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Will of Ellen Freeth

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Date: 16 Mar 1898 to 12 Sep 1900
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
Surname/tag: Freeth
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Abstract of the will of Ellen Freeth of Standard Hill in the city of Nottingham, spinster

Dated 16th March 1898

Died 8th June 1899

Probate 12th September 1900

1 Appoint Henry Edward Thornton, banker of Nottingham, and Frederic Wadsworth, solicitor of Nottingham, as trustees and executors, and bequeath to each of them £600.

2 All household goods to go into this trust, Sarah Ann Rawson, widow of the late Francis George Rawson ; Ellen Fox Wadsworth, wife of Frederic Wadsworth; the Reverend Richard Davies Harries, vicar of Beeston; Sarah Munk, wife of Harry Munk; and, Christiana Wadsworth, wife of Walter Wadsworth, shall take such part of these goods as the trustees in their discretion select. The residue to fall to her residuary estate.

3 To Henry Vessey Machin all her North Clifton estate, i.e. all her lands and houses in the parish of North Clifton.

4 To Reverend Richard Davies Harries all her South Clifton estate, i.e. all her lands and houses in the parish of South Clifton, together with those in Harby, Girton, Spalford, Wigsley, Normanton on Trent and North Scarle.

5 Pecuniary legacies:

Cousin Harriett Field £1,000
Alice Field (d/o Harriett) £500
Margaret Field (d/o Harriett) £100
Julia Field (niece of Harriett) £100
Col. William Freeth £1000
George Freeth (s/o William) £500
Matthew Freeth(s/o William) £500
Christiana Freeth (d/o William) £100
Cousin Alice Stoke Roberts £1000
Each d/o Alice Stoke Roberts £100 (each)
Cousin Isabel Hodgson £500
Sarah Ann Rawson £100
Kate Orr (wife of the Rev. J Orr, d/o Sarah Rawson) £25
Fanny Cursham (wife of Harry Cursham, d/o Sarah Rawson) £25
Catherine Wadsworth £100
Sarah Munk £100
Rev. William George Cruft, curate of St Peter, Mansfield £100
Rebecca Bradley (former servant) £100
Sarah Watson (former servant, sister of Rebecca Bradley) £50
Fanny Darby (maid and housekeeper) £500
Thomas Cecil Smith Wooley of South Collingham £100
William Thomas Cartwright £300
Mary Cartwright (wife of William Cartwright) £100
Thomas William Cartwright (s/o William and Mary) £50
George Cartwright (s/o William and Mary) £50
Edith Mary Cartwright (d/o William and Mary) £50
Annie Cartwright (d/o William and Mary) £50
Walter Wadsworth £100
Ellen Fox Wadsworth £100
Henry Seymour (drawing master) £100
Ellen Freeth Huswell (godchild) £100
Thomas Stowe of Clifton, gardener £50
Annie Richards, d/o William Abraham Richards £25
Louisa Bond, d/o Henry Bond £25
Sarah Cooper of Rowsley £30
Arthur Vessey Machin £3000
Edward Vessey Machin £3000
Henry Vessey Machin £2000
George Vessey Machin £2000
Mary Vessey Machin £1000
Elizabeth Vessey Machin £1000
Deliah Vessey Machin £1000
William Handford (servant, if still in employ) £50
Samuel Harding (servant, if still in employ) £50
John Allen (servant, if still in employ) £10
Each female servant in employ one years wages
Nottingham General Hospital £1000
Nottingham General Dispensary £200
Midland Institute for the Blind £100
Nottingham Nursing Institute £50
Nottingham Gordon Boys Home £50
Vicar and CW of Harby (for bells) £200

6 All rest and residue to be sold by her trustees and divided equally between:

Arthur Vessey Machin
Edward Vessey Machin
Rev. Richard Davies Harries
Frederick Wadsworth

7 Trustees to be reimbursed reasonable fees


Ellen Freeth


Edward H Fraser Solicitor, Nottingham A W Chalmers Peskett MBBC Cantab., Nottingham

In Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice The Principal Probate Registry

Be it known that Ellen Freeth of Standard Hill in the city of Nottingham Spinster died on the 8th day of June 1899 at Standard Hill aforesaid. That by orders made on the 27th day of November 1899 and the 18th day of January 1900 in a consolidated action entitled Thornton and another against Cartwright and Machin against Thornton and others now depending in the Probate Service and Admiralty Division of the High Court touching and concerning the validity of the will of the said deceased it was ordered that Henry Edward Thornton and Frederic Wadsworth be appointed administrators pending the said action of the estate of the deceased limited to the sum £65, 052 12s 3d money on deposit with Messrs Samuel Smith and Co to cash on current banking account cash in house household furniture and effects and one year’s income from mortgaged properties and one year’s income from real estate.

And be it further known that at the date hereunder written letters of administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and rests in the personal representative of the deceased limited as aforesaid pending the said action were granted by her Majesty’s High Court of Justice at the Principal Probate Registry thereof to the said Henry Edward Thornton of the city of Nottingham Banker and Frederick Wadsworth of the said city solicitor.

Dated the 6th day of February 1900

Gross value of estate £78,760 8s 11d

This grant has ceased, another grant (probate) issued Sept 1900

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