My Family History & Genealogy

The Last Will

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Wild of No 6 Edward Street Regents Park in the County of Middlesex, builder  I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah Chappell Wild all my household furniture plate linen and china to and for her own absolute use and benefit I give and bequeath unto to my son Thomas Wild and my son in law William Bishop my trustees hereinafter named their executors administrators and assigns All those my leasehold messuages or tenements and premises Nos 6 7 15 and 16 Edward Street Regents Park aforesaid Nos 3 and 4 Little Edward Street Regents Park aforesaid Nos 2 and 3 Priory Street Camden Town in the said County of Middlesex and No 30 Claremont Terrace Kentish Town in the said County And All Other my Estate and Effects of whatever nature or kind upon trust to pay unto or allow my said Wife to receive the yearly rents profits and product of my said leasehold premises and all other my Estate during her life or widowhood to and for her own absolute use and benefit And from and after the decease or marriage of my said wife which shall first happen Then I direct that the several messuages tenements or premises aforesaid or such other messuages tenements or premises as may have been exchanged for or purchased by my said trustees with the purchase money of any of the first named premises sold by my said trustees under the power hereinafter mentioned and all other my estate of whatever nature kind or description may be divided between and amongst my children by my said Wife namely the said Thomas Wild Mary the Wife of the said William Bishop James Wild Charles Wild Joseph Wild and Samuel Chappell Wild in such manner as they and the Guardians of such of them as may not be of full age may within three months after the decease or marriage of my said Wife agree upon amongst themselves it being my wish to prevent if possible my said leasehold property being sold at a sacrifice and that all proper and necessary conveyances may be made by my said trustees for purpose of legally vesting such leasehold premises in my said children according to such division But in case my said children or any of them and the Guardians of such if any of them as shall not be of full age shall not within such period of three months agree upon the division of the said property then I direct my said trustees to sell and absolutely dispose of and convert into money the whole of my said leasehold and other my Estate and Effects and divide the product of such sale and conversion equally between and amongst my said children share and share alike And I hereby direct that my said children which ever way my said estate may be divided whether by apportionment of the said leasehold premises and other my estate by agreement or by sale and division of the product shall take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants And I direct that the share of my daughter Mary Bishop may be conveyed to trustees or paid over to her as the case may be for her own sole and separate use and benefit independent of the debts control or engagements of her present or any future husband and that her receipts alone shall be sufficient discharges to my said trustees for any money payable by them to her under the trusts of this my Will But in case of the death of the said Mary Bishop before my said Estate shall be divided by either of the means before mentioned then  I direct my said trustees to stand possessed of her share of my said Estate to and for her children by the said William Bishop to be paid to them on their attaining twenty one years of age or conveyed to them as the case may be the yearly product of the said share to be applied for their benefit and education during their minority  but in case there shall be no child or children of the said Mary Bishop then I direct her share to be divided or go to her next of kin according to the Statute of  distributions And I hereby direct my said trustees in case either of my children shall not have attained the age of twenty one years on the decease or marriage of my said Wife to manage or invest their share of my said Estate and Effects as the case may be until he or they shall have attained the age of twenty one years of age applying if necessary any portion of the yearly product of his or their said share for or towards his or their maintenance education and support until they shall attain the age of twenty one years And I hereby authorise my said trustees if at any time hereafter before such division or sale of my said leasehold property as hereinbefore directed they should deem it of advantage to my estate (and during the lifetime or widowhood of my said Wife with her consent) to make sale? and absolutely dispose of any of my said leasehold premises either by public sale or private contract and to purchase other property of the like kind with such like consent of my said Wife with the product thereof or invest the product thereof in the Public stocks or funds of Great Britain such property or product to be subject to such of the trusts of this my Will as affected or would have affected the property so sold And I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of my executors and the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will to any purchaser or purchasers of any part of my Estate or Effects or to any person or persons who shall have any of the trust monies in their his or her hands shall be a good and sufficient discharge for so much money as in such receipt or receipts shall be expressed to be received And I further direct that in case either of my said trustees shall die or become unwilling or unable to act in the aforesaid trusts before the said trusts shall be fully executed and performed then and as often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for the surviving or continuing trustee or trustees of this my Will or the executors or administrators of the last surviving trustee to nominate any fit person or persons to supply the place or places of the trustee or trustees respectively so dying or becoming unwilling or unable to act as aforesaid And that immediately after every such appointment the said trust estate monies stocks funds or securities shall be assigned and transferred so 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 as the case may require subject to the trusts aforesaid and such new trustee or trustees shall be competent to exercise 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 trustee or trustees in and by this my Will And I do hereby declare that my said executors and trustees hereby appointed and also the trustee or trustees to  be appointed by virtue of the provision lastly hereinbefore contained severally and respectively and their several and respective heirs executors and administrators shall be chargeable with such monies only as they shall respectively actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby reposed in them notwithstanding their joining in any receipt or receipts or doing any other act for the sake of conformity and that they or any of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any misfortune loss or damage which may happen in the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereto except the same shall happen by or through his her or their own wilful act neglect or default and in that case such persons shall be answerable only for such loss or damage as shall arise from his own act neglect or default And I do further declare that my executors and trustees herein named and such future trustee or trustees to be appointed as aforesaid severally and respectively and their several and respective heirs executors and administrators shall and may out of the monies which shall come to their hands by virtue of the trusts aforesaid deduct and reimburse to himself and themselves and their Executors and trustees respectively all costs charges and expenses which they or any of them may sustain or incur in or about the execution of the trusts of this my Will And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son Thomas Wild and my said Son in law William Bishop trustees and the said Thomas Wild William Bishop and my said Wife Sarah Chappell Wild Executors and Executrix of this my Will and guardians of my children who are under age and hereby revoking all former or other Wills by me at anytime heretofore made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Wild the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in four sheets of paper set my hand this twenty second day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one. 

 

Thomas Wild - Signed published and declared by the said testator

 

Thomas Wild 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 - Charles Steward 115 Grove Street Camden Town - Thomas Marler 6 Harmood Street

Hampstead Road. 

 

Proved at London 8th September 1852 before the worshipful James  Parker Deane Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Thomas Wild the Son William Bishop and Sarah Chappell Wild widow the Relict the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to admr