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Summary of the will of GEORGE FERRIS, of Milton Manor House (proved 18th March 1930)

Executors:
HERBERT EDWARD GILLETT of no 79 Queen Street, Cheapside, London, Land Surveyor, and my nephew JOHN SPENCER FERRIS.

To
HERBERT EDWARD GILLETT 100 as an acknowledgement of the trouble that he may have in the execution of the trusts of this my will.

To my friend Miss
DOROTHY GALE 20.

To my housekeeper
Miss BLANCHE MELSOME 400.

To my former clerk
HENRY JOHN FORD 50.

To my former clerk
THOMAS TILLY 40.

To my servants
FRED ROBERTS and CHARLES ALFRED UNDERWOOD 20 each if they are in my employ at the time of my decease.

An annuity 160 per annum to
BLANCHE MELSOME
I give and devise to
BLANCHE MELSOME my small house premises and garden and two paddocks adjoining at Milton aforesaid and now in the occupation of HENRY PEARCE for her life

The Manor House with its garden, lands, buildings and premises, and also the house and premises used as offices with the garden, orchard and pasture field known as Office Meadow, together with the Manor Cottages and the other three cottages occupied by
FRED ROBERTS, CHARLES ALFRED UNDERWOOD and Mrs HEAD, and also all my freehold properties in Laundry Road, Fulham Road, London, to my cousin Miss ANNE FERRIS during her life, with remainder to my said nephew JOHN SPENCER FERRIS

To
JOHN SPENCER FERRIS my freehold property known as Five Lanes situate at Poulshot, Wilts, and consisting of several closes of pasture land and farm buildings in the occupation of GEORGE PEARCE, including all mines and minerals.

My household goods and furniture, plate, linen and china, horses, carriages and effects at the Manor to
ANNE FERRIS for her life for her use and enjoyment, and at her death I direct that the same shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate.

Residue:
Unto and equally between
JOHN SPENCER FERRIS and my nieces ELIZABETH SARAH BEAVEN, AGNES BEAVEN, CHARLOTTE BEAVEN and STELLA MARY FERRIS, share and share alike.

Dated 7 June 1926.
Witnesses
RICHARD DIXON Solicitor Pewsey, Wilts
W.P. HAINES Law Student Milton, Wilts

Codicil: my freehold dwelling house and garden at the Swan, Pewsey, Wilts, unto
MARGARET PUCKRIDGE

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