alterations  Should my son George Reginald decline to buy it

my executor is empowered to sell it as he may think best but before doing so he

shall grant a lease to my son George Reginald of the aforesaid house for a term so

long as he desires at a rental of 150 per annum and I also direct that after my death

my executor is to sell my house No 22 Rolle Street Exmouth by auction or as he may think

best and I direct that the proceeds of the sale of these my said houses at Torquay and

Exmouth after payment of all expenses of selling shall be divided in like manner

as I have directed that all other monies that I may die possessed of beyond the

amount of three thousand pounds shall be divided viz in equal parts between my afore-

said five children and I appoint my eldest son William Boyce  Douglas my sole EXECUTOR

 of this my last will and testament IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand

this twenty seventh day of March one thousand nine hundred and seventeen

JAMES DOUGLAS  -  Signed by the said James Douglas as and for his last will and

testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request and in the

presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - A M

Churchill Music Assistant "Maydene" Gerston Road Paignton - H G Skidmore Salesman 15

Hingston Road Babbacombe Torquay

Affadavit of the Execution filed

ON the 16th day of October 1920 Probate of this will was granted to

William Boyce Douglas the sole Executor.

 

 

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