THE WILL OF RICHARD BADRICK

(Copied July 1985.)
(N.B: Spacing and punctuation has been added for clarity. All words are as per the original.)


This is the last will and testament of me, Richard Badrick, of Old Boswell Court, Saint Edwards James, in the county of Middlesex - Cowkeeper.

I appoint Mr. Thomas Woodchurch of the Eagle Wine Vaults, Camden Town, Licenced Victualler, and Mr. John Roebuck of Doughty Place, Blackwall, in the said County of Middlesex, Gentlemen, Trustees and Executors of this, my will.

I give to my dear wife, Henrietta Thorp Badrick, my household furniture, plate, linen, china and other household effects for her absolute use and benefit.

I give, devise and bequeath unto the said Thomas Woodchurch and John Roebuck, their heirs and assigns, all my freehold messuages, lands, tenements and premises at Kingston in the County of Surrey and elsewhere upon trust to receive and payover to my said wife the rents and profits arising therefrom during her life for her sole and separate use. And so that the same shall not in any way be liable to, or under the control of, any future husband with whom she may intermarry or be in anyway subject to his debts and in case my wife should prefer receiving the rents of my freehold premises herself, then I direct my said trustees to allow and permit her to do so.

And that her receipt and receipts for any rents or profits that may arise from my said freehold premises which shall be paid to or received by her shall, notwithstanding her coveture in case she shall marry again after my decease, be sufficient aquittances and discharges for any monies which may be received by, or paid to, her.

And from and after the decease of my said wife, I give, devise and bequeath all my freehold messuages, lands, and premises unto the said Thomas Woodchurch and John Roebuck, their heirs and assigns, upon trust that said Thomas Woodchurch and John Roebuck, their heirs and assigns shall and do receive and payover to my daughter the rents and profits arising therefrom during her life for her sole and separate use.

And so that the same shall not in anyway be liable to, or be under the control of, any husband with whom she may intermarry, or be in anywise subject to his debts and in case my said daughter should prefer receiving the rents of my freehold premises herself, I direct my said trustees or the trustee or trustees for the time being to allow and permit her so to do.

And I direct that the receipt or receipts of my said daughter for any rents or profits that may arise from my said freehold premises which shall be paid to, or received by, her shall, notwithstanding her coveture, be sufficient acquittances and discharges for the same.

And from and after the decease of my said daughter, I give, devise and bequeath all my said freehold messuages, lands and premises unto and amongst all and every the child or children of my said daughter, lawfully to be begotten, their heirs and assigns as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.

I give and bequeath unto my executors herein before named, their executors administrators, all my leasehold and other, my Personal Estate and effects not herein before disposed of, monies and so securities for money and all my staff in trade as a Cowkeeper and Milkman.

And I direct that my said executors do and shall immediately after my decease, or so soon as they conveniently can, get in and convert into money all my said personal estate, save and except my leasehold premises in Old Boswell Court and my staff in trade as shall be at the time of my death employed in my business of a Cowkeeper and Milkman, and invest the proceeds thereof on government or coal securities in England with power to give scripts and discharges and accept compositions for debts.

And I do direct that out of the said monies, my said executors do and shall pay all my just debts and funeral and Testamontary expenses.

And I hereby direct that my said executors may vary the securities upon which my property and securities may be invested.

And I hereby direct that my executors do and shall pay the interest and proceeds arising therefrom unto my wife during her life.

And so that no husband, with whom she may intermarry, may intermeddle with, or have any control over, the same and that her receipt or receipts, for any monies which may be paid to her shall be sufficient discharges to my said executors.

And after the decease of my said wife I direct that my executors do and shall stand possessed of my said personal estate upon trust to pay the interest or proceeds arising therefrom unto my said daughter during her life.

And so that no husband, with whom she may intermarry, may intermeddle with, or have any control over, the same and in order that the same shall not be liable in any manner to his debts and that her receipt or receipts for any monies which may be paid to her shall be sufficient discharges for the same and from and after the decease of all the children of my said daughter at her decease to be equally divided between them respectively on their attaining the age of twenty-one years.

And I desire that my said executors shall permit and suffer my said wife to take possession of all cows, horses, carts and utensils and all the other stock in trade of my business as a Cowkeeper and Milkman, save and except my book debts. And that my said wife shall carry on my said business so long a time as she shall continue a widow and receive the profits arisinq from the same with full power to manage the same at her discretion, she paying thereon all such taxes and other expenses of carrying on my said business and replacing, from time to time, any loss which may arise by the death of any of the live stock employed in my business.

And in case my said wife shall refuse to carry on my said business or shall marry again, then and in or either of such cases, I direct my said executors to make sale and dispose of the lease of my premises in Old Boswell Court, and also of my cows, horses, carts, utensils and stock in trade and also the goodwill of my said business for the best price that can be obtained for the same, and that my said executors shall invest the proceeds arising from the same in government or coal securities. And to stand possessed of, and apply the same and all interest arising therefrom upon the same trusts as I have herein before directed as regards my other personal estate.

And all the residue of my other personal estate, not herein before disposed of, I give to my dear wife, for her own use and benefit.

If either of my trustees should die or become unable or unwilling to perform the trusts of my said will, I authorize the trustee that shall be able and willing to ask his executors or administrators to appoint a new trustee in his stead, such trustee to be approved of by my wife before he shall be so appointed.

And I declare that the receipts and releases of my trustees shall be valid releases and discharges in respect of the monies to which they may relate and that the parties taking the same shall not be liable for any subsequent loss or misappropriation by my trustees.

In witness whereof I have hereinto set my hand, this seventh day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and forty-four. Richard Badrick.

Signed by the said Richard Badrick, in the joint presence of us, who in his presence have hereunto set our hands as witnesses this seventh day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and forty-four.

Ruscombe Wollen, New Boswell Court Solicitor.

Reuben Brothwell of the same place.

Proved in London, 19th May, 1845, before the worshipped laws and Surrogate by the oaths of Thomas Woodchurch and John Roebuck, the executors to whom administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.