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Wills (ERO D/ACR 20/144 Thos Walford 1822 1822)

29.1.1822 (Wednesday 29 January 1822)

document 93000710

this is the last will and testament of me Thos Walford of Earls Colne in the county of Essex cooper first I give and bequeath unto my wife Susanna so much of my household furniture as she shall choose to take to and for her own use absolutely I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Susanna the wife of Wm Jarman of Earls Colne aforesaid carpenter and Margt the wife of Sam Sadd of the same place baker the sum of £10 apiece and direct the same to be paid unto their own hands within three months next after my decease for which their receipts alone shall be sufficient discharges respectively I give and devise all those my messuages tenements and cottages in the several occupations of Jn Kirkham Jas Ham and     Moss and all and singular other my freehold and copyhold estates whatsoever and wheresoever (except the messuage or tenement which I have agreed to sell to Wm Firman and which is now in the occupation of myself and my undertenants) and also all my stock in trade remainder of my household furniture debts sum and sums of money and other effects belonging to me of what nature or kind soever the same may be unto my brother Isaac Walford of Halsted in the county of Essex brewer and Jas Bradbury of the same place victualler to hold to them and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of the survivor upon trust to sell and dispose of my stock in trade and so much of my household furniture as my said wife shall not choose to take for her own use and collect and get in all debts sum and sums of money due and owing to me and out of the money thereby raised to pay the two aforesaid legacies my just debts funeral expenses and testamentary charges and the residue (if any) I direct to be placed out at interest on good security and the interest from time to time therefrom arising together with the rents of my said freehold and copyhold estates I direct to be paid into the hands of my said wife during the term of her natural life for which her receipt alone (notwithstanding any future coverture) shall from time to time be a sufficient discharge for so much money for which the same shall be give and if the interest arising from the said residue (if any) and the rents of the said estates shall prove insufficient for the support of my said wife then I authorise and empower my said executors or the survivor of them his executors or administrators to call in the said residue (if any) and to raise either by sale or mortgage of my said estates any sum or sums of money which they may think necessary and proper towards her maintenance and support and from and after the decease of her my said wife I give and bequeath all such interest and rents as aforesaid unto my said two daughter to be equally divided between them share and share alike during their natural lives and to be paid into their own hands respectively for which their receipts alone shall be sufficient discharges and from and after the decease of either of them then one moiety of such interest and rents to the survivor and the other moiety to the lawful issue of the deceased if any and if more than one equally between them and in default of issue then the whole to the survivor and from and after the decease of the survivor of them then I give and devise all and singular my freehold and copyhold estate (except as before excepted) unto the children of them my said two daughters lawfully to be begotten as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and in default of lawful issue of either of them then to the issue of the other of them and in case both of them shall die without lawful issue then I give and devise the same estates unto my brother and sisters their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and I do hereby authorise and empower my said executors or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of the survivor to complete the sale to the aforesaid Wm Firman of the aforesaid messuage or tenement and to give sufficient discharges in the law for the purchase money thereof which I do hereby direct shall go and be to and upon the same trusts and purposes as are herein before expressed and declared of and concerning my said freehold and copyhold estates provided nevertheless that if the title to the said messuage or tenement shall not be approved and the said contract shall not be completed then I give and devise the same to upon and for the same trusts ends intents and purposes as are herein before expressed and declared of and concerning my aforesaid freehold and copyhold estates I direct that my executors hereinafter appointed shall not be answerable for any losses that may happen except such only as shall happen through their wilful neglect or default and that one of them shall not be answerable for the other of them but each of them for his own acts I nominate constitute and appoint my brother the said Isaac Walford and the said Jas Bradbury executors of this my will and hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made do declare this to be my last will and testament contained in three sheets of paper in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 29.1.1822 Thos Walford signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Thos Walford as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses Chas Wing grocer and draper Earls Colne Jos Spurge hairdresser Earls Colne Sam F. Bridge clerk to mr Houghton solicitor Halsted