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"W86"     As this will is fairly recent I have decided to withhold some of the address's, as there are people still alive who are mentioned. If you require further information please email me and I shall pass on the relevant details.


 

I MABEL FRANCES ISOBLE CURTIS of 2 Victoria Terace Beaumaris in the County of Anglesea HEREBY REVOKE all former testamentery dispositions made by me AND DECLARE that this is my last will

1. I APPOINT MICHAEL JOHN STEWART PREECE of Wellfield Offices Bangor in the County of Caernarvon Solicitor and LLOYDS BANK LIMITED to be executors and trustees of this my Will and I declare that the bank's terms and conditions for acting as executor and trustee (including scale of remuneration) last published before the date of my death shall apply with power to charge remuneration in accordance with any later published terms of the Bank for the time being in force.

2. I DECLARE that in the interpretation of this my will the expression "my trustees" shall (where the context permits) mean and include the trustees for the time being hereof wheather original or substituted and if there shall be no such trustee shall (where the context permits) include the persons empowered by statute to exercise or perform any power or trust hereby or by statute confered upon the trustees hereof and willing or bound to exercise or perform the same.

3. I BEQUEATH the folowing specific legacies :-

(a) To my daughter DEIDRE ELIZABETH JAMES of (address witheld) County of Leicester
(i) My (1720) engraved glass goblet
(ii) My Georgian dressing table with rim surround
(iii) My yellow Meissen Coffee service
(iv) My half dozen silver knives and forks with the Frazer crest thereon
(v) Such of my paintings photographs portriats etchings prints and other pictures and such of my books and mu papers as she shall choose and as are not hereby otherwise specifically bequeathed
(vi) My personal jewellery and articles of personal use or ornament (including wearing apparel) except such as are otherwise hereby specifically bequeathed
(vii) The contents of any boxes chests or bundles marked with my said daughters name
(b) To my cousin Lieutenant Colonel PHILIP HANDFIELD HASLETT M.B.E Grenadier guards of (address witheld) County of Surrey.
(i) My Russian Neillo and gold cheroot case (on which is engraved a battle scene)
(ii) My golden ruby match case (which at the date of my will is in one of the said cheroot cases)
(c) To Sir PETER CURTIS Baronet of (address witheld) Hampshire
(i) My husbands miitary sword
(ii) The thre pictures in my possession derived from the Curtis family (two of which are silhouettes and all of which are marked with the name of the said Sir Peter Curtis)

4. I DIRECT that such of my papers as shall not be required by my said daughter shall be destroyed and I direct that al my personal chattels not hereby specifically bequeathed may at the discrecion of my trustees be sold in public auction.

5. I BEQUEATH the following pecuniary legacies free of duty (if any) payable upon or by reason of my death.

(a) To my darling daughter Deirdre the sum of TWO THOUSAND POUNDS (£2,000) with my loe for ever
(b) To my brother EDWARD HASLETT FRAZER M.B. of (address witheld) Australia the sum of ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED POUNDS (£1,20) if he shall be living at my death and if he shall predecease me then the said sum of One Thousand Two Hundred Pounds (£1,200) shall be paid to my said daughter in addition to the said sum of Two Thousand Pounds (£2,000) above mentioned
(c) To each of my grandchildren ANDREW ALISTAIR JAMES (hreinafter called Andrew) and SUSAN MARIAN JAMES (hereinafter called Susan) the sum of FIFTY POUNDS (£50) and if either shall be under the age of twenty-one years when this legacy would otherwise become payable then my trustees in their absolute discrection my pay the same to his or her parent or guardian and the receipt of such parents or guardian shall be a full discharge to my trustees
(d) To my dear friend Miss. DAPHNE ANNETTE FRENCH care of Major H. French (address witheld) Eire the sum of TWO HUNDRED POUNDS (200) with many thanks for all her help and I hope that she will with this sum have a good holiday

6. I GIVE to my trustees the sum of SEVEN HUNDRED POUNDS (£700) free of duty upn trust to invest the same in any investments authorised by law for the investment of trust moneys with power from time to time to vary such investements and to hold the said sum and the investments representing the same and the income therefrom in trust for Andrew if he shall attain the age of twenty-two years but if Andrew shall die under that age the said legacy and all intrest thereon shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate.

7. I GIVE to my trustees the sum of FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS (£500) free of duty upn trust to invest the same in any investments authorised by law for the investment of trust moneys with power from time to time to vary such investements and to hold the said sum and the investments representing the same and the income therefrom in trust for Susan if he shall attain the age of twenty-two years but if Susan shall die under that age the said legacy and all intrest thereon shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate.

8. I DEVISE and bequeath all the residue of my estate both real and personal whatsoever unto my trustees upon trust to sell call in convert the same into ,oney with power to pospone the sale calling in nd conversion thereof so long as they shall in their absolute discretion think fit without being liable for loss

9. MY TRUSTEES shall hold the net proceeds of the said sale and conversion and my ready mony (herein-after called 'my residuary trust fund') upon the following trusts :-

(a) upon trust to pay thereout all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expences and legacies and duty thereon and subject thereto
(b) Upon trust to pay the income thereof to my said daughter untill she shall attain the age of fifty-seven years
(c) If my said daughter shall attain the age of fifty-seven years then my trustees shall hold my residuary trust fund as to both capital and inccome as to two-thirds thereof upon trust for my said daughter absolutly and as to the remaining one-third thereof upon trust fro such of them Andrew and Susan as shall then be living and if more than one in equal shares absolutely
(d) if my said daughter shall not attain the age of fifty-seven years than my Trustees shall hold my residuary trust fund as to both capital and income as to half thereof upon trust for my said brother Edward Haslett Frazer if he shall survive me and my said daugter absoutly and as to the remaining half thereof upon trust for such of them Andrew and Susan as shall attain the age of twenty-two years and if more than on in equal shares absolutly AND I DECLARE that if my said brother shall not so survive me and my said daughter then I direct that my Trustees shall stand possessed of the said half share of my residuary trust fund above given to him as an accretation to the remaining half share hereby given

10. MY TRUSTEES may from time to time invest my residuary trust fund or any part of thereof in any way in which they in their absolute discretion think fit in all respects as if they were a sole beneficial owner of such moneys and may from time to time vary or transpose such investements

11. MY TRUSTEES shall have the following further powers :-

(a) Any executor or trustee being a solicitor or other person engaged in any profession or business may be employed or act and shall be entitled to charge and be paid all professional or other charges for any business oe act done by him or his firm in conection with the trusts hereof including acts which a trustee could have done personally
(b) In addition to all other powers confered by law my trustees shall have power at any time and from time to time to raise capital and pay or apply the same to or for the benifit of my said daughter and whether or not they shall in so doing exhaust my residuary trust fund

12. ANY POWERS hereby given to my trustees shall be in addition to and not in substution for any power discretion or trust which in the absence of the powers herein contained or any of them would by law oe statute be vested in my Trustees

13. I DESIRE to be cremated and i direct that after a Christian ceremony my ashes shall be interred on Church Island Menai Bridge (at the side of the sea looking out towards the tubular bridge and I mention that Ihave received permission from the present Vicar the reverand E. B. Williams)

14. I STATE that I am Cataleptic and i direct that my body be allowed to remain in some appropate place of rest for five days before cremation and at the end of such period my arteries shall be cut

IN WITNESS whereof Ihave hereunto set my hand this tenth day of November
One thousand nine hundred and sixty nine

SIGNED by the said testatrix as her last will in the presence at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subcribed our names as witnesses :-     D F I Curtis

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Lloyds bank House
Beaumaris
Bank manager
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Lloyds bank Hse
Beaumaris
Bank officer
   

 


Doug Vaugh, England 12th September 2000      Wills               Mail me Doug Vaugh