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1896 William Thomas Bertram Roberts

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Date: 13 Oct 1896 to 13 Oct 1896
Location: Winchester, Hampshire, Englandmap
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Transcript of the Will of William Thomas Bertram ROBERTS

(1848 - 1896)

This is the last Will and Testament Of me William Thomas Bertram Roberts of the City of Winchester Artist.

I appoint my dear Wife Clara Fanny and The Reverend George Richardson of The College Winchester to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will.

I give to my son Bertram my watch and chain and my Rouen Picture.

I give to my son Geoffrey my pictures namely the view of Winchester and the Blue Venice.

To my daughter Vera my carved oak over mantel in bedroom and my picture of the Cloisters showing the Tower.

To my daughter Priscilla my pictures of the Cloisters with man, my small Venice picture and my carved oak Overmantel in the study.

To my daughter Dorothy my picture of Langton Chapel and my large picture of Venice in the drawing room.

All the rest of my property real and personal I give devise and bequeath to my Executors and Trustees hereinbefore named In Trust to sell the same and to invest the money to be produced by such sale or sales in and upon such securities as are permitted and allowed to Trustees.

And I direct them to pay the Interest dividends and income arising from such investments to my said dear Wife for her life and after her death to divide the trust property so invested equally between my five children herein named.

I hereby authorise and empower my said Trustees to suspend and delay the sale of the whole or any part of the said Trust Property so long as they in their discretion may think right.

And I hereby give them power to alter and vary the investments of any Trust monies whenever it shall appear to them to be advisable so to do.

I revoke all former Wills by me made.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the thirtieth day of October One thousand eight hundred and ninety six.

Signed by the above named William Thomas Bertram Roberts (the testator) as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribedour names as Witnesses.

W T B Roberts
Alfred H. Dawkins 7 St. Cross Road, Winchester, Law Clerk.
Annie Butler, No. 1 Westerham Villas St. Cross Rd, Winchester, Cook.

On the sixteenth day of March 1897 Probate of this Will was granted at Winchester to Clara Fanny Roberts and The Reverend George Richardson, the Executors.


BE IT KNOWN THAT at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament of William Thomas Bertram Roberts of No. 1 Westerham Villas St. Cross Road in the city of Winchester Artist deceased, who died on the 7th day of November 1896 at No. 1 Westerham Villas aforesaid and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at No. 1 Westerham Villas aforesaid within the District of the County of Hants.was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice at Winchester and that Administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Clara Fanny Roberts of No. 1 Westerham Villas aforesaid Widow the Relict of the said deceased and The Reverend George Richardson of St. Mary's College in the City aforesaid Clerk the Executors named in the said Will they having ben first sworn well and faithfully to administer thesame.

Dated the 16th day of March 1897

Gross value of Personal Estate £ 736 : 0 : 0

Net value of Personal Estate £ 626 : 3: 11 No leasholds

Extracted by E D Godwin - Solicitor - Winchester


1. William Thomas Bertram Roberts was the Drawing & Art Master at Winchester College and married at Godalming in September 1877 Clara Fanny WHITE, the third child of Thomas WHITE junior the brewer and publican.

2. They had five children as follows:

  1. Bertram Thomas born 1878
  2. Geoffrey born 1879
  3. Vera born 1881
  4. Priscailla born 1883
  5. Dorothy born 1886

and all were still alive at the time of their father’s death in 1896.

3. It is possible that my mother (born 1895) was named after this Dorothy, this is the only Dorothy that I have found in this branch of the family.

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