Paula Smith's Family History - The Will of William Hauxwell

***LAST UPDATED: 28th January 2003***

  • Marmaduke Hauxwell (b.abt1803-1827)
  • William Hauxwell (1826-1904)
  • Margaret Annie Hauxwell (1859-1929)






This is the last will and testament of me William Hauxwell of Richmond in the County of York, Gentleman. I appoint my son Albert William Hauxwell and Simon Coates of Richmond in the county of York solicitors managing clerk to be executors and trustees of this my will and I declare that the term "my trustees" whenever hereinafter used shall comprise and include where applicable as well the said Albert William Hauxwell and Simon Coates as the survivor of them and other the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my will I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be duly paid and satisfied by my executors as speedily as possible after my decease. I give to each of my trustees the sum of five pounds if they shall act under the trusts of my will I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever of which I shall die possessed unto my trustees upon the trusts following namely I direct my trustees to divide my household furniture and other effects being in and about my dwellinghouse at the time of my death in such proportions and is such manner as my trustees may in their absolute discretion determine between and amongst my children Dora Jane Hauxwell, Isabel Hauxwell and the said Albert William Hauxwell or such of them as may be living at my decease and so that two survivors may receive half or one survivor the whole thereof and so that my trustees shall see as far as the possibly can that each of such three children if all are living at my decease any two of them shall receive as near as my trustees can arrange an equal share in value of such household furniture and other effects I also direct my trustees to stand possessed of my real and of my residuary personal estate upon trust to sell call in and convert the same or so much thereof as shall not consist of money into money and shall stand possessed of the proceeds arising from such sale calling and conversion and of my ready money hereinafter called my trust funds upon trust to divide my trust funds into seven equal shares and to pay one seventh share to my son John Hauxwell one other seventh share to my said daughter Dora Jane Hauxwell one other seventh share to my daughter Mary Ann Taylor one other seventh share to my daughter Margaret Annie Theakstone one other seventh seventh share to my son Charles Alfred Hauxwell one other seventh share to my said daughter Isabel Hauxwell and one other seventh share to my said son Albert William Hauxwell. And I declare that if any of my said children shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me and being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or marry then and in every such case such child or children shall take and if more than one equally between them the share which his her or their parent would have taken in my trust funds is such parent had survived me I hereby revoke all former wills made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty third day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight - William Hauxwell - signed and declared by the said William Hauxwell the testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other all being present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - Robert Eddy Richmond Yorkshire Grocer - Christina Davison Rosemary House Domestic Servant.

On the 5th day of may 1904 probate of this will was granted to Albert William Hauxwell and Simon Coates the executors.

< will. the in named executors clerk solicitors aforesaid Richmond, of Coates Simon and son gentleman Hauxwell William Albert to court by granted was deceased said representative personal vests devolves law which estate all administration that justice high majesty?s his registry probate principal registered proved testament will last written hereunder date at known further it be And aforesaid. Richmond 1904 January day 15th on died York county>

Dated the 5th day of May 1904

Gross value of estate £1554 6 0, Net value of personal estate £505 6 0