George Moore's Last Will and Testament

 

 

George Moore's Last Will & Testament was signed on 21st May 1874, approximately two and a half years before he died in a tragic accident involving a runaway horse in Carlisle. It ran into twenty seven hand-written sheets of paper. Precious little space separated the lines of writing and the end of each line, where there was insufficient space for the next word, was filled with a sort of squiggle. Presumably this was to prevent fraudulent additions to the text. These two facts made deciphering copies of the Will quite difficult and time-consuming. In fact, the transcription of the first copy I saw of The Will (obtained from HM Court Services by fellow George Moore enthusiast, Mick Jane) had to be abandoned as most of it was totally illegible. However, Stephen White, Librarian in Carlisle, passed on to me a much more easily readable copy of The Will and this is pictured on the left. Quite fortuitously, this had been supplied, I believe, by The Public Records Office in error following a request for the will of another George Moore (possibly the Irish novelist and poet). 

George Moore's Last Will and Testament transcribed from long-hand

This is the last Will and Testament of me George Moore

of Bow Church Yard in the City of London of Kensington Palace Gardens in the County of Middlesex and of Whitehall in the County of Cumberland Esquire I request that my funeral may be conducted in the most simple and quiet manner without plumes or feathers and in the strictest sense of the words without parade or pomp of any description and that my remains may be interred in the mausoleum belonging to me in the Parish Church of Allhallows in the said County of Cumberland and that a suitable tablet to my memory may be placed in the said Parish Church. I bequeath unto my dear wife Agnes Jane Moore my leasehold house and grounds No. 15 Kensington Palace Gardens aforesaid subject to the rent reserved by and the Covenants provisoes and conditions contained in the lease under which I hold the same . I also bequeath to my said wife absolutely all my household furniture and goods plate linen china glass printed books pictures prints wines liquors and stores and provisions for housekeeping which shall be in my dwelling house at Kensington Palace Gardens aforesaid at the time of my decease and also all my carriages horses and harness in and connected with the Stables belonging to me at my said last mentioned house and at my house at Whitehall in the County of Cumberland and also all the wines liquors and provisions for housekeeping which shall be in or about my Mansion house at Whitehall aforesaid and also the livestock and crops and implements of every description in or about the Home Farm called Auldersceugh (including the Park at Whitehall in the County of Cumberland and also all my letters correspondence manuscripts and writings except documents of like securities for money vouchers and accounts I also bequeath to my said wife the sum of one thousand pounds to be paid to her immediately after my decease and the further sum of five thousand pounds which I direct may be paid to her as soon as conveniently may be thereafter I bequeath to Samuel Hope Morley of Wood Street in the City of London Esquire Samuel Porter Foster of Killhow in the County of Cumberland and of he Inner Temple Barrister at Law William Parkin the elder of Blaithwaite in the said County of Cumberland Esquire and Francis Napoleon Saint of Bow Church Yard aforesaid Gentleman who together with my said wife are hereinafter appointed the Trustees of this my Will the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds a piece And I bequeath the additional sum of two hundred and fifty pounds to the said Francis Napoleon Saint whom I request to undertake the keeping of the accounts of my estate and I direct that such respective legacies be retained by the respective legatees on their respectively accepting the office of trustee I bequeath to my said wife the said Samuel Hope Morley Samuel Porter Foster William Parkin the older and Francis Napoleon Lamb hereinafter referred to as my said Trustees their executors administrators and assigns all my household goods and furniture plate linen china glass printed books pictures and prints which shall be in or about my said Mansion House at Whitehall aforesaid at the time of my decease upon trust to permit my said wife to have the use and enjoyment thereof (she keeping the same in repair and insuring the same against damage by fire) during her life if she shall so long continue my widow and from and after the death or second marriage of my said wife I direct my said Trustees to stand possessed of the said articles and things upon such trusts as will correspond as nearly as may be with such of the trusts or limitations hereinafter contained of my said Mansion house as shall for the time being be subsisting to the intent that the said articles and things shall be regarded as heirlooms and that the persons who shall from time to time become possessed of the said articles and things will bequeath them in such manner as that they may go and be enjoyed with the said Mansion house and I declare that my said Trustees shall not be responsible for any loss or damage which may happen to the said articles and things or any of them after the same shall have been delivered into the custody of the person for the time being entitled to the use and enjoyment thereof. I bequeath to each of the following persons the sum of nineteen guineas videlicit David Burwood Thomson a Nephew of my said wife Margaret Eleanor Thomson a niece of my said wife Frederick John Reed of Hassness near Cockermouth in the County of Cumberland Esquire Thomas Chambers Common Sergeant of the City of London and M.P. The Reverend J_ N_ Worsfold Vicar of Christchurch Somers Town Middlesex Henry Kingscote of 96 Eaton Place Middlesex Esquire The Reverend J. C. Ryle of Stradbrooke Suffolk The Reverend J. W. Reeve of No 112 Harley Street Marylebone The Reverend John Rodgers Chaplain to my firm at Bow Church Yard aforesaid The Reverend Francis Morse Chaplain to my said firm at Nottingham George Pearce a member of the firm of George Pearce & Co. of New York in the United States Henry Smith another partner in the last mentioned firm Sir Wilfred Lawson Baronet of Brayton Cumberland William Lawson of Blennerhasset Cumberland Esquire George Stockdale of No 6 Throgmorton Street London Esquire the Reverend William Syde of Brough Westmorland The Reverend James Cohen of Whitechapel Middlesex The Reverend W. M. Schribben of Wigton Cumberland The Reverend W. A. Voss of Allonby Cumberland The Reverend A. Ashworth of Abbey Town Cumberland The Reverend Daniel Moore of the Holy Trinity Paddington Middlesex Alfred Chapman of Park Lane Hyde Park Middlesex Esquire George Hanbury of Portman Square Middlesex Esquire Charles Jenner of Princes Street Edinburgh Linen Draper John Porter Foster of Killhow aforesaid Esquire Hannah Foster daughter of the said John Porter Foster George Turner of Ellensgrove Bolton Cumberland Jonathan Turner a brother of the said George Turner Robert Wilkinson of No 22 Cumberland Terrace in the County of Middlesex an uncle of my said wife Mrs Noble of the same place also an aunt of my said wife. Henry Howard Senior of Graystoke Cumberland Esquire Mrs Howard the wife of the said Henry Howard. The Honorable Charles Howard M. P. The Reverend Thomas Richardson of Saint Georges in the East Middlesex Richard Abbatt of the Grainge High Ireby each of the children of the said Richard Abbatt who may be living at my decease His Grace Archibald Campbell Tait Archbishop of Canterbury Mrs Tait wife of the said Archbishop and Crawford Tait their son His Grace William Thomson Sord Archbishop of York Mrs Thomson his wife Jacob Stamper (a son of Mrs Jane Stamper hereinafter mentioned) now in the employ of Messrs of Foster Porter & Co Limited of Wood Street in the City of London Joseph Pattinson a son of the Postmaster at Mealsgate now in the employ of Messrs Spencer Turner & Bolders of Sisson Grove Middlesex My partner Thomas Hill Crampton Mrs Crampton his wife each of the children of the said Thomas Hill Crampton living at my decease My partner William Osborne Mrs Osborne his wife each of the children of the said William Osborne living at my decease My partner James Irvin Hughes Mrs Hughes his wife Miss Street a niece of the said Mrs Hughes My partner Sampson Copestake Mrs Breeks the wife of the said James Wilkinson Breeks each of the children of the said James Wilkinson Breeks living at my decease. Dr Edward Sieveking of Manchester Square in the said County of Middlesex each of the children of the said Dr Edward Sieveking living at my decease Samuel Seal of No 3 Craven Hill Gardens Middlesex Esquire Mrs Seal his wife Annette the daughter of the said Samuel Seal Briscoe Ray of Melbourne Victoria brother of my late wife Mrs Ray his wife each of the children of the said Briscoe Ray living at my decease Mrs Ray widow of my late brother in law Tom Ray each of the children of the said Tom Ray living at my decease John Flint a partner in the firm of Messrs Ray Paterson & Co. of Melbourne Victoria Emma the wife of Charles Ray of No 7 Bishops Road Paddington each of the children of the said Charles Ray living at my decease The Reverend Henry Chester of South Shields Durham Della Chester his daughter Mrs Louisa Stacey daughter of my late partner Mr. Richard Groucock Dr Teffin of Wigton aforesaid Joseph Messenger of the Post Office Wigton aforesaid Robert Bell of Blindcrake near Cockermouth Esquire The Reverend William Cadman of Trinity Rectory Marlebone Middlesex John Hampden Fordham of Kensington Park Gardens Esquire John Huthart of Carlisle aforesaid Draper William Moore Bell of Melbourne Victoria Merchant Thomas Kendall a partner in the firm of Messrs. Kendall Milne & Co. of Manchester . The Reverend John Percival of Clifton College near Bristol John Adams Acton of Marylebone Road Middlesex Sculptor George Routledge of Broadway Doctors Commons London Publishers Mrs Bayley of Steatham in the County of Surrey and Captain Bayley her husband The Reverend Joseph Bardsley of Stepney Middlesex The Reverend T. D. H. Buttersby of Keswick Cumberland James Grant of 35 Cornwall Road Westbourne Park Middlesex late Editor of the Morning Advertiser M. S. S. Defonall of Christs Hospital C. W. Dixon of the Bank of England son of my late friend Henry Dixon Henry F. Bowker late of Christs Hospital London The Reverend T. Fell of Stapleton Cumberland Thed Reverend D. Grange of Huddersfield York The Reverend W. Handcock of Hammersmith Middlesex Mrs Higgins of Substree Park Wellington Salop The Reverend John Jackson of Cheshunt Herts The Honorable Arthur Kinnaird M. P. W. Edwyn Shipton Secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association the Reverend Canon Hodgson of the Deanery Carlisle and the Incumbent at the time of my death of the church at Somers Town in the County of Middlesex. I bequeath the following legacies that is to say to my brother Thomas Moore twenty thousand pounds To my Grand nephew William Parkin the younger son of the said William Parkin the elder or in the event of his dying in my lifetime or under the age of twenty one years then to the first person who having attained that age shall become beneficially entitled after the decease or marriage of my said wife by virtue of the trusts or limitations herein contained to an estate for life or an estate fail in possession in my said Cumberland Estates twenty thousand pounds to my brother in law Thomas Brockbank five thousand pounds to my brother in law Joseph Barnes five thousand pounds to my Grand niece Eleanor Parkin five thousand pounds to my Grand niece Margaret Parkin five thousand pounds to my Godson Horace Samuel Seal (a son of the said Samuel Seal) five hundred pounds to my brother in law Charles Ray five hundred pounds to Mrs Sieveking the wife of the said Dr Edward Sieveking five hundred pounds to my sister in law Elizabeth Breeks of Warcup in the County of Westmoreland five hundred pounds to my sister in law Eleanor Breeks of Cumberland Terrace Hyde Park in the County of Middlesex five hundred pounds to my sister in law Mary Chester the wife of the said Reverend Henry Chester five hundred pounds to my cousin Jane Sows f Temple Grove East Sheen in the said County of Surrey five hundred pounds to John Kell of Bow Church Yard London five hundred pounds I bequeath the sum of twelve thousand pounds to my said trustees upon trust to invest the same in any of the securities hereinafter mentioned and to pay the income arising therefrom to my niece Mary Brockbank for her life for her sole and separate use free from the control of any husband with whom she may intermarry upon her sole receipt without power of alienation or anticipation and after her death upon trust for all and every such child or children of my said niece in equal shares as shall survive me and also survive my said niece and shall on the happening of the latter of those two events have attained or shall live to attain twenty one years of age and the issue then living of any of such children who may then be dead such issue taking between them equally the share their parents would have taken if living. I bequeath to my Butler George Newbold if he be in my service at the time of my decease five hundred pounds I bequeath to my Gardner George Potter if he be in my service at the time of my decease five hundred pounds. I bequeath to my Coachman Richard Geering if he shall be in service at the time of my decease five hundred pounds. I bequeath to Samuel Hough of Bow Church Yard aforesaid if he shall be in the employ of my firm of Copestake Moore Crampton & Co or of myself at the time of my decease two hundred and fifty pounds. I bequeath to each person whether male or female except the said Francis Napoleon Lamb John Kell Samuel Hough George Newbold Richard Geering and George Potter who at the time of my decease shall be in the service or employment of myself at my London residence or on my estate at Whitehall aforesaid or of my said firm at any of their establishments (including porters and domestic servants) and whose service or employment shall have been of not less duration than hereinafter mentioned the following sums videlicit to each of such persons who shall have been in such service or employment for the fourteen years immediately preceding my decease the sum of nineteen guineas to each of such persons who shall have been in such service or employment less than fourteen years and not less than seven years immediately preceding my decease the sum of ten guineas and to each of such persons who shall have been in such service or employment less than seven years and not less than three years the sum of five guineas and I request that a list certified by my said wife of the persons in my service or employment at my London residence and at Whitehall entitled to the said legacies of Nineteen guineas Ten guineas or Five guineas as the case may be and a list certified by the members of the said firm (for the time being) or a majority of them of the persons in service or employment of the said firm entitled to the said legacies of Nineteen guineas Ten guineas or Five guineas as the case may be shall be respectively prepared and delivered to one of my executors hereinafter named and I declare that such respective lists shall as between my said Executors and all other persons be conclusive evidence of the persons entitled to such legacies I give and bequeath unto my said Trustees five sums of five hundred pounds each upon trust to invest the same upon any of the stocks funds or securities herby authorised and upon trust to pay the annual income of one of the said respective sums of Five hundred pounds or of the stocks funds or securities in or upon which such sum may be invested to each of the following persons during his or her life (that is to say) Mary Turner the widow of Jonathan Turner of Bolton Gate in the County of Cumberland Jane Stamper the widow of Jacob Stamper of Bolton Gate aforesaid William Lowes of Uldale in the same County Joiner Samuel Lowes of Bothel in the same County Butcher (which said William Lowes and Samuel Lowes are sons of my late uncle John Lowes) and Mary Milburn widow of William Milburn now or late of Gilgowen in the said County and I direct that my said Trustees shall stand possessed of each of the said sums of Five hundred pounds and the investments of such sums upon further trust as and when the person entitled to the income thereof under the trust lastly hereinbefore contained shall die to transfer or part that sum or the stocks funds or securities in which it shall be invested unto the child or children of such person living at his or her decease (except Joseph Stamper, a son of the said Jane Stamper and Thomas Lowes and Henry Lowes sons of the said William Lowes) in equal shares if more than one and in case such person shall leave no such child him or her surviving then I direct that such sum stocks funds or securities to the annual income of which he or she shall have been entitled shall fall into and form part of my residuary personal estate. I give and bequeath to my said trustees the further sum of five hundred pounds upon trust for all and every such child or children of Dinah Barnes the widow of Joseph Barnes of Wigton in the said County of Cumberland in equal shares as shall survive me and have at my death attained or shall live to attain the age of twenty one years but if no such child or children be living at my decease then I direct that the said sum of five hundred pounds and the investments thereof fall into and form part of my residuary personal estate. I give and devise unto my said trustees the Post Office Cottage at Mealsgate the pieces of land now called the High Field Smithy Croft thew Pilfield and the Slow Pasture Field otherwise Wanrigg (and which four pieces of land are part of the estate at Mealsgate purchased by me of the representatives of John Routledge) the pasture field called Lees Rigg and the other pasture field called Wanrigg (formerly two fields and containing seven acres or thereabouts part of the hereditaments purchased by me of Mr. Joseph Hewitson ) upon trust during the lifetime of my nephew Thomas Henry Brockbank or until he shall by sale mortgage operation of law or otherwise cease to be entitled to the full and unincumbered personal enjoyment thereof to pay to him or permit him to receive on his own receipt alone the rents and profits of the said hereditaments and upon further trust from and after the decease of the said Thomas Henry Brockbank or the earlier determination of the trust lastly hereinbefore declared during the lifetime of the widow or the wife (if any) of him the said Thomas Henry Brockbank or until she shall by sale mortgage operation of law or otherwise cease to be entitled to the full and unincumbered personal enjoyment thereof to pay to her or permit her to receive the said rents and profits on her own receipt and for her sole and separate use notwithstanding coverture free from the debts control or interference of the said Thomas Henry Brockbank or any other husbandand after the death of the survivor of them the said Thomas Henry Brockbank and such wife or widow of him as may become entitled to the said rents and profits under the trusts lastly hereinbefore contained or after the earlier determination of the last two preceding trusts upon trust for the first and every other son of the said Thomas Henry Brockbank successively according to seniority and the heirs of his or their body or respective bodies and in default of such issue in trust for the first and other daughters of the said Thomas Henry Brockbank successively according to seniority and the heirs of her or their body or respective bodies and in default of such issue I direct my said trustees to stand seized of the said hereditaments upon the trusts hereinafter declared of the estates included in the words my said Cumberland estates or such of them as may be then subsisting and capable of taking effect I give and bequeath to my said Trustees the sum of ten thousand pounds upon trust that they do and shall lay out and invest the same sum in their or his own names or name in or upon any of the investments hereby authorised and do and shall stand possessed of said sum and the stocks funds and securities in or upon which it may be invested upon trust to pay the interest dividends and income arising therefrom unto such one of them the said Thomas Henry Brockbank and his wife as for the time being shall be entitled to the rents and profits of the hereditaments lastly hereinbefore devised and subject thereto upon trust for the person or persons who may first become entitled to a vested interest in the said last mentioned hereditaments and if more than one person in the parts shares and proportions in which they may be entitled to the same hereditaments. I give and bequeath to the Treasurer for the time being of each of the Societies or Institutions hereinafter mentioned for the purposes of such Society or Institution the sum of sterling money following the name of that Society or Institution (that is to say) "The London City Mission" formed in London in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty three three thousand pounds The Institution known by the name of The Royal Free Hospital Group Inn Road in the County of Middlesex established in Greville Street Hatton Garden London in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight three thousand pounds "The British and Foreign Bible Society" instituted in London in the year one thousand eight hundred and four three thousand pounds "The Church Pastoral Aid Society" (being a voluntary Society meeting in or near London) three thousand pounds "The Church Missionary Society" three thousand pounds The Reformatory and Refuge Union instituted in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty six two thousand pounds"The Voluntary Society" formed in London in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven called The British Orphan Asylum two thousand pounds "The Infant Orphan Asylum" at Wanstead incorporated in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty three two thousand pounds The Institution known by the name of "The British Home for Incurables" instituted in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty one two thousand pounds "The Royal Hospital for Incurables" situate at Putney instituted in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty four two thousand pounds "The London Diocesan Home Mission" instituted in London in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven two thousand pounds "The Female Mission to the Fallen" in connection with the reformatory and refuge union instituted in London in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight one thousand pounds "The London General Porters Benevolent Association" instituted in London in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven one thousand pounds "The Cancer Hospital" London and Brompton instituted in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty one one thousand pounds "The Commercial Travellers Schools for Orphan and necessitous children" situate at Pinner one thousand pounds "The Commercial Travellers Benevolent Institution" one thousand pounds "The Warehousemen and Clerks School for Orphan and necessitous children" situate at Russell Hill Coilexham (?) Junction in the County of Surrey one thousand pounds The institution known by the name of "Saint Marys Hospital" situate at Cambridge Place Paddington in the said County of Middlesex two thousand pounds "The Asylum for Idiots" at Redhill instituted in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty seven two thousand pounds "The London Orphan Asylum" for the reception and education of destitute orphans established in London in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen two thousand pounds "The Corporation of The Orphan working School situate at Haverstock Hill near Hampstead in the said County of Middlesex one thousand pounds "The Alexandra Orphanage for Infants" in connection with the said Orphan Working School Hornself Rise near Highgate in the said County of Middlesex one thousand pounds "The Cumberland Benevolent Institution" for the relief of Indigent Natives of the County and their widows residing in the metropolis or within ten miles of St Paul's Cathedral one thousand pounds "The Religious Tract Society" instituted in London in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine one thousand pounds "The Home Missionary Society" formed in London in the year one thousand eight hundred and nineteen one thousand pounds "The Metropolitan Convalescent Institution" which was established in or about the year one thousand eight hundred and forty one thousand five hundred pounds "The Royal Sea Bathing Infirmary" established (as the General Sea Bathing Infirmary) at Margate in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety six for the Scrofulus poor of England one thousand pounds "The National Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest" on the separate or cottage principle Ventnor Undercliff Isle of Wight one thousand pounds The Colonial and Continental Church Society established in London one thousand five hundred pounds "The Country Towns Mission" lately known as "The Town Missionary and Scripture Readers Society" formed in London one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven one thousand five hundred pounds "The Evangelization Society" No 18 Buckingham Street Strand in the County of Middlesex one thousand five hundred pounds "The City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest" Victoria Park in the said County of Middlesex one thousand five hundred pounds "The Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest" established at Brompton near London one thousand five hundred pounds "The Linen Drapers Silk Mercers Lacemens Haberdashers and Hosiers Institution one thousand five hundred pounds "The Charity called or known by the name of the Cordwainers and Bread Street Wood Schools" in the City of London which Schools are now carried on at premises at Schooters Hill in the County of Kent five hundred pounds The Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle aforesaid five hundred pounds and also all the shares which at my decease I shall be entitled to in the Penrith and Cockermouth Railway Company "The Whitehaven and West Cumberland Infirmary" one thousand pounds "The Carlisle Diocesan Church and Parsonage Building and Benefice Augmentation Society" five thousand pounds "The Young Men's Christian Association" Aldersgate Street in the City of London instituted in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty four five hundred pounds The Voluntary Society meeting in or near London called or known by the name of the "Church of England education Society" five hundred pounds The Governesses Benevolent Institution incorporated by Charter five hundred pounds "The Royal Asylum of St. Anns Society at Streatham in the said County of Surrey and at St Anns Lane Aldersgate in the City of London one thousand pounds The Society called or known by the name of "The Sunday School Union" formed in London in the year one thousand eight hundred and three five hundred pounds The Christian Community established under the patronage of the Reverend John Wesley M. A. in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy two five hundred pounds The National Benevolent Institution founded by the late Peter Herve established in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve five hundred pounds "The City of London Truss Society" for the relief of the ruptured poor instituted in the year one thousand eight hundred and seven 35 Finsbury Square in the said City of London two hundred pounds "The National Industrial Home for crippled Boys and Refuge carried on in Wrights Lane Kensington in the said County of Middlesex one thousand pounds "The Bishop of London's Fund" instituted in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty three for providing for the spiritual wants of the Metropolis five thousand pounds "The Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society" one thousand pounds "Kings College Hospital London two thousand pounds "The North London or University College Hospital" St Pancras in the said County of Middlesex two thousand pounds "The Middlesex Hospital" instituted in the year one thousand seven hundred and forty five two thousand pounds "St Georges Hospital" Hyde Park Corner instituted in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirty three two thousand pounds "The Royal Albert Orphan Asylum" Collingwood Court near Bagshot in the County of Surrey two thousand pounds "The Home and Colonial School Society" in London five hundred pounds "The Home for Little Boys" Storton Kirby near Towningham? in the County of Kent established at Tottenham in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty five three thousand pounds "The Stockwell Orphanage" established by Mr. Spurgeon one thousand pounds "The Cumberland and Westmoreland Convalescent Institution" situate at Silloth one thousand pounds The "Fever Hospital or House of Recovery" Carlisle aforesaid five hundred pounds "The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution" one thousand pounds "The Asylum for Fatherless Children" at Reedham near Croyden in the said County of Surrey one thousand pounds "The Charing Cross Hospital" West Strand in the County of Middlesex two thousand pounds "The Evangelical Protestant Deaconesses Institute and Training Hospital" The Green Tottenham in the said County of Middlesex one thousand pounds "The London Hospital" at Whitechapel in the said County of Middlesex two thousand pounds and I declare that the receipts of the Treasurers of the Societies or Institutions shall be sufficient discharges to my Executors for all monies bequeathed for the purposes of such Societies or Institutions respectively by this my Will and I declare that in case any of the said Societies or Institutions shall either at the time of my decease have ceased to exist as a separate Society or Institution but have become merged in and amalgamated with any other Society or Institution having similar benevolent objects then the legacy or legacies hereinbefore bequeathed for the purposes of each such merged Society or Institution shall be paid to the Treasurer of such amalgamated Society or Institution for the purposes thereof as if its name had been inserted herein instead of the name of such merged Society or Institution but if any of the said Societies or Institutions shall have wholly ceased to exist then I declare that the legacy hereinbefore given to each such defunct Society or Institution shall lapse and form part of my residuary personal estate and I direct that my said Trustees shall be the sole judges as to whether any of the said Societies or Institutions has become amalgamated or merged in any other Society or Institution or cease to exist as aforesaid I direct that the aforesaid legacies shall not be disbursed in ordinary annual expenditure but may be applied in some way that may yield a permanent benefit to the respective Societies or Institutions and I direct that a letter to this effect be sent by my Executor to the Treasurer or Secretary of each of the said Societies or Institutions. I declare it to me my wish that during the lifetime of my said wife she may have all the patronage attaching to the aforesaid legacies. I bequeath to the persons who at the time of my decease may be the Vicar and Churchwardens of Christ Church Somers Town in the County of Middlesex which Church with the Schools attached thereto I erected at my own expense the sum of two thousand pounds upon trust to invest the same in their or his names or name in any of the stocks funds or securities hereby authorised and upon further ????? to apply theb income arising from such investments from time to time as and when it may be received in or towards such purposes and in such manner as in the judgement of the Vicar and Churchwardens for the time being may be most likely to aid in promoting attachment to the said Church and its services and the efficiency of its benevolent operations and I request that for the purpose of insuring the faithful appropriations of this bequest a tablet may be placed in the said Church upon which shall be painted a copy of this bequest and that the cost of such Tablet be defrayed out of my estate. I bequeath to the persons or person who may at my decease may be the Trustees or Trustee of the Carlisle Diocesan Education Society all the shares I may then have in the Maryport and Carlisle Railway Company and in the Trent College Company Limited upon trust either to retain such investments or to sell and transfer the same or any of them at such times or time as they or he the said Trustees or Trustee may think fit and in case of sale to invest the proceeds ??????? upon such of the investments hereby authorised as they ???????????? suitable for the purpose and upon further trust to ????????????????????? from such shares or other investments for general purposes of the said Society I give and bequeath to my said Trustees the sum of twenty thousand pounds upon trust that they do ????????????????and invest the same sum in their names in or upon such of the investments hereby authorized as they or he may judge ???????? for the purpose and do and shall (but not for a longer period than twenty one years from my death) accumulate and lay out and invest the interest dividends and income arising from the said sum of twenty thousand pounds and from any such accumulations in or upon such investments as aforesaid and do and shall stand possessed of the said sum of twenty thousand pounds and the said accumulations thereof upon the trusts following that is to say in case any person or persons shall within the period of twenty one years from my death give or provide and legally dedicate for the purpose a suitable piece of land for the site of an Orphanage as hereinafter mentioned eligibly situated and in a convenient locality to be approved of by my said wife if she shall be living or by the Trustees for the time being of this my Will if she shall then be dead and in case my said wife or the last mentioned Trustees as the case may be within the period aforesaid shall decide (not having previously expressed her or their determination not to exercise the power hereby given to her or them as hereinafter mentioned) that an Orphanage shall be erected for legitimate children whose fathers shall be dead and who or whose fathers or mothers shall have been born in the Counties of Westmoreland and Cumberland then upon trust that they my said Trustees do and shall lay out and expend the whole or so much as they or he may think necessary of the said sum of twenty thousand pounds and the accumulations thereof in or towards the erection of such Orphanage/ to be called Mrs George Moore's Orphanage/ and on or towards providing requisite fixtures fittings furniture and other necessaries for use therein and upon further trust to pay or transfer the residue (if any of the said sum of twenty thousand pounds and accumulations after providing for the erection of such Orphanage and the providing the other matters aforesaid to the persons who at the time of the completion of such Orphanage shall be appointed to be the Committee of management thereof to be held by them upon trust for the purposes of such Orphanage I direct that prior to the erection a Committee shall be appointed to the management thereof to be chosen from the Magistrates for the time being or other suitable persons residing within the said Counties of Westmoreland or Cumberland and it my wish that my said wife shall be the Patroness of the said Orphanage and that she and the persons or person who may from time to time be Trustees or the Trustee of the land upon which such Orphanage shall be built and my said Trustees or such of my said Trustees as may be willing to act shall be members of such Committee and I desire that vacancies in such Committee shall as far as possible be supplied from such persons of the descriptions aforesaid as by their subscriptions or otherwise shall have shown personal interest in the welfare of the Institution And I further direct that such Orphanage if erected shall be erected under the superintendence of such Committee but that the Architect and Builder as well as the plans specifications estimates building contract extra work and other details relating to such erection and the expence thereof shall be approved by my said Trustees or Trustee I direct that Orphans of the class above mentioned of all religious denominations shall be eligible to the Orphanage but that they must attend service at a Church of England if there be one within a convenient distance unless and until a Chapel be built in connection with the Orphanage and I further declare it to be my wish that prior to the completion of the said Orphanage suitable rules and regulations shall be prepared by the said Committee and approved by my said Trustees and that in forming such rules and regulations and in the plans for the erection of the said Orphanage the principal objects of the Institution in founding a Home or School for Orphans of the class above mentioned providing them with clothing and maintenance teaching them habits of industry and frugality and training them in the paths of religion and virtue shall be carefully kept in mind I expressly declare that no portion of the said sum of twenty thousand pounds or its accumulations shall be applied in or towards the purchase of land for the purposes of the said Orphanage and I declare it to be my wish that the said Orphanage may always remain to some extent dependent on annual Subscribers in the belief that an energetic working Committee subject to the control of such Subscribers may preserve a healthy tone in the Institution and avert the evils incident to Institutions having large endowments in their origin and I direct that in case my said wife (having survived me) shall at any time by writing delivered to others or other of my said Trustees express her determination not to exercise the power to her hereby given or in case my wife shall predecease me or die within the period of twenty one years from my death as aforesaid and the Trustees for the time being of this my Will shall not within the period of twenty one years from my death exercise or shall at any time within such period of twenty one years in writing express their or his determination not to exercise the power to them or him hereby given then my said Trustees or Trustee shall as from the time of the delivery by my said wife of such expression of such her determination or from the time of their or his expressing their determination or at the expiration of the said period of twenty one years from my death (as the case may be) stand possessed of the said sum of twenty thousand pounds and the accumulations thereof and the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the same may be invested upon trust to divide the same equally between the following Charitable Institutions viz. The said British and Foreign Bible Society The said Church Missionary Society The said Pastoral Aid Society The said London City Mission The said Reformatory and Refuge Union The said Royal Free Hospital and the said Carlisle Diocesan Church and Parsonage Building and Benefice Augmentation Society and I further direct that in case neither my said wife nor in case of her death the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my Will within twenty one years from the day of my decease have exercised or in writing declined to exercise the power to her hereby given the whole of the interest dividends or other income on the said sum of twenty thousand pounds and on the accumulations thereof which shall accrue due after the expiration of the said twenty one years and until the said sum and its accumulations shall be applied for some one or more of the purposes aforesaid shall as the same are respectively from time to time received be distributed by my said Trustees in equal shares among the seven last mentioned Charitable Institutions provided always and I expressly direct that the respective shares of the last mentioned Charitable Institutions in the said sum of twenty thousand pounds and the accumulations thereof shall be invested by my said Trustees in the public stocks or funds of Great Britain in the names of three persons as Trustees for the same several Institutions to be appointed by the Committee or other governing body thereof respectively who shall receive and take the dividends of the stocks and funds as and when the same shall become due and payable but not by anticipation and shall pay the same to the Treasurers for the time being of the said several Institutions to be by them applied in carrying on and supporting the Charitable designs of the same respectively and I direct that each of the last mentioned Investments respectively be kept apart from the other funds of the said respective Charitable Institutions and be known and appear in the Annual Reports of the said Institutions as "George Moore's Fund" provided always and I hereby declare that when the Trustees for the time being in whose names the said respective Investments shall be made shall by death or otherwise be reduced to one then and in such case and so often as the same shall happen the number of Trustees thereof shall be increased to three so as to keep that number of Trustees all such new Trustees to be appointed in like manner for the purposes aforesaid. I direct that all the charitable legacies given by this my Will shall be paid out of such portion of my personal estate not specifically bequeathed as the Law permits to be appropriated by Will to charitable purposes before any part of that portion is applied in payment of my debts or funeral or testamentary expences or any other of the pecuniary legacies (except legacies which do not amount to One thousand pounds and the legacies to my said wife hereby bequeathed I devise the house cottage lands and other hereditaments at Newlands Row in the said County of Cumberland which I purchased of Joseph Hewitson except such part thereof as is herein directed to be held in trust for the said Thomas Henry Brockbank and his issue to such uses and for such estates as my sister Mary Barnes shall whether covert or sole by Deed or Will or any Codicil to her Will appoint and subject thereto to the use of my said Trustees their heirs and assigns during the life of my said sister in trust for her separate use and subject thereto to the use of the person if only one solely in fee simple or the persons if more than one equally in fee simple who at my said sister's death would be entitled to the said house cottage land and hereditaments by descent in case she had died a widow intestate and seized thereof in fee simple by purchase I give and bequeath to my said Trustees the sum of twenty thousand pounds upon trust that they do and shall lay out and invest the same sum in their or his own names or name in or upon any of the investments hereby authorized and do and shall stand possessed as well of the said sum and the stocks funds and securities in or upon which it may be invested as of the interest dividends and income thereof upon trust for my said sister Mary Barnes for her sole and separate use independent of the debts control or interference of her present or any future husband and to be paid transferred or otherwise disposed of as she the said Mary Barnes notwithstanding coverture may by any writing signed by her or by her last Will and Testament or any Codicil or Codicils direct or appoint and in default of appointment and as far as any such appointment if incomplete shall not extend upon trust for the person or persons who would be entitled to her personal estate under the statutes for the distribution of estates of intestates if she had survived her present husband and died a widow and in the same shares and proportions if more than one such person I give and devise unto my said Trustees and their heirs all my land messuages or tenaments and hereditaments situate in the County of Cumberland and known as Whitehall The Home Farm otherwise Aldersceugh Harby Brow Hill Harby Brow Tower Torpenhow Mill and Farm Cockbridge Farm The Percy Hill and The Waver Bank farms The High Now Estate the pieces or parcels of land at Waverbridge which I bought of Mr John Stead the Broomfield Hall Estate the Crooklands Estate the piece of land at Blaithwaite now let to the said William Parkin the elder The Cottages with the Gardens eight in number (other than the Post Office Cottage at Mealsgate the two Cottages and Gardens at Waver Bank which I bought of Mr Young and all other portions of my said Cumberland estates not herein otherwise disposed of all which are herein included in the words "as if said Cumberland estates" to hold the same unto and to the use of my said Trustees their heirs and assigns for ever upon the trusts and for the purposes hereinafter expressed and declared concerning the same that is to say upon trust that they my said Trustees do and shall permit my said wife during her life if she shall so long continue my widow and in case of the second marriage of my said wife during the minority of the said William Parkin the younger until he the said William Parkin the younger shall attain twenty one years of age if she my said wife shall so long live to occupy and have the use and enjoyment of my Mansion House at Whitehall with the Park gardens and pleasure grounds appurtenances attached thereto or used therewith by me at the time of my decease (she keeping the same in good tenantable repair and order and insuring the said Mansion House and outbuildings from loss or damage by fire and upon further trust that they my said Trustees do and shall during the lifetime of my said wife if she shall so long continue my widow and in case of the second marriage of my said wife during the minority of the said William Parkin the younger until he the said William Parkin the younger shall attain twenty one years of age if she my said wife shall so long live pay to her or permit her to receive the rents and profits thereof and subject to the trusts aforesaid I direct that my said Trustees shall stand siezed and be possessed of my said Cumberland estates in trust if the said William Parkin the younger shall have attained the age of twenty one years at the death or second marriage of my said wife or from the time when he shall thereafter attain that age to permit him to occupy and have the use and enjoyment of my said Mansion House with the Park gardens pleasure grounds and appurtenances attached thereto or used herewith by me he keeping the same in good tenantable repair and order and insuring the said Mansion House and outbuildings from loss or damage by fire and subject to the annuity hereinafter given to my said wife to pay to him or permit him to receive the rents and profits of the residue of my said Cumberland estates and from and after the decease of the said William Parkin the younger or in case he shall during his lifetime by sale mortgage operation of law or otherwise cease to be entitled to the full and unincumbered personal enjoyment thereof in trust for the first and every other son of the said William Parkin the younger successively according to seniority and the heis of his and their body or respective bodies ands in default of such issue in trust for the first and every other daughter of the said Thomas Henry Brockbank successively according to seniority and the heirs of her and their body or respective bodies and in default of such issue in trust for my Grand Niece the said Eleanor Parkin during her life and from and after her decease in trust for my Grand Niece Margaret Parkin during her life and after the determination of all the preceding trusts in trust for the first and every other daughter of the said William Parkin the younger successively according to seniority and the heirs of her or their body or respective bodies and in default of such issue in trust for my own right heirs for ever provided always and I hereby enjoin every person (not being a female under coverture) who for the time being shall be beneficially entitled by virtue of the trusts or limitations hereinbefore contained to an estate for life or an estate tail in possession in any of the hereditaments hereinbefore devised and not previously having the surname of Moore and also the husband of any female who shall so become entitled forthwith to assume and use the surname of Moore either alone or in addition to his or her own surname (but so nevertheless that the name of Moore shall be the last and principal name) and thenceforth from time to time to assume and use such surname accordingly and in case such tenant for life or tenant in tail or the husband of such tenant for life or tenant in tail as the (case may be) shall neglect or fail to comply with this request or injunction for the space of twelve calendar months after he or she or his wife (as the case may be) shall so become entitled in possession as aforesaid or if he or she should be then under the age of twenty one years or otherwise personally incompetent to comply therewith then within twelve calendar months after the removal of such incompetency and also in case any such tenant for life or tenant in tail or her husband (as the case may be) who sahll previously have the surname aforesaid or who shall have assumed the surname aforesaid in compliance with this present proviso should at any time thereafter discontinue to use the same then and in either of the cases aforesaid and immediately thereupon the estate for life or estate tail or respective estates tail of every such person or his wife (as the case may be) in the hereditaments hereby devised and appointed shall absolutely cease and determine and the remainder or remainded expectant thereon shall be accelerated yet so nevertheless that if the person who or whose husband shall be guilty of such neglect and failure as aforesaid shall be a beneficial tenant for life under the trusts and limitations hereinbefore contained and the remainder immediately expectant on the estate of such person respectively shall be contingent the hereditaments in respect of which such an event shall have happened shall remain in my said trustees their heirs and assigns upon trust to permit the rents and profits thereof to be received and enjoyed by the person or persons for the time being next entitled in remainder under or by virtue of such of the ulterior trusts or limitations affecting the said hereditaments as shall have actually become vested and taken effect I bequeath to my said wife in the event of her second marriage and as from the time when she shall under the provisions aforesaid cease to be entitled to the occupation and the rents and profits of my said Cumberland Estates an Annuity of One thousand pounds payable during her life by half yearly instalments with a proportionate part thereof to the day of her decease and I declare that such Annuity shall be a charge on my said Cumberland estate other than my said Mansion House at Whitehall aforesaid and the Gardens pleasure grounds and appurtenances attached thereto. I devise all the residue of my real estate to my said Trustees upon similar trusts to those hereinbefore declared as to my said Cumberland estates and I bequeath all the residue of my personal estate to the said William Parkin the younger or in the event of his dying during my lifetime or under the age of twenty one years then to the first person who having attained that age shall become beneficially entitled after the decease or second marriuage of my said wife by virtue of the trusts or limitations herein contained to an estate for life or an estate tail in possession in my said Cumberland estates and whereas it has been a sincere pleasure to me and my wife to assist the poor in the neighbourhood of Whitehall by selecting and keeping a list of old men and women above seventy years of age and widows with families of three or four children and married women disabled by sickness or other infirmity and it is the practice for six or eight of those on our list to come to Whitehall every Monday to receive each five or six pounds of mutton and dripping with some vegetables and two shillings and sixpence a piece and at the end of the Summer it is our practice to give a Tea feast to all on our list and afterwards to each of them two pounds of tea and a bottle of wine. Dripping ten shillings a book eight or ten pounds of Beef with some vegetables with a new gown or shawl to each woman and a Flannel or Cotton Shirt to each man and at Christmas to give to every one on our list three pounds of Tea Now it is my earnest and particular wish that whoever may be in possession of my Whitehall estate shall continue to distribute similar gifts to poor people of the description aforesaid in the parishes of Allhallows Bolton Blencogo Broomfield Crookdike Torpenhow Bothel Westrigg Ireby High Ireby Uldale and Ruthwate and it is also my wish that the person in possession of my said Whitehall estate should subscribe ten pounds or fifteen pounds a year to the National School in the Parish of Allhallows in the said County of Cumberland so long as there shall be no School Board appointed in the said Parish and Evangelical religion be taught in the said School but these expressions of my wishes are not to abridge the absolute discretion of the possession for the time being of my said Whitehall estate as to the giving or withholding of the said gifts or subscription or any or either of them. I direct that all investments to be made by my said Trusteesshall except as hereinafter authorized be made in their or his names or name or in the names of so many of them as the regulation with reference to the respective investment or as the circumstances attending any investment will permit in the parliamentary funds of Great Britain or at interest on Government securities or the security of freehold copyhold or leasehold lands buildings or hereditaments in England or Wales or the security of the Bonds or Debentures or Debenture preference or guaranteed stock of any Railway Canal Dock or other Company or Companies in Great Britain incorporated by Royal Charter or Act of Parliament with liberty to vary such investments at their or his discretion for any other or others of the kind herin prescribed and I fully authorize and empower my said Trustees to invest the said sum of twenty thousand pounds hereby conditionally bequeathed for the erection of an Orphanage and also the accumulation thereof and also the sum of ten thousand pounds hereinbefore bequeathed for the benefit of (amongst others) the said Thomas Henry Brockbank and also the sum of twenty thousand pounds hereinbefore bequeathed to the said William Parkin the younger or in the events hereinbefore mentioned to the person first entitled to my said Cumberland estates and the accumulations thereof and also the sum of twelve thousand pounds hereinbefore bequeathed for the benefit of my niece Mary Brockbank or any part or parts of such respective sums or of such accumulations until the said respective sums shall become payable to the said respective persons entitled to receive the same by depositing the same at interest at five pounds per cent with the persons or person who as the surviving or continuing partners or partner or as successor or successors of my present firm of Copestake Moore Crampton & Co may under that or any other style or firm carry on the business or the major part of the business now carried out at Bow Church Yard aforesaid and I also direct and empower my said trustees to let such portions of my said real estates as may for the time being be vested in them or any part or parts thereof (other than my said Mansion House at Whitehall aforesaid and the Park Gardens pleasure grounds and appurtenances attached therto or used herewith by me from year to year or for any time not exceeding eleven years in possession at the best rent and subject to such Covenants and Conditions as my said Trustees shall think reasonable and generally to manage and direct all the affairs and concerns of my said real estate in such manner as my said Trustees shall in their or his discretion judge most beneficial. I declare and direct that all pecuniary legacies and annuities hereby bequeathed shall be paid free from legacy duty whih shall be borne by my residuary personal estate. I declare that any benefits which any female may take under this my Will shall be for her sole and separate use without any power of anticipation independent of any husband with whom she may intermarry and that her receipts alone and no others (except in case of her incapacity mental or physical) shall be sufficient discharges to my said Trustees or Trustee. I declare it to be my wish that such of the foregoing legacies as do not amount to one thousand pounds shall be paid so soon as conveniently may be after my decease and together with the two legacies of One thousand pounds and Four thousand pounds hereinbefore bequeathed to my said wife shall be paid in priority to any opther pecuniary legacy given by this my Will but since according to the Articles of Partnership under which my business at Bow Church Yard aforesaid is carried on my Capital in the said business is payable by instalments running over a period of ten years from my decease. I direct that all such of the said legacies as amount to or exceed one thousand pounds shall be paid or invested by the following instalments one fourth part thereof after the expiration of twelve calendar months from my decease one other fourth part thereof at the expiration of three years from my decease one other fourth part thereof at the expiration of five years from my decease and the remaining fourth part thereof at the expiration of seven years from my decease or at such earlier dates as my Executors may determine and I direct that interest at the rate of four per cent per annum shall as from the expiration of one year from my decease be paid to the respective legatees the payment of whose legacies is so postponed on so much of the legacies as shall for the time being remain unpaid and such interest shall be paid annually. I declare it to be my wish that the said William Parkin the younger be sent to either Harrow Eton or Rugby School. I authorize and empower my said Trustees if he or they shall think fit so to do to apply the whole or any part of the income of such part of my trust estate as any minor may be entitled to in expectancy under this my Will in or towards his or her maintenance and education or otherwise for his or her benefit with liberty to pay the same to the Guardian or any of the Guardians of such infant for the purposes aforesaid without being liable to see to the application thereof and (in case such income might lawfully be accumulated) to accumulate and invest the residue of such income as part of the portion of my trust estate to which such infant is so entitled in expectancy with liberty to resort to such accumulations for any of the purposes aforesaid I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife the said Samuel Hope Morley Samuel Porter Foster William Parkin the elder and Francis Napoleon Lamb their heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality thereof all the estates of which I am a Mortgagee or Trustee and whether constructively or otherwise to be held or disposed of accordingly provided always and I do hereby declare it to be my Will that when my said wife the said Samuel Hope Morley Samuel Porter Foster William Parkin the elder and Francis Napoleon Lamb or any or either of them or any future Trustee or Trustees to be appointed as hereinafter mentioned shall depart this life or be desirous of being discharged from the said trusts hereinbefore declared and continued or shall refuse decline or become incapable or unfit to act therein or shall go to reside beyond seas before the same shall be fully performed or satisfied then and as often as the same shall happen in case there shall be less than two surviving or continuing or other Trustee or Trustees such last mentioned Trustees or Trustee or if there be more such then the disclaiming or retiring Trustee if he shall consent to exercise this power or the executors or administrators of the last surviving or continuing Trustee shall by some writing or writings under their or his? hands and seals or hand and seal nominate and appoint some other person or persons to be a Trustee or Trustees in the stead or place of him or them so dying desirous of being discharged or refusing declining or becoming incapable or unfit to act or going to reside beyond seas as aforesaid but I declare that it shall not be necessary for my Trustees or Trustee for the time being to increase the number of existing Trustees so long as such number be not reduced below two and that the previous clauses so far as they concern my Trustees hereinbefore named shall extend and apply to the Trustees and Trustee for the time being of this my Will and I direct that upon every such appointment all my said trust estate monies securities and effects shall thereupon with all convenient speed (so far as the regulations as to the respective investments and other circumstances will permit) be conveyed assigned and transferred unto and become vested in such new Trustee or Trustees jointly with the surviving or continuing Trustee or Trustees or solely as the case may require upon the trusts hereinbefore expressed and declared concerning the same or such or so many of them as shall be then subsisting or capable of taking effect and that every new such Trustee or Trustees may act in the execution and exercise of the trusts powers and discretions herein contained as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes whatsoever and with all such powers and authorities as if originally appointed by this my Will provided also and I further declare it to be my Will that the Trustees for the time being of this my Will shall severally be charged and chargeable only for such monies as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby in them reposed and for such investments as may actually stand in their respective names and shall not be answerable or accountable for the other or others of them but each of them only for his or their own acts deeds or defaults respectively and that he they or any of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any person or persons acting under or employed by them or any of them in the management of or sale of any property which they or any of them may cause to be sold nor for any Banker Broker or other person with whom or in whose hands any part of the said trust monies shall or may be deposited or lodged for safe custody or otherwise in the execution or exercise of the trusts powers or discretions hereinbefore contained and that they or any of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss which shall happen in the execution of any of the trusts powers or discretionsaforesaid except such loss happen by or through his or their own wilful default respectivelyand each person respectively shall alone be answerable for his own wilful default and also that it shall be lawful for the Trustee or Trustees for the time being of this my Will to deduct retain to and reimburse himself and themselves respectively and also to allow his or their cotrustees all charges damages and expenses suffered sustained or expended in the execution of the aforesaid trusts powers or discretions or in relation theretoand also that it shall and may be lawful for my said Trustees and for every Trustee to be appointed as aforesaid to compound any debts owing or to be owing to me or to my said trust estate and to accept part thereof in full of the same and to give and allow an enlarged time for the payment thereof and to pay any debts claimed to be owing by me in such manner and on such evidence as he or they shall think proper to admit and that he or they may refer to Arbitration or Umpirage any difference which in the execution of the said trusts may arise between him or them and any person or persons who is or are or shall or may appear or claim to be a Debtor or Debtors to or a Creditor or Creditors of my said trust estate or may be or claim to be entitled under any of the trusts of this my Will and that the award or determination that shall be made on such reference or umpirage shall be binding and conclusive on all persons claiming underthis my Will and I constitute and appoint my said wife and the said Samuel Hope Morley Samuel Porter Foster William Parkin the elder and Francis Napoleon Lamb Executors of this my Will and I hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and I declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have to this and the preceding twenty six sheets of paper set my hand this twenty first day of May One thousand eight hundred and seventy four - George Moore - Signed by the said George Moore the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament 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 hereinto subscribed our names as witnesses _________________________________________

Edwd.Sidgwick Solicitor 3 Gresham St London & C___________________________

John D Clarke Clerk to Messes Phelps &b Sidgwick Solrs. 3 Gresham S’ &C

Proved at London 15th December 1876 by the oaths of Agnes Jane Moore Widow the Relict Samuel Hope Morley Esquire Samuel Porter Foster Esquire William Parkin the elder Esquire and Francis Napoleon Lamb the Executors to whom Admon was granted

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