Will and Testament of Hugh Howarth
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Hugh
, of 73 Sheffield Road, Godley, Hyde, in the
County of Chester, Accountant. I appoint my sons, John
and Robert Howarth
and my son in law, William Lee
trustees and Executors of this my Will.
I give and bequeath unto my son, the said John
Frith Howarth, my walnut secretaire. I give unto my
son, the said Robert Howarth,
my gold watch and chain and cigar case. I give unto my
daughter, Alice Matilda Howarth,
my plush occasional chair, octagonal table, walnut carved
mirror with eagle on and the gold watch and chain formerly
worn by her late mother. I give unto my daughter, Jane
Lee, (wife of the said William
Lee) my oblong table and brass coal box in drawing
room. I give unto my son in law, the said William
Lee, my gold scarf pin.
I give unto my my said daughter, Alice
Matilda Howarth, the legacy of fifty pounds free from
legal duty. And subject as herein before mentioned I give,
devise and bequeath all the real and personal estate and
effects, or to which I shall be possesed or entitled,
or over which I may have a power of appointment or disposition
at the time of my decease unto my said trustess upon trust
to sell, call in and convert the same into money, either
by public auction or private contract, and stand possessed
of the proceeds of such sale, calling in and conversion
and my ready money in trust for such of my children, the
said Jane Lee,, John Frith Howarth,
Robert Howarth and Alice
Matilda Howarth as shall be living at the time of
my decease in equal shares and the issue of such of them
as shall be then dead, such issue nevertheless to take
only the share or shares to which his, her or them parent
or parents would have been entitled, if living, and if
more than one such issue in equal shares.
And I declare that my trustees may at their discretion
raise any part or parts not exceeding together one half
part of the vested or presumptive share of any child or
grandchild of mine under this Will, and apply the same
for his or her maintenance, education, advancement, preferment
or benefit as my trustees shall think fit.
And lastly, I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand this twenty
eighth day of March one thousand nine hundred and eleven.
Signed by the said Hugh Howarth, as and to be his last
will and testament, in the presence of us present at the
same time who, at his request, in his presence, and in
the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our
names as witnesses – Fred Knowles, Solictor, Hyde
– Joseph Knowles, his clerk.
On the 7th March 1912, Probate of this Will was granted
at Chester to John Frith Howarth,
Robert Howarth and William
Lee, the executors.
© Source: Cheshire
and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service—
ref MF 91/60