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The Common Room / Re: will reported in newspaper
« on: Thursday 04 April 24 08:19 BST (UK)  »
Well, the will was very very long and was making sure that if the 1st 2nd and 3rd sons died and their possible 1st 2nd and 3rd (grand)sons died etc etc what would happen to all the possible combinations of inheritances and for the daughters, and then the trustees had to make quite a few decisions as to what would be best for them and the uses of the Trust funds.
The 96,000 looks more like what he was specifying in the immediate period and that the total estate and all in the Trust funds was far more.
e.g. for starters:
His wife got 1000 within a month. 4 sisters - 1000 each. 2 godsons 1000 each. Other godchildren 100. Wife : plate pictures books china glass furniture jewellery carriages motor cars and gear related and all other ....except my racehorses and stud horses.
Then lots about investments, and interests and mortgages.
The wife could stay at the house as long as unmarried, then to eldest son etc etc etc
20,000 to each of the 4 children to be set aside. 
From the residue of the trust fund 12,000 per year to wife if unmarried and 2000 if she does remarry. 
Once she has died or remarried then the amount that was going to the wife would be directed elsewhere if there is a suitable child or grandchild to benefit.
I am not even half way through.
On and on it goes.
I can't find any more about the horses.
The money has to be invested in companies that have a record of dividend at the rate of not less than 4 per centum on its ordinary stock ....
The trustees have quite a bit of work to do and do get legacies.

His children were born between 1900 and 1914 so were 21 or under when he died.

The Common Room / Re: will reported in newspaper
« on: Friday 29 March 24 11:14 GMT (UK)  »
She didn't marry again - died in 1967 age 91.  She didn't leave that much money but was living in Queens Gate Place, probably with family.

She has nothing to do with me, just someone who I was researching was given a hand-painted tea service as a wedding present from her in 1935.

The Common Room / Re: will reported in newspaper
« on: Friday 29 March 24 09:49 GMT (UK)  »
Thank-you - had not thought of it like that.  1920's newspaper humour frequently mystifies me, or goes over my head.

The Common Room / Re: will reported in newspaper
« on: Friday 29 March 24 09:19 GMT (UK)  »
Done.  Will update when received.

The Common Room / Re: will reported in newspaper
« on: Friday 29 March 24 09:14 GMT (UK)  »
I could but I was assuming that the newspaper would have already read it and that was their understanding of what it said.  You think that the extra details would specify where the money would come from? What if it doesn't?  I have already bought 2 books this week - Tales of the Raj (Allen), and History of Romsey Abbey (Luce). Does the expenditure never end?  My Easter Treat?

The Common Room / will reported in newspaper
« on: Friday 29 March 24 08:53 GMT (UK)  »
The will of Robert Mills who died in 1921 was reported in the newspapers, as was common to do at the time.
(I do not know why it says keep off the grass - the heading of the column is "Mail - Mustard and Cress")
If he was worth 96,000 and she was given 12,000 a year during widowhood, did he expect her to marry or die fairly shortly, or just assume that his heir/son would make up the difference?  He was about 70 and she about 45.
She did move to a slightly smaller house, but difficult to know whether she was renting or owning and there was also a London house around.

Thanks for any explanations.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: occupation in 1939
« on: Monday 18 March 24 21:58 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry - I completely missed that:

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / occupation in 1939
« on: Monday 18 March 24 21:32 GMT (UK)  »
Any assistance much appreciated:


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Sarah Ann Parkin
« on: Tuesday 12 March 24 16:36 GMT (UK)  »
You could try contacting her directly.....

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