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TitleCopy will and codicils of John Musters Esq. of Colwick Hall and Annesley Park, Nottinghamshire; 1848
Date1848
Extent11 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionIf he dies in or near London, wishes to be buried in St George's Chapel, Hanover Square; otherwise, to be buried at Colwick.

Bequeaths to Henry Smith of Wilford, near Nottingham, Esq., banker, and testator's son the Rev. William Musters Musters, clerk, all his plate known as The Colwick Plate, The Annesley Plate, and The London Plate, upon trust: The Colwick Plate to be heirlooms for the possessor of the Colwick estate; The Annesley Plate to the use of William Musters Musters for his life, and after his death to the use of William's eldest son, and heirs in tail male as heirlooms; the London Plate to his son Henry Musters Musters for his life, and after his death to the use of Henry's son, and heirs in tail male as heirlooms.

Recites terms of an indenture dated 13 February 1839, and bequeaths £2,825 to his son Henry Musters Musters to fund the cessor of a term of 500 years in an estate at Felley, Nottinghamshire, established under the terms of the indenture; bequeaths to Henry a further £175 to make a total sum of £3,000.

Bequeaths £3,000 to Henry Smith and William Musters Musters in trust to invest the same, and to pay one third of the dividends to each of his daughters Mary Ann, wife of Anthony Hamond Esq., Sophia, wife of Robert Hamond Esq., and Alicia Musters, spinster, in equal shares, for their sole use, not subject to the control of their husbands; and in trust to pay £1,000 principal money to the person directed in the will of each daughter after her death, or to their exectutors or adminstrators; with authority for the daughters to appoint new trustees in the place of Henry Smith and William Musters Musters.

Bequeaths a legacy of £200 to Mary Ann Lane, wife of Mr. Richard Lane of Brompton near London, solicitor; bequeaths £10 to each male servant (except farm servants and labourers) living with him at his death, and £5 to each female servant; recommends his servants Isaac Beardsmore and Margaret his wife as servants to his sucessors, and requests that they have the use of the cottage at Annesley as a residence and a place to keep his old shooting pony Little Donald, and his old retriever bitch Old Gypsey; requests that his successors allow Little Donald to graze in the park at Annesley or in one of the paddocks; bequeaths £5 p.a. to Isaac and Margaret Beardsmore on condition that they give the pony a quartern of oats per day; bequeaths £5 p.a. to Isaac and Margaret Beardsmore on condition that they take care of Gypsey and give her two pennyworth of milk and bread a day; both annuities to cease on the death of the animals.

Devises and bequeaths the remainder of his real and personal estate, and mortgage sums of £5,000 and £2,000 on the West Bridgford and Sneinton estates, since paid off and transferred to a trustee, to his son William Musters Musters and his heirs.

Executors: Henry Smith and William Musters Musters.

Dated 2 August 1848.

Codicil (2 August 1848):
Revokes the bequests of £2,825 and £175 to Henry Musters Musters; in lieu of which, bequeaths the sums of money, and a further sum of £2,000, to Henry Smith and William Musters Musters upon trust to pay the interest to Henry Musters Musters by half yearly payments during his life, and to pay the principal sum of £5,000 as Henry shall direct by his last will, or in default of direction to Henry's children in equal shares.

Second codicil (2 August 1848):
Bequeaths £6,000 to Henry Smith and William Musters Musters upon trust for the children of Henry Musters Musters and his wife Harriett in equal shares, to be paid on their attaining the age of 21 years, the interest in the meantime to be applied towards their maintenance and education; bequeaths £2,000 to Henry Smith and William Musters Musters upon trust for the children of Sophia Hamond in the same way.

Third codicil (26 September 1848):
Gives £21 to Henry Smith as a token of respect; gives his gold repeater watch with seals, now at Colwick, to his brother-in-law Colonel Vaughan, and after Colonel Vaughan's death to testator's grandson John George Musters Esq.; gives the gold watch he usually wears to Sophia Hamond, and the small egg cup and candle stick now in Margaret Beardsmore's possession; wishes the common croft and paddock opposite the cottage at Annesley to be annexed to the cottage and occupied by Isaac and Margaret Beardsmore, and that a cow be grazed in the Park to secure their comfort and the comfort of his old bitch and pony; bequeaths £10 to Mr. Timothy Chouler as an indication of his respect.

Additional codicil (12 November 1848):
Recites the testamentary paper of his late wife Mary Ann Musters dated 25 June 1831, and a Bill in Chancery to recover £525 invested in the new 3¼ % Annuities from William Wright of Nottingham, surgeon; declares that his executor should carry out the wishes of his wife in her testamentary paper, but that the interest intended for Rebecca Lee (subsequently married to one Wright who deserted her) should be paid to her for her sole and separate use; bequeaths enough money to his executors to fund the payment of £12 per year to the most deserving poor people in Annesley (the old infirm or very poor), the joint trustees of which fund will be the owner of the estate of Annesley, and the Perpetual Curate of Annesley.
Termcharity, legacies for the use of the poor
animals, ponies (image)
animals, dogs
ConditionFragile

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11218Musters; John (1777-1849); Mr; esquire; assumed name Chaworth 1806; reverted to Musters 1828; of Colwick Hall and Annesley Park, Nottinghamshire1777-1849
NA77722Smith; Henry (fl 1848); banker; of Wilford, Nottinghamshire; executor of John Musters of Colwick and Annesleyfl 1848
NA77723Musters; William Musters (1809-1870); Rev.; second son of John and Mary Ann Musters, formerly Chaworth, of Colwick and Annesley, Nottinghamshire; rector of Colwick and West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire1809-1870
NA77724Musters; Henry Musters (1812-1896); third son of John Musters of Colwick and Annesley, Nottinghamshire1812-1896
NA77725Hamond; Mary Ann (1806-1900); Mrs; daughter of John and Mary Ann Musters, formerly Chaworth, of Colwick and Annesley, Nottinghamshire; wife of Anthony Hamond of Westacre, Norfolk1806-1900
NA77726Hamond; Sophia C. (1811-1894); Mrs; daughter of John and Mary Ann Musters, formerly Chaworth, of Colwick and Annesley, Nottinghamshire; wife of Commander Robert N. Hamond1811-1894
NA77727Musters; Alicia M. (1819-1900); Miss; youngest daughter of John and Mary Ann Musters of Colwick and Annesley, Nottinghamshire1819-1900
NA77728Lane; Mary Ann (fl 1848); Mrs; wife of Mr. Richard Lane of Brompton near London, solicitorfl 1848
NA77729Beardsmore; Isaac (fl 1848); servant of John Musters at Annesley, Nottinghamshirefl 1848
NA77730Beardsmore; Margaret (fl 1848); Mrs; wife of Isaac Beardsmore; servant of John Musters at Annesley, Nottinghamshirefl 1848
NA77731Vaughan; Thomas Wright (fl 1848); Colonel; brother-in-law of John Musters of Colwick and Annesley, Nottinghamshire; of West Molesey, Surreyfl 1848
NA77732Musters; John George (1840-1917); Mr; younger son of Henry Musters Musters, and grandson of John Musters of Colwick and Annesley, Nottinghamshire; of Brienstown House, Co Longford1840-1917
NA77733Chouler; Timothy (fl 1848); legatee in will of John Musters of Colwick and Annesley, Nottinghamshirefl 1848
NA77734Wright; Rebecca (fl 1848); Mrs; née Lee; legatee in will of John Musters of Colwick and Annesley, Nottinghamshirefl 1848
Places
CodeSet
PL70597/Annesley/Nottinghamshire/England
PL1562/Felley/Nottinghamshire/England
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