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Will of George Henry Pinckard JP, 1891

Proved 23 Jul 1892

© Crown Copyright

Original held at the Leeds Probate Registry. Ref: 13/08/2012

Transcribed by Colin Rosewell

George Henry Pinckard was born in Winkleigh, Devon on 25 May 1805 and died at Chiddingfold, Surrey on 23 July 1892. He and his family were major benefactors of the Winkleigh church.

I GEORGE HENRY PINCKARD

of Combe Court near Goldaming in the County of Surrey and of No. 12 Grove Road Regents Park in the County of Middlesex one of her majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Surrey hereby revoke all wills codicils and testamentary disposition heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament.

  1. I appoint John Coles of No. 4 Kensington Park Gardens in the County of Middlesex Stock Broker William Stebbing of No. 49 Gloucester Terrace Hyde Park in the said County of Middlesex Barrister at Law and George Cutcliffe of Combe near Witheridge in the county of Devon to be Executors and Trustees of this my will and I appoint the said John Coles, William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe and the survivors and survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor or other the trustees or trustee hereof for the time being (hereinafter called my trustees or trustee) to be the trustees or trustee of this my will for all the purposes of the Settled Lands Acts and also for all the purposes of Section 42 of the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act 1881 and I give to each of them the said John Coles William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe who shall prove my will the sum of five hundred pounds.
  2. I direct my body to be buried in the Vault constructed by my direction in the Church Yard at Chiddingfold in the County of Surrey.
  3. I confirm the Settlement date the sixteenth day of August one thousand and eight hundred and sixty five made in contemplation of my marriage with my wife Rosa Pinckard whereby I covenanted that my executors or administrators shall pay the sum of twenty thousand pounds to trustees at the time and upon the trusts therein mentioned And I declare that every bequest by this my will or codicil how so made to or in trust for my wife shall be in addition to and not in substitution for or satisfaction of the covenant contained in such Settlement I bequeath to my trustees or trustee an annuity of two thousand pounds to commence from the day of my decease and to be payable quarterly so long only during the life of my said wife as she shall continue my widow And I direct such annuity to be held and received by my trustees or trustee upon trust that they or he my trustees or trustee shall at their or his absolute discretion and subject as hereinafter mentioned pay or apply the whole or such part of the said annuity as they or he shall think fit to or for the benefit comfort and support of my said wife during her widowhood and so that they or he may either themselves or himself apply all or such part thereof as aforesaid for the purposes hereby declared or may pay the same to my said wife without power of anticipation or to any other person or persons for the said purposes without being responsible for seeing to the application thereof and as to all or any part of the said annuity which my trustees or trustee shall not in any year so pay or apply to or for the benefit comfort and support of my said wife as aforesaid. I direct my trustees or trustee to pay that part to the person or persons other than my wife who for the time being shall be entitled to the possession or receipt of the rents and profits of my Combe Court Estates hereinafter mentioned apportioning such payments if necessary according to the respective interests of such person if more than one during the year in which the whole or any part of such annuity was not by my trustees or trustee paid to my wife or applied for her benefit comfort and support as aforesaid.
  4. I give and devise my mansion house known as Combe Court with its outbuildings and all my messuages lands tenements and hereditaments adjacent thereto and my farm formerly known as Combe House now as the Home Farm with the farm buildings cottages and lands pertaining thereto and also my piece of freehold land situate at Barnacle Hill near Witley aforesaid containing two acres or thereabouts and also all other my freehold lands situate[d] in the several parishes of Witley Chiddingfold and Goldaming or elsewhere in the County of Surrey and not by this will or any codicil hereto otherwise disposed of with their respective rights and appurtenances (all which mansion house farms farm building messuages lands tenements and hereditaments with the said freehold lands in the said parishes and County are hereinafter for convenience collectively referred to as my "Combe Court Estates") unto my trustees or trustee and their heirs To hold the same upon the trusts and to and for the uses intents and purposes and with and subject to the powers provisions and declarations hereinafter expressed limited and declared concerning the same or any parts thereof i.e. First as to and concerning my said capital messuages or mansion house known as Combe Court with its outbuildings and the park pleasure grounds shrubberies terraces and gardens adjacent to the said mansion house and the Park entrance lodge together with the filed called Winter Hanger adjoining the said gardens and also the homestead adjoining William Heather's garden with the buildings on such homestead (all which being part of my" Combe Court Estates" are together in this my will referred to by way of distinction as "Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds") To the use of my trustees or trustee their or his heirs or assigns upon trust to permit my said wife she continuing my widow to reside in my mansion house called Combe Court and to use occupy and enjoy Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds so long only during her widowhood as she shall in the opinion of my trustees or trustee be capable at all times of prudently managing her own affairs or shall not be or have been absent from or have ceased personally to reside in the said mansion house for more than three consecutive calendar months at any one time after my decease and that whether such absence or cessen [sic] of residence shall have been voluntary or involuntary and I declare that during the continuance of this trust for her benefit my wife shall at her own cost keep the said mansion house stables and outbuildings park entrance lodge cottages and all other the premises included in "Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds" in proper and tenantable repair to the satisfaction of my trustees or trustee and shall keep the said mansion house and all other buildings included in "Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds" insured against loss by fire in such amounts and in such offices as my trustees or trustee shall approve and shall also pay all rates taxes and assessments in respect of "Combe Court Mansions and Pleasure Grounds" and keep and maintain the several shrubberies terraces gardens pleasure grounds fences gates paths walks roads and drives over or adjacent to the lands so used or occupied by her to the satisfaction of my trustees or trustee and at all reasonable times permitting my trustees or trustee their or his servants and agents access to Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds to inspect the same and see to the repairs and maintenance thereof Provided always that if my said wife shall make default in keeping "Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds" in proper repair as hereinbefore mentioned or in keeping up the fire insurances and paying the rates taxes and assessments as hereinbefore directed it shall be lawful for my trustees or trustee to pay or apply towards or for making good any such defaults all or any part of the annuity of two thousand pounds hereinbefore given to them in trust for the benefit comfort and support of my wife and secondly upon further trust as to and concerning "Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds" subject to the limitations and trusts in favour of my wife aforesaid and from and immediately after the determination of such limitations and trusts and also as to and concerning all other the part or parts residue and remainder of my "Combe Court Estates" from and immediately after my decease To the use of my grand nephew George Henry Coles (one of the sons of my niece Amelia Coles) and the assigns of the said George Henry Coles for his life and after the decease of the said George Henry Coles to the use of the first and every other son of the said George Henry Coles severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail male with remainder to my grand nephew Herbert Edwin Coles third son of the said Amelia Coles and his assigns for his life and after his decease To the use of his first and every other son of the said Herbert Edwin Coles severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail male with remainder To the use of the first and every other son and sons of my said niece Amelia Coles severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail male with remainder to the use of my trustees or trustee their or his heirs or assigns during the life of my niece Louisa Stebbing one of the daughters of my sister Ann Pidgeon and now the wife of Frederick Anderson Stebbing In trust to let cultivate and manage the said hereditaments and to collect and receive the rents and profits thereof unto the said Louisa Stebbing during her life for her separate property and without power of anticipation And after her deceases To the use of the first and every other son and sons of the said niece Louisa Stebbing severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail male with remainder To the use of my trustees or trustee their or his heirs or assigns during the life of my niece Ann Pinckard Stebbing another daughter of my sister Ann Pidgeon and now the wife of the said William Stebbing In trust to let cultivate and manage the said hereditaments and to collect and receive the rents and profits thereof from time to time as the same shall become due and to pay the net rents and profits thereof unto the said Ann Pinckard Stebbing during her life for her separate property and without power of anticipation and after her decease to the use of the first and every other son and sons of my said niece Anne Pinckard Stebbing severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail male with remainder to my "Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds" their or his heirs or assigns during the life of my niece Clara Lathbury daughter of my sister Jane Lermitte In trust to let cultivate and manage the said hereditaments and to collect and receive the rents and profits thereof from time to time as the same shall become due and to pay the net rents and profits thereof unto the said Clara Lathbury during her life for her separate use and without power of anticipation with remainder To the use of the first and every other son of the said Clara Lathbury severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail male with remainder To the use of my own right heirs.
  5. I declare that if any person or persons whom I have made tenants or tenants in tail male by purchase of my "Combe Court Estates" is or are now living or shall be hereafter born in my lifetime the estate in tail male hereby devised to every such person shall not take effect and in lieu thereof I devise my "Combe Court Estates" To the use of such person respectively whose estate in tail male shall fail as aforesaid for his life and after his decease To the use of his first and other sons severally and successively according to their respective seniorities in tail male but no person who shall be en ventre sa mere [in his mother's womb] at my decease shall with reference to the operation of this declaration be considered as born in my lifetime And I declare that all life estates to take effect under this my will but not including therein the aforesaid interest of my wife in "Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds" shall be without impeachment of waste And I direct that if any doubts or dispute shall arise as to what part or parts of my real estate are included in the devise hereinbefore contained of my "Combe Court Estates" or as to what parts of my Combe Court Estates are to be included in the devise of "Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds" or as to whether or not my wife should be permitted to reside in my mansion house called Combe Court and to use and occupy Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds under the trust hereinbefore declared then my trustees or trustee shall by a memorandum in writing under their hands determine such doubt or dispute and if they so determine such determination shall be final and conclusive but if they cannot agree upon a determination then the question shall be referred to the determination of my friend Walter Tidboald Coles if living and willing to act but if he shall be dead or unwilling to act then so the determination of my friend William George Lemon of Lincolns Inn whose determinations respectively shall be final and conclusive Provided always that if at any time it shall have been by them or him respectively determined that my wife aught no longer to be permitted to reside in my said mansion house called Combe Court or to use and occupy Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds under the trusts hereinbefore declared then as from the date named in such determination or if no date be therein named then from the date of such determination my wife shall forfeit all claim to the benefit of such residence where upon occupation and such benefit shall be incapable of revival.
  6. Provided always and I hereby further declare that every person not being a peer or peeress who under this my will shall become entitled as tenant for life or as tenant in tail male to the actual possession of or the receipt of the rents and profits of my "Combe Court Estates" or any part thereof or who shall become beneficially entitled as equitable tenant for life or for a term determinable with his or her life to the rents and profits of my "Combe Court Estates" or any part thereof or who shall marry or have married any female so becoming entitled shall as to every such person within one year after he or she shall so become entitled or being an infant within one year after he or she shall attain the age of twenty one years and as to every person not being a Peer whom any such female so becoming entitled shall marry or have married shall within one year after his wife shall have become so entitled in possession or be married to him whichever event shall last happen (unless in the said respective cases any such person shall be prevented by death) assume and upon all occasions use and sign the surname of Pinckard alone and not in addition to his or her own family or usual surname And shall continue thenceforth to use the said surname of Pinckard only and shall within the time aforesaid unless prevented by death apply for and endeavour to obtain a proper license from the Crown or take such other steps as may be requisite to authorize him or her to assume use and sign the said surname of Pinckard and that every such person so becoming entitled who is excluded from the operation of the requisition aforesaid by reason of his or her already bearing the said surname shall continue the use of such surname alone and further that in case any such person so becoming entitled as aforesaid shall refuse or neglect to take use and sign such surname alone or take such steps as aforesaid or shall at any time afterwards discontinue to use and sign such surname alone then and in every such case immediately after the expiration of the said one year or immediately after such discontinuance as aforesaid as the case may be the estate or estates hereby limited for the life or for a term determinable with the life of such person or as the case may be the estate in tail male or other the estate hereby limited to such person who or whose husband shall be guilty of such neglect refusal or discontinuance shall cease and my Combe Court Estates shall go over and remain in the same manner as if such person being legal or equitable tenant for life or for term determinable with the life of such person were dead or being tenant in tail male were dead without leaving any issue yet so that if all or any of the uses limited to the issue of a tenant for life or for a term determinable with the life of the person whose estate shall so cease shall be contingent then a limitation to the use of my trustees or trustee their or his hears or assigns during the life of such tenant shall spring up and immediately precede the use or uses from time to time in contingency upon trust to preserve the same but to pay the net rents and benefits of my Combe Court Estates or permit the same to be received by the person or persons from time to time entitled to the first vested remainder for the time being therein and for the purpose of preventing any contingent remainder hereinbefore created or limited from being defeated or destroyed.
  7. I declare that any capital money arising under the Settled Lands Acts 1882 and 1884 and applicable for the purposes of my will and surplus rents and profits arising under the 42nd Section of the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act 1881 may be laid out in any of the investments hereinafter authorized with power for my trustees or trustee to vary such investments.
  8. I declare that if any infant taking by purchase who is of full age would be entitled to the possession or receipt of the rents and profits on my "Combe Court Estates" should die under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue inheritable under the limitations hereinbefore contained then all the accumulations of surplus rents and profits made during the minority of such infant and which but for this present provision would have formed part of the personal estate of such infant at death or so much there of as may not have been applied under any statutory power shall be deemed capital money arising under the Settled Lands Act from my Combe Court Estates hereby settled and shall be applied and dealt with accordingly.
  9. I give devise and bequeath all messuages lands and hereditaments situate in the respective parishes of Witley Chiddingfold and Goldaming or elsewhere in the County of Surrey being of a copyhold customary or leasehold tenure and whether held for a life or lives or for years unto and to the use of the said John Coles William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe their heirs executors administrations and assigns according to the respective nature and tenures thereof and as to the said copyhold and customary hereditaments according to the customs of the several manors of which the same shall be respectively holden in trust by and out of the rents and profits of the said copyhold and customary hereditaments to pay and render the customary rents and services and out of the rents and profits of the said leasehold premises to pay the rents and observe and perform the covenants and conditions reserved by and contained in the several leases under which the same shall be held and on the lessees part to be paid observed and performed and subject thereto as to all the said copyhold customary and leasehold hereditaments upon such trusts and with under and subject to such powers and provisions as will correspond as nearly as the different tenures will permit with the uses trusts powers and provisions hereinbefore declared and contained concerning my "Combe Court Estates" and so that any of the said copyhold or customary hereditaments not admitting of the creation of estates tail and the beneficial interest in any such leasehold shall not vest absolutely in any person herby made tenant in tail by purchase of my "Combe Court Estates" or any part thereof unless he shall attain the age of twenty one years but on the death of such person under that age shall go and devolve as if the same were freehold of inheritance included in the devise of my "Combe Court Estates" hereinbefore contained.
  10. I give and bequeath my silver wine cooler originally given to Dr George Pinckard by the Shareholders of the Clerical Medical and General Life Assurance Society and my silver Jardinire and all other the silver presents which were given to me in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety on the occasion of my silver wedding And also my bust and all the plate at Combe Court Mansion House and such articles of furniture household ornament or fixtures as in the opinion of my trustees or trustee are especially are especially adapted for use in such mansion house and which at the time of my decease may be in or about my said mansion house or belonging or applicable thereto and not by this my will or any codicil hereto otherwise disposed of (all of which effects comprised in this bequest are hereinafter referred to as "my heirlooms") unto my trustees or trustee their executors administrators and assigns In trust to allow my heirlooms to be used and enjoyed by my wife so long as she shall under the trusts hereinbefore contained be entitled to the use and occupation of Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds and subject thereto In trust to permit all my heirlooms to be held and enjoyed by the person or persons for the time being entitled to the actual possession or to the receipt of the rents and profits of my Combe Court Estates under the limitations of this my will as the rules of Law and equity will permit but that my heirlooms shall not vest absolutely in any person hereby made tenant in tail by purchase of my Combe Court Estates or any part thereof unless such person shall attain the age of twenty one years but upon the death of such person under that age shall go and devolve to the person or persons who shall thereupon become entitled to my Combe Court Estates under the aforesaid limitations in the same manner as if my heirlooms had been freehold hereditaments of inheritance and had been included in the devise of my Combe Court Estates hereinbefore contained And I direct that an Inventory of my heirlooms (except such of them as from their trifling value or perishable nature or form any other reason it may by my trustees or trustee be considered inexpedient to include in any inventory as to which I give full discretion to my trustees or trustee) shall be taken in duplicate as soon as convenient after my decease and each copy shall be signed by the person then entitled to the use of those of my heirlooms therein specified by my trustees or trustee and one copy shall be delivered to the person then entitled to the possession of my heirlooms therein specified who shall sign a receipt for the same and the other copy shall be held by my trustees or trustee And empower my trustees or trustee from time to time and until my heirlooms shall become absolutely vested to inspect the same and to provide for the custody preservation or restoration and repair and insurance thereof so far as the same are capable of insurance at the expense of the usufructuary [person who has the right to own] but the trustees or trustee shall not incur any liability by neglect or omission so to do And I declare that my heirlooms or any of them may from time to time with the consent of my trustees or trustee be exchanged or the form or fashion thereof altered or other articles substituted at the expense of the usufructuary for the time being provided the inheritance value thereof be not diminished and thereupon the inventories shall be altered accordingly And I declare that when a receipt as herein before provided shall have been signed by the person entitled the use or possession of my heirlooms my trustees or trustee shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage or depreciation or for any omission to insure or any other omission or any unauthorized dealing with or disposition of the said heirlooms And that my trustees or trustee may with the consent of any usufructuary and if there be no such person of full age then or therein or his discretion let the use and enjoyment of the said heirlooms or any of them together with my capital messuage mansion house known as Combe Court under any lease capable of being made thereon.
  11. I give and bequeath to the said John Coles all my jewels wearing apparel articles of personal use and also all the wines spirits and liquors which at the time of my decease shall be in and upon Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds for his own absolute use.
  12. I bequeath all articles of household furniture plated goods china glass books pictures prints family portraits statues articles of vertu linen and other articles of domestic use which at the time of my decease may be in or out my Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds and which are not by this my will or any codicil hereto otherwise disposed of unto my trustees or trustee In trust to permit my wife to have the use and enjoyment thereof so long as under the trust hereinbefore declared she shall be permitted to reside in my said mansion house and to use and occupy Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds she keeping the said household furniture and other the effects comprised in this bequest properly insured against fire and in good repair and preservation reasonable wear and tear excepted and subject thereto In trust for the absolute use of the person or persons who at the time of the determination of the trust in this clause contained in favour of my wife relating to the household furniture and other the effects comprised in this bequest shall become or have become entitled to my Combe Court Estates or the rents and profits thereof under the trusts and limitations hereinbefore declared concerning the same And I direct that an inventory of the household furniture and other the effects comprised in this bequest shall be made in duplicate as soon as may be after my decease by my trustees or trustee and that one copy shall be signed by my trustees or trustee and handed to my wife and one copy shall be signed by my wife and retained by my trustees or trustee.
  13. I give and bequest to my wife for her absolute use all of my fuel and household stores and not by this my will or any other codicil hereto otherwise disposed of and which at the time of my decease may be in upon or about Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds and also my carriages carriage horses with their harness rising horses saddler stable fittings and luggage carts at or upon Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds but not including in this gift any moneys or securities for money which at the time of my death may be in or about the said Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds.
  14. I direct that my trustees or trustee shall as to all farming operations and management of stock carried on upon my Combe Court Estates or any part thereof for the time being managed by them consult my friend Walter Tidboald Coles and I declare it to be my will that they shall respectively act upon the advice of the said Walter Tidboald Coles in relation to all or any such farming operations and management of stock and I declare that they shall in no way be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any of such operations or management as shall have been carried on under his advice And I direct my executors to pay the said Walter Tidboald Coles the sum of five hundred pounds as an honorarium for any such advice such sum to be paid within two years after my decease And I desire my trustees or trustee in all matters affecting the administration of my estate and executions of the trusts of this my will to consult my friend William George Lemon and to apply to him for such advice or information relating thereto as they may require.
  15. I give and devise all my farm land and hereditaments situate at Cramhurst Witley in the County of Surrey comprising forty acres or thereabouts together with the farmhouse buildings and cottages thereon or appurtenant thereto for all my estate and interest therein onto the Reverend Robert Henry Lathbury of Denham Rectory near Uxbridge his heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the tenure thereof for his absolute use but if the said Robert Henry Lathbury shall predecease me then I give and devise said farm lands hereditaments and premises at Cramhurst aforesaid with their appurtenances on to my niece Clara Lathbury her heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the tenure thereof and as her separate property.
  16. I give and bequeath the following legacies To such one or more of the six daughters of Jane Slocock wife of the Reverend Oliver Edmund Slocock as shall be living at my decease the sum of six thousand pounds to be divide among them if more than one in equal shares To my said niece Louisa Stebbing the sum of ten thousand pounds To my said niece Ann Pinckard Stebbing the sum of five thousand pounds To my niece Emmeline Clough now of Denbigh the sum of ten thousand pounds To my said niece Clara Lathbury the sum of ten thousand pounds To my Goddaughter Francesca Huttah formerly Francesca Martelli the sum of three thousand pounds To my Goddaughter Rachel Nixon formerly Rachel Arden daughter of my cousin George Pinckard Arden the sum of two thousand pounds To my grand nephew William Pinckard Delane Stebbing the sum of five thousand pounds To Charlotte Minty of Petersfield the sum of one thousand pounds To Agnes Pinckard widow of my late brother Henry Pinckard three thousand pounds I give to such of my household servants whether at Combe Court or at my town residence 12 Grove Road aforesaid and my bailiff outdoor servants and farm labourers on my Combe Court Estates as shall be in my service at the time of my decease the following sums i.e. To such of them as shall have been continuously in my service for a period of five years but less than ten years preceding my decease the sum of twenty pounds each To each of them as shall have been continuously in my service for a period of ten years but less than twenty five years immediately preceding my decease the sum of fifty pounds each To such of them as shall have been continuously in my service for a period exceeding twenty five years immediately preceding my decease but not including my faithful farm servant John Weston the sum of one hundred pounds each and I give to the said John Weston if in my service at my decease the sum of two hundred pounds And I give to his present wife if her husband be in my service at my decease a sum of one hundred pounds And I give to my butler Edward Upfield the sum of fifty pounds addition to any sum to which he will become entitled under the gift to my household servants hereinbefore contained And I empower my trustees or trustee conclusively to determine what person shall be included in the bequests hereinbefore contained to my household servants outdoor servants and farm labourers respectively and also the amount payable to each of such legatees respectively I give to the said Walter Tidboald Coles a further sum of five hundred pounds as a mark of my personal regard and to be paid to him in addition to the sum of five hundred pounds hereinbefore directed to be paid to him as an honorarium I give to William George Lemon of Lincolns Inn Barrister at Law the sum of five hundred pounds To Mrs Bremridge wife of Philip Bremridge of Winkleigh Devon the sum of one hundred pound To Miss Ella Tidboald of Chumleigh Devon the sum of one hundred pounds and to Miss Emily Holley of 5b Russell Square the sum of one hundred pounds I give to the Vicar and Churchwardens of the parish of Chiddingfold in Surrey the sum of two hundred pounds and also to the Vicar and Churchwardens of the Parish of Winkleigh the sum of two hundred pounds And I direct such two last mentioned legacies to be paid out of such portions of my personal estate as may by law be applied in payments of Charitable bequests and I declare such legacies are given to the Vicar and Churchwardens of such respective parishes to be by them respectively expended in such way as they shall think fit in providing for the Poor of their respective parishes a day of rejoicing on the second twenty fifth day of May which shall happen after my decease unless such day shall happen on a Sunday in which case the Monday immediately following such second twenty fifth day of May shall be substituted as the day of rejoicing aforesaid And I desire it to be announced in each parish that such day of rejoicing is in grateful recognition that I had lived ma[n]y years with both the means and the will to render some essential service to that parish And I direct that all pecuniary legacies bequeathed by this my will shall be paid free of legacy duty and except where otherwise directed shall be paid at the end of two years after my death unless my Executors shall think fit sooner to pay the same or any of them.
  17. I give to Mark Stebbing son of William Stebbing my gold watch and chain with its appendages for his absolute use.
  18. I give to my grand niece Caroline Mary W[h]ithall daughter of my niece Amelia Coles for her separate property my leasehold house and premises know as No. 12 Grove Road St John's Wood now used by me as my town residence for all the residue which shall be unexpired at the time of my decease of the term for which I hold the same and subject to the rent reserve by and the covenants and conditions contained in the lease under which the same are holden And I give to her for her separate property all my furniture plate plated goods linen china glass books maps pictures prints family portraits and all other articles of domestic or household use or ornament wines liquors and consumable stores which may be in or upon or appertain to my said town residence 12 Grove Road aforesaid but not including therein money or securities for money and I express the hope but not so as to hereby create a trust that the said Caroline Mary W[h]ithall with her husband will move to and reside in such house and also that she will either herself retain and keep the family portraits included in this gift during her life or hand them over to some relative of mine who will be willing to keep them during the life of such relative And I direct the said Caroline Mary W[h]ithall to hand over to my said wife any articles at 12 Grove Road at the time of my decease which my wife shall within six calendar months after my decease select and as to which my trustees or trustee shall be satisfied they formerly belonged to my said wife or were given to her by me or purchased by her with her own monies and the decision of my trustees or trustee shall in respect thereto be final and conclusive.
  19. I give devise and bequeath all such parts of the property left to me by my brother Dr Richard Pinckard as he devised or acquired under the will of my uncle Dr George Pinckard and herein after called the Dr George Pinckard Fund for all the estate and interest therein which I have power to dispose of but subject to the life interest therein of my sister Jane Lermitte unto the said John Coles William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe their executors administrators and assigns upon trust to pay or transfer the same unto Richard Slocock the third son of the Reverend Oliver Edmund Slocock by his wife Jane Slocock if and when the said Richard Slocock shall attain or have attained the age of twenty eight years Provided the said Richard Slocock shall on attaining the said age of twenty eight years be already a member of the Royal College of Physicians in England or shall be then otherwise duly qualified by the Laws then in force to practice as a Physician in England and shall by Royal License or otherwise have assumed or taken the surname of Pinckard and shall then use the same alone as his surname but in case the said Richard Slocock shall die under the age of twenty eight years or in case on attaining that age he shall not be a member of the said College of Physicians or otherwise duly qualified to practice as a physician as aforesaid or shall not have duly assumed and used the said surname of Pinckard alone as aforesaid then upon further trust to pay or transfer the said Dr George Pinckard Fund and the investments and accumulations if any thereof unto such one of the brothers of the said Richard Slocock now living son of the said Jane Slocock who shall be living at my death as shall attain the age of twenty eight years and shall on or before attaining such age of twenty eight years first become a member of the Royal College of Physicians or be first otherwise duly qualified by the Laws then in force to practice as a Physician in England and shall on or before attaining such age of twenty eight years as the case may be assume or have assumed the said surname of Pinckard as aforesaid And I direct that my trustees or trustee shall from time to time receive and recover any property capital or income which may be payable in respect of the Dr George Pinckard Fund and subject to the trusts aforesaid accumulate the same and the accruing income thereof from time to time by investing the same in some investment hereby authorized with power to vary the said investments into or for others of a like nature and shall hold the same until some such son as aforesaid of the Reverend Oliver Edmund Slocock by his said wife Jane Slocock shall become absolutely entitled thereto under the trusts aforesaid and thereupon the said Dr George Pinckard Fund capital income and accumulations or the investments representing the same shall be forthwith paid to such son for his own absolute use and benefit but in case no such son of the said Jane Slocock shall become absolutely entitled as aforesaid and all the aforesaid gifts and trusts of the said Dr George Pinckard Fund shall fail then the said Dr George Pinckard Fund and the capital income and accumulations thereof shall fall into and become part of my residuary estate and I direct my executors to inform the said Reverend Oliver Edmund Slocock and his wife Jane of this bequest so that they may be induced to select one or more of their sons to be educated for the Medical Profession to gain the benefit hereof it being my desire that one member of that family should bear the honoured name of Dr Pinckard I give two hundred of my shares in the Clerical Medical and General Life Assurance Society unto the said John Coles William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe as my trustees or trustee in trust for the person or persons who under the gift of the Dr George Pinckard Fund herein before contained shall become absolutely entitled in possession to the said Dr George Pinckard Fund and the accumulations and investments thereof And I direct my trustees or trustee to receive all sums accruing due and payable in respect of such shares after my decease whether by way of dividend bonus returns of capital or otherwise and to invest and accumulate the same and the accruing income thereof and of the investments thereof from time to time by investing the monies so received in some one or more of the investments hereby authorized and to pay and transfer the same to the person or persons who under the trust in that behalf contained in this my will shall become absolutely entitled in possession to the Dr George Pinckard Fund and the accumulations and investments thereof but so that if no such son of the Reverend Oliver Edmund Slocock shall become so entitled the same shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate.
  20. I give devise and bequest all the residue of my real and personal estate including chattels real unto and to the use of the said John Coles William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe their heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the respective natures thereon upon trust to sell the said residuary real estate including chattels real either together or in parcels and either by public auction or private contract and subject to any conditions which may be deemed proper with power to annul any sale and resell and also to call in or see and convert into money such parts of my personal estate as shall not consist of money And I declare that such sale and conversion of my residuary real and personal estate may be postponed for such period as my trustees or trustee may think proper and that my trustees or trustee may permit any personal estate invested at my decease in or upon any stocks funds or securities whatever to continue or remain in the same state of investment so long as they or he shall think fit and that until a sale of my real estate and the chattels real my trustees or trustee may lease the same or any parts thereof for any term or terms of years not exceeding twenty one years in possession at the best rent without taking a fine and that the rents and profits of my residuary real estate including chattels real or so much thereof as shall for the time being remain unsold shall after payment thereout of all rate taxes cost of insurance and repairs and other outgoings be paid and applied to the persons and in the manner to and in which the income of the produce thereof is hereinafter directed to be paid and applied And I direct my trustees or trustee out of the moneys to arise by the sale and conversion of my said residuary real and personal estate including chattels real or so much thereof as shall be sold or converted as aforesaid and out of my ready money to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies bequeathed by this my will or any codicil hereto and to stand possessed of the residue of such moneys upon trust to invest the same in or upon any of the stocks funds or securities herby authorized with power to vary such investments into or for others of a like nature And I declare that my trustees or trustee shall stand possessed of the securities representing the residue of my said real and personal estate and of the dividends income and annual proceeds thereof upon the trusts following that is to say upon trust to pay and transfer the same and every part thereof to my said grand nephew George Henry Coles for his absolute use if he shall live to attain the age of twenty five years and shall take or have taken the surname of Pinckard alone in manner hereinbefore provided in the case of a person becoming tenant for life or in tail male of my Combe Court Estates but if he should die under that age or shall not take or have taken the surname of Pinckard in manner hereinbefore provided in the case of a person becoming tenant for life or in tail male in possession of my Combe Court Estates then upon trust for the absolute use of the person who under the limitations and trusts hereinbefore contained shall first become beneficially entitled either as tenant for life or in tail male to the possession or receipt of the rents and profits of my Combe Court Estates (subject only to the interest if any by way of residence or occupation which my wife may take in Combe Court Mansion and Pleasure Grounds[)] and who if living at my decease shall have attained or shall thereafter attain the age of twenty five years or if born after my decease shall attain the age of twenty one years but with power for my trustees or trustee until such person including the said George Henry Coles shall have become absolutely entitled to my residuary real and personal estate to pay or apply the income dividends or annual proceeds of the said residuary real and personal estate or the investments thereof for the maintenance or otherwise to or for the benefit of the person contingently or presumptively entitled thereto in such manner as my trustees or trustee in their or his uncontrolled discretion shall think fit.
  21. All moneys liable to be invested under this my will may be invested in or upon any of the public stocks or funds or securities of or guaranteed by the Government of the United Kingdom or of India or of any Colony or Dependency of the United Kingdom including the stocks or securities of any Railway or other Company in India or elsewhere having a fixed rate of interest thereon guaranteed as aforesaid or in stock of the Bank of England or the bonds or debentures or debenture stock or guaranteed or preference stock or shares of any railway or other Company in Great Britain incorporated by act of Parliament or Royal Charter and paying a dividend on its ordinary stock or shares or in or upon freehold copyhold or leasehold securities in England or Wales but not elsewhere or upon charges created under the Improvement of Lands Act 1864 or any mortgages thereof or debentures issued under the Mortgage Debenture Act 1865 or in or upon the bonds debentures stock mortgages or securities of any County Council Public Municipal of Local Body or authority in the United Kingdom or India or any Colony or Dependency of the United Kingdom or on the security of rates or tolls made or levied by any such body as aforesaid with power for my trustees or trustee at their or his discretion to vary or transpose such investments into or for others of any nature hereinbefore authorized.
  22. I authorize my acting Executors or Executor for the time being to pay any of my debts or any claims against me or my estate upon any evidence which they or he shall think appropriate and to accept any composition or security real or personal for any debt due to me or my estate and to allow any time for the payments of such debt as they or he shall think fit and also to compromise compound or submit to arbitration all debts accounts claims or things whatever belonging or relating to my estate and for any of the purposes aforesaid to enter in to give execute and do such agreements instruments of composition releases and things as they or he shall think expedient without being responsible for loss.
  23. I hereby declare that the power of appointing new trustees conferred by Statute shall be vested in the person for the time being entitled to the possession or receipt of the rents and profits of my Combe Court Estates if of full age.

In witness whereof I the said George Henry Pinckard have to this my will contained in this and the proceeding nineteen sheets of paper set my hand this fifteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and ninety one -

G H Pinckard

Signed and declared by the above named George Henry Pinckard as and for his last will in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereby set our hands as witnesses the allocations against which we have placed our initials having been first made herein - Edward J. Southern 7 Harrington Road South Kensington S.W Barristers Clerk - J. A. Stevenson 2 New Square Lincolns Inn Clerk to Mr Lemon.

I George Henry Pinckard of Combe Court near Goldaming in the County of Surrey and of No. 12 Grove Road Regents Park in the County of Middlesex JP hereby declare this to be a Codicil to my last will which will bears date the fifteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and ninety one whereas I have by my said will bequeathed to each one or more of the six daughters of Jane Slocock wife of the Reverend Oliver Edmund Slocock as should be living at my decease the sum of six thousand pound to be divided among them if more than one in equal shares I hereby revoke such legacy and instead thereof I give to Mary Slocock the eldest daughter of the said Jane Slocock the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds as her separate property And I give to each of the other daughters of the said Jane Slocock who shall attain or have attained her age of twenty one years the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds as her separate property And I direct all such legacies to be paid free of duty and whereas by my said will I gave devised and bequeathed all such parts of the property left to me by my brother Dr Richard Pinckard as he derived or acquired under the will of my uncle Dr George Pinckard (in my said will and herein after called the Doctor George Pinckard Fund) for all the estate and interest therein which I had power to dispose of but subject to the life interest of my sister Jane Lermitte unto John Coles William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe their executors administrators and assigns upon the trust and for the purposes and to be dealt within the manner in my said will mentioned being trusts inter alia for the benefit of Richard Slocock the third son of the said Reverend Oliver Edmund Slocock by his wife the said Jane Slocock subject to the condition's in my said will mentioned And upon further trust as in my said will mentioned for such one of the brothers of the said Richard Slocock as therein mentioned upon and subject to the conditions therein expressed and in case no son of the said Jane Slocock should become absolutely entitled as in my said will mentioned the said Doctor George Pinckard Fund was to fall into and become part of my residuary estate And whereas by my said will I also gave two hundred of my shares in the Clerical Medical and General Life Assurance Society unto the said John Coles William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe as my trustees or trustee upon trust as therein mentioned for the person or persons who under the gift of the Doctor George Pinckard Fund therein before contained should become absolutely entitled in possession to the said Doctor George Pinckard Fund and the accumulations and investments thereof but so that in case no such son of the said Reverend Oliver Edmund Slocock as therein mentioned should become so entitled the same should fall into and form part of my residuary estate Now I hereby revoke the said gifts of my estate and interest in the said Doctor George Pinckard Fund and the gift of two hundred of my shares in the Clerical Medical and General Life Assurance Society and all and singular the trusts provisions and directions in my said will declared and contained in respect of the same gifts and every part thereof including any beneficial interest therein by my said will given to or in trust for the said Richard Slocock or any brother of his and instead thereof I give unto my trustees or trustee First all my estate and interest in such parts of the property left to me by my brother Dr Richard Pinckard as he derived or acquired under the will of my uncle Dr George Pinckard and all such estate and interest therein as I have power to dispose of or appoint (all which are together hereinafter referred to as the Doctor George Pinckard Fund) and secondly two hundred of my shares in the capital of the Clerical Medical and General Life Assurance Society To hold the same subject only as to the Doctor George Pinckard Fund to any interest therein of my sister Jane Lermitte upon trust to receive and recover any property capital bonus dividend or income which may from time to time be payable in respect of the said Doctor George Pinckard Fund subject as aforesaid and in respect of the said two hundred shares secondly described and to accumulate the same and the accruing income thereof from time to time by investing such accumulations and accruing income in some or one of the investments by my said will authorized with power to vary the said investments into or for others of a like nature and upon further trust to hold the property representing the said Doctor George Pinckard Fund and the said two hundred shares and the accumulations aforesaid but subject to the proviso hereinafter contained until Frederick Butler Clough the youngest son of my niece Emmeline Clough and Richard Charles Butler Clough shall attain his age of twenty eight years And upon further trust in case upon or before attaining his age of twenty eight years the said Frederick Butler Clough shall have become a member of the Royal College of Physicians in England or shall on attaining his age of twenty eight years be otherwise duly qualified by the Laws for the time being in force to practice as a Physician in England and shall by Royal License or otherwise have duly assumed or taken the surname of Pinckard and shall then use the name of Pinckard as his surname then upon trust to pay or transfer the said Doctor George Pinckard Fund and the said two hundred shares with their respective accumulations and investments thereof unto the said Frederick Butler Clough as and when he shall attain his age of twenty eight years for his absolute use Provided always that if the said Frederick Butler Clough shall die under the age of twenty eight years or if attaining that age he shall not be a member of the said Royal College of Physicians or otherwise duly qualified to practice as a Physician as aforesaid and shall not have duly assumed and used the surname of Pinckard alone then and in every such case the said Doctor George Pinckard Fund and the said shares and secondly hereinbefore given with the accumulations thereof as aforesaid shall fall into and become part of my residuary real and personal estate and in all other respects I confirm my said will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty eighth day of October one thousand eight hundred and ninety one -

G H Pinckard

Signed and declared by the above named George Henry Pinckard as a Codicil to his last will in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness the [the] alterations on the preceding page initialled in the margin by us having been first made - Edward J. Southern 7 Harington Road Sth Kensington Barrister's Clerk - Alfred Stevenson 28 Paignton Road Stamford Hill Clerk to Mr Lemon 2 New Square Lincolns Inn

ON the 22nd August 1892 Probate of this will with a Codicil was granted to William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe Esquires two of the Executors.

Probate

BE IT KNOWN that on the 22nd day of August 1892 the last Will and Testament with a codicil, of George Henry Pinckard late of Combe Court near Goldaming in the County of Surrey and of No 12 Grove Road Regents Park in the County of Middlesex J.P. deceased, who died on the 23rd day of July 1892 at Combe Court aforesaid was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice and that Administration of the personal estate of the Deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to William Stebbing and George Cutcliffe Esquires two of the Executors named in the Will power being reserved of making the like grant to John Coles the other Executor named in the said Will.

AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the Will and Codicil of the Deceased were also proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice and that the like Administration of the personal estate of the said Deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to the said John Coles of 4 Kensington Park Gardens in the County of Middlesex Stock Broker he having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same.

Dated the 15th day of October 1892

Gross value of personal estate £299,362-10-7

Former grant Principal Registry August 1892

Re-sworn February 1894 £299,314-0-4

Re-sworn November 1899 £307,122-2-7