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Children of GEORGE MUCKLESTON and SARAH HOLMES are:

56.i.ARTHUR EDWARD5 MUCKLESTON, b. 1865, Toddington Beds; d. 29 Mar 1928, Registered Hitchin Herts [Aged 63].

ii.GEORGE FREDERICK MUCKLESTON, b. 1868, Toddington; d. 17 Oct 1933, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire [aged 64]; m. EDITH TURVEY, Abt. 1908; b. Abt. 1871, Totternhoe, Beds; d. 05 Dec 1951, Registered Luton [aged70].

Notes for GEORGE FREDERICK MUCKLESTON:

1881 census

RG11

George Inn, High Street, Oxted, Surrey

George MucklestonMarriedHead45InnkeeperFlitwick Beds

Sarah MucklestonMarriedWife38Toddington Beds

Arthur MucklestonUnmarried Son18Toddington Beds

Frederick Muckleston Unmarried Son13ScholarToddington Beds

Albert MucklestonUnmarried Son10ScholarCroydon Surrey

James WinfieldUnmarried Lodger28Engine DriverCroydon Surrey

John BeachUnmarried Lodger34Railway LabourerSheffield Yorks

1891 census

RG12/1274

Long Lane Farm, Toddington, Bedfordshire

George MucklestonMarriedHead57FarmerFlitwick Beds

Sarah MucklestonMarriedWife50Toddington Beds

Arthur MucklestonSingleSon29FarmingToddington Beds

Frederick Muckleston SingleSon22FarmingToddington Beds

Albert MucklestonSingleSon20FarmingSurrey

Hannah MucklestonAunt74Own MeansWestoning Beds

1901 Census entry RG13/1506

Long Lane Farm, Toddington, Beds.

Sarah Muckleston, Head, Widow, 62, Farmer (employer) born Toddington

George W Muckleston, son, 32, Ordinary Agricultural Labourer, working at home, born Toddington

Albert E Muckleston son, 30, Farm Manager Working at home born Toddington.

1911 census ....

Castle Farm, Tingrith, Woburn (RG14PN8951)

Muckleston, George Frederick HeadMarriedM 42Working Farmerb Toddington Beds

Muckleston, EdithWifeMarriedF 40b Tottenhoe Beds

Years Married 2 (George & edith)

From Somerset House Probate Indexes:

1934 - Muckleston, George Frederick, of Grounds Farm, Hockliffe, Bedfordshire. Died October 17th 1933.

Probate, London, January 10th to Albert Ernest Muckleston and Thomas Lionel Turvey, farmers.

Effects#1,68214s.8d.

George was illegitimate. In his father's will he is recorded as his "reputed son" George Frederick Holmes.[ 36 ]

On the 1901 census (after his fathers death he is working on Long Lane Farm for this fathers widow as a "Ordinary Agricultural Labourer" he is recorded as being born in Toddington his name on this occasion is recorded as George W Muckleston.

1914 Directory for Hockliffe reads:-

Muckleston, George Frederick Farmer, Hockliffe Grounds.

1924 Directory for Hockliffe Reads:

Muckleston, George Frederick and Albert Ernest, farmers Hockliffe Grounds.

(after his death the farm appears in directoriesunder his brothers name)

GEORGE FREDERICK MUCKLESTON (OTHERWISE HOLMES)

Will Proved : 10th January 1934

Index entry:-

1934

Muckleston George Frederick

Muckleston George Frederick of Grounds Farm Hockliffe Bedfordshire died 17th October 1933 Probate London 10 January to Albert Ernest Muckleston and Thomas Lionel Turvey farmers. Effects £1682 14s 8d.

Transcript of the Will:-

This is the last will and testament of me George Frederick Muckleston (otherwise Holmes) of Grounds Farm Hockliffe in the county of Bedford farmer whereby I revoke all wills codicils and othertestamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and whereof I appoint my brother Albert Ernest Muckleston of Hockliffe aforesaid farmer and Thomas Lionel Turvey of Totternoe in the county of Bedford farmer executors and trustees and who are hereinafter referred to as my trustees. I bequeath to my wife Edith Muckleston three hundred pounds to be paid to her as soon as possible after my decease for her immediate necessities I devise and bequeath all my real and the remainder of my personal estate to my trustees upon trust to sell call in and convert into money the same and after payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses out of my personal estate to invest the residue upon any of the securities authorised by the trustee act 1893 or any amending statute and to pay the interest dividends and income there from to my wife during her life and after her decease to transfer the remainder of the capital to my brother the said Albert Ernest Muckleston for his own personal use and benefit and I express my wish without any obligation that my said brother shall pay and advance any part of the capital for the advancement and benefit of his children and I authorise my trustees to postpone the sale and conversion of my estate for so long as to them may seem reasonable or to continue any of my investments.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of November one thousand nine hundred and twenty five. Signed -George Frederick Muckleston- signed by the said testator in the presence of both and by both of us at the same time in his presence ? Fred S Frenwood 51 Kirby Road, Dunstable Accountant ? Ronald H Frenwood 51 Kirby Road Dunstable Bank Clerk.

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George Frederick Muckleston

Born circa 1869illegit son of George Muckleston.

Married Edith Turvey?

Died 17th October 1933 (Reg. Leighton Buzzard)

More About GEORGE FREDERICK MUCKLESTON:

Occupation: 1901, Ordinary Agricultural Labourer at Long Lane Farm, Toddington

Notes for EDITH TURVEY:

1911 census ....

Castle Farm, Tingrith, Woburn (RG14PN8951)

Muckleston, George Frederick HeadMarriedM 42Working Farmerb Toddington Beds

Muckleston, EdithWifeMarriedF 40b Tottenhoe Beds

Years Married 2 (George & edith)

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EDITH MUCKLESTON

Will Proved : 17th January 1952

Index entry

1952

Muckleston Edith

Muckleston Edith of Chiltern Cottage Totternhoe Bedfordshire Widow died 5th December 1951 Probate London 17th January to Thomas Lionel Turvey Farmer Effects £3192.

Transcript of the Will:-

This is the last Will and testament of me Edith Mucklestonof Chiltern Cottage Totternhoe in the county of Bedford Widow.

1. I revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me.

2. I appoint my brothers Thomas Lionel Turvey of Lockington Farm Totternhoe and Arthur John Turveyof 12 Dunstable Road Totternhoe (hereinafter called my "Trustees") to be the executors and trustees of this my Will for all purposes including hose of the Settled Land Act 1925.

3. I bequeath the following legacies free of duty:-

a) To my niece Patricia Ann Gillett the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds.

b) To my niece Bessie Frances Cumberland the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds and my kitchen cupboard.

c) To Mary Elizabeth Cumberland the daughter of my niece the sum of forty pounds.

d) To Veronica Ann Cumberland the daughter of my niece the sum of forty pounds.

e) To my niece Hilda Kate Cook the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds.

f) To Thomas Lionel Turvey and Arthur John Turvey the sum of fifty pounds and it is my wish but without creating any binding obligation that they will expend this legacy on the erection of a stone or kerb around the graves of Mr and Mrs Lamb and my sister Annie Turvey in Totternhoe churchyard.

g) To Thomas Lionel Turvey my four Sheraton mahogany dining room chairs, my Sheraton inlaid mahogany dressing table and wash stand, my Chippendale mahogany chest of drawers, all my silver, silver plate and cutlery.

4. I devise to my brother Thomas Lionel Turvey in fee simple all that my dwellinghouse known as Long View 59 Totternhoe Road Dunstable with the appurtenances thereto belonging. I direct that the estate and succession duty payable on my death in respect of this devise shall be charged on and paid by my residuary estate in exoneration of the property.

5. I devise my freehold properties known as Ivy Cottage Number 1 Furlong Lane Totternhoe and Pear Tree Cottage Number 13 Church Road Totternhoe with the appurtenances thereto belonging unto my Trustees in fee simple upon trust that my trustees shall permit my brother Arthur John Turvey to have the use and enjoyment thereof during his lifetime he keeping the said premises in tenantable repair and condition and insured against fire to the full value thereof in some office of repute to the satisfaction of my trustees and after the death of the said Arthur John Turvey my Trustees shall sell the said properties by public auction or private treaty and pay the nett proceeds of the sale to the Parochial Church Council for Totternhoe for general Church purposes and it is my wish but without creating any binding obligation on the Parochial Church Council that this money or some part thereof be used towards erecting a building in Totternhoe to be used as a Sunday School or for Church social activities. I direct that the estate and succession duty payable on my death in respect of this devise shall be charged on and paid by my residuary estate in exoneration of the property.

6. Subject as aforesaid I devise and bequeath all the remainder of my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my Trustees upon trust that my Trustees shall sell the said real estate and call in sell and convert into money with power to postpone such sale and conversion for such a period as my Trustees without being liable to account may think proper.

7. My Trustees shall out of the money arise from the sale and conversion of my said real and personal estate and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses death duties payable out of capital on my death and not charged on or payable out of other property and my debts and shall also pay or provide for the legacies hereby bequeathed but so that all legacies and the duty on all legacies bequeathed free of duty shall be paid primarily out of my personal estate.

8. My Trustees shall pay the residue of my estate to the Parochial Church Council for Totternhoe for general Church purposes and it is my wish but without creating any binding obligation on the Parochial Church Council that this money or some part thereof may be used towards erecting a building in Totternhoe to be used as a Sunday School or for Church Social activities. I direst that the estate and succession duty payable on my death in respect of this devise shall be charged on and paid by my residuary estate in exoneration of the property.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty seventh day of November One Thousand Nine Hundred and forty six Signed by the said Edith Muckleston in the presence of both of us and by both of us in her presence:-

* HoareSolicitor Dunstable Irene D Gorman Clerk to Bonning and Hoare Solicitors Dunstable.

This is a codicil to the Will of me Edith Mucklestonof Chiltern Cottage Totternhoe in the county of Bedford Widow which Will bears date the Twenty seventh day of November One thousand nine hundred and forty six

1. I bequeath the following pecuniary legacies free of all duties:-

a) To my niece Mrs Ethel May Plater of 119 West Street Dunstable the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds.

b) To my nephew Robert Francis Turvey of 84 Dunstable Road Totternhoe the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds

2. In all other respects I confirm my said Will

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Sixteenth day of March one thousand nine hundred and fifty.

Signed by the said Edith Muckleston in the presence of both of us and by both of us in her presence:-

Clara Ann Boskett Peacehaven Dunstable Road Totternhoe Beds Housewife Gilbert Joseph Boskett Peacehaven Dunstable Road Totternhoe Beds Works Manager.

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Edith Muckleston

Born circa 1871

Married George Frederick Muckleston

Died 5th December 1951

Maiden Name Turvey.

57.iii.ALBERT ERNEST MUCKLESTON, b. 1870, Croydon Surrey; d. 17 Apr 1946, Bedford [aged 75].