Copy of the Will of HERMAN ALMEROTH - 1812

In the Name of God Amen.
I Herman Almeroth of Church Street in the Hamlet of Mile End New Town in the County of Middlesex sugar refiner do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say In the first place I give and bequeath all my household furniture implements of household plate linen china goods and chattels and effects whatsoever in my present dwelling house unto my dear wife Sarah Almeroth to and for her own use and benefit during the term of her natural life in case she shall remain my widow and unmarried and after her decease or enter marriage then I give and bequeath the same furniture plate goods chattels and effects and any part thereof as aforesaid unto my daughter Alice Almeroth to and for her own use and benefit and as her own absolute property for ever but in case of her decease then such property and effects to be equally divided between my two sons Henry Almeroth and James Almeroth as their own property for ever In the [next] place I give and bequeath unto my Executors and Executrix hereinafter named the sum of two thousand two hundred pounds having five percent annuities now standing in my name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England upon trust for them to reserve the interest and dividends arising there from and pay and apply the same to and for the use and benefit of my said dear wife Sarah Almeroth for and during the term of her natural life in case she shall remain my widow and unmarried and after her decease or enter marriage then and in such case I direct that the annual sum of fifty pounds part of such principal sum of two thousand two hundred pounds may be applied yearly and every year towards the maintenance clothing and education of my said daughter Alice Almeroth until she shall attain the age of twenty three years and as to the residue of such principal sum of two thousand two hundred pounds after deducting the said annual sum of fifty pounds to be paid yearly as aforesaid I direct that the same may be equally divided between and amongst my said three children to and for their own use and absolute property for ever and as to all the thereof residue and remainder of my estate money in the funds goods chattels and effects whatsoever which I may die possessed of or interested in I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto and between my said three children to be equally divided share and share alike And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint Henry Mum of Leytonstone in the County of Essex Esquire and Henry Martin of Osborn Street Whitechapel in the County of Middlesex sugar refiner and my said dear wife Sarah Almeroth joint Executors and Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills and codicils by me at any time heretofore made in writing whereof I have here unto set my hand and sealed the Fourth day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve - Herman Almeroth ( signature ) signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Herman Almeroth as and 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 subscribed our names as witnessed thereto - Henry Brown clerk to Mr [Ruston] Wellclose Square - Anne Dunch of 15 Stepney Causeway.

Proved at London 30th May 1812 before the worshipful Joseph Phillimore of [] by the oaths of Henry Mum Esq & Sarah Almeroth widow being two of the Exors to whom [admon] was granted being first sworn duly to [admin] [foreversoever] to Henry Martin the other Exor.

 

A PCC will, on microfilm, at FRC, London.

 

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