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Abstract of the Will of Peter Kingman of Weymouth. 1849


This is the last Will and Testament of me Peter Kingman of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in the county of Dorset, plumber and glazier, made and witnessed this second day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty nine 


I give an bequeath unto my dear wife Elizabeth Kingman the sum of fifty pounds sterling to be paid to her by my Executors hereinafter named within two calendar months after my decease 


I give and bequeath my household goods furniture plate plated goods linen books glass china pictures and other household stuff in and belonging to the dwelling house in my occupation at the time of my decease unto and equally between my said wife and my daughter Elizabeth Kingman and if any dispute shall arise concerning the division thereof then I empower my said executors to divide and apportion the same between my said wife and daughter in such manner as my said executors shall think fit and proper. 


I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds unto my brother George Kingman of Hazelbury Bryan in the said county of Dorset to be paid to him within four months after my decease. 


All the rest and residue of my monies, securities for money, stock in trade, *** debts and other my real and personal estate of what nature or kind so ever which I shall be seized or possessed of except real estate vested in use as two fee or mortgages, I give devise and bequeath unto George Andrews, Gentleman, John Jacob, Barrister and Thomas Barling, Druggist, all of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis aforesaid, their heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality of the said Estate and Effects respectively upon the Trusts hereinafter mentioned ………………………… Note1]……………… 


to hold one moiety or half part of the said trust funds In trust from time to time to pay the annual increasing there from unto the hands of my said wife Elizabeth Kingman during her natural life for her sole and separate use exclusively of any future husband with whom she may intermarry and so that the same may not be liable to his debts control or engagements and so that my said wife shall not deprive herself of the benefit thereof by any sale mortgage charge or other disposition ……..


and after her decease as to both capital and **** upon the same trusts as are next hereinafter *********** consisting the other moiety of my said estate and effects. 


And I direct that my said Trustees and Trustee shall stand possessed of the remaining moiety of the said trust funds upon trust to pay the annual increasing there from unto the hands of my said daughter Elizabeth Kingman during her natural life for her own and separate use separate use exclusively of any future husband with whom she may intermarry and so that the same may not be liable to his debts control or engagements and so that my said wife shall not deprive herself of the benefit thereof by any sale mortgage charge or other disposition…….. 


[Note 2] 


[Note 3]


Signed 


Peter Kingman 


Witnessed 


Will Barrell 

Edwd M Harwood 


Proved at London 5th December 1849 by John Jacob and Thomas Barling two of the executors. Power reserved of making the like grant to George Andrews the other executor whenever he shall apply for the same.




Notes:

[1] there follows a full page of legal jargon covering the Trustees from blame. This is an extrely long and turgid will, written by a solicitor who was being paid by the word and wasn't holding back on his bill.

[2] after the death of daughter Elizabeth the trust is to be applied to any child or children of Elizabeth and then capitalised and paid to them on attaining the age of 21

[3] should his daughter Elizabeth die with no children to inherit, then the trust fund is to be divided equally between his three trustees




Last updated 24 February 2012