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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,

Normal font, means totally sure,
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

    104   by or through their or his own wilful ? neglect
    105   And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife and the said
    165   Isaac Clarkson and John Tweedy executrix and executors of this my will
    107   And lastly revoking and making void all forever and other
    108   will and wills by me made I do declare this to be my only true last
    109   will and testament In witness whereof I the said testator Joseph Hugill
    110   have to this my said last will and testament contained and written on
    111   four sheets of paper to ? of such sheets set my hand this twenty s-
    112   -econd day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hun-
    113   -dred and forty two - Joseph Hugill - Signed aforeknowledged published and
    114   declared by the said testator Joseph Hugill as and for his last will and
    115   testament in the joint presence of us who at his request in his presence
    116   and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
    117   as witnesses - Francis J. Bradshaw Curate of Darlaston - A Rooker
    118   Surgeon

    119   PROVED at London 22nd November, 1842 before the Judge by the oaths of
    120   Mary Hugill widow the relict the Reverend Isaac Clarkson Clerk
    121   and John Tweedy the executors to whom Administration was granted
    122   having been first sworn by ? duly to administer

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