George Richards Elkington’s Will 1801-1865
The Will of George Richards Elkington 1801-1865 was personally hand-written and consisted of 7 pages.
George Richards Elkington first wrote his will on 22nd January 1861, the Solicitors were Wm Palmer and Elizabeth and Emily were witnesses. He later made 2 codicils to his will and final and correct summary is as below:
Small special one time only bequest to his servant Jane-ar-ing £25 tax free
Mary (Anne) Hawthorne one time only £25 tax free
General Hospital in Birmingham £500
Queen Hospital in Birmingham £300
Blind School £300
Parish of Edgbaston £300
The Blue Coat School in Birmingham £500
Mrs. Cammel for her life time only £325
To his 5 Sons Frederick, James Balleny, Alfred John, Howard & Hyla
“I bequeath all my leasehold hereditament and premises in Liverpool as well as all my freehold lands situated in Church Street and Williamson Street in Liverpool in the county of Lancaster and my buildings farms and lands situated in the Parish of Wooten Wawen in the county of Warwick aforesaid and all my leasehold and buildings held under Captain Just situated I Kew Street and the property of Temple Street Birmingham and as to all the rest residue and reminder of my property, wine carriage etc and effects and my capital & stocks in trade money securities for trade money and all other of my real and personal estates and effects whatsoever and wheresoever, I give to devise and bequeath the same to my 5 sons Frederick Elkington, James Balleny Elkington, Alfred John Elkington, Howard Elkington and Hyla Elkington and their respective heirs—executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature there in equal share as tenants in common but subject nevertheless to provisions next hereafter contained.
(Provided always and hereby declared and direct that in the event of there being any child or children of my present wife born to be all & every such child or children shall take equal shares. (But there were no issues)
I direct that my said (5) Sons shall be at liberty to occupy the aforesaid from my death for such time/period as they think proper paying for the total of £1000 per annum, payable half-yearly and ensure same in good repair and insured against damage by fire.
22 March 1865
I George Richards Elkington, Pool near Ruthin County of Denbigh Esquire arrange with co-partner Josiah Mason to purchase his share and interest.
It was because of this purchase that George Richards Elkington cancelled his earlier bequest of £1000 each to his Managers and good friends John Nicholas Ryder and William Ryland as well as the £500 to the Midland Institute in Birmingham
Solicitors were William Palmer witness James Elkington 27th May 1862
John Brandon Baker Pool Park Witness Georgina M Jones (Maria) 22nd Dec1862
Wm Palmer Witness Georgina Maria Jones and Elizabeth Sorter Smith 22 March 1865
Edward Baker a commissioner to -----oaths in chancery in-----
Proved at London with tree codicils 6th Jan 1866 by the oaths of Frederick Elkington, James Balleney Elkington, Alfred John Elkington and Howard Elkington the said Executors to whom adman was granted.
Special Note: This is a short but true summary of George Richards Elkington’s will
Edited by Gladys Nilsson-Elkington