Will of Edith Jane Jones of Ramsgate, spinster, 1922 (proved 1926)

Principal Probate Registry

BE IT KNOWN that Edith Jane Jones of Little Cot Dundonald Road Ramsgate in the County of Kent Spinster died there on the 17th day of February 1926

AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament with a Codicil thereto of the said deceased was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice, 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 Sidney Prudden Wigley of Winslow in the County of Buckingham Auctioneer and William Norris Midgley of Winslow aforesaid Clerk the executors named in the said Will
Dated the 29th day of June 1926
Gross value of Estate     £1851.1.1
Net value of Personal Estate  £896.19.0

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me EDITH JANE JONES of “Little Cot” Dundonald Road Ramsgate in the County of Kent Spinster I appoint my friends Sidney Prudden Wigley (Auctioneer and Estate Agent) William Norris Midgley of Winslow aforesaid (Clerk to the Guardians of the Winslow School) both of Winslow in the County of Buckingham (hereinafter called “my trustees” which expression where the context admits includes the survivor of them and the executors or administrators of such survivor or other the trustees or trustee for the time being hereof) to be EXECUTORS and TRUSTEES of this my Will and I appoint my friend Elizabeth M Spratling now of 38 Dundonald Road Ramsgate aforesaid to be the guardian of my adopted child Thirza Leah Connell during her minority  I devise all my shares of and in the various properties in which I and my sisters have joint interests unto my sister Clara Matilda Jones absolutely I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever belonging to me exclusively and not in shares with my other sisters and not hereby otherwise disposed of unto my Trustees upon trust (subject to the payment of my just debts my funeral and testamentary expenses) for my said adopted child Thirza Leah Connell absolutely upon her attaining the age of twenty one years but subject nevertheless to and upon the following conditions namely first that my sister the said Clara Matilda Jones shall if she so desire live rent free in my house known as “Little Cot” Dundonald Road Ramsgate aforesaid during her life and secondly that the said Thirza Leah Connell shall not at any time either before or after attaining the age of twenty one years reside with her own relations or any or either of them it being my intention that the provision that I am making for the said Thirza Leah Connell shall be for her sole and exclusive use and benefit  And in the event of the decease of the said Thirza Leah Connell under the age of twenty one years or the breach of the foregoing conditions or either of them I devise and bequeath my said real and personal estate unto my sister the said Clara Matilda Jones absolutely if then living or if dead then to such of my first cousins as shall be living at the decease of the said Thirza Leah Connell or at the time of the breach of the foregoing conditions or either of them as the case may be in equal shares as tenants in common  I direct my trustees during the minority of the said Thirza Leah Connell and subject to the conditions aforesaid to apply the whole or such part as they in their discretion shall think fit of the income of her expectant or presumptive share under the trusts hereinbefore contained for or towards her education maintenance or benefit and may either themselves so apply the same or may pay the same to her guardian for the purpose aforesaid without seeing to the application thereof And shall accumulate the surplus if any of such income in augmentation and so as to follow the destination of the share from which the same shall have preceded but with power to apply any such accumulations in any subsequent year for or towards the education maintenance or benefit of the said Thirza Leah Connell in the same manner in which such accumulations might have been applied in the current year or years in which they arose Lastly I revoke all Wills or testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me IN WITNESS whereof I the said Edith Jane Jones the Testatrix have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of August One thousand nine hundred and twenty two - EDITH JANE JONES – signed by the said Edith Jane Jones the testatrix as her last Will in the presence of us both present at the same time who in her presence and the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses – JESSIE MIDGLEY – Western Lane Winslow – ISOBEL MARY FRENCH – 9 High Street Winslow

These are the last wishes of the undersigned EDITH JANE JONES to be used in conjunction with her last Will A legacy of £40 free to be paid to her friend Elizabeth Spratling of 38 Dundonald Rd A legacy of £40 free to my late maid & friend Florence Jones of 2 Benda Valley Garrett Lane Wandsworth Ten pounds to my friend Lucy Mumford Ten pounds to my partly adopted boy Arthur George Davie of  [blank space] It is my wish that my cousins Gertrude Delvis Edith Alden & Clive Lyndsay have each 1 pair silver table _poons [sic]  & each choose any pictures & a piece of furniture that appeals to them as family belongings  My cousin Ernest Elliott to have two punch bowls Joan Alden Muriel Delvis & Margaret Lyndsay children of the above each to have one china tea service AS WITNESS my hand this ninth day of Febry 1926 - EDITH JANE JONES - Little Cot 36 Dundonald Rd Ramsgate - SYBIL WAITE – 156 High St Ramsgate – ISOBEL INGLIS GOLDSACK - 38 Dundonald Rd Ramsgate

Affidavit of due extension of Codicil filed

On the 29th day of June 1926 Probate of this Will and One Codicil was granted to Sidney Prudden Wigley and William Norris Midgley the Executors named in the said Will


Notes

Edith Jane Jones (b.1868) was the daughter of William James Jones (d.1886), from whom she inherited extensive property in Winslow including the former Three Pigeons. In 1910 she owned 27-31 High Street, 5 Vicarage Road and a house in Church Walk as well as various agricultural land and buildings.

In 1911 Edith was living at Moreton House, Vale Square, Ramsgate with her mother and a sick nurse. Her sisters Frances and Clara were living in Streatham. She must have returned to Winslow to make her will in 1922.

Clara was living with her and died on 11 May 1926 aged 56, leaving Elizabeth Spratling as her executrix. Edith's house in Ramsgate was advertised for sale by order of the executors in September 1926.

The birth of Thirza Leah Connell was registered at Holborn in 1909.

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