Will of Elizabeth Victoria George, spinster, 1911 (proved 1912)

Oxford Probate Registry 

BE IT KNOWN that Elizabeth Victoria George late of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Spinster, who at the time of her death had a fixed place of abode at Winslow aforesaid, within the District of the Counties of Oxford, Berks and Buckingham, died on the 4th day of February 1912 at Winslow aforesaid.
AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN  that at the date hereunder written the last will and Testament was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry of His Majesty’s Court High Court of Justice at Oxford, and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Henry George  of Fenny Stratford in the County of Buckingham, Gentleman, the Brother of the Deceased, and John Buckingham of Addington in the same County, Farmer, the Executors named in the said Will.
Dated this 8th day of March 1912.

Gross value of Estate £826 – 1 – 10
Net value of Personal Estate £745 – 4 – 6

Extracted by Whitehorns & Law, Solicitors, Winslow.

I Elizabeth Victoria George of Winslow in the County of Buckingham Spinster hereby revoke all former Wills and Testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament  I appoint my Brother Henry George and my Brother in law John Buckingham to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will I give all my wearing apparel jewels trinkets and personal ornaments unto and equally between my Sisters Harriet Carling Buckingham and Louisa George I give the Legacy or sum of Fifty pounds apiece to my Nephew William Henry Carling Buckingham and my Niece Dora Louisa Carling Buckingham which I direct shall be paid to them as soon as conveniently may be after my decease if they shall then have attained the age of twenty one years and if not then as soon as they shall attain that age and that the same shall be paid free of legacy duty. I give devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate unto my Trustees Upon trust for my Brother William Thomas George during his life and after his decease In trust for my Brother Henry George and my Sisters Louisa George and Harriet Carling Buckingham or such of them as shall then be living in equal shares and if there be only one such brother or sister \so/ living on the death of my brother William Thomas George the whole to be in trust for that brother or sister Provided always that if my said Sister Harriet Carling Buckingham shall die in the lifetime of the said William Thomas George and her children the said William Henry Carling Buckingham and Dora Louisa Carling Buckingham shall survive her then they shall take the share which my Sister Harriet Carling Buckingham would have taken equally between them and if only one of them shall survive my said brother the whole shall go to such survivor In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand this twentieth day of June One thousand nine hundred and eleven

Elizabeth Victoria George [signature]

Signed and acknowledged by the said Elizabeth Victoria George the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both of us together we being present at the same time and we at her request in her presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
William J. Whitehorn [ signature] Solicitor, Winslow.
Charles G.W. Saunders [signature] his Clerk

On the Eighth day of March 1912 Probate of this Will was granted at Oxford to Henry George the Brother and John Buckingham the Executors.
It is hereby certified the foregoing is a correct copy. Dated this Fourteenth day of March 1912.


Elizabeth George was the daughter of William George (d.1886) and his wife Louisa (nee Carling, d.1901), and niece of Catherine Carling (d.1898). She was born at Woburn before her parents moved to Winslow. She carried on the family's stationery business at 34 High Street, while her sister Henry and brother Louisa ran another branch at Fenny Stratford. In the 1911 Census she was aged 73, and living with her younger brother William (aged 57) who ran the china and glass part of the business; she was described as employer and he as worker. William died in 1936.

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