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SUMMARY OF THE WILL OF WILLIAM FERRIS of Milton Lilbourne Manor House (died 1878, will proved 1879)


Executors: My wife
JANE FERRIS and my nephews JONATHAN PUCKRIDGE and GEORGE FERRIS

To my wife
JANE FERRIS all my household goods and furniture, plate, linen and china, books, prints and pictures, wines and spirits, and all consumable stores, horses, harness and carriages and all other effects together with a legacy of 200

To my daughter
ANNE 200

To my nephew
JONATHAN PUCKRIDGE of no. 71 Berners Street, Oxford Street, Middlesex, Italian Warehouseman, 100

To my wife 3000

To my daughter
ANNE 3000.

To my daughter
MARY the wife of Mr WILLIAM JEFFERY BROWN 2000 and to my daughter SARAH the wife of JOHN TAYLOR 1000

To my nephew
GEORGE FERRIS (now and for some time past residing with me) 500 and also all my interest in the business of Valuer and Land Agent now carried on in partnership with him

My trustees to hold my freehold estate and mills called Melksham Mill and pay the residue of its rents and profits to my daughter
SARAH for her life

The interest on 4000 to my wife for her life. And on the decease of my said wife the 4000 equally between all my grandchildren who may be then living

The interest on 4000 to my daughter
ANNE for her life.

The interest on 3000 to my daughter
MARY for her life.

The interest on 6000 to my son
WILLIAM EDWARD STILES FERRIS for his life.

The interest on 6500 to my son
JOHN FERRIS for his life.

Residue:
Divided between my five children
SARAH, MARY, WILLIAM, JOHN and ANNE

Signed and dated 11 February 1878.

Witnesses:

S.B. DIXON Solicitor, Pewsey
M. GOODMAN Solicitor, Pewsey

Codicil:

To servants
JOHN BENGER and WILLIAM HISCOCK 10 each, and to the two female servants now in my service 5 each

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