John Slade of Aston Upthorpe - his Will - 21 Jun 1832

Monday, 11 December 2017 10:08 AM GMT

Contributed by: Jerry Green

John Slade was my 4x Great Grandfather.

This is the Last Will and Testament of me John Slade of Aston Upthorpe in the Parish of Blewberry in the County of Berks Gentleman First I direct all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid and satisfied I give and devise unto my Wife Elizabeth Deborah Slade another assigns for her Life all that my messuage or tenement together with the Orchard Garden and Appurtenances thereunto adjoining and belonging situate lying and being at Aston Upthorpe aforesaid called Edlins? and from and after the decease of my said wife I give and devise the same unto my sons Leonard Slade and Robert Vincent Slade their heirs and aassigns to hold to him my said sons Leonard Slade and Robert Vincent Slade their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Elizabeth Deborah Slade and her asaigns for and during the term of her natural life such part and parts of my household goods and furniture plate linen china and implements of household as she shall [] and [] and as may be sufficient to furnish the said messuage or tenement and premises called Edlins and I direct that as soon as may be after my decease an Inventory and valuation shall be made of such household goods furniture and effects so be taken by my said Wife and that she my said Wife shall sign the same with an engagement or undertaking for the delivery? thereof by her executors or admons at her decease to my executors herein after named ar the survivors or survivor of them reasonable and wear thereof excepted ot to account for the value thereof and from and immediately after the decease of my said wife the said household goods furniture and effects or the amount in value thereof shall sink into and form part of my residuary estate and as to all and singular my messuages farms lands tenements heredits and premises monies securities for money and all the rest Residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever as well real as personal and of what nature or kind soever I give devise and bequeath the same unto my son Leonard Slade and my friends William Sellwood late of Brightwell in the County of Berks but now of Hermitage in the same County Gentleman and Thomas Greenwood of the Market Place Wallingford in the said County of Berks Esquire their heirs executors admons and assigns to hold to them the said Leonard Slade William Sellwood and Thomas Greenwood their heirs executors admons and asigns according to the nature or quality of the said several and respective estates upon the several trusts and to 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 my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them their and his heirs executors admons or assigns do and shall make sale and absolutely dispose of all and singular the said messuages farms lands tenements hereditaments and premises as such? and in such manner as they my said trustees or the survivors or survivor of them shall in their or his discretion think proper and convert into moneyt all such part or parts of my estate and effects as shall not consist of money and get in and service all and every debt and debts sum and sums of money as may be but owing and belonging to me at my decease and do and shall convey assign and assure the same messuages farms lands tenements hereditaments and premises unto the purchaser or purchasers thereof his her or their heirs executors admons or assigns or as he she or they shall direct or appoint and do and shall stand possessed of the money to arise by such sale and to be begotten in and secured? and all and singular pther my residuary estate and effects In trust after payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to lay out and invest aassigns sufficient sum or sums of money to answer and pay to my daughter Jane Slade an annuity or annual sum of forty pounds by equal quarterly payments during her life the first payment to begin and be made at the expiration of one Calendar month next after my decease and also to answer and pay unto my servant William Kirkpatrick the weekly sum of seven shillings during his life to be paid to him on every Monday Morning the first payment to begin and be made on the Monday next after my decease and I hereby give and bequeath the said annuity or annual sum of forty pounds to my said daughter Jane Slade and the said weekly sum of seven shillings to the said William Kirkpatrick accordingly and upon trust to pay the following Legacies or sums of money that is to say to my daughter Mary the Wife of Thomas Bryan the sum of five hundred pounds to my daughter Martrha the Wife of Thomas Axford thesum of five hundred pounds to my daughter Charlotte the Wife of Thomas Thorpe the sum of five hundred pounds to my daughter Letitia Slade the sum of five hundred pounds to my daughter Amelia the Wife of William Thorpe thesum of five hundred pounds to my son John Slade two hundred pounds to my son Henry Slade one hundred pounds to my son Frederick Slade three hundred pounds to my son Septimus Slade two hundred pounds and to my son Joseph Slade three hundred pounds all which Legacies or sums of money I direct shall become vested in the several Legatees their respective executors admons and assigns immediately after my decease but the same shall not be paid until the expiration of two years afterwards but without interest in the meantime and to my friends the said William Sellwood and Thomas Greenwood for the trouble they may have in the execution of this my Will the Sum of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings each and upon trust to pay and divide the residue and remainder of such monies and all my residuary estate and effects unto and between my said sons Leonard Slade and Robert Vincent Slade equally share and share alike their respective heirs executors admons and assigns Provided always and it is my Will and I do hereby declare that the receipt and receipts of my said son Leonard Slade and the said William Sellwood & Thomas Greenwood or the survivors or survivor of them shall be a good and sufficient discharge and good and sufficient discharges for thge purchase money to arise from the sale of any part or parts of my estate and effects or for so much thereof as in such receipt or receipts shall be expressed or acknowledged to be received and that such purchaser or purchasers after such receipt or receipts given shall not be obliged to see to the application of the purchase money or any part thereof or be answwerable or accountable for the misapplication or non application thereof and that they my said trustees or the survivors or survivor of them shall not be answerable or accountable the one for the other or others of them or for the arts deeds receipts neglects or defaults of the other of them but each & every of them for his own separate deeds receipts neglects or defaults only nor for any more money or effects than they shall respectively actually receive or shall come to their hands respectively by virtue of this my Will notwithstanding they or either of them may join in any receipt or receipts for the rate of conformity and that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said trustees to decuct satisfy and pay themselves and himself respectively and to allow his and their cotrustees and cotrustee all such costs charges damages and expenses as they or he shall severally and respectively incur sustain expend or be put unto in or about the execution of the trusts powers and authorities hereby in them reposed or in relation thereto and lastly I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son Leonard Slade and my friends the said William Sellwood and Thomas Greenwood Executors of this my will and hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament I witness whereof I the said John Slade the testator have to the two first sheets of this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand and to this third and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this twentieth day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty two Jno Slade Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Slade the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Willm Langford Aston Upthorpe Farmer Rupt Clarke of Reading Berks Solicitor [] Kimber his Clerk Proved at London 20th September 1832 before the Judge by the Oaths of William Sellwood and Thomas Greenwood Esquire the surviving Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer

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