BADNALL WILLS AND INVENTORIES

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Elizabeth Rose of Endon 1884

Sarah Badnall of Leek 1886

The Ven. Hopkins Badnall of Rondebosch 1885

Sarah Henrietta Badnall of Arnold 1900 


WILL OF SARAH BADNALL, WIDOW, OF LEEK
 STAFFORDSHIRE: 1861

This is the last will and testament of me Sarah Badnall of Leek in the County of Stafford, widow,  I bequeath to my dear son Hopkins the large water colour painting of his Father, also my Gold Watch , all my silver and silver plated articles.  I direct the Trustees of my will to divide in their discretion such of my books pictures prints and household goods and furniture (excepting the silver and silver plated articles herinbefore bequeathed) as they shall think proper amongst themselves and my other children.  I devise all the real estate to which I shall be entitled at my death and I  bequeath the residue of my personal estate to which I shall be entitled to my said son Hopkins and my son William Beaumont Badnall their heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively upon trust to sell my real estate  together or in parcels by public auction or private contract with power to make any special conditions to title or otherwise and with power to buy in the premises at any public sale or to rescind either on terms or gratuitously any contract and to resell without being answerable for any loss and to convert and get in my residuary personal estate and to stand possessed of the monies to arise from such real and residuary personal estate  Upon trust for my said son Hopkins, my daughter Harriet Hopkins the wife of Charles Bower May and my sons Edward Wykeham, and Charles Henry Fiennes, in equal shares taking into account the sum of £30 which I have advanced to my son Edward and the sum of Three hundred pounds which I have advanced to my said son Charles so that mys aid sons Edward and Charles shall receive their respective shares less the said sums so advanced to them respectively as aforesaid and as respects the share of each of my said sons Edward and Charles I empower the Trustees of my will to pay such share or interest thereof to him in such manner at such time or times and in such proportions the said Trustees shall in their discretion consider most beneficial for him And I empower the Trustees of my will to invest the shares of my said sons Edward and Charles or any part or parts thereof respectively in their names in the public funds or government securities in the United Kingdom or on real securities in England and Wales or on Railway Debentures and to vary such investments at their discretion for any of the others of the kinds prescribed. I declare that the receipts of my Trustees for any money paid to them in that character shall exonerate the person paying the same from all liability in respect of the application thereof  I direct as regards the Trusteeship of my said sons Hopkins and William that vacancies occurring therein from death in my lifetime or otherwise disclaimer resignation or incapacity shall from time to time be supplied by the other Trustees or Trustee for the time being or if non such then by the disclaiming or resigning Trustees or Trustee or if also non such then by the executors or administrators of the last deceased Trustee. I appoint my said sons Hopkins and William Beaumont to be executors of my will and lastly I revoke all former and other wills. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and sixty one.           Sarah Badnall

Signed by the Testatrix as her last Will and testament in the presence of us present at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names.

Isaac Cope, John Brearley, Leek, Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Record Office  (SRO) D3359/5/3/15 (ii) Wills of Mrs Sarah Badnall of Leek 1861 and 1875.


THE WILL OF ELIZABETH ROSE BADNALL, WIDOW, OF ENDON
STAFFORDSHIRE 1884

This is the last Will of me Elizabeth Rose Badnall of Endon in the county of Stafford Widow made in exercise of every power and also independently of any power I appoint devise and bequeath al the real and personal estate over which I have any power of disposition unto my nephew William Beaumont Badnall Esquire and Mr William Saddington Watson of Leek Silk Manufacturer absolutely and in fee (whom I appoint to be my Executors) with power to sell or convert any real estate Upon trust as to all my estate for my three surviving children namely William Wykeham Badnall, James Badnall and Arthur Robert Badnall equally.. And I direct so far as I legally can or may that the share off each of my said three children shall belong to him for life or until by any act of his or by operation of law all or any of the income of such share or any part thereof as would but for this clause become vested in any other person or persons after his death or the sooner determination of his estate   Upon trust for such of his children as shall be born in my lifetime and attain twenty one years of age or sooner marry  And I direct further not withstanding the foregoing that as regards the share of my son James Badnall the whole of my Estate over which I have power of absolute disposition shall so far  as it will extend or be necessary be appropriated and applied towards such share and that the income of such estate so appropriated shall be paid to his wife Ellen for life for her separate use and without power of anticipation and not withstanding that my son James may be living  And I expressly direct that As regards the original one third share so given as hereinbefore mentioned to my son William Wykeham Badnall he or his children or child shall not be entitled to all or any part thereof until the sum of seven hundred pounds which was sometime since advanced by me to him shall be brought into hotchpot by him or his children or child and accounted for  And further I declare so far as I can or lawfully may, that as regards the original one third share  so given as hereinbefore mentioned to my son James Badnall or so much thereof as I can make subject to this stipulation he or his wife or children or child or other the person or persons who would take shall not be entitled to all or any part thereof until the moneys which my Estate may be liable to pay be reason of my several undertakings of this date to Mr Robert Cleminson and the executors of my late daughter Mary Elizabeth shall be brought into hotchpot by him my said son James Badnall or his wife or children or child or other person or persons who would take and accounted for  I empower my Trustees or Trustee for the time being to advance to or for the benefit of any grandchild of mine not withstanding that his or her father may be alive but with the consent in writing of such father if living all or any part of such child’s reversionary or contingent or expectant share  And to advance to any of my sons not exceeding altogether one third of the principal share to which such child may be entitled for life in possession but it is my particular wish that no such advance to a son shall be made unless my trustees or trustee shall be of opinion that it is likely to be of permanent advantage to such son. Dated 25th May 1882

Elizabeth Rose [her mark] Badnall - Signed by the testatrix Elizabeth Rose Badnall and declared by her to be her Will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who thereupon in her and each others presence hereto subscribe our names as witnesses the interlineations between the 16th and 17th and the 26th  and 27th lines of the first page having been first made and she the testatrix having declared that she had read over and perfectly understood this will in our presence  Margaret Elizabeth Watson, St. Edward Street, Leek, J Challinor, solicitor, Leek.


On the 10th day of January 1884 Probate of this Will was granted to William Beaumont Badnall Esquire and William Saddington Watson the Executors.


Challinor & Shaw Copy Will Books Vol.? Pages 429 to 430. Will of Elizabeth Rose Badnall of Endon 1884


WILL OF SARAH BADNALL, WIDOW, OF LEEK
STAFFORDSHIRE: 1886

This is the last will of me Sarah Badnall of Leek in the County of Stafford, widow,  I bequeath to my son Hopkins the large water colour painting of his Father and my Gold Watch. I give to my daughter Harriet Hopkins May, all my silver and silver plated articles and all my house linen.  I give the several pecuniary legacies following viz: to my daughter in law Hannah, the widow of my late son Charles the sum of one hundred pounds free of legacy duty. To the said Hannah’s daughter Sarah and to Miss Walker as a small acknowledgement of their kind attention to my late son Charles during his long illness the sum of five pounds each. I devise all my real estate and I  bequeath the residue of my personal estate to my said son Hopkins and my son William upon trust to sell my real estate and to convert and get in my residuary personal estate and to stand possessed of the net monies to arise from such real and residuary personal estate  as to three equal eighth parts thereof upon trust for my said son Hopkins absolutely and as to the remaining five equal eighth parts thereof upon trust thereout to pay to my dear grand daughter Edith May the sum of two hundred pounds which I beg her to accept with my grateful acknowledgement of all her loving help and attention to me during many years And as to the residue of the said five eighth parts of the said net monies upon trust for my said daughter Harriet May absolutely. I revoke all former wills As witness my hand this eighteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred  and eighty six.  Sarah Badnall 

Signed by the said Sarah Badnall the Testatrix as and for her last Will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each hereto subscribe our names as witnesses the words “each” in the fourteenth line from the top of the above Will having first been inserted.  J. Challinor, Solicitor, Leek, J.A. Gailey, M.D., Leek..


On the 1st March 1886 Admon with this will annexed of the effects of the testator was granted to the Venerable Hopkins Badnall, Clerk, one of the Residuary Legatees.


Challinor & Shaw Copy Will Book. Vol. ?  Pages    : Office Copy of the Will of Sarah Badnall of Leek 1886


THE WILL OF THE VENERABLE HOPKINS BADNALL OF RONDEBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA 1885

This is the last will and testament of Hopkins Badnall at present incumbent of Rondebosch near Capetown on Cape of Good Hope and Archdeacon of the Cape I bequeath all the furniture plate linen china glass books prints pictures wines liquors fuel consumables provisions and other household effects of which I shall die possessed unto my dear wife Sarah Elizabeth absolutely I devise all my real estate and bequeath all the residue of my personal estate to my trustees hereinafter named absolutely upon trusts as respects my real estate for my said wife Sarah Elizabeth and her assigns for her life and as respects the residue of my personal estate to convert and get in the same as soon as conveniently may be after my death and invest the monies therefrom as hereinafter mentioned and to permit my said wife to receive the annual income of my said residuary personal estate and the proceeds thereof during her life and after her death upon trust to sell my real estate and hold the proceeds of the said sale and my said residuary personal estate and the proceeds thereof for my children Herbert Owen, Reginald Beaumont, Lancelot Wykeham, Florence May, Alice, Gertrude, Ethel Mary and Evelyn Elizabeth to be divided equally between them their respective executors administrators and assigns and the respective shares of such children to be absolutely vested on my decease I empower my trustees or trustee  if they or he shall think it advantageous so to do at anytime during the lifetime of my said wife with her consent in writing to sell my real estate and I direct that my trustees or trustee shall invest the money to arise from the sale  thereof in the manner hereinafter mentioned and shall hold the funds or securities whereon such investments shall be made upon the trusts herein before contained concerning my residuary personal estate and the proceeds thereof I direct that all investment of trust monies to be made by my trustees or trustee shall be made in their or his names or name in or upon some one or more of the investments or securities following and those only that is to say  the public funds government securities of the United Kingdom real or leasehold securities in England or Wales and not elsewhere such leaseholds having not less than 60 years unexpired at the time of the investments thereon respectively or the bonds debentures or debenture stock or guaranteed stock or shares of any railway or dock company in England authorised by special Act of Parliament and at the time of the investments thereon respectively paying dividends or in the stock or securities of the Government of India for the time being or the stock or securities whether payable to bearer or not of the Government of any British Colony or Dependency and I empower my trustees or trustee from time to time to change such investments  for others of a like nature I appoint my son Herbert Owen and my son in law Maurice FitzGerald Wilson to be Trustees of this my will And I appoint my said wife and my said last named son and son in law to be Executrix and Executors of my last will Lastly I revoke all other wills  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of February one thousand eight hundred and eighty five.  H. Badnall

Signed by the said Hopkins Badnall as his last 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 subscribed our names as attesting witnesses    Thomas Shaw solicitor Leek --  Wm. Howard Clerk to Messrs Challinor & Co. solicitors Leek.


This Codicil is the last will of me Hopkins Badnall of Fishlake Vicarage in the County of York, Clerk in Holy Order which will bears date the ninth day of February one thousand eight hundred and eighty five I direct that in the event of the death of my dear wife in the lifetime of her mother Elizabeth Smith the trustees of my will shall after the death of my dear wife and until the death of the said Elizabeth Smith apply the income of my real and residuary personal estate  or the proceeds thereof for the maintenance and benefit of any daughters or daughter of mine who shall for the time being be spinsters or a spinster and if more than one in equal shares In so much as my son Herbert is resident at the Cape of Good Hope and I am now resident and domiciled in England I revoke the appointment of my said son Herbert as trustee and executor of my will and substitute my brother William Beaumont Badnall in his place as trustee and executor And I declare that my said will shall take effect in the same manner as if the name of the said William Beaumont Badnall had been originally inserted as a trustee and executor of my will instead o  the name of my said son Herbert I confirm my said will in other respects In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven . H. Badnall

Signed by the said Hopkins Badnall as a Codicil to his last 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 subscribed our names as attesting witnesses    Andrew Booth coachman to Mr William Badnall ------ Mary Jane Cock maid to Mrs William Badnall.


On the 19th day of November 1892 probate of this will with a Codicil was granted in the E D Registry (5870) to Sarah Elizabeth Badnall widow, Maurice FitzGerald Wilson and William Beaumont Badnall Esquire the Executors.

 

Challinor & Shaw Copy Will Books. Vol.?  Pages 332 to 334 :  Will and codicils of Hopkins Badnall



WILL OF SARAH HENRIETTA BADNALL, SPINSTER, ARNOLD
NOTTINGHAM: 1900

TESTATRIX;

Sarah Henrietta Badnall, spinster.

ADDRESS:

Leigh Cottage, Red Hill, Arnold, Nottingham

BEQUESTS

The sum of £100 was bequeathed to her friend Constance Machel formerly Constance May with the residue to her nephew William Beaumont Badnall who was requested to make suitable provision for the testatrix’s servant Sarah Marsden. The will was signed with a mark.

EXECUTORS:

Henry Potter and John Lamin of Bestwood Park (her friends).

WITNESSES:

Ada Vaughan of Daybrook and Marguerit M. Paradon of 3 St. James Terrace, Nottingham

DATE OF WILL:

3rd February 1900

VALUE OF ESTATE

£2001   10s  5d

DATE OF PROBATE

11 April 1900  PROBATE REGISTRY: Nottingham.

Nottingham Record Office: Probate Records 1857 - 1900 vol.? page.   ref.

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