Will of John William Ingram, retired builder, 1905 (proved 1918)

Oxford Probate Registry

BE IT KNOWN  that John William Ingram of Winslow in the County of Buckingham retired Builder, who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at Winslow aforesaid, within the District of the Counties of Oxford, Berks and Buckingham died on the 13th day of December 1917 at the Ackland Home in the County of Oxford

AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice at Oxford, and that the 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 George William Ingram of Steeple Claydon in the County of Buckingham, retired Farmer, the Brother, Maurice Fleet Ingram of High Street Shanklin in the Isle of Wight, Grocer, the Brother by the half blood and Frank Leopold (in the will called Frank) Ingram of Steeple Claydon aforesaid, Farmer, the Nephew of the deceased, the Executors named in the said Will.
Dated the 16th day of January 1918
Gross value of Estate £11193-3-2
Net value of Personal Estate £5765-1-3
Extracted by Hearn & Hearn, Solicitors, Buckingham.

Winslow
This is the last Will and Testament of me John William Ingram of Winslow in the County of Bucks, retired Builder. I give and devise to my half sister Annie Lucy Ingram her heirs and assigns (now Mrs. F. Palmer) All that House, garden and premises known as Mandeville Cottage situate in the Station Rd Winslow and now let on lease to Mr. Edwards (Milk salesman) this property includes the land on which Machine & Cooling Rooms &c joining creamery are now erected right up to main building of Creamery which building belongs to Mr. Edwards. [55 Station Road]

I give and devise to my half brother Ernest Ingram now residing in America his heirs and assigns all those Three Freehold Houses gardens and premises situate in the Station Rd Winslow and now in the several occupations of Bryden Carter & Clare. [35-39 Station Road]

I give and devise to my half brother Maurice Fleet Ingram, Grocer, now living at Bedford his heirs and assigns All those Two Cottages Gardens and premises Freehold situate in the High Street Winslow occupied by Parsons and Kerrison [182-184 High Street] All those Ten Freehold Cottages known as Piccadilly Row and joining the former property at the back together with all barns & premises I give and devise to Maurice F. Ingram. 

I give and devise to my half sister Janet Ingram now living at Bedford her heirs and assigns all those Two Freehold Houses Garden & premises erected by me & situate in the High Street Winslow now in the occupation of C. Osborne & J. Yeulett. [150-152 High Street]

To my two half sisters Lillian Ingram (now Mrs. T. Palmer) and Emiline Ingram (now Mrs.G.S. Broadway) their heirs and assigns I give and devise all those Four Freehold Houses gardens & premises erected by me and situate in the Avenue Rd Winslow now in the several occupations of W. Midgley Hodgkinson Saunders & Partridge two houses to each of them Lillian to have the two at the West end Emiline the two at the East end [25-31 Avenue Road]

I give and bequeath to my Brother in law Henry Jacob Marshall now residing at Hove a Legacy of [blank space] To my Step Mother Mrs. Martha Ingram now residing at Bedford I bequeath a legacy of [blank space] to my housekeeper Mrs. Domoney should she be living with me as housekeeper at my decease I bequeath a legacy of Three hundred and fifty pounds sterling should either of the three before mentioned legatees (H. Marshall, M. Ingram & M. Domoney) predecease me then such legacies or sums shall remain in the hands of my Trustees to be distributed as hereafter stated To my Brother George William Ingram of Steeple Claydon I bequeath a legacy [blank space]

I appoint my Brothers George William Ingram & Maurice Fleet Ingram, Frank Ingram my Nephew to be my Trustees & Executors. I leave the whole of the residue of my real and personal estate of whatsoever belonging to me at my decease (except any estate vested in me as Trustee) in the hands of my aforesaid Trustees to hold in Trust untill the death of my Brother George William Ingram to pay to my Brother George William Ingram after all my just debts & expenses have been paid every six months Four fifths of such Income derived from such residue of my estate real & personal  One Fifth to be retained by my Trustees for repairing & maintaining such residue of property left in their hands. It is my wish that my Brother George William Ingram should if he desires after my decease occupy the house & premises I now live in & have the use of all Furniture Pictures &c & everything inside & outside the house on the premises for his use so long as he lives Then at his death I give and devise to my Nephew John Henry Ingram Son of my Brother George William Ingram his heirs & assigns the House & Premises I now reside with the garden orchard shops & buildings stable &c together with the two Cottages occupied by J. Smith Shoemaker and also the Drapers Shop & premises all adjoining & occupied by Mr. G. Turner [86 High Street and houses to the north, all now demolished] and I further give & bequeath at the death of my Brother George William Ingram any Timber Stock Tools & everything connected with my Trade as a Builder together with the Piano, Billiard Table & Bedroom furniture to my above mentioned Nephew John Henry Ingram. The rest of the furniture & all other instruments jewelery Clocks Watches China &c I give & bequeath as above to my Nephew Frank Ingram Son of my Brother George William Ingram 

In addition to the above I give & devise to my Nephew Frank Ingram his heirs & assigns (at the death of my Brother George William Ingram) all those four Cottages with gardens &c called Jubilee Cottages the Grass Field occupied by W. Locken together with the sandpit & gardens & the Three Thatched Cottages occupied by Miss Spooner T. Foskett & W. Keys with all garden ground attached & all adjoing [sic] & situate at Shipton in addition to the foregoing [cottages on west side of Aylesbury Road, now demolished]

I also give & devise to my Nephew Frank Ingram (at the death of my Brother George William Ingram) all those Three Houses gardens outbuildings &c occupied by G. Bathe, J. Bathe & Gibbard. [102-106 High Street]

At the death of my Brother George William Ingram I give and bequeath from the residue of my property the following legacies to Mary Ingram Wife of my Brother George William Ingram I bequeath a legacy of [blank space. Note in margin reads ‘Blank in original’] To my Nephew John Henry Ingram I bequeath a legacy of [blank space] To my Nephew Frank Ingram I bequeath a legacy of [blank space] At the death of my Brother George William Ingram I direct that my Trustees shall sell either by private or public Auction the residue of all real & personal estate & get in or realise all personal estate & monies owing to me out on Mortgage or otherwise in shares or any other way and I direct that all residue after the foregoing Legacies have been paid together with all legal and other expenses shall be equally distributed between all my half Brothers & Sisters or if any die leaving issue then such children shall take their parents share my Brother George William Ingram’s Sons shall take a share between them their Father’s share.

I have struck through the name of Henry James Marshall on Page 2 as one of my Trustees & only wish my Brother George William Ingram Maurice Fleet Ingram & Frank Ingram to act as my Trustees &c

I revoke all former Wills and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this Fourth day of December One thousand nine hundred and five. 1905 Dec. 4th
J.W. Ingram [signature]

Signed by the said John William Ingram the Testator in the presence of us present at the same time also at his request in his presence and the presence of each other have subscribed our names as under
Witnesses George Turner [signature] Draper, Winslow.
Sarah Anne Turner [signature]

On the Sixteenth day of January 1918 Probate of this Will was granted at Oxford to George William Ingram the Brother Maurice Fleet Ingram the Brother by half blood and Frank Leopold (in the Will called Frank) Ingram, the Nephew, the Executors.

It is hereby certified the foregoing is a correct copy. Dated this Twenty fourth day of January 1918.


Notes

John William Ingram (1847-1917) was the eldest son of the John Ingram who tried to kill his wife in 1873. He took over his father's building business (later restarted as Gibbard & Ingram) and also bought up houses which he rented out; he owned 43 houses in 1910. He evidently drew up his will himself, and left blank spaces for various legacies which he never filled in. He lived at 86 High Street (now demolished). He was one of the first members of the Parish Council.

George William Ingram the brother (1853-1922) moved back to Winslow and renamed the house "Antilles".

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