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The last Will and Testament of me James Badnall of Leek in the County of Stafford that is to say First I Will and Direct that all my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses and the Expenses of proving this my Will shall be fully paid and satisfied as soon after my decease as conveniently may be, I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Joseph Badnall the sum of one shilling he having been handsomely provided for before.
Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Sister in Law Alice Barnett the sum of Fifteen Pounds yearly for and during the term of her natural life Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Brother in Law Thomas Barnett the sum of Five Pounds yearly for and during the term of his natural life, the two last mentioned yearly Annuities to commence and take place on the first day of January next after my decease,
All my Stock in Trade together with all the rest residue and remainder of my Real and Personal Estate and Effects of what nature and kind soever and wheresoever I Give and Bequeath unto my Wife Martha my Daughter Ann and my Daughter Elizabeth to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike as joint tenants subject nevertheless to the payment of my Debts Legacies and Annuities as aforesaid and if any of them shall happen to die before her share or shares become payable then the share or shares of her or them so dying shall be paid to or equally divided amongst the survivors of them and if either of my said daughters shall happen to die before her share become payable leaving lawful issue then the share or shares of her so dying shall be paid to and equally divided amongst such Issue
And Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my Son Joseph my Brother in Law George Bamett and my Daughter Ann Executors and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said James Badnall the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament Set my Hand and Seal this fourth day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and nine........
James Badnall (signed) SEAL
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said James Badnall the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto Samuel Hunt, Robert Hunt, Peter Crompton.
of Leek, Silk Dyer, George Barnett of Cheadle, Schoolmaster and Ann
Leek, Spinster, that the Testator died on 11 January 1813 and his goods,
chattles and credits amounted to less than £5500. DATE:9 July 1813.
This is the last Will and Testament of Catherine Badnall of the Parish of Saint Michael in the City of Oxford Widow made and published the Eighth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and nine I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Forster wife of Mr Thomas Forster the Sum of Fifty Pounds Sterling to be paid within six months after my Decease and all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever after payment of the said Legacy and my just Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expences I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my Son Thomas Badnall his Executors Administrators and Assigns and lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my said son Thomas Badnall sole Executor of this my will and revoke all former Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Catherine Badnall the Testatrix have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above written
Catherine Badnall SEAL
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Catherine Badnall as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses Prince Tubb, John Atkins
Badnall died on 11
April 1819 and probate was granted to her son Thomas Badnall on 5th October 1819
before John Penson, surrogate. Her effects were said not to exceed £100.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann Badnall of Leek in the County of Stafford, spinster made this ninth day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty six. I Give and Devise all my freehold messuages, Dyehouses Lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever to the use of James Clowes the son of Ann Clowes of Leek aforesaid widow and his assigns for his life and from and after his decease To the use of all and every his children and child whether born in his lifetime or in due time afterwards and to their his or her heirs and assigns forever if more than one as tenants in common and in case any one or more of the said children of the said James Clowes shall die under the age of twenty one years and leaving no lawful issue then as well the original share or shares of and in the said hereditaments which shall belong to the said last child or children respectively dying under age and without issue and also the share or several shares of and in the said hereditaments which he she and they respectively shall take under this present provision shall be to the use of the other or others of the same children his her or their heirs and assigns forever if more than one as tenants in common.
And I do hereby declare that if the said James Clowes shall die without leaving issue living at his decease then I give and devise the said hereditaments to Ann Clowes his sister and her assigns for her life and from and after her decease To the use of her children or child and their his or her heirs respectively in such manner and with such provisions limitations and directions as I have devised the same premises to the children and child of the said James Clowes.
And if the said Ann Clowes shall also die without leaving issue living at her decease then I give and devise the said premises to the use of the children and child of my cousin Richard Badnall the Elder and their his or her heirs respectively in such manner and with such provisions limitations and directions as I have devised the same premises to the children or child of the said James and Ann Clowes respectively after their respective deceases
And for the purpose of preserving the contingent remainders hereinbefore devised from being destroyed I devise the hereditaments hereinbefore devised to any person or persons during his or her life after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his or her lifetime To the use of the Reverend William Badnall of Wavertree in the County of Lancaster and his heirs during the Life of the tenant for Life whose estate shall so determine In Trust for him or her and by the usual ways and means to preserve the contingent remainders expectant or depending thereon.
And I give and Bequeath to the use of the present four youngest children of the said Richard Badnall and to the survivors or survivor of such four children for their respective maintenance and education the sum of Fifty pounds yearly and every year to be paid during their respective minorities the first payment to be made in three Calender months after my decease and the payments of such annual sum to be continued yearly until the youngest of such last mentioned children shall be twenty one years of age or would have attained this age if it had lived so long and the Receipt for the time being of the Guardians of such four children respectively shall be a good discharge to my Executor for such annual sum.
And I give and bequeath all my personal estate subject to the payment of the same annual sum to the absolute use and benefit of the said James and Ann Clowes the younger equally share and share alike and to the survivor of them if either be dead at my decease and I appoint Ann Clowes sole Executorix of this my will and I revoke all and every other will and wills made by me at any time heretofore and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year hereinbefore written.
Ann Badnall (signed) SEAL
Signed Sealed Published and
Declared by the said Ann Badnall the Testator as and for her last will and
Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the
presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses hereto the words
the elder first being inserted
Matthew Gaunt of Lincolns Inn, Gentleman John Shallcross, Silk Dyer .James Bowcock, Silk Dyer.
[Probate granted at Cheadle Staffordshire to Ann Clowes sole executorix after she had been sworn as to the personal estate of the deceased 29 April 1837 Personal Estate: Affidavit by Ann Clowes dated 27 April l837...Value £100.]
OF MARY BADNALL, WIDOW, OF LEEK
DIED:. 8 Jan.1838
WILL DATED:14 Oct.1837 PROVED: Principal Court DATE: 26 June 1838
SUM SWORN: 1st Time £1000 2nd Time £1500
BEQUESTS : Letters, Money, Securities and shares. Furniture, Books ,Linen, Plate and Household Effects. Residue. To Charlotte P. Challinor, sister of testator “if she remain single”. On Charlotte’s death or marriage the bequest passed to William Challinor and Joseph Challinor.
£1000 15s 2d R.A. 823 1840
£1005 8s 1d
Put duty at £8 add addl.duty £8 all paid on the above.
Debts £29 6s 0d
Total Duty £30-6s-5d
I Richard Badnall of Ashenhurst Hall in the parish of Leek in the County of Staffordshire, Esquire, do declare this as my last will and testament. I give and bequeath all and every my real estate of what nature or kind soever And all and every my personal estate whether the same may be in money trade patents Insurances or of what nature or kind sover unto my Father Richard Badnall my Brother William Badnall and my Brother in Law John Cruso their heirs executors and administrators or Assigns upon trust that they my said trustees do and shall stand possessed of and interested in all and every my said real and personal estate upon trust for the benefit of my wife and children, that is to say, to pay to my wife so long as she shall continue my widow and unmarried such income out of my said property as my said trustees shall in their discretion think right And in case she marries again my wish is that she shall have an annuity paid to her for her own separate use exclusive of her husband such annuity I leave to my said trustees to set and pay The remainder of any property to be divided amongst my children in such shares and proportions and at such times as my trustees shall think fit and proper giving my said children proper education and bringing the boys up to proper trades businesses and professions All expenses attending the educating bringing up and placing out into the World of my said children I direct to be considered in their respective fortunes And I do hereby appoint my said father Richard Badnall my Brother William Badnall and my Brother in Law John Cruso executors of this my will In witness whereof I the said Richard Badnall the Testator have affixed my seal and subscribed my hand the fourth day of November 1825.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses. John Dewis. William Rult. William B. Lawrence.
It is my request that my wife should reside if she chooses at Ashenhurst Hall until my eldest son has attained the age of Twenty one, provided she does not marry again . I also appoint her as Executrix under my foregoing will. Richard Badnall
Published and declared as a
codicil to the foregoing will by
Richard Badnall the testator in the presence [……] this 5th November 1825
Hamilton Parr -Liverpool, R W [
] of London.
A.W.Bednall, Macclesfield 1996-2001