Will of Fred Phipps, innkeeper and blacksmith, 1900 (proved 1902)

Oxford Probate Registry

BE IT KNOWN that Fred Phipps of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Innkeeper and Blacksmith 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 the 28th day of August 1902. 
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 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 Joseph Colgrove, Butcher, and William Norris Midgley, Solicitor’s Clerk, both of Winslow aforesaid, the Executors named in the said Will.
Dated the 19th day of December 1902
Gross value of Estate                     £1667-6
Net value of Personal Estate       £1310-5-4
Extracted by Willis & Willis, Solicitors, Winslow

This is the last Will and Testament of me Fred Phipps of Winslow in the County of Bucks Innkeeper and Blacksmith. I appoint Joseph Colgrove of Winslow aforesaid Butcher and William Norris Midgley of Winslow aforesaid Solicitors Clerk (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will and I give to them the sum of Five pounds each for their trouble in acting as such Executors and Trustees. I give all my plate linen china glass books pictures prints furniture and other household effects to my Wife Eliza absolutely. I give devise and bequeath all my property not hereby otherwise disposed of to my Trustees Upon trust that my Trustees shall (subject to the directions hereinafter contained with respect to my business) sell call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the moneys produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies bequeathed by this my Will or any Codicil hereto and shall invest the residue of the said moneys with power for my Trustees from time to time to vary such investments.  And shall stand possessed of the said residuary trust moneys and investments for the time being representing the same (hereinafter called the residuary trust fund) In trust to pay the income thereof to my said Wife \Eliza/ during her Widowhood and after her decease or the day of her second marriage whichever shall first happen. In trust for all my children who being Sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being Daughters shall attain that age or marry under that age in equal shares and if there shall be only one such child the whole to be in trust for that one child. Provided always that if any child of mine shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me and being a Son or Sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a Daughter or Daughters shall attain that age or marry under that age then and in every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take (and if more than one equally between them) the share which his her of their parent would have taken of and in the residuary trust fund if such parent had survived me and attained the age of twenty one years.  And with respect to the business of a Blacksmith now carried on by me at Winslow aforesaid Upon trust that my Trustees shall continue the same until my Son Thomas Charles shall attain the age of twenty one years with Liberty for my Trustees so long as they shall continue the business to employ therein the whole or any part of the capital and effects which shall be employed therein at my decease and also such further part (if any) of my Estate as they shall think proper and with liberty to employ managers agents workmen and clerks and generally to act in the conduct of the said business as they shall in their absolute discretion think fit without being answerable for any loss arising thereby. And upon further trust to pay the profits arising from my said business unto my said Wife Eliza until my said Son Thomas Charles shall attain the age of twenty one years if she shall so long continue my Widow but subject nevertheless to her maintaining and educating my children in a manner suitable their station in life. And when and so soon as my said Son Thomas Charles shall attain the age of twenty one years I direct my Trustees to transfer to him the said business and the capital and effects thereof for his own use absolutely but subject nevertheless to him paying to my said Wife Eliza during her Widowhood the sum of Fifty pounds per annum payable in equal quarterly instalments commencing from the first day of his majority the first payment to be made at the expiration of three calendar months therefrom. I declare that my Trustees may postpone the sale and conversion of any part of my real and personal estate for so long as they shall think fit and that the rents profits and income to accrue from and after my decease and from such part of my estate as shall for the time being remain unsold and unconverted shall after payment thereout of all incidental expenses and outgoings be paid and applied to the person or persons and the manner to whom and in which the proceeds of such sale and conversion would for the time being be payable or applicable under this my Will if such sale and conversion had been actually made. Lastly I revoke all other Wills. In Witness whereof I the said Fred Phipps the Testator have hereunto set my hand this Twenty third day of October One thousand nine hundred.
Signed and acknowledged by the above named Fred Phipps the Testator as his Will  in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Fred Phipps [signature]
Thos Price Willis Solr, Winslow
Stanley W. Midgley, his Clerk      (11 folios)

On the Nineteen day of December 1902 Probate of this Will was granted at Oxford to Joseph Colgrove and William Norris Midgley the Executors
It is hereby certified that the foregoing is a correct copy. Dated this Twenty fourth day of December 1902.


For more about Fred Phipps, see the Windmill Inn.

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