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Will of Lucy Davys BOFFIN of Oxford

Will 18 Apr 1899   Probate 6 Jul 1906

Source: Somerset House no. unknown
Contributed by: Cliff Baughen Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... me Lucy Davys Boffin, wife of Alfred Boffin of Oxford, Confectioner ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Lucy Davys BOFFIN Oxford
Alfred BOFFINHusband (Exec)
Edith Lucy Davys BOFFINDaughter
George Herbert Wigley BOFFINSon
Sophia Wigley HAMSister
Henry BAINESTrustee (Exec)
 
James TYRRELLWitness
H J SADLERWitness
 
Probate 6 Jul 1906 ... Oxford .. Alfred Boffin husband & Henry Baines ... Executors
Effects: 6301/5/- resworn: 6853/12/4
Transcriber's Notes
Some extra data appears in the Probate Index entry:
Lucy Davys Boffin of 5 Winchester Road, Oxford wife of Alfred Boffin
Died 10 Apr 1906
Probate Oxford 6 Jul 1906 to Alfred Boffin, retired confectioner and Henry Baines, solicitor
The following details are believed to be true but should not be totally relied upon:
Testatrix: nee HAM
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... me Lucy Davys Boffin, wife of Alfred Boffin of Oxford, Confectioner ...
  • I appoint my husband Alfred Boffin and Henry Baines of Oxford, Solicitor my Executors and Trustees
  • I give to Henry Baines 20 [if] he proves my will and accepts the Trusteeship ....
  • I give to my husband my Life Policy with the Metropolitan Life Office and all moneys assured thereby ...
  • I give to my daughter Edith Lucy Davys Boffin my wearing apparel, watch and chain, jewellery, trinkets and personal ornaments.
  • I give to my sister Sophia Wigley Ham 50
  • I give all my real estate (if any) and the residue of my personal estate to my [above] Trustees. In trust to [convert it into money (with usual protection for Trustees)] and out of the proceeds:
    • To pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts.
    • To invest the residue ... with power to vary ... And to hold the estate and the income thereof. In trust for my daughter Edith Lucy Davys Boffin and my son George Herbert Wigley Boffin equally.
    • If either of my children dies [under 21] and (as to my daughter) unmarried, then In trust for the survivor.
    • Whereas I have invested money in the Post Office Savings Bank ... in the names of my said children and of myself as Trustee, and I may invest more. I direct that all such sums to which either child may become entitled after my death shall be brought into account in the way of hotchpot [so that overall their inheritances are equal].
  • [Usual permission for payments to solicitors etc]

  • Witnesses. James Tyrrell H J Sadler Clerks to Messrs. Hazel Baines
Probate 6 Jul 1906 ... Oxford .. Alfred Boffin husband & Henry Baines ... Executors
Effects: 6301/5/- resworn: 6853/12/4
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are not preserved.
This is the last and only Will of me Lucy Davys Boffin, wife of Alfred Boffin of No 5 Winchester Road, Oxford, Confectioner. I appoint my husband the said Alfred Boffin and Henry Baines of Oxford, Solicitor my Executors and Trustees and I bequeath to the said Henry Baines twenty pounds in case he shall prove my Will and accept the Trusteeship thereof. I bequeath to my said husband the Policy upon my life affected with the Metropolitan Life Office and all moneys assured thereby or to become payable thereunder. I bequeath to my daughter Edith Lucy Davys Boffin my wearing apparel, watch and chain, jewellery, trinkets and personal ornaments. I bequeath to my sister Sophia Wigley Ham fifty pounds. I devise all my real estate (if any) and bequeath the residue of my present estate to my said husband and the said Henry Baines (hereinafter called "my Trustees"). In trust to sell, convert and get in the same with power to postpone such sale and conversion indefinitely without being responsible for loss. And out of the proceeds thereof to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts. And to invest the residue in any investments authorised by law in the case of trust money with power to vary such investments at discretion. And to stand possessed of the said trust estate and the income thereof. In trust for my daughter Edith Lucy Davys Boffin and my son George Herbert Wigley Boffin in equal shares. But if either of my said children shall die under the age of twenty one years and as to my said Daughter unmarried then In trust for the survivor of my said children solely. And whereas I have invested money in the Post Office Savings Bank partly by way of deposit and partly by purchase through the Post Office of Government Stock in the respective names of my said children and of myself as Trustee and I may make further investments in like manner. Now I direct that all sums which either of my said children may become entitled to after my death from such source shall be brought into account in the way of hotchpot as against such child in the division of the said trust premises representing my residuary estate in the same manner as if the same formed part of such residuary estate to the intent that in the division of my estate these shall with the sums so invested be equality between my children. I declare that my Executors and Trustees may employ and pay a Solicitor or any other Agent to transact all or any of the business of the trust and that the said Henry Baines shall be entitled to receive all usual professional charges and emoluments notwithstanding his acting as one of my Executors and Trustees. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of April One thousand eight hundred and ninety nine.
Signed by the Testator Lucy Davys Boffin as and for her last Will in the presence of us both present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have at her request subscribed our names as witnesses.

James Tyrrell   }   Clerks to Mess. Hazel Baines, Solicitors, Oxford
H J Sadler       }

On the sixth day of July 1906 Probate of this Will was granted at Oxford to Alfred Boffin, the husband and Henry Baines the Executors