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Will Proved : 1st June 1979


Index entry:-


Muckleston Harold Victor

Muckleston Harold Victor of Myrtle Farm Chardstock Axminster Devon died 20th March 1979 Probate Bristol 1st June £32273


Transcript of the Will:-

I Harold Victor Muckleston of "Myrtle Farm" Chardstock near Axminster in the county of Devon hereby revoke all Wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will which I make this thirteenth day of July one thousand nine hundred and seventy four

1. In the event of my wife Mary Eileen Muckleston being alive at the twenty first day after the date of my death then subject to the payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath the whole of my estate both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever of or to which I may be possessed or entitled at the time of my death or over which I may have a general power of appointment to my said wife for her own use and benefit absolutely and appoint her to be the sole executrix of this my Will.

2. In the event of my said wife predeceasing me or not being alive on the Twenty First day after the date of my death then:-

a) I appoint Peter Eden Brough and Peter John Scott Piper both of Chard Street Axminster in the County of Devon Solicitors and my son Alan John Muckleston of The Lodge Hamsell Lake Eridge Sussex (Hereinafter called "my Trustees") to be the executors and Trustees of this my Will

b) I give devise and bequeath the whole of my estate both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever of or to which I shall be possessed or entitled at the time of my death or over which I shall have a general power of appointment unto my Trustees upon trust that my Trustees shall at such time or times and in such manner as they shall think fit sell call in and convert into money such parts thereof as may not consist of money and so that my Trustees shall have full power to postpone such sale and conversion for such a period as my Trustees without being liable to account may think proper

c) My Trustees shall out of my ready monies and the monies to arise from such calling in and conversion of my said estate pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and shall at the absolute discretion of my Trustees invest the residue of such monies in or upon any property or security whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate and shall stand possessed of such monies and of the investments for the time being representing the same (hereinafter called my "residuary estate") upon trust to invest and accumulate the income of my residuary estate by investing the same and the resulting income thereof as an accumulation to the capital of my residuary estate in trust as to both the capital and the income of my residuary estate and the accumulation of such income for my granddaughter Emma Katherine Muckleston on attaining the age of Twenty One years Provided that not withstanding the trust for accumulation hereinbefore contained I declare that my trustees may from time to time at their discretion pay to the parent or guardian (if any) of or otherwise apply for or towards the maintenance education and benefit of the said Emma Katherine Muckleston the whole or any part of the income directed to be accumulated which shall accrue during the three years before my said granddaughter shall attain the age of Twenty One years in respect of that portion of my residuary estate and accumulated income thereof to which my said granddaughter shall become entitled at the age of twenty one as aforesaid but so that my Trustees shall not be called to account for any expenditure that they may have made under the terms of this proviso

d) Any Trustee for the time being hereof who shall be engaged in any profession or business shall be entitled to charge and be paid out of the trust estate his usual professional or other charges for work done or business done or transacted by him or his firm in the execution of or otherwise in relation to the trusts hereof including therein any work or business which he might as Trustee have been required to do or transact in person

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first before written

Signed by the said Harold Victor Muckleston as and for his last Will in the presence of us both being present who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses:-

Linda Ramsey Chard Street Axminster Devon Solicitors Clerk

S M Hooper Chard Street Axminster Devon Solicitors Clerk.



Harold Victor Muckleston

Born 18th August 1909 (Louth)

Married Mary Eileen Corbett 1936 (Marylebone)

Died 20th March 1979 (Exeter)