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Wills and testamentary papers


Draft will of William Ashwell, Myton, Warwick, Esq. To wife Sarah: all personal and household effects, horses, carriages, etc. To son Seymour Ashwell: lands at Bretforton, Worcs. : shares in East West India Dock stock. : shares in Alliance Life Fire Assurance Co. : shares in Alliance Marine Assurance Co. : money to bring value of shares up to £7,000 : reversionary interests in £6700 consols and £5400 consols on death of testator's brother George : reversionary interests in 3 × £1000 payable on deaths of Susan London, Maria London and Clarissa Gibbons alias Harvey. To brother-in-law Henry Seymour, Woolston, Esq.: 19 guineas to buy a diamond ring. Residue of personal estate to Seymour Ashwell and Henry Seymour as trustees to sell and invest. Income to wife Sarah for life or widowhood, she maintaining daughters, Maria Sarah, Julia Ann and Elizabeth Mary until 23 or marrying with consent At 23 or marriage £10,000 consols for each daughter, interest to be paid by trustees for life and after death held in trust for any children or as she devises by will if no children If wife remarries then only £300 p.a. for life. Residue of estate to son Seymour. Trustees and wife executors and guardians.