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Joseph Hugill D.D. Will
Joseph Hugill's Will was signed by Joseph on Monday the 22nd August 1842, and was proved at London on the 22nd November 1842 before a judge for Mary Hugill widow the relict, the Rev. Isaac Clarkson clerk and also John Tweedy the executors to whom administration was granted.
The witnesses for the Will were, Francis J. Bradshaw, Curate of Darlaston and A. Rooker Surgeon.
Deciphering the will has been problematic to say the least, but here goes,
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Italic font, means I am a little uncertain what the word is.
? means unsure [one word].
The letter "e" means "and".
[my comments are enclosed in brackets].
On the left are the line numbers...
001 In the Name of God Amen.
002 Joseph Hugill of Darlaston in the County of Stafford Doctor in
003 Divinity do make publish and declare my last will and testament in man-
004 ner following that is to say commit my soul into the hands of my ?
005 Redemmer who has purchased it with his own most precious blood and I
006 resign my body to the dust from where it was taken in full hope that it shall
007 rise again incorruptible and fashioned life unto Christís glorified body
008 I hereby ratify and confirm the settlement made previously to my mar-
009 -riage with my dear wife I give and bequeath all my household goods
010 and furniture money and securities for money Personal Estate and
011 effects unto my friends The Reverend Isaac Clarkson of Wednesbury
012 in the said County Clerk and John Tweedy of Gonerby in the county of
013 Lincoln, Gentleman their executors and administrators upon trust that they
014 my said trustees & the survivor of them his executors & administrators
015 do and shall permit my said wife to have use and enjoyment of my
016 said household goods and furniture & all other household effects during
017 her life and also do and shall as soon as ? may be after my death
018 sell and turned into money so much of my residuary personal estate
019 as shall be saleable nature and ? receive and get in all such parts
020 therof as shall consist of money debts or securities for money and be and shall
021 stand posessed of the money to arise and be received therefore upon trust to
022 pay thereof my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and to
023 lay out and invest the residue or surplus of the said trust monies in the name
024 or name of my said trustees or trustee upon government or freehold leasehold
025 or ? securities at interest with ? to alter vary or transpose the
026 same securities for or unto others of a life ? as often as it shall be
027 thought expedited upon further trust to pay the dividend interest
028 and annual ? to arise therefore unto my said wife or ? and
029 ? her to receive the same during her life and after her demise ?
030 ? upon trust to sell the said household goods and furniture and the
031 household effects and pay the money to be thereby and also pay
032 or assign and transfer the said trust monies or the securities on which
033 the same shall be invested unto all and every my children as ? ?
034 living as also any future child or children may have or ? my said
035 wife may be ? with at the time of my death equally to be divided between
036 or amongst them if more than one share and share and if but one then
037 to such only child the share or respective shares of my said children to be subject
038 to the trusts herein before ? a vested interest in him her or them ?
039 and as he/she or they shall attain his her or that age or respective ages of ?
040 our years or die under that age leaving lawful issue living at his her or their
041 death or respective deaths and in case any or either of my said children shall
042 depart this life upon the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful ? they
043 as well as the original as also any surviving and ? share or shares of
044 him her or them so dying of and in the said trust monies and securities
045 shall be in trust for and be ? transferred and paid unto the survivors
046 or survivor of the same children in equal shares if more than one and if but
047 one them to such only survivor at the same time or times and in such a
048 manner as are ? before ? ? his her their original
049 share or shares provided always and do hereby declare and direct that it shall
050 be lawful for the trustees or trustee of this my will at any time or times dor-
051 -ing the minority or minorities of any of my said children but netherless
052 with the ? in writing of my said wife in case she shall be then liv-
053 ing to apply and expend any such sum or sums part of the said trust monies not
054 exceeding in the whole the sum of five hundred pounds for & towards the sup-
055 -port, duration or otherwise for the ? or advancement of all or any of my
056 said children ? being minors And also that they my said trustees or trustee
057 shall and may at any time or times during the life of my said wife and with her
058 consent in writing pay or assign or transfer to my said children or any of
059 them on his her or their attaining the age or respective ages of twenty one
060 years the whole or any part of his her or their share or shares of and in the
061 said trust monies and securities for or towards either his her or their permanent
062 advancement or benefit of and direct that every ? ? shall
063 be given by the trustee or trustees for the time being in the execution
064 of the trusts of this my will to any persons or person ? any monies to
065 be received by them or him my said trustees or by virtue hereof
066 shall be legal and conclusive discharge to ? persons or person for
067 so such money as in every such receipt shall be expressed or afore-
068 knowedged to be received and fully and for ever release and exonerate such ?
069 ? person from all lieu or liability by reason of the misapplication
070 or ? thereof or any part thereof provided always and it is
071 my will that in case either of my trustees herewith named or any trustee or
072 trustees to be appointed under this present provision in their or either of
073 their ? shall depart this life or be desirous of being discharged from
074 or neglect refuse or become incapable ? in the trusts of this my will
075 then and as often as the same shall happen it shall be lawful for my said
076 wife during her life and afterwards for the surviving or
077 acting trustees or trustee for the time being or the executors or administra-
078 -tors of the surviving or last acting trustee on their or his own authority to
079 ? and appoint any other person or persons to be trustee or trustees
080 in lieu of the trustee or trustees so ? desiring to be discharged or negle-
081 -ecting or refusing or becoming incapable to act as aforesaid And that ?
082 immediately after every such appointment the said trust monies and the
083 securities of which the same shall be invested shall be ? ? ?
084 and transferred ? and in such manner as that the same shall and may
085 become vested in such surviving or ? and ? ? ? trustee or
086 trustees in or such trustee or trustees only as the ? may ?
087 his or their heirs executors and administrators upon the trusts and for
088 the interests and purposes herewith before declared ? the same resp-
089 pectively or such of them as shall be then subsisting or capable of taking
090 effect and I do herby declare that it shall be lawful for my said trustees
091 and such new trustee or trustees as aforesaid and each of them their and
092 each of their heirs executors and administrators by and out of the monies
093 where by virtue of this my will shall ? to their respective hands to
094 retain and reimburse themselves respectively and to afford to cover other
095 all such costs charges and expenses as they any or either of them shall sustain
096 or incur in or about the execution of the said trusts or any of them or in
097 relation thereto And further that they my said trustees and such new trus-
098 -tee or trustees as aforesaid their any or either of their heirs executors or
099 administrators shall be allowable or accountable for ? ?
100 and himself only respectively and not the out for the other or others of
101 them not for the acts deeds ? or defaults of the other or others of them
102 nor shall they any or either of them be accountable or accountable for the
103 any loss that may happen
The following was inserted into line 103, at this point
103 in the execution of this my will or of the trusts herein contained unless the same shall happen
103 by or through their or his own wilful ? neglect
104 And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife and the said
105 Isaac Clarkson and John Tweedy executrix and executors of this my will
106 And lastly revoking and making void all forever and other
107 will and wills by me made I do declare this to be my only true last
108 will and testament In witness whereof I the said testator Joseph Hugill
109 have to this my said last will and testament contained and written on
110 four sheets of paper to ? of such sheets set my hand this twenty s-
111 -econd day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hun-
112 -dred and forty two - Joseph Hugill - Signed aforeknowledged published and
113 declared by the said testator Joseph Hugill as and for his last will and
114 testament in the joint presence of us who at his request in his presence
115 and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
116 as witnesses - Francis J. Bradshaw Curate of Darlaston - A Rooker
118 PROVED at London 22nd November, 1842 before the Judge by the oaths of
119 Mary Hugill widow the relict the Reverend Isaac Clarkson Clerk
120 and John Tweedy the executors to whom Administration was granted
121 having been first sworn by ? duly to administer
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