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Charles Liddiard Grocer of Wantage - His Will

 Charles seems to have been a very successful person. He was my ggg grandfather.

 This is the last Will and Testament

of me Charles Liddiard of Wantage in the County of Berks Gentleman
I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Sarah Elizabeth the sum of fifty
pounds to be paid to her at the expiration of three months next after my
decease and I give her also such parts of my household goods and furniture
plate linen china glass and household requisites as she shall require and
make thereof to the value of one hundred pounds such value to be ascer-
-tained by my Executors hereinafter named I give to each of my children
five hundred pounds I give and devise unto my Son Thomas the messu
age garden and premises wherein he now resides with the pew No1 in
the Old Gallery in Wantage Church and also all my cottages farm yard
orchards and premises at Littleworth in Wantage aforesaid to hold the
same to him his heirs and assigns for ever I give and devise unto my
Son John the messuages and premises wherein he now resides situate at
Wallingford in the County of Berks to hold the same to him his heirs and
assigns for ever I give and bequeath unto my friends William Ormond
of Wantage aforesaid Solicitor John Kingham Reeves of West Hendred
in the said County of Berks yeoman and my said Son Thomas Liddiard
a Legacy of forty pounds each for their trouble as Executors and I give
unto the said William Ormond John Kingham Reeves and Thomas
Liddiard their executors administrators and assigns all my monies and 
securities for money stock funds and securities and all the Rest and
Residue of my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and whereso-
ever and of what nature or kind soever not hereinbefore specifically dis-
posed of Upon Trust to sell or dispose of collect get in and convert into money
such parts thereof as shall not consist of money and also to call in all mo-
nies due and owing to me on bond bill note of hand or other security I give
devise limit and appoint unto the said William Ormond John Kingham
Reeves and Thomas Liddiard their heirs and assigns all other my freehold
and copyhold messuages lands tenements and hereditaments whatso-
ever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever with their []
every of their rights members and appurtenances to hold the same un-
to and to the use of them the said William Ormond John Kingham Reeves
and Thomas Liddiard their heirs and assigns for ever upon Trust as soon
 
as conveniently may be after my decease to sell the same by public auc-
tion or private contract with liberty from time to time if deemed expedient
to buy in any part thereof at any auction and to rescind or vary the terms of
any contract for sale that may have been entered into and to convey such
parts of the said estate as from time to time shall be sold in such manner
as the respective purchasers thereof shall direct and I declare that such
purchasers respectively shall be exonerated from all responsibility in res-
pect of the application of the monies paid by them respectively to the
Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my will and I further declare
that my said Trustees shall stand possessed of the monies to be produced
by such sale or sales as aforesaid and also the monies arising from my
said residuary personal estate hereinbefore bequeathed upon Trust in
the first place to pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary charges
and expenses and the expenses incident to such sale and conversion and
upon Trust in the next place to invest such a sum of money in the public
funds or on real security in England at interest in the names of my Trustees
for the time being of this my will as will produce the annual sum of one
hundred and fifty pounds and do and shall stand possessed of the same
upon Trust to pay the said sum of one hundred and fifty pounds as and
when the same shall become due and payable half yearly unto my said
dear wife or permit her to receive the same for and during her life if she
shall so long continue my widow and unmarried but not otherwise and
from and immediately after the decease or second marriage of my said
wife which shall first happen Then I declare that my said Trustees for
the time being shall stand possessed of the said capital sum and the se-
curities whereon the same shall be invested as aforesaid upon the same
Trusts and for the same ends interests and purposes as are hereinafter
declared with respect to the produce of my said residuary real and personal
estate and in case my said wife should happen to marry again then I
give and bequeath to her the sum of five hundred pounds for her own
use and benefitin lieu of the said annuity of one hundred and fifty
pounds per annum during her life and I hereby declare that the provisi-
on made for my said wife shall be in lieu and bar of dower or thirds which
she might claim and as to all the residue of the produce of my said resi
duary real and personal  estate as aforesaid and the said capital sum
and securities whereon the same shall be invested subject? as aforesaid
upon Trust for my child if only one or if more than one all and every my
child and children who shall be living at the time of my decease equal-
ly ashare and share alike for the absolute use and benefit of such children
respectively but subject to the restrictions and provisions hereinafter con-
tained and I hereby declare that in the division of the produce of my
said residuary real and personal estate my said Son John shall be con-
sidered as having already received the sum of one thousand pounds
being the value of the said messuage and premises at Wallingford aforesaid
and if his share should not amount to that sum I desire that he will account
to my Trustees and Executors for the surplus so received by him and pay
such to them as well as any debt he may owe me at my decease
otherwise I hereby declare the devise to him shall be void and I also declare
that my said? son Thomas shall be considered as having already received the
sum of two thousand pounds being the value of the messuage and premi-
es wherein he resides and the cottages barn yard orchard and premises at
Littleworth so devised to him as aforesaid and if his share shall not amount
to the said sum of two thousand pounds I desire that he will account with
my said Trustees and Executors for the surplus and pay such said surplus
to them as well as any debt he may owe me at my decease otherwise I hereby
declare the the devise to him under this my will to be void and I hereby direct and declare
that the share of each of my children who shall be daughters of and in the 
 
produce of my said residuary property shall not be paid or transferred
absolutely to such respective daughter but shall be held by my said Trustees
or Trustee for the time being upon the Trusts hereinafter expressed that is
to say upon Trust to [] or lay out the same respective shares in
the names or name of my said Trustees or Trustee on Government or war
securities in England or such other good security as they shall deem fit
and sufficient from time to time varying the same ow often as shall be
deemed expedient and from time to time to stand possessed of the said trusts
funds and securities upon the [] following (that is to say) Upon Trust
to receive the dividends interest and annual produce of the said stocks funds
and securities and from time to time pay the same unto or permit the
same to be received by my respective daughters during the term of their
natural lives respectively and I declare that the shares of my said daugh
ters respectively shall be paid to them for their separate use free from the
control and debts of any husband they may respectively have intermarri-
ed or might afterwards intermarry and so that during any coverture of
such daughters respectively they shall have no power to alien or anticipate
the growing payments of the said dividends interest and annual produce
or any part thereof and from and after the decease of such respective daugh
ters as afor said then as to as well the said trust monies stocks funds and
securities forming the share of such daughters as aforesaid as also the
share or shares of the produce of my said real and residuary personal
estate to which such respective daughters of mine may become entitled to
for this my will as also the yearly dividends interest or produce therefrom
arising therefrom Interest for all the children of such respective daughters
if there shall be more than one to take in equal shares as tenants in common
for their own respective use and benefit but in case there shall be no child of
such respective daughters or no such child who shall live to acquire an
absolute vested interest under the trusts hereinbefore contained then as to
the said trust monies stocks funds and securities constituting the share
of such respective daughters as aforesaid upon the trusts and for the purpo-
-ses of this my will declared concerning the other or remaining that is of the
produce of my real and residuary personal estate for the benefit of my other
children respectively or their issue so far as the same trusts and purposes
always and I hereby declare that in the case at the death of such my respective
daughters any of the children of such daughters who shall happen to be
entitled actually or presumptively to such share or shares in the said trust
monies stocks funds or securities constituting the share of such daughters
as aforesaid shall not have attained the age of twenty one years then it
shall be lawful for the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my will
in their or his direction from time to time after the decease of such respec-
tive daughters as aforesaid to apply all or any part of the yearly dividends
interest or annual produce of the actual or presumptive share of each
such child during his or her minority or respective minorities in or towards
his or her maintenance and education or otherwise for his or her benefit
and that so much of any of the dividends interest or annual produce
arising from the share of each such child respectively as shall not be
applied as aforesaid shall be improved at interest and accumulated and
the accumulations thereof be added to the principle of the share when
the same shall have arisen snd be subject to all the trusts and directions
herein contained concerning the same but the same may afterwards be
applied in the discretion of the said Trustees for the benefit of such child dur-
ing his or her or their minority or respective minorities provided also and I
hereby declare that in case? the said William Orsmond John Kingham
Reeves and Thomas Liddiard or either of them shall die in my lifetime
or shall renounce the execution of the trusts hereby created or in case the
 
said William Ormond John Kingham Reeves and Thomas Liddiard or any
Trustee or Trustees to be appointed under this present provision shall die or
be absent from the United Kingdom for the space of six calender months at
one time or shall otherwise become unwilling or unable to act in the aforesaid
trusts then and so often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for the
surviving or continuing Trustee or Trustees or if there be no such Trustee
then for the retiring or renouncing Trustee for the time being or if there be
no such last mentioned Trustee then for the executors or administrators of
the last deceased Trustee to nominate any fit person or persons to supply the
place or places of the Trustee or Trustees respectively so dying residing abroad
or becoming unwilling or unable to act as aforesaid and that immediate-
ly after every such appointment the said trust estates monies and effects
stocks funds or securities shall be conveyed or transferred in such manner
that the same may vest in such new trustee or trustees jointly with the
surviving or continuing trustee or trustees or in such new trustee or trustees
solely his or their heirs and assigns as the case may require and such new
trustee or trustees shall have and be capable of exercising all the powers and
authorities whatsoever herein before contained in the same manner to all
intents and purposes as if he or they had been appointed a Trustee or Trustees
by this my will provided also that the Trustees or Trustee for the time
being of this my will shall be charged and chargeable with such sums
only as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the trusts repo-
sed in them notwithstanding their joining in any receipt or receipts for
the sake of conformity and that they or any of them shall not be answer-
able or accountable for any involuntary loss or damage which may hap-
pen in the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereto provided
always and I hereby lastly declare that it shall be lawful for the said
Trustees or Trustee for the time being by and out of the money which
shall come to their or his hands by virtue of the trusts aforesaid to deduct
retain and reimburse for themselves respectively or himself and also to
allow to each other all costs charges damages and expenses and fees to Coun-
sel for advice which they or any of them may sustain disburse or incur
in or about the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereto and
I hereby nominate and appoint the said William Ormond John
Kingham Reeves and Thomas Liddiard Executors in trust of this my
will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty
fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and fifty--------Chas Liddiard---------Signed by the said Charles
Liddiard as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us pre-
sent at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the pre-
sence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the
words have in the first sheet "Trustees and" and in the second sheet and "as" in
the third sheet having been first severally interlined as well as the words
or such other good security as they shall deem fit and sufficient in the third
shhet ------Edwd Ormond-----Thos Bennett Clerks to Wm Ormond Solicitor
Wa\ntage
Proved at London 10th March 1851 before the Judge by the oaths of William
Ormond John Kingham Reeves and Thomas Liddiard the Son the Execu-
tors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly
to administer
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