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Will - Elizabeth Eddowes (1911)

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This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Eddowes of 61 Deane Street Birkenhead in the County of Chester Widow I appoint my son William Eddowes and Thomas James Jones of 12 Chapel Street Birkenhead in the county of Chester Victualler (hereafter called my trustees) to be the executors and trustees of this my will.  I give to the said Thomas James Jones the sum of fifty pounds free of duty for his trouble proving my will, and acting in trust thereof.  I give to the children of my deceased daughter Lillian Cross, namely John Albert Cross, Mary Alice Cross, William Cross, and James Cross on their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years the sum of fifty pounds each (if any) and on the death of any such children under twenty one his or her legacy shall lapse I give to my grandchild Annie Lewis the daughter of my late daughter Janet Lewis and who is now living with her father in Russell Street Birkenhead aforesaid on her attaining the age of twenty one years the sum of fifty pounds free of all duties (if any) and in case she shall die under the age of twenty one then such sum of fifty pounds shall fall into my residuary estate.  I instruct my trustees after my death to invest in their names in the Post Office Savings Bank as sum of Fifty pounds in respect of the aforesaid legacy to the said Annie Lewis and several sums of Twenty pounds in respect of the aforesaid legacies to the children of Lillian Cross and on the said Annie Lewis and the children of the said Lillian Cross respectively attaining the age of twenty one years the said Annie Lewis shall receive the said sum of Fifty pounds and the children of the said Lillian Cross shall each receive one of the said sums of Twenty pounds so invested as aforesaid together with all interest occurred on such respective sums of Fifty pounds and the said several sums of Twenty pounds.
I give the sum of One hundred pounds to each of my sons and daughters, namely Agnes Hart wife of James Hart, Jessie Billington the wife of John Billington, Esther
Prince the wife of Thomas Prince and the said William Eddowes and John Eddowes.  I give all the residue of my property unto my trustees Upon Trust to convert the same into money try sale or otherwise and to divide the proceeds (after paying out my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and legacies hereby bequeathed) among my said sons and daughters Agnes Hart, Jessie Billington, and Esther Prince, William Eddowes and John Eddowes in such proportions as my trustees in the just fair and equitable exercise of their discretion shall think fit without excluding any of such sons or daughters.

In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my Will the Twenty second day
of May one thousand nine hundred and eleven.

___Elizabeth Eddowes___ signed by the said Elizabeth Eddowes as her last will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness.
___ F. S. Moore Solicitor Birkenhead
___ John E Sessions his Clark

On the 22nd September 1911, probate of this will was granted at Chester to William Eddowes and Thomas James Jones the Executors.
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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