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1883 Alfred Martin

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Date: 23 Feb 1883 to 26 Feb 1883
Location: Godalming, Surrey, Englandmap
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Transcript of the Will of Alfred Martin

(1821 - 1885)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Alfred Martin of Milford near Godalming in the County of Surrey Station Master.

I appoint my dear wife Mary Martin and my brother in law Thomas White of Godalming aforesaid Brewer to be the Executrix and Executor and Trustees of this my Will and they or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor or other the Trustees or Trustee for the time being hereof are hereinafter called the Trustees or Trustee.

I bequeath to my trustees or trustee the sum of four hundred pounds Upon trust to invest the same in or upon of the investments hereinafter authorised with power to them or her during the life of my said wife with her consent to vary such investments.

And to stand possessed of the said sum of four hundred pounds and the securities upon which the same shall for the time being be invested Upon trust to pay the annual income thereof unto my said wife during her life for her separate use and independently of any husband and without power of anticipation.

And after her death In Trust as to the said sum of four hundred pounds and the securities for the same for such of my children Alfred William Martin, Elizabeth Louisa Blarney, Henry John Martin and Frank Parkins Martin as shall be living at my decease in equal shares.

Provided always that if any of my said children shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me and being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or marry then such last mentioned child or children shall take and equally among them if more than one the share which their deceased parent would have taken if such parent had survived me.

I give all the residue of my property both real and personal to which at my death I shall be beneficially entitled or of which I shall hve power to dispose by this my Will unto my said wife absolutely subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testametary expenses.

I declare that my trustees or trustee may allow the said sum of four hundred pounds hereinbefore bequeathed to remain at interest in the hands of Messieurs Mellersh Bankers Godalming aforesaid or in their or her discretion to invest the same in or upon any of the securities upon which trustees are authorised by law to invest trust monies.

I revoke all former Wills by me made.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty third day of February onr thousand eight hundred and eighty three.

A. Martin

Signed and acknowledged by the said Alfred Martin the testator 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 (all three being present together at the same time) have hereunto set our names as witnesses

William Harris Clerk to Mr R. E. Mellersh Solr. Godalming.
A. T. Sherwin Brewer Godalming.

This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Alfred Martin of Milford near Godalming in the County of Surrey Staion Master which Will bears the date the twetny third day of February onr thousand eight hundred and eighty three.

I give to my dear wife Mary Martin in addition to the provision made for her by my said Will the sum of fifty pounds for her absolute use and benefit and to be paid to her immediately after my decease. And I direct that the said sum of four hundred pounds which I have by my said Will bequeathed In Trust for the benefit of my said wife for her life with remainder to my children after her death shall be reduced to the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds in order to provide for the above legacy of fifty pounds to my said wife.

And in all other respects I ratify and confirm my said Will.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twetny sixth day of February onr thousand eight hundred and eighty three.

A. MartinA.

Signed and acknowledged by the said Alfred Martin the testator as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other (all three being present together at the same time) have hereunto set our names as witnesses

William Harris Clerk to Mr R. E. Mellersh Solr. Godalming.
A. T. Sherwin Brewer Godalming.

On the 1st August 1885 Probate of this Will and Codicil was granted to Mary Martin Widow and Thomas White the Executors.

Record of Probate

BE IT KNOWN, that at the date hereunder written, the last Will and Testament with a Codicil thereto of Alfred Martin formerly of Milford near Godalming in the County of Surrey but late of Denzil Road, Guildford in the same County retired Station Master deceased, who died on the 7th day of June 1885 at Denzil Road aforesaid, was proved and registered in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice and that Administration of the personl estate of the said deceased wa granted by the aforesaid court to Mary Martin of Church Road, Woodbridge Road Guildford aforesaid Widow the Relict and Thomas White of Godalming aforesaid Brewer the Executors named in the said Will they having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same.

NOTES:

1. Alfred MARTIN married Mary WHITE daughter of Thomas WHITE senior (1796 - 1864) soon after her father’s death in 1864, he was described as a widower on the marriage entry.

2. His previous wife was Marianne Parkins BELLRINGER and they were married in Southampton in 1839, when Alfred was only 18 years old and had the four children listed above at two year intervals, Henry John and Frank Parkins both became Railway Clerks, no doubt arranged for them by their father Alfred. Alfred William became a druggist & commercial traveller living in St. Pancras, London.

3. There was a marriage agreement made between Alfred & Mary prior to the marriage but this document has not survived, only the invoice for drawing up the agreement survives, which is in the Surrey History Centre, it took Alfred over a year to pay the invoice.

4. A. T. Sherwin was Alfred Thomas Sherwin the son of Mary Martin’s sister Katherine Budd late Sherwin née White, with whom both Mary Martin and Katherine Budd were living at the time of the 1891 census.





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