Will of Henry Ingram, retired plumber, painter and china dealer, 1899 (proved 1900)

Oxford Probate Registry

BE IT KNOWN that Henry Ingram of Winslow in the County of Buckingham retired Plumber, Painter and China Dealer, died on the 14th day of March 1900, at Winslow aforesaid, and at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at Winslow aforesaid, within the district of the Counties of Oxford, Berks and Buckingham, AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN  that at the date hereunder written the last will and Testament with a Codicil thereto of the said deceased was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice at Oxford, and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Thomas Osborne of Buckingham in the County of Buckingham, Solicitors Clerk and Frank Ingram of Winslow aforesaid, Plumber and Painter the Son of the said Deceased, the Executors named in the said Will.
Dated the 14th day of August 1900
Gross value of Estate                  £2163-16-8
Net value of Personal Estate       £378-16-8
Extracted by H & E.H. Small, Solicitors, Buckingham

This is the last Will of me Henry Ingram of Winslow in the County of Buckingham Plumber Painter and China Dealer. I direct the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and I appoint my friend Thomas Osborne of Buckingham in the County of Buckingham, Solicitor’s Clerk and my Sion Frank Ingram Executors and Trustees of this my Will. I give and bequeath all my household Furniture linen glass books picture and effects unto my daughter Mary Ingram  and my said son Frank Ingram in equal shares I also give and bequeath my business of a china and glass Dealer with the stock in trade  fixtures and effects belonging thereto and also all moneys which may belong or be due to me on account thereof but subject \to/ the payment of any debts owing by me for or on account thereof unto my said daughter Mary Ingram absolutely I also give and bequeath all that my  business of a Plumber and Painter with the Stock in trade tools fixtures horse and cart and effects and all debts which may  be owing to me on account thereof but subject to the payment of any debts due and owing from me on account thereof unto my said son Frank Ingram absolutely I also give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Ingram the shares now standing in my name in the Books of the Winslow Gas Company Limited and also a legacy or sum of Fifty pounds to be paid in equal shares by my said daughter Mary Ingram and my said son Frank Ingram within two years of my decease at the rate of Twelve pounds Ten shillings each per annum out of the said businesses hereinbefore bequeathed and which I hereby charge accordingly and also a sum of one hundred pounds now due and owing to me from Gerard Grainge of Little Horwood Builder but I direct that he shall not be called upon to repay the same unto my said son until after two years shall have elapsed from the date of my decease but that the said Gerard Grainge may at any time at his option repay the same to my said son within the said two years as aforesaid I give and devise all those my four freehold Cottages gardens and shed situate near the High Street in Winslow aforesaid and known as “Rose Cottages” unto my said daughter Mary Ingram in fee simple I also give and devise all that freehold close of pasture land and the Bridge Field Allotment Land and Brick Field and the buildings thereon situate at Winslow aforesaid and recently purchased by me unto my said son Frank Ingram in fee simple I also give and devise unto my said Trustees my two freehold messuages or Tenements shops and premises situated in the High Street Winslow aforesaid and now in the  occupation of William Stevens and myself. Upon trust to stand possessed of the same and to receive the income arising therefrom and to divide the same after payment of all necessary repairs and insurances between my said daughter Mary Ingram and my invalid daughter Gwladys Ingram in equal shares and on the death of either of them I direct that the survivor shall take the full amount of income arising therefrom as aforesaid. And from and after the death of the survivor I direct my said Trustees to sell the said messuages or tenements shops and premises either by public auction or private contract and to stand possessed of the proceeds arising therefrom in trust for the children of my said daughter Mary Ingram (if any) my said sons Joseph Ingram and Frank Ingram in equal shares but I declare that if either of my said sons shall die leaving issue such issue shall take equally amongst them if more than one the share their respective parent would have taken if living as aforesaid And as to the residue of my said real and personal estate (if any) I devise and bequeath the same unto my children living at my decease in equal shares I revoke all other Wills and declare this to be my last Will. In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this Twenty eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine
Henry Ingram [signature]
Signed by Henry Ingram the Testator as his last Will in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his sight and presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
John Walker [signature] High Street, Winslow, Farmer
A. Farmer [signature] High Street, Winslow, Tailor

This is a Codicil to the Will of me Henry Ingram of Winslow in the County of Buckingham, Plumber painter and China Dealer which will is dated the Twenty eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine. Whereas I have by my said Will devised my two freehold Houses and Shops situate at Winslow to the Trustees of my said Will  upon trust to pay the income arising after payment of all necessary repairs and insurances to my daughter Mary Ingram and my invalid daughter Gwladys Ingram in equal shares and on the death of either of them I directed that the survivor should take the full amount of such income and from and after the death of such survivor I directed my said Trustees to sell the same and divide the proceeds as therein mentioned Now I hereby revoke my said Will as to the said devise payment of income and sale thereof And I give and devise unto my said Trustees my said two Houses Shops and Appurtenances Upon trust to stand possessed of the same and to receive the income arising therefrom and to divide the same into four equal shares and to pay one of such Shares to my daughter Mary and to retain the other three shares and apply two of the same for the maintenance of my invalid daughter Gwladys and the remaining share for and on account of repairs insurances and expenses And on the death of my said Daughter Gwladys I direct my said Trustees to sell the same and divide the proceeds thereof between my said daughter Mary and my said Sons Joseph and Frank in equal shares but should my said daughter or either of my said Sons die leaving issue such issue shall take equally amongst them if more than one the share their respective parent would have taken if living as aforesaid and in all other respects I confirm my said Will In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this Third day of March one thousand nine hundred
Henry Ingram [signature]
Signed by the said Testator Henry Ingram as a Codicil to his Will dated the Twenty eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
William Hall Stevens [signature] Tailor, Winslow
Arthur Farmer [signature] High Street, Winslow, Tailor

On the Fourteenth day of August 1900, Probate of this Will with one Codicil was granted at Oxford to Thomas Osborne and Frank Ingram, the Son, the Executors.
It is hereby certified that the foregoing is a correct Copy
Dated this Twenty third day of August 1900


Notes

Henry Ingram was 72 when he died. He was the son of William Ingram, agricultural labourer, and was apprenticed as a glazier. He married Alice Justice from Edgcott (d.1891 aged 65) and by 1861 was established as a painter. He lived at 88 High Street (old numbering, now demolished). The children mentioned in the will (at least two others must have died young) are:

Henry was the brother of John Ingram who tried to kill his wife, and uncle of John William Ingram.

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