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Will Proved : 6th August 1974


Index entry:-


Muckleston John Corbet

Muckleston John Corbet of The Courtyard Cound Hall nr Shrewsbury died 19th June 1974 Probate Birmingham 6th August £14238


Transcription of the will:-

This is the last will and testament of me John Corbet Muckleston of Lawley House Smethcott Leebotwood in the county of Shropshire.

1. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will

2. I appoint my dear wife Dorothy Amy Muckleston and Peter Watts James of Newton Chambers 43 Cannon Street in the city of Birmingham Solicitor (hereinafter called my trustees) to be the executors and trustees of this my will.

3. I give and bequeath to each of them my niece Hazel Dorothy Astley the daughter of Kenneth Loade Astley and my godson Robert Ernest Sylvanus Gray of Sherwood Cliff Avenue Swanage in the county of Dorset the legacy or sum of fifty pounds free of duty.

4. Provided that my said wife shall survive me by the space of one month I give devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate and effects subject to the due payment of all just debts funeral and testamentary expenses unto my said wife Dorothy Amy Muckleston absolutely.

5. In the event of my said wife not surviving me for the period aforesaid then I give devise and bequeath all my said estate and effects subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to my said niece Hazel Dorothy Astley absolutely provided that if my said niece shall die in my lifetime leaving issue who shall survive me and who being male shall attain the age of twenty one years or being female shall attain that age or marry under that age such issue shall take and if more than one equally between them the said residuary estate which my said niece would have taken if she had lived to attain a vested interest

6. I declare that any trustee of this my will being a solicitor or other persons engaged in any profession or business may be so employed or act and shall be entitled to charge and be paid free of duty all professional or other charges for any business or act done by him or his firm in connection with the trusts hereof including acts which a trustee could have done personally.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this my will this seventeenth day of February one thousand nine hundred and fifty nine. -JOHN CORBET MUCKLESTON- Signed by the testator the said John Corbet Muckleston as and for his last will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses G J Bishopp 8 ***** Gardens Shrewsbury Bank Clerk M Finner***** Lloyds Bank Limited Church Stretton Bank Manager.


John Corbet Muckleston

Born 23rd October 1904 (Congleton)

Married Dorothy Amy Astley 1936 (Birmingham)

Died 19th June 1974 (Shrewsbury)