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The Will of Ralph Rigby

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This is a transcript of the Will of Ralph Rigby 1818-1886 in which he acknowledges that the is the father of 3 of the children of Mary Monks:

  1. Isaac 1843,
  2. George 1846
  3. James 1864.
It was written on 12 May 1886.
Ralph died in Warrington, Lancashire on 13 May 1888.
The will was proved on 8 June 1886 by George Monks of Padgate, sole executor.
The Estate was £261 11s 0d (equivalent of ~£35,000 in 2020)

Spelling and punctuation are as the registered copy of the will. Paragraph breaks at the change of subject in the text, and highlighting are my own for ease of reading. Whitfield-2424 06:29, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Ralph Rigby of Warrington in the County of Lancaster made this twelfth 12th day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Six

I hereby revoke all Wills by me at any time heretofore made

Executor I appoint my son George Monks hereafter described as one of my three illegitimate children by Mary Monks to be my Executor and I direct that all my just debts and Funeral and Testamentary Expenses shall be paid as soon as possible after my decease.

Residue I hereby give and bequeath unto the said Executor all my real and personal estate upon trust that he shall as soon as convenient dispose of my estate and the proceeds of the said estate to be equally divided among my three illegitimate sons born to me by Mary Monks namely Isaac Monks, George Monks and James Monks.

This I certify is my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have affixed my mark in the presence of two witnesses on this Twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty six

Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

Benjamin Johnson
James Newall
Signed Ralph Rigby X his mark

Proved at Liverpool the 8th June 1886 by the oath of George Monks the sole Executor to whom Administration was granted.

The Testator Ralph Rigby was late of Warrington in the County of Lancaster Labourer and died in the 13th

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