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Joseph Slade of Shalbourne - his Will - 1833

Joseph Slade is not a close relative but this will brings all Slades in my ancestry into one family. More of his details can be found here.

 This is the Last Will and Testament of me

Joseph Slade of Bagshott in the parish of Shalbourne Berks Farmer First I
direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be discharged
by my Executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently can be after my
decease I give and bequeath unto my dear Wife Elizabeth Slade all my household
 
furniture plate linen china glass wines liquors and other consumable stores
for her absolute use and benefit I give and bequeath all my Farming stock
implements in husbandry and all other my personal estate and effects what
soever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever whether in 
possession reversion remainder or expectancy unto my brother Henry Slade
Aston up Thorpe Berks Farmer and my brother in law Thomas Washbourne
of Hungerford Berks Farmer their executors administrators and assigns
upon trust that they and the survivor of them and the executors or admons
of such survivor do and shall carry on manage and conduct with the
assistance of a Bailiff of necessary the several Farms which I may occupy
at the time of my decease until the expiration of the several leases under
or terms for which I may hold the same if they shall so long find it
profitable but not otherwise And as to the proceeds or profits of the said
Farm or Farms Upon trust to pay the same to my said Wife for or towards
the support of herself and the support and education of all such of my children as shall be living at
the time of my decease until such sale shall be made thereof as hereinafter
after mentioned And when and so soon as the said lease or leases or
term or terms for which my said Farm or Farms shall or may be holden
shall expire or determine or neither? and so soon as the carrying out of the said
Farm or Farms shall be found unprofitable Then and in either of the said
cases Upon trust that they my said trustees and the survivor of them and
the executors administrators and assigns of such survivor do and shall
absolutely sell and dispose of my said Farming stock and implements in
husbandry and all other my personal Estate and effects as aforesaid either
together or in parcels and either by public auction or private sale for
the best price or prices that can be obtained or which to them or him shall
seem reasonable for the same and to assign [] transfer the same when sold
absolutely to the purchaser thereof or as they shall respectively appoint and
as to the monies to arise or to be produced from such sale or sales Upon trust
that they my said trustees and the survivor of them and the executors admons
and assigns of such survivor do and shall after reimbursing themselves and
himself all such damages and expenses which they or either of them may
sustain or be put unto in or abour such sale or sales and otherwise in the
execution of the trusts of this my Will or in any wise relating thereto lay out
and invest the residue of such monies at interest in their or his own names
or name on Government or real security and do and shall vary and transpose
the same securities when and as occasion shall require And as to the
interest dividends and annual produce thereof upon trust that they my said
trustees and the survivor of them and the executors administrators and assigns
of such survivor do and shall pay or apply the same for or towards the
maintenance and support of my said Wife and the maintenance and support 
of my said children during her life independent of any future husband she
may happen to marry And after her decease Upon trust for all and every
my child or children as well those already born as those which might be
born in due time after my decease in equal shares as tenants in common
provided also and I do hereby declare that if either of my said trustees
shall die or be desirous to be discharged from or become incapable to act
the aforesaid trusts it shall be lawful for the surviving trustee with the
consent of my said Wife to appoint any other proper person to be a trustee
in his place and thereupon such new trustee shall be invested with the
same powers and authorities as herein before contained to all intents and
purposes as if he has been appointed a trustee by this my Will and that it
shall be lawful for my said trustees for the time being to give receipts or other
discharges for any money which shall be payable to them under this my will
and that the purchaser or purchasers of the said trust premises and other persons
paying them money under this my Will and taking their receipts for the same
accordingly shall not afterwards be answerable or accountable for the loss
 
misapplication or nonapplication thereof and that neither of my Trustees shall
be answerable or accountable for involuntary losses in the aforesaid trusts unless
the same shall happen through their or his wilful act neglect or default 
and that it shall be lawful for my trustees to reimburse themselves respectively
out of the said trust monies all costs damages and expenses which they shall
respectively sustain or incur in or about the execution of the aforesaid trusts or
in relation thereunto and lastly I hereby appoint the said Henry Slade and
Thomas Washbourne joint Executors of this my Will and hereby revoking
all other Wills by me heretofore made do declare this to be my last Will and
Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to witn
my hand to the two first sheets hereof and my hand and seal to this third and
last sheet thereof this fourteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred
and thirty three Jos Slade  Signed Sealed published and declared
by the said Testator Joseph Slade as and for his last Will and Testament in the
presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each
other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses Sophia Bird Hungerford
Bucks Jno Mathews Solr Hungerford Bucks.
 
Proved at London 5th February 1834 before the Judge by the Oaths of
Henry Slade the Brother and Thomas Washbourn (in the will written Washbourne)
the Exors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Common duly
to administer.
 
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