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William Liddiard of Eastbury - His Will 26 May 1856

William Liddiard was my gg grandfather, He died 11th July 1861, aged 43. This is the last will and testament of me William Liddiard of Eastbury in the Parish of Chipping
Lambourne in the county of Berks Yeoman by me duly made and published this fifth day of May
one thousand eight hundred and fifty six whereof I appoint my friends Robert Clements of Wantage
in the said county of Berkshire Farmer and Charles Clements of the same place son of the said
Robert Clements joint executers and Guardians of such of my children as shall be under the age of
twenty one years at the time of my decease requesting them to accept a legacy or sum of Forty
pounds each which I hereby bequeath to them for their trouble .First I direct the payment of all my
just debts funeral expenses and testamentary expenses as soon as conveniently may be after my
decease .I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary a legacy or sum of Five hundred pounds
sterling for her own use and benefit to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease
with interest from that went at Four per cent per annum until payment I give and bequeath unto the
said Robert Clements and Charles Clements and their heirs All those my two Cottages or
tenements with the outhouses gardens and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate at Eastbury
aforesaid which I lately purchased of Richard Wells and all other my real estate and hereditaments
whatsoever and wheresoever to hold the same to them the said Robert Clements and Charles
Clements and their heirs Upon the trusts and for the several ends intents and purposes hereinafter
mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say Upon trust that they
the said Robert Clements and Charles Clements and the survivor of them and the heirs and
assigns of such survivor do & shall as and when and as soon as the same can be conveniently
done absolutely sell and dispose of all and singular the said cottages or tenements real estate and
hereditaments either by Public auction or Private contract at one time or several times and together
or in parcels or lots or in such other way and manner as they my said trustees in their discretion
shall think fit And for such price or prices in money as can or may be reasonably had or obtained
for the same And do and shall upon the sale thereof or of any part thereof and convey the same or
so much thereof as shall be sold to the purchaser or respective purchases thereof and his her or
their heirs or assigns absolutely or otherwise as such purchase or purchasers shall respectively
direct or appoint And my will is and I do hereby direct that the receipt and receipts of my said
trustees or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor shall be a good and
sufficient discharge and discharges to any purchaser or purchasers of my said cottages or
tenements real estate and hereditaments or of any part or parts thereof and to his her or their heirs
executors administrators or assigns respectively for the money in any such receipt or receipts shall
be acknowledges or expressed to be received And that no purchaser or purchasers or other
person or persons to whom any such receipt or receipts shall be given shall be in anywise bound
or obliged to see the application of such money or any part thereof or be answerable or
responsible for the misapplication or non application thereof or of any part thereof .And it is my will
and meaning and I hereby declare and direct that my said trustees and the trustees and trustee for
the time being of this my will shall stand and be possessed of and interested in the money to arise
of such sale or sales as aforesaid and the rents and profits of the said hereditaments and premises
until sale thereof such rents and profits to be paid and applied as interest as part of my personal
estate and upon the same trusts and for the several ends intents and purposes hereinafter
mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning my personal Estate. I give and bequeath
unto each of my children lawfully begotten who shall be living at the time of decease or born in due
time afterwards the sum of One Thousand pounds to become an interest vested in them
respectively and to be paid at the time hereinafter mentioned that is to say as to such of them as
shall be a son or sons immediately upon his or their respectively attaining the age if twenty one
years and as such if them as shall be a daughter or daughters on her or their respectively attaining
the age of twenty one years or marrying under that age with the consent of my said trustees which
shall first happen. I give and bequeath all my household furniture farming stock monies and
securities for money and all the residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects
whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinafter bequeathed unto the said Robert Clements and
Charles Clements their executors and administrators In trust with all convenient speed to collect
get and receive the same and convert into money such parts thereof as shall not consist of money
or securities for money and to stand possessed thereof and also the monies to arise by sale of my
said cottages or tenements and real estate In trust to invest the same in their names or in upon
Government or real security or securities and to stand possessed of all and singular the stocks
funds and securities in or upon which the same may be invested In trust to pay and apply the
interest dividends and annual produce thereof or so much thereof as they shall think necessary for
the maintenance education and support of all and every my children lawfully begotten who shall be
living at the time of my decease or born alive in due time after until they shall have attained their
respective ages of twenty one years and when and as soon as each of them being a son shall
have attained his age of twenty one years In trust to pay or transfer to him an equal share of the
said stocks funds and securities with all accumulation thereof according to the number of my said
children for his own absolute use and benefit And when and as soon as each of them being a
daughter shall have attained her age of twenty one years In trust to set apart a like equal share of
the said stocks funds and securities with all accumulations thereof and to stand possessed thereof
In trust to pay such daughter or to such person persons as she shall or may from time to time as
abd when the same shall become due appoint to receive the same or permit and suffer her and
them to receive and take the interest and dividends thereof and of every part thereof during the
then remainder of her natural life to and for her own sole and separate use benefit and disposal
exclusive and independent of any husband or husbands she may happen to marry his creditors
control engagements or assigns and so as he or they shall not intermeddle nor have anything to do
therewith And I direct that neither if my said daughters shall have power to alienate assign or make
over the same interest and dividends or any part thereof by way of anticipation or otherwise And I
hereby so declare that the receipt or receipts of my said daughters or such person or persons as
they may respectively appoint as aforesaid notwithstanding their covertures shall alone be a good
and sufficient discharge or good and sufficient discharges to my said trustees for the same And
from and immediately after the decease of each such daughter Upon trust that they my said
trustees and the survivor of them and the executors ad administrators or assigns if such survivor
do and shall stand and be possessed of and interested in the share of such deceased daughter
and the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the same shall be invested and the dividends
interest and produce thereof In trust to pay and apply the same to such person or persons in such
shares and proportions and in such manner and form and to and for such ends intents and
purposes as such Daughter shall notwithstanding her covertures and whether she shall convertor
sole in by her last will and testament in writing or any codicil thereto or any writing purporting to be
her last will and testament to be signed and sealed by her in the presence of and attested by two or
more credible witnesses from time to time direct or appoint And for want or from and after the
expiration or determination of such direction limitation or appointment and in the meantime and
until any such shall be made and subject to such direction limitation or appointment as aforesaid In
Trust for all and every the child and children lawfully begotten of such daughter equally to be
divided amongst them if more than one share and share alike their respective executors
administrators and assigns but if any od such children shall die under the age of twenty one years
without leaving lawful issues in that case and thenceforth as well the original share as every other
share if such of them so dying of and in the said share of the said Trust money stock funds
securities and accumulations aforesaid shall be In trust for the other or others of them equally to be
divided between and amongst them if more than one but shall not be payable sooner than the
original portions of such other or others of them shall become payable And if there shall be no such
child or children if such daughter s or being such they all shall die under the said age of twenty one
years without leaving lawful issue Then Upon Trust that they my said Trustees and the survivor of
them and the executors administrators or assigns of such survivor so and shall and be possessed
of and interested in the share of such daughter if and in the said trust money, stocks securities and
accumulations and the dividends interest and produce thereof In trust for such persons as shall be
the next of kin of such daughter exclusive of her husband And in case any or either of my said
children shall die under the age of twenty one years Then as well as the original share or shares of
him her or them so dying as all such other share or shares as shall survive or come to him her or
them on the death of others or other of my said children under the age of twenty one years shall be
In Trust for the survivors and others or other of them if more than one as tenants in common and
for their respective executors administrators and assigns And if there shall be but one such child
then such only child and his or her executors administrators and assigns And I do hereby
authorise direct and empower my said trustees and the survivor of them and the executors
administrators and assigns of such survivor during the minority of any or wither of my said children
to raise and levy any sum or sums of money for the advancement or preferment in the world of
any or either of such children not exceeding one moiety of his or their presumptive share and to
pay and apply the money so to be raised accordingly And in case all my said children shall die
under the said age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue then I direct my said trustees
and the trustees and trustee for the time being of this my will to stand possessed of all and singular
the said stocks funds and securities In trust for the eldest child then living of each my said Brothers
and Sisters equally to be divided between such eldest children share and share alike and for the
respective executors administrators and assigns absolutely and if there shall be only one such
eldest child then for such only child his or her executors administrators and assigns absolutely And
I do hereby authorise the trustees and trustee for the time being of this my will from time to time to
alter vary the securities in or upon which my said trust monies or any part thereof may be invested
for others of alike nature .I give and devise to the said Robert Clements and Charles Clements
and their heirs all such real estate as at the time of my decease may e vested in me as Mortgagee
or trustee To hold to them and their heirs Upon trusts and for the purposes upon and for which the
same are or shall be held be me. And I do declare and direct that if the said Robert Clements or
Charles Clements or either of them shall die or refuse or decline to act or become incapable of
acting in the trusts of this my will then a new trustee or trustees may be appointed by the surviving
or continuing trustees or trustee or by the trustees or trustee so declining to act or the heirs
executors or administrators of such of them as shall so die And the said trust estate monies and
securities shall in that case be conveyed assigned and transferred as to be vested in such new and
such surviving or continuing trustees or trustee their heirs executors and administrators and
assigns as to the case may be upon in same trusts and with the same powers as are hereinbefore
mentioned and declared and so from time to time as often as that case shall happen and I declare
that my said trustees and executors and the trustees and trustee for the time being of this my will
shall not be answerable one for another and by no means for involuntary losses and that they shall
be allowed and may retain and reimburse themselves all their costs and expenses to be
occasioned be the due execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed And hereby revoking all
former and other wills and other testamentary papers by me at any time hereto before made I do
publish and declare this to be my last will and testament .
This is a codicil o the last will and testament of me William Liddiard of Eastbury in the parish of
Chipping Lamborne in the county of Berks yeoman which the will bears the date the fifth day of
May One thousand eight hundred and fifty six .Whereas in and by my said will I have appointed my
friend Charles Clements to be one of the executors of my said Will and a guardian of such of my
children should be under the age of twenty one years at the time of my decease and have given
him a legacy of forty pounds for his trouble. Now I do hereby revoke the appointment of the said
Charles Clements as such executor and Guardian and also the legacy of forty pounds bequeathed
to him and in lieu thereof I do hereby appoint my brother Thomas Liddiard of Wantage in the said
county of Berkshire Grocer to be an executor of my said will and a guardian of such of my children
as shall be under the age if twenty one years at the time of my decease jointly with my friend
Robert Clements the other executor and Guardian in my said Will mentioned and I do hereby give
and bequeath to my said brother a legacy of Forty pounds sterling for his trouble I give and
bequeath to me dear wife Mary a legacy or sum of Five thousand pounds sterling for her own use
and benefit in addition to a like sum of Five hundred pounds bequeathed to her by my said will to
be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease with interest at Four pounds per
Centum per annum until payment Also I give and bequeath to my said Wife such of my household
goods and furniture utensils and implements of household as she may select to the value of one
hundred pounds sterling for her own use and benefit such value to be ascertained in case of
dispute by two indifferent persons to be named by my said wife and the other by my said
executors or by an umpire appointed by such two indifferent persons .And I do hereby give and
bequeath to the said Robert Clements and Thomas Liddiard their executors and administrators All
my Plate Jewels and trinkets In trust to permit my said wife to have the use and enjoyment thereof
during her natural life if shall so long remain my widow and immediately after her decease or
second marriage which shall first happen In trust to divide the same equally among such of my
children then to be living and if there shall be but one such child to transfer the same to such only
child for their his or her own absolute use and benefit And if I shall have no child then living Then I
direct that the said plate jewels and trinkets sink into and form part of my residuary personal estate
And whereas I have by my said will devised to the said Robert Clements and Charles Clements
and their heirs All those my two cottages or tenements with the outhouses gardens and
appurtenances thereunto belonging at Eastbury aforesaid which I lately purchased of Richard
Wells and all other my real estate and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever Upon certain
trusts therein mentioned NOW I DO hereby revoke the said devise of my said cottages and
hereditaments and premises and all other my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and in lieu I
do hereby give the same with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Clements and Thomas
Liddiard To hold to them and their heirs Upon the same trusts and for the same ends intents and
purposes as in and by my said will I have declared and expressed of and concerning the same And
whereas I have by my said will given and bequeathed all my household goods furniture stock
monies and securities for money and all the residue and remainder of my personal estate and
effects whatsoever and wheresoever not therein before bequeathed unto the said Robert Clements
and Charles Clements their executors and administrators Upon certain trusts therein mentioned
Now I do hereby revoke the said last mentioned gift and in lieu thereof and subject to the bequests
hereinafter contained I do hereby give & bequeath the same unto the said Robert Clements and
Thomas Liddiard their executors and administrators Upon the same trusts and for the same ends
intents and purposes as in and by my said will I have declared and expressed of and concerning
the same, And whereas I have by my said will given and devised to the said Robert Clements and
Charles Clements and their heirs all such real estates as at the time of my decease may be vested
in me as Mortgages or trustee Now I hereby revoke the said last mentioned gift and devise and in
lieu thereof I do give and bequeath all such last mentioned real estate unto the said Robert
Clements and Thomas Liddiard To hold to them and their heirs upon the trusts and for the
purposes upon and foe which the same are or shall be held by me . And I declare and direct that
the said Robert Clements and Thomas Liddiard and the survivor of them and the heirs executors
administrators and assigns of such survivor shall have and be entitles to the same powers and
authorities protection and indemnity in all respects as I have in and by my said will given to the said
Robert Clements and Charles Clements and the survivor of them and the heors executors
administrators and assigns of such survivor In all other respects I ratify and confirm my said will
and declare this to be a codicil thereto
Declared 26th May 1856
This is a second codicil to the last will and testament of me William Liddiard of Eastbury in the
Parish of Chipping Lamborne in the county of Berks which will bears the date 5 May 1856.
Wheras in and by my said will I have appointed my friend Robert Clements to be one of the
executors of my said will and a guardian of such of my children as shall be under the age of twenty
one years at the time of my decease and have given him a legacy of Forty pounds ofr his trouble
Now I do revoke the appointment of the said Robert Clements as such executor and guardian and
also the said legacy of Forty pounds bequeathed to him and in lieu thereof I appoint my brother in
law Mr Frances Tyrell to be an executor of my said will and a guardian of such of my children as
shall be under the age of twenty one at the time of my decease jointly with my brother Thomas
Liddiard the other executor and guardian appointed by a first codicil to my said will dated on or
about the 26 May 1856 and I do hereby give and bequeath to the said Frances Tyrell a legacy of
forty pounds sterling for his trouble - ( all other bequests to Robert Clements go to Frances Tyrell)
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