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Will - Esther Brereton (1917)

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This is the last Will and Testament of me Esther Brereton of 56 Church Street Birkenhead in the County of Chester Widow hereby revoking all Wills at any time heretofore made by me I appoint my son Richard Brereton of the Red Lion Inn Tunnel Road Birkenhead aforesaid Beer House Keeper to be the Executor hereof I give the following legacies namely:
To my son the said Richard Brereton the sum of One hundred pounds. To my grand daughter Agnes Hale the sum of Two hundred pounds. To my daughter Anne Hale the wife of Thomas Hale all my wearing appeal and jewellery and the oilcloth floor covering and carpets in my house number 56 Church Street aforesaid. In  absolutely I give and devise my freehold land with the messuage or dwelling house erected thereon situated and being number 56 Church Street Birkenhead aforesaid together with all the fixtures and fittings therein to my said daughter Annie Hale in free simple.  I devise and decree all the residue of my estate both real and personal to my three children namely the said Anne Hale, Richard Brereton and George Brereton and my daughter-in-law Eliza Brereton widow of my late son John Brereton in equal share.

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand this fourteenth day of September one thousand nine hundred and fourteen.  ___Esther her X mark Brereton___
Signed and acknowledged by the said Testatrix (she making her mark) as her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses the contents of the said Will having been first audibly and correctly read over to her in our presence when she seemed perfectly to understand the same.

W.H. Wright Clerk to Thompson and Mathison Solicitors Birkenhead
John Taylor Palatine Hotel, 1 Ivy St Birkenhead


On the 28th March 1917, probate of this will was granted at Chester to Richard Brereton the Sole Executor.
The cited information was sourced from Website / URL <http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/recordoffice/wills/Home.htm> The author/originator was Cheshire Records Office. This citation is considered to be secondary evidence, data officially recorded sometime after event.
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