This is the last will and testament of me, Andrew Bulmer, of Layerthorpe in the City of York, Brickmaker, made the twenty eighth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighty three. I give and bequeath all my furniture and other household effects unto my dear wife Elizabeth to and for her own absolute use and benefit. I give, devise and bequeath all my freehold and copyhold, Messuages, Lands and Tennements and all my other real estate whatsoever and wheresoever. Also all my stock in Trade Horses, carts and working Plant in and about my brickyard situate in Haxby in the County of York, money securities for money, Book, debts and all my other residual personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my son Thomas Bulmer and my friend Thomas Brown of Gainsbrough in the County of Lincoln, Shoemaker, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, upon trust that the said Thomas Bulmer and Thomas Brown or the survivors of them, and the heirs, executors and administrators of such survivors of them, and the heirs, executors and administrators of such survivor or other the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my will hereinafter called my said Trustees, do and shall in the first place by and out of my residual personal estate and effects, pay and satisfy and discharge all my just debts, funeral and other testamentary expenses. And after payment thereof upon further trust to pay to or otherwise permit and suffer my said wife Elizabeth to take the rents and profits of my said real estate and also to use and enjoy my said brickyard, also my stock in Trade and implements of Trade, Horses and Carts and the income arising from my residuary estate for and during the term of her natural life, if she shall so long continue my widow, but not further or otherwise. My will and desire being that my said wife may be allowed to carry on my said trade or business of a Brick and Tile maker in my said brickyard and premises for her own absolute use and benefit, and in order to enable her, the more effectually, to carry on my said trade or business, I direct that the sum of two hundred pounds be left in her hands, or paid over to her out of my said residuary personal estate for that purpose. And I direct my said Trustees do and shall cause an inventory of my said Stock in Trade, Trade plant and effects to be taken immediately after my decease and that the same be signed by my said wife and my said Trustees, and a duplicate thereof retained by my said Trustees and that an account of such Stock and effects shall be taken once in every year; But my said wife shall not be liable to replace and renew any of my Stock in Trade, Trade plant and effects which shall be used up and worn out in carrying on my said trade, Provided always and I hereby declare that at the death or marriage of my said wife or at any time hereafter, notwithstanding the trust hereinbefore mentioned, if my said Trustees shall be of the opinion that my said Trade of Business of a Brick and Tile maker can no longer be carried on advantageously by my said wife, then and in such a case, I direct and empower my said Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my will to sell and dispose of the same, either by public auction or private contract to any person or Persons willing to become the purchaser or purchasers thereof respectively for such price or prices, sum or sums of money as to my said Trustees shall seem reasonable. And I hereby declare that the receipts of my said Trustees for all sum or sums of money payable to them or him under this my will shall effectually discharge the person or persons paying the same from being answerable or accountable for the misapplication or nonapplication thereof. And I hereby further declare and direct that my said Trustees shall stand possessed of the monies to arise and be produced by the sale and conversion of my said real and residuary personal estate in case my said real and residuary estate shall be sold before the decease of my said wife upon trust to invest the same in or upon some or one of the Stocks of Funds of great Britain or upon mortgage or real estate in any Railway or Dock Company in England authorised by special Act of Parliament and at the time of the investment thereof respectively paying dividends with full power to alter, vary and transpose such securities as often as occasion shall require upon further trust to pay the interest, dividends and annual proceeds arising therefrom unto my said wife for and during the term of her natural life, if she should so long continue my widow, but not further or otherwise. And from and immediately after the decease or end of widowhood of my said wife, I declare and direct that my said Trustees shall stand possessed and interested of and in my said real and residuary personal estate or of the Stocks, funds and securities on which proceeds arising therefrom shall be for the time being invested as the case may be, and the rents and annual income arising therefrom. Upon trust as to the sum of Fifty Pounds part thereof to pay the same to my daughter Elizabeth Dalby. As to the sum of Fifty Pounds other part thereof to pay to my daughter Mary Lone. As to the sum of fifty Pounds other part thereof to pay the same to Jane Swanbeck now residing with me should they respectively be living at the decease or end of widowhood of my said wife. And should either of my daughters or the said Jane Swanbeck happen to die in the lifetime of my said wife or before the end of widowhood leaving issue, her surviving, Then and in that case I direct my said Trustees to pay the said sum of Fifty Pounds unto equally and amongst such issue as and when the respectively attain the age of twenty one years. And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my said real and personal estate or the proceeds arising from the sale and conveyance thereof upon further trust to pay and divide the same unto and amongst my three Sons, the said Thomas Bulmer, and Joseph Bulmer and Andrew Bulmer in equal shares and proportions their respective executors, administrators and assigns. And Lastly I appoint my said wife, and the said Thomas Bulmer and Thomas Brown joint executrix and executors of this my will hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at anytime heretofore made. In witness whereof, I, the said Andrew Bulmer, the said testator have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.

 

The Signed by the said Andrew Bulmer testator as and for his last will

and Testament in the presence of us

present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the

presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses..

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Andrew Bulmer

 

John W Mann, Solr, York

Arthur C. B. Soulby, his Clerk

 

Proved at York the twenty fourth day of September

1883 bt the oaths of Elizabeth Bulmer, Widow,

the Relict, Thomas Bulmer, the son, and Thomas Brown,

the executors to whom Administration was granted -

The Testator Andrew Bulmer was late of Layerthorpe in the City

of York, Brickmaker and died on the twenty sixth day of August

1883 at Layerthorpe aforesaid -

Gross Amount of personal estate 464 8 11

No Leaseholds

Extracted by Mann and Son, Solr York

This is a true copy