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Robert Ennever (1776-1841)

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This is the last Will and Testament
of me Robert Ennever of Caroline Place Park Road Regents Park
in the Parish of Saint Marylebone in the County of Middlesex First
and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Ennever and my three sons
William Joseph Ennever Robert John Ennever and Joseph Ennever and
the survivors and survivor of them and the executors and administrators
of such survivor All and every my leasehold messuages or tenements
and premises situate and being in Caroline Place aforesaid and Seymour
Place Bryanston Square in the County of Middlesex and all my estate
being and <?> therein and thereto respectively And all other
my Personal Estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of
what nature and kind soever (subject nevertheless to the payment of all
and just debts funeral and testamentary expenses) upon trust to pay to
or permit and suffer my said dear Wife during the term of her natural
life to receive and take the <?> and profits of my said leasehold
estates and to have the use of all my furniture and other effects and
residue of my personal Estate (she <?> keeping my said leasehold
premises in good and substantial repair and also insuring or keeping the
same insured from loss or damage by fire to at least three fourths of the
full value of the same and also paying the yearly rents payable by me
for such premises respectively) and I do hereby expressly declare that the
provisions hereby made for my said dear Wife is for the sole and inalienable
use of my said dear Wife and not to be subject to the debts control or inter
ference of any husband whom she may hereafter marry and her receipt
above to be a sufficient discharge for such yearly and other rents <?>
from and after the decease of my said dear Wife I direct that survivors or
survivor of my said trustees or trustee his executors or administrators to
make sale by public auction or private contract of all my said leasehold
Estate and other effects and I direct that the receipt or receipts of such <?>
ting trustees or trustee his executors or administrators shall be a good
and sufficient discharge to the purchase or purchases of the whole or
any part or parcel of my said leasehold Estate and Effects  And I direct that
all the monies arising from my said leasehold and other effects and per-
sonal Estate shall after the decease of my said Wife be equally divided
between and amongst my five children William Joseph, Robert John,
Joseph, Eliza and Emma and their respective executors and administrators
share and share alike save and except that my daughter Emma shall
receive as her share of my said residuary estate sixty pounds less than
any other of my children in consequence of my having advanced in my
lifetime such sum for the benefit of herself and her husband Samuel
Clarke and also save and except that my said son Robert John shall
receive as his share of my said residuary estate thirty pounds less than
any other of my children in consequence of my having advanced such
sum in my lifetime to him for his benefit  And I hereby will and direct
that the shares of my said daughters of in and to the aforesaid monies ari-
sing from the sale of my leasehold and other personal Estate shall be paid to
and received by them respectively for their sole and separate use and benefit
independent of any husband or husbands they may respectively have later
married with and not to be subject or liable to the debts control or interference
of such husbands respectively and their respective receipts to be a full discharge
to my said trustees for the <?>  And I do appoint my said dear
Wife and my said sons William Joseph, Robert John, Joseph as
Executors of this my Will and I do hereby revoke all former and other
Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be my
Last Will and Testament  In witness whereof I have to this my last Will
and Testament contained in two sheets of paper to the first sheet set my
hand and to this second and last sheet my hand and seal this twelfth day
of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty
one____Rt. Ennever____ (L.S)____ Signed sealed published and declared
by the said Robert Ennever above for his last Will and Testament in
the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the
word “fifty” being first struck through and the word “sixty” interlined in that
first sheet  John Springall 3 Raymond Buildings Grays Inn_________
Frederick Elijah Thompson James Place

Proved at London, the 27th Sept 1848 before the Worshipful Ffrederick
Thomas Pratt Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of William Josepf
Ennever the son one of the surviving Executors to whom Admon was gran-
ted having been first sworn duly to administer. Power reserved of making
the like Grant to Robert John Ennever and Joseph Ennever the sons also the
surviving executors when they shall apply for the same.


Author:  Barry Ennever

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