The Will of
William Richardson

of Linden Villa
The Park, Hull
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This is the last will and testament of me William Richardson
of the borough of Kingston upon Hull, Gentleman.

I William Richardson of the city and county of Kingston upon Hull, Cabinet Manufacturer,
declare this to be my last WILL.

I appoint my friends William Parker Burkinshaw Chartered Accountant and George Hodgson Estate Agent both of Kinston upon Hull aforesaid the EXECUTORS and Trustees hereof and I give to each of them the legacy or sum of one thousand pounds on his acceptance of such office.

I give to my relative Sarah Ann Barron the sum of twenty pounds wherewith to provide herself with mourning. Whereas an annuity of sixty pound was given and secured to the said Sarah Ann Barron some years ago by my late brother John and myself, Now I direct my Trustees to provide for the payment thereof by purchasing an immediate life annuity of sixty pounds from His Magesty's Post Office or the National Debt Commissioners in Favour of the said Sarah Ann Barron or by setting apart and investing such a sum as will be sufficient to produce the annual income of sixty pounds.

I give to my relative William Barron the silver tankard presented to my firm by the employees thereof also the gold watch and chain formerly belonging to my said late brother John and the sum of one thousand pounds which said tankard and gold watch I desire may be retained by him and handed down to his family after his death.

I give to my housekeeper Elizabeth Swift the legacy or sum of four thousand six hundred pounds and the further sum of one hundred and fifty pounds for her immediate wants. I also give to the said Elizabeth Swift my gold watch and chain , fity shares in the York city and County Banking Company Limited, Seventy Six shares in the Hull Exchange Company or the sum of Six hundred and eighty four pounds in lieu thereof in case I shall have disposed of the same during my lifetime and one half in number of my shares in the Brough Elloughton and District Gas Company Limited or the sum of three hunred pounds in lieu thereof in case I shall have disposed of the same during my lifetime.

I also give to the said Elizabeth Swift for her own absolute use
All goods furniture Bedsteads, beds, bed linen, mahogany serpentine chest of drawers, carpets, rugs, curtains, large marble clock, pictures, chimney glass earthenware and other things which are usually in my front bedroom and dresssing room adjioning thereto facing the park when occupied by me (except the iron chest) also the carpet, walnut serpentine chest of drawers and the iron folding bedstead with matress &c thereto a grandfather's chair in velvet and neeedlework picture in oak frame in my south bedroom,
Also the carpet rug curtains pictures chimney glass clock vases ornaments and all other furniture and furnishings and household effects ( including the contents of the sideboard ) usually in my breakfast room facing the park,
Also the five occasional chairs the vase and ornaments on the console table and the ebonised black cabinet and all the china therein in my drawingroom also the furniture, bedstead, bed linen, curtains, carpets, pictures chimney glass clock and other articles in the bedroom occupied by her over the kitchen of my dwelling house and a mahogany chest of drawers in my first floor sitting room ( the ornaments of her bed rooom and the ornaments and pictures in the last named sitting room being her own as also a sewing machine and other things in my dwellling house)
Also the following articles of household use namely:-
In my dinning room the two oil paintings by Redmore the two bronzes of dead game, two pedistals and vases on the same, two girondoles, the clock and all ornaments on the chimney piece, fender dogs and brasses, hand painted folding fire screen, oak coal box sliding fire screen, stand for chessmen and ink stand, door rod and curtains and oak plant stand.

In my drawing room the carpet and rug two gilt corner brakets carved bracket and greek slave, two engravings at sides of the console table two water colour paintings two china plaques two girondoles the banner screen and stand embroided and used for the late Queens throne at Hull the clock and all ornaments on the chimney piece the mantle shelf and festoon vallance the kidney shaped ebonised table inkstand and pen tray, ebonise coal cabinet, large easy chair in silk, brass fender and screen dogs and brasses, round gilt table with glass top , brass rod and curtain, all loose cusions and folding screens and two palm stands
Also the oak hat stand in the Loby and the mahogany table in the Hall the gong and stand and all gas fittings lanterns , pendants and brakets in my dwelling house except the chanderlier in my dinning room,
Also all my wearing apparel, table linen (incuding serviettes ) the remainder of my bed linen, blankets and counterpanes all my silver and silver plate, glass and china and all wines liquors and consumable stores in or about my dwelling house at the time of my death.

I also give my dwelling house number 6 Vane street in Kingston upon hull aforesaid unto the said Elizabeth Swift. I do so , not only in recognition of her fathfull services but in gratitude for her untiring care and attention to me during many long periodes of ill health and suffering.


I give to my friend Phillip James, late Railway Station Master at Brough
The sum of three hundred pounds together with the remaining one half in number of my shares in the said Brough Elloughton District Gas Company or the sum of three hundred pounds in lieu thereof in case i shall have desposed of the same during my lifetime

I also give to the said Phillip James my picture descriptive of "The Hall of Jugment in the Alhambra"
Also fifty shares in the said York City and County Bankng Company Limited also fifty shares in the Hull Exchange Company Limited and one hundred shares in the Hull Peoples Public House Company Limited.

I give to the said William Parker Birkinshaw
fifty shares in the said York City and County Bankng Company Limited for his own use absolutly

And to the said George Hodgson
fifty shares in the same company for his own use absolutly

TO my friend James Varly
The sum of five hundred pounds in rememberance of many kindnesses recieved from him

And to his daughter Clare
the like sum of five hundred pounds

To my friend John Tanegate, Bank Manager
Fifty shares in the said Hull Exchange Company Limited,
and the sum of two hundred pounds

To the Reverend Henry John Pickett of Northampton
The sum of five hundred pounds

To the Reverend George Colman Vicar of Sutton on Hull
The sum of five hunded pounds

To Lettice, Lily and Daisy the three daughters of the said William Barron
The sum of one hundred pounds each.

To Monica Marshall
The sum of five hundred pounds

And to my friend Ada Stanford
the sum of two hundred pounds


I give the following legacies to the persons employed in my buisiness in recognition of their faithfull services
namely:-

To my assistant Thomas Binnington.
The sum of Four hundred pounds

To my assistant Frederick Arthur Boards
The sum of Two hundred pounds

To my assistant Lorenzo Newbank
The sum of ------------ Fifty pounds

To William Houston , forman upholsterer
The sum of ------------ Fifty pounds

To William Marshall cabinet maker
The sum of One hundred pounds

To James Heaton forman cabinet maker
The sum of------------- Fifty pounds

To Cooper Spencerly cabinet maker The sum of ------------ Fifty pounds

To Frederick Holmes polisher The sum of -------- Twenty pounds

To Henry Claughton cabinet maker The sum of --------- Twenty pounds

To William Houston the younger upholsterer The sum of ---------Twenty pounds

To Arthur Swift upholsterer
The sum of--------- Twenty pounds

To Mrs Barnard, Mrs Wildman and Mrs Register
The sum of -------- Fifteen pounds each


To my domestic servant Annie Robinson
The sum of --------- Fifteen pounds

and to my domestic servant Alice Richardson
The sum of --------- Ten pounds

To James Slide carpet layer, -----May carpet planner,
Joseph Steel polisher, and Thomas Croft Coachman
The sum of --------- Fifteen pound each

To Edgar Nicolson cabinet maker, Thomas Walker upholsterer
-------- Paterson matress maker and Charles Scott vanman
The sum of ----------Ten pounds each

To my two appentices James Wiles and Cornelius Palmer
The sum of----------- Five pounds each

And to the boy (Albert Barrett) in the packing shop
The sum of ---------- Five pounds

To Gerty Webster, Emily Lee, and Edith Wildman
employed in the upholsteres room
The sum of --------- Ten pounds Each

To Mrs ------ Wharam and Emily Wharam employed in the carpet room
The sum of --------- Ten pounds each

And to Laurie Webster, Beartrice Parker and Annie Miller my appentices
The sum of -------- Five pounds each

I give to Thomas Hall my porter the sum of fifteen shillings per week during his life and I authorise my trustees if they think fit to provide for the payment thereof by purchasing an anuity in favour of the said Thomas Hall or otherwise.

Nevertheless I direct that each of the said legacies to my employees shall take effect only on each of them respectivly being in my employ at the time of my death.

I direct my Trustees to provide and pay for such morning for my Manager and Sale Shop assistants also the shop cook and dusters as they my Trustees shall in their uncontrolled descretion deem fit and proper and also such morning for any of my domestic servants in my employ as the said Elizabeth Swift shall deem appropriate and all the expences incurred in carring out this discretion shall be deemed part of my funeral expences and dealt with accordingly.

I direct all the foregoing legacies and bequests to be paid and delivered free from legacy duty and that all foregoing pecuniary legacies together with such duty as aforesaid and my funeral and testamentry expences ( including Probate and Estate Duties ) and debts ( but not including trade debts ) and the amount required for providing and paying the said anuity and weekly payment shall be paid and provided primarily out of the proceeds of the sale of my residual real estate.


I give and devise the several buildings comprising the principle sale shops, carpet show rooms and side show rooms wherein the principle part of my buisiness is carried on, situate on the west side of Bond Street and extendind thence westward to the east side of Little Albion Street all in Kinston upon Hull aforesaid,
Also the several buildings adjioning thereto on the south comprising my Offices and Dinnning Room over the same carpet sewing room, polishers shop gilders shop paint shop works office and packing and other rooms also situate on the westside of Bond Street aforesaid and extending thence westward to the East side of Little Albion Street together with all trade fixtures and utensiles of trade of all kinds therein unto my clek and General Manager Charles Newbound absolutely.

And as to my workshops and show rooms situate on the West side of Little Albion Street aforesaid and in Bowling Green Court and Waltham Street also my Timber yardss stables coach houses and ground situate in Baker Street all in Kingston upon Hull aforesaid and all other my real estate whatesoever and wheresoever together with all machinery and fixed plant therein or in any part thereof

( and for the guidance of my Trustees and for avoiding all questions as to whether any and if so what portions of such fixed plat may partake partly of the character of the real estate I direct that each seperate and independant machine with its seperate gearing shall be deemed and trated as fixed plat partaking wholy of the character of real estate and be dealt with and desposed of accordingingly )

I give and devise the same unto my Trustees upon trust to sell and dispose of the same and out of the net proceeds to arise therefrom to provide and pay the several pecunary legacies and weekly payments hereinbefore bequeathed together with the legacy duties payable thereon respectively.

Also the said annuity already seacured to the said Sarah Ann Barron and my funeral and testamentry expences including Probate and Estate Duties and debts (not including trade debts ) so far as sugh net proceeds will thereto extend. But in case there shall be any defiviancy then I direct that such deficiancy shall be made up out of my personal estate hereinafter bequeathed. But in case any surplus shall arise from the net proceeds of the sale of my residuary estate after anwering the several purposes aforesaid to which they are primarily applicable.
I give the same unto the said William Parker Burkinshaw and George Hodgson in equal shares for their own absolute use and benifit.

I give to the said Charles Newbound the whole of the stock in trade, goods fixtures and things of every description (except books and papers of account, letters and things of the like nature pertaining to the accounts or records of my business ) which may be in or about the several buildings situate in Bond Street aforesaid herein before devised to the said Charles Newbound but not includind anty timber deals mahogany boards or other unmanufactured stock in the polishers and other workshops adjioning or near thereto or in any other of my yards or business premises but includind the stock of iron mongery brass and other hardware in the hardware store cupoard and the remainder of any suite of funiture stored in any other portion of my business premises part whereof only is at my death being shown in my principle sale shops or show rooms.

Nevertheless I empower my Trustees to retain possession of the whole or any part of my personal estate devised or bequeathed in favour of the said Charles Newbound for any period not exceedind twelve calander months.

And I declare that the forgoing provisions in favour of the said Charles Newbound shall be in satisfaction of any claim he may by any possability have against my estate and conditionally on his discharging ant indebtedness to my estates.

And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personel estate whatesoever and wheresoever I give the same to my Trustees upon trust to sell get in and convert the same into money at such times and in such manner as they in their uncontrolled discretion may deem most expediant .

And after first providing thereout the insuficiancy ( if any ) of the net proceeds of the sale arising from my residuary estate to answer the several charges thereon herein before contained and after paying and discharging all the debts and expences due and owing at my death in respect of my business and business premises to stand possessed thereof upon trust to pay the following legacies namely

To the Hull Royal Infermary
The sum of Two thousand pounds

To the Hull and Sculcoates Dispensery
The sum of Two thousand pounds

To the Hull Victoria Hospital for poor sick children
The sum of One thousand five hundred pounds

To thePort of Hull Society's Sailors Orphan Home
The sum of One thousand five hundred pounds

To the Hull Seaman's and General Orphan Home the sum of One thousand pounds

To the Hull Deaf and Dumb Institution
The sum of Three hundred pounds

To the Hull Blind Institution
The sum of Two hundred pounds

To the Hull Lying in Charity
The sum of Twenty five pounds

And I declare that the receipts of the Treasurers or Bankers for the time being of the said Societies or Institutions respectively shall be sufficient discharges to my Trustees for the moneys Payable to such Societies or Institutions respectively.

I empower my Trustees to pospone the payment of all legacies bequeathed by me to Charitable institutions for any period not exceeding three years with interest thereon at the rate of two pounds ten shillings per centum per annum to commmence at the expiration of Twelve calander months after my death.

And I also declare that all donnations of one hundred pounds upwards made by me to any of the said charitable societies or Institutions subsequent to the date of this my will shall be deducted and with held by my Trustees from the amount herein before bequeathed to the charitable societies or Institutions recieving any such donation.

As to the the residue and remainder of my personal estate upon trust fot the said William Parker Birkinshaw and George Hodgson in equal shares for their own personal use and benifit absolutly. I empower my Trustees to pospone the sale of my residuary real and personal estates or any part thereof respectively for such periodes as they shall in their uncontrolled discretion think expedient .

And I direct that during such postponment the income thereof respectively shall be deemed to be part of the capital whence the same shall have arisen and be applied and disposed of accordingly, but I declare that my residuary real estate shall be considred as converted in equety from the time of my death and be transmissable accordingly.

I also declare that no purchaser of any part of my real estate shall be bound to enquire as to the payment of any legacy or annuity bequeathed by this my Will or the legacy duties payable thereon respectively or any other charges thereon created or direction in this my Will.

I direct that my Trustees may in their uncontrolled discretion instead of acting personally employ and pay a Soliciter, Accountant or any other person to transact any buisiness or do any act whatesoever nature required to be done in the premises including the reciept and payment of money and that any Trustee hereunder being a soliciter or accountant or other person engaged in any proffesional or buisiness may so act and be employed and shall be entitled to charge and be paid all proffessional or other charges for any buisiness or act done by him or his firm or his or thier clerks assistants and others in connection with the Trust including any act which the Trutees could have done personally.

I declare that the expression my Trustees shall thoughout my WILL be construed as meaning and refering to the said William Parker Berkinshaw and George Hodgson and the survivor of them and the heirs ,executors and administraters of the survivor and as comprising and including the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of my Will to be appointed according to law.

And I revoke all Wills and Testamentry dispositions at any time heretofore made by me.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of September One thousand nine hundred and one

WILLIAM RICHARDSON

Signed and declared by the said William Richardson
the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscibed our names as witnesses.

ROBt. M CRAVEN K.T.   F.R.C.S.   F.R.C.S.E.  L.S.A.   J.P.   Hull
Wm. HODGSON Solicitor Hull.




THIS IS A CODICIL

to and be taken as part of the last Will and Testiment of me WILLIAM RICHARDSON of the city and county of Kinston upon Hull, Cabinet Manufacturer which Will bears the date ninteenth day of september one thousand nine hundred and one.

Where as I am desirous of varying certain gifts in my said Will contained and of makeing certain additional gifts also vaying and improving the provisions thereby made for my clerk and manager Charles Newbound and of providing the amount required for carring out the forgoing desires by reducing and revoking certain charitable and other legacies given by my said Will.

Now I hereby revoke the several bequests in my said Will contained in favour of the Hull Royal Infermary, The Hull and Sculcoates Dispensary, The Victoria Hospital for Poor Sick Children, The Port of Hull Society's Salors Orphan Home, and the Hull Seamen's and General Ophan Asylum.

I also revoke the lagacy of two hundred pounds given by my WILL to John Tingate and instead of the forgoing revoked bequests and legacy I give

To The Hull Royal Infermary the legacy of two thousand pounds,

To The Hull and Southcoates Dispensary the legacy of one thousand five hundred pounds

To The Victoria Hospital for Poor Sick children the legacy of one thousand pounds

To The Port of Hull Society's Sailors Orphan Home the sum of one thousand pounds

And I declare the several charitable legacies hereby given shall be sunject in all respects to the conditions ans stipulations on which the several charitable bequests contained in my said WILL and not hereby revoked are given.

I revoke such part of the bequest in my said will contained in favour of the said Charles Newbound as may include funiture and goods in my sale shops or show rooms which may be unpaid for by me or be on order for a purchaser and not delivered to him.

I give to the said Charles Newbound the legacy of eight hundred pounds in addition to the provisions made for him in my said WILL and not hereby revoked and as a further provision for the said Charles Newbound I direct my Executors to pay out of my residuary estate the legacy and succesion duties chargable in respect of the provisions in my said Will contained in favour of the said Charles Newbound and not hereby revoked.

I give to my Relative Monica Marshall the legacy of five hundred pounds in addion to the legacy of the same amount given to her by my said Will

I give to my time keeper Charles Pool
The sum of twenty pounds.

And to my domestic servant Gertude Lily Wood
The sum of ten pounds
If resectivley in my employ at my decease

I declare thet the legacies and provisions herin contained other than Charitable legacies shall take priory over all gifts bequeathed by my said Will or this codicil thereto to Charitable Institutions

And in all other respects I confirm my said Will

In witness whereof I have set my hand this twenty sixth day of May one thousand nine hundred and three

Wm. RICHARDSON

Signed and declared by the said William Richardson the testator as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscibed our names as witnesses.

Wm. HODGSON Solicitor Hull.
Thos. DENNIS his clerk


THIS IS A SECOND CODICIL

to and be taken as part of the last Will and Testiment of me WILLIAM RICHARDSON of the city and county of Kinston upon Hull, Cabinet Manufacturer which Will bears the date ninteenth day of september one thousand nine hundred and one.

Whereas by my said Will I have made certain Bequests in favour of my friend PHILLIP JAMES some of which bequests I now desire to revoke.

Now I hereby revoke the following bequests given by my said WILL to the said Phillip James , Namely the sum of thre hundred pounds, fifty shares in the York City and County Banking Company limited and one hundred shares in the Hull People's Public House Company Limited. And I direct that the bequests hereby revoked shall sink into and form part of my residuary estates and be disposed accordingly.

I give to the several pearsons in my employ herein after mentioned but only if in my employ at the time of my death and in addition to any benifits they or any of them may derive under my said Will that is to say

To William Marshall, James Heaton, Frederick Holmes and Henery Claughton
The sum of fifty pounds each

To William Housten, Cooper Spencerley, Frederick Hart, William Housten the younger, Arther Swift and -------Blyth
The sum of twenty five pounds each.

To Albert Barrett, Alfred Colman, Thomas Croft and Thomas Hall
The sum of Twenty pounds each

To Joseph Steel and Edgar Nickolson
The sum of ten pound each

and to my domestic servant Sarah Hunter
The sum of ten pounds

 

I declare that the legacies hereby bequeathed shall take priority over all gifts bequeathed to Charitable Institutions by my said Will and my first codicil thereto
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of may one tousand nine hundred and five

Wm. RICHARDSON

Signed and declared by the said William Richardson the testator as and for a second codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscibed our names as witnesses.

The word "thirteenth" having first been substituted for the word "thirtieth" on the third line of this page.
J. B. CLOSE M.D. Hull
Wm. HODGSON Solicitor Hull.


THIS IS A THIRD CODICIL

to and be taken as part of the last Will and Testiment of me WILLIAM RICHARDSON of the city and county of Kinston upon Hull, Cabinet Manufacturer which Will bears the date ninteenth day of september one thousand nine hundred and one.

Whereaas by my Will and first Codicil thereto I have devised and bequeathed certain real estate in Bond Street and Little Albion Street in Kingston upon Hull aforesaid with the stock in trade therein together with the sum of eight hunded pounds to my late Manager Charles Newbound and made other provisions with regard thereto but he is now though ill health incapacitated from attending to his duties and unlikely ever again to be able to attend to buisness. And it has become necessary to make provision for him therefor I revoke all the devises and bequests made for the said Charles Newbound by my said Will and by my first Codicil thereto and in leiu thereof I bequeath an annuity of three hundred poundas during his life payable quarterly as from the date of my death and from after his death I bequeath to his present wife an annuity of one hundred and fifty pounds during her life payable quarterly as from the date of death of the said Charles Newbound

I declare that my trustees may purchase either or both of the said annuities from the general post Office or any well established English Insurance Office and such purchase shall discharge them and also my estate from any further responibility as to the said annuities or either of them .

Whereas in consequence of the death of my friend James Varley the legacy of five hundred pound given to hime by my said WILL has lapsed, Now I hereby bequeath to his daughter Clara Varley the sum of five hundred pounds in addition to the sum of five hundred pounds given to her by my said Will.

I give to my assistant Thomas Binnington the legacy of one hundred pounds in addtion to the legay of four hundred pounds bequeathed to him by my said Will

And to my assistant Frederick Arthur Boards
The sum of three hundred pounds in addition to the legacy of two hundred pounds bequeathed to him by my said Will

And on the same conditions as those on the original legacies are bequested

I give to my late workman William Marshall an annuity of twenty six pounds payable weekly and every week the first weekly payment to be made on the saterday succeeding my death.

I give to my relative Monica Marshall the legacy of five hundred pounds in addition the legacies of five hundred pounds and five hundred pounds bequeathed to her by my said Will and the first said Codicil thereto respectively.

I give to my housekeeper Elizabeth Swift the legacy of one thousand pounds in addition to the legacies and provisions given and made for her by my said Will.

In witness whereof I have set my hand this thirty first day of October one thousand nine hundred and six

Wm. RICHARDSON

Signed and declared by the said William Richardson the testator as and for a third codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscibed our names as witnesses.

J. B. CLOSE M.D. 2 Pryme Street Hull
Wm. HODGSON Solicitor Hull.


PROBATE

On the 10th day of September 1907 Probate of this WILL with three codicils was granted to
William Parker Burkinshaw
chartered accountant and George Hodgson
estate agent the Executors


Re William Richardson, Deceased 22nd July 1907

Gross Value of Estate - 48,843 . 5 . 9
Net Value ------------ 38,935 .10 .10


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