Will of Walter Arthur Copinger, 1910.

  


This is the last Will and Testament of me Walter Arthur Copinger of the City of Manchester and of Buxhall in the County of Suffolk Esquire Barrister at Law L.L.D. whereby I revoke all former wills codicils and other testamentary instruments made by me  I appoint my son Harold Bernard Copinger my daughter Katherine Copinger and my son in law James Marshall Easton trustees and executors of this my will   I bequeath all my jewelry and plate plated articles china linen wines spirits and consumable stores and all manuscripts of whatsoever description (except manuscripts forming part of any of my book collections and manuscripts and papers hereinafter specifically referred to)  absolutely to my unmarried daughters except that my silver sugar sifter given to me by the late Reverend Henry Hill shall go to my daughter Ethel Gertrude Easton and my second silver tea pot and cream jug and my diamond and ruby ring shall go to my daughter Margaret Sarsfield Copinger   I bequeath my gold ring with the arms of the family and the family seal which formerly belonged to my Uncle James unto my son Harold Bernard Copinger desiring that they may remain in the family as heirlooms   I bequeath all my law books and papers connected with my profession and the furniture at my chambers unto my said son Harold Bernard Copinger   I declare that all papers and documents stamped "Church Property" or marked "Official" or with an "O" which may be in my possession at the time of my decease shall be handed over without examination by my executors to the parties entitled to the same  I bequeath to my father Charles Louis George Emanuel Copinger during his life an annuity of fifty pounds free of duty commencing from my death and to be payable quarterly on the usual quarter days the first payment or an apportioned part thereof from my decease to be made on such of the said days as shall happen next after my death   And I desire that the said annuity shall be payable only out of the income of my estate  I bequeath to my old friend Ada Blanche Stewart the sum of one hundred pounds   I bequeath to my son Charles Arden de Burgh Copinger the sum of five hundred pounds   And as to my Mansion House known as Fasbourn Hall and the stables and gardens and fourteen acres of land or thereabouts occupied by me therewith and the furniture and other articles and effects therein and also the organ and gallery and the furniture books and other effects in Cockerells Hall (both of which Fasbourn Hall and Cockerells Hall are situate in Buxhall aforesaid) belonging to me I devise and bequeath the same unto my trustees upon trust to permit and suffer my son Harold Bernard Copinger and my daughters Agnes Helen Copinger Katharine Copinger and Maud Adelaide Copinger during their lives but as to my said daughters so long only as they shall remain unmarried to occupy and enjoy the same free from rent  And I declare that from and after the death of the said Harold Bernard Copinger and the death or marriage of my said last mentioned daughters my trustees shall stand seised of the said Mansion house stables gardens and lands and the household furniture and effects aforesaid  To the uses and with under and subject to the provisions hereinafter declared in respect of my Buxhall settled estates (the said furniture and other effects being regarded in the light of heirlooms)  Provided always and I hereby declare that should my unmarried daughters for the time being be unable to agree with my son Harold Bernard Copinger as to the joint use and occupation of my residence Fasbourn Hall and the lands occupied by me therewith and the furniture and effects aforesaid then and in such case the occupation and the enjoyment of the said premises shall be rent free for the occupation and enjoyment of my said unmarried daughters or daughter as the case may be in exclusion of my said son Harold Bernard Copinger  And as to the Manor or Lordship of Buxhall and the farms lands cottages buildings rents and hereditaments forming the Buxhall and Fasbourn Hall Estates situate in the parishes of Buxhall and Great Frisborough in the County of Suffolk (except the Cockerells Hall Estate in Buxhall and the messuage or cottage hereinafter specifically devised to my daughter Margaret Sarsfield Copinger and subject as to the Mansion house known as Fasbourn Hall and the fourteen acres of land or thereabouts enjoyed therewith and the messuage or cottage known as Rudlands in Buxhall aforesaid to the specific provisions in regard thereto hereinbefore and hereinafter respectively contained)  I give and devise the same unto my said trustees and their heirs to the use that my said daughter Ethel Gertrude Easton may during her life receive thereout the yearly rent charge of seventy pounds my said daughter Margaret Sarsfield Copinger may during her life receive thereout the yearly rent charge of seventy pounds and that any other daughter of mine who may after the date of this my will and whether in my lifetime or after my decease intermarry may likewise during her life receive a yearly rent charge of seventy pounds all of such yearly rent charges to be payable by equal half yearly payments on the first day of May and the first day of November in each year free from all deductions  And subject to the said yearly rent charges to the use of my son Harold Bernard Copinger and my daughters Agnes Helen Copinger Katharine Copinger and Maud Adelaide Copinger during their lives but as to my said daughters so long only as they shall remain unmarried without impeachment of waste and from and after the death of the said Harold Bernard Copinger and the death or marriage of my said last mentioned daughters to the use of the first and other sons of the said Harold Bernard Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of my sons hereafter to be born and their issue in succession so that the older of my after born sons and his issue shall always be preferred to and take before the younger of my after born sons and his or their issue and so also that each after born son of mine shall take an estate for his life without impeachment of waste with remainder after his decease to the use of his first and other sons successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the first and and other daughters of the said Harold Bernard Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of my eldest daughter Ethel Gertrude Easton during her life without impeachment of waste with remainder to the use of the first and other sons of the said Ethel Gertrude Easton successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the first and other daughters of the said Ethel Gertrude Easton successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the said Agnes Helen Copinger for life without impeachment of waste with remainder to the use of the first and other sons of the said Agnes Helen Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the first and other daughters of the said Agnes Helen Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the said Katharine Copinger for life without impeachment of waste with remainder to the use of the first and other sons of the said Katharine Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the first and other daughters of the said Katharine Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the said Margaret Sarsfield Copinger for life without impeachment of waste with remainder to the use of the first and other sons of the said Margaret Sarsfield Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the first and other daughters of the said Margaret Sarsfield Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the said Maud Adelaide Copinger for life without impeachment of waste with remainder to the use of the first and other sons of the said Maud Adelaide Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the first and other daughters of the said Maud Adelaide Copinger successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of my daughters hereafter to be born and their issue in succession so that the older of my after born daughters and her issue shall be always preferred to and take before the younger of my after born daughters and her or their issue and so also that every after born daughter of mine shall take an estate for life without impeachment of waste with remainder to her first and other sons successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of the daughters in succession of every after born daughter of mine and their issue so that the daughters of every elder of my after born daughters and their issue shall be always preferred to and take before the daughters of every younger of my after born daughters and their issue and so also that the daughters of each after born daughters of mine shall take successively according to seniority in tail general with remainder to the use of my own right heirs for ever  I devise the messuage or cottage known as Rudlands in Buxhall aforesaid and now or late in the occupation of one Ransome with the garden occupied therewith unto all my daughters except my said daughter Margaret Sarsfield Copinger for their joint lives and the lives of the survivors and survivor of them the said cottage to be furnished from the furniture in any house in which I may reside in Manchester aforesaid or elsewhere  Provided nevertheless that such as my daughters as may be residing at Fasbourn Hall or have the right of residing there for the time being shall not be entitled to the occupation or use of the said cottage also  I give and devise unto and to the use of my said daughter Margaret Sarsfield Copinger in fee simple all that messuage or cottage with the site thereof and the garden and ground enjoyed and occupied therewith situate at the corner of the High road leading from Buxhall Vale to Rivetts or the cottage in Buxhall and at the junction of such road formerly known as 'Farthings and Cleves' and sometime used by me as a parish room and later in the occupation of Mrs. Albert Sawyer and now or late of Thomas Dykes and also the piece of land adjoining to the last mentioned premises and formerly occupied by John Sawyer as a timber yard up to and inclusive of the gate leading from the aforesaid high road into such timber yard  And I declare that the messuage or cottage and premises last aforesaid shall be held by the said Margaret Sarsfield Copinger freed and discharged from all mortgages or charges affecting the same with my other Buxhall property and shall be indemnified by my settled and residuary estates from all such mortgages or charges  And I declare that the said Margaret Sarsfield Copinger shall be entitled to have the said messuage or cottage suitably furnished from my house in Manchester or my furniture elsewhere such furniture to be selected by my trustees (not being oak furniture intended to be ultimately lodged in Fasbourn Hall) to the value of Fifty pounds  And as to the Cockerells Hall Estate in Buxhall aforesaid Tynycoed Tower Estate and hereditaments in the parish of Llanymawddwy in the County of Merioneth and all my hereditaments in the City of Manchester and elsewhere in the County of Lancaster and all other my hereditaments wheresoever situate and all my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore specifically devised or bequeathed I give devise and bequeath the same unto and to the use of my trustees upon trust that my trustees shall sell call in and convert into money such parts of my said residuary real and personal estate as shall not consist of money and so that they shall have full power and discretion to postpone the sale calling in or conversion of the whole or any part or parts of my said residuary real and personal estate during such period as they shall think fit without being responsible for loss  And shall out of the money to arise from such sale calling in and conversion and such part of my personal estate as shall consist of money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts (including any mortgage debt or debts which may exist on any portion of my estates and in particular any mortgage or charge existing upon my Buxhall and Fasbourn Hall Estates) and shall invest the residue of the said moneys at the discretion of my said trustees upon any securities authorized by law or if not authorized by law which they in their absolute discretion shall deem expedient  And shall stand possessed of the said trust premises in trust for my son Harold Bernard Copinger and my said daughters Ethel Gertrude Easton Agnes Helen Copinger Katharine Copinger Margaret Sarsfield Copinger and Maud Adelaide Copinger in equal shares and proportions as tenants in common I direct that all the net rents profits and income arising from the whole or any part of my residuary real or personal estate hereinbefore directed to be sold called in or converted shall until such sale calling in or conversion and as well during the first year after my death as afterwards be applied as if the same were income arising from the proceeds of the sale calling in or conversion thereof or the investments of such proceeds but that no reversion or other property not actually producing income shall be treated as producing income for the purposes of this my will and that notwithstanding any postponement of the conversion of my residuary real estate hereinbefore directed to be converted the same shall for the purpose of transmission be considered as converted from the time of my decease  And I appoint my trustees for the time being trustees for the purposes of the Settled Land Acts 1882 to 1890  And lastly I empower my Executors if they shall think fit to publish at the expense of my residuary estate any work I may leave in manuscript at the time of my death or reissue any work of mine already published or to make such other arrangements as to the publication of the same which they may deem expedient   In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my will the twelfth day of March one thousand nine hundred and ten

Signed and delivered by the above named Walter
Arthur Copinger as his last will and testament
in the presence of us both being present at the     
same time who in his presence and in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses on the date above written

W.A. COPINGER

J. W. Grange 486 Bury New Road Kersal Manchester Doctor of Medicine
Mary Hayes 289 Bury New Rd Higher Broughton Private Nurse

 

  

   

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