Will of Reverend Edward Otter (Rector of Bothal) of Shipwash, Northumberland, 1837

This is the last Will and Testament of me the Reverend Edward Otter of Shipwash in the County of Northumberland Rector of Bothal in the same County which I make in manner and form following (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto Miss Elizabeth Linabridge my four plated Dinner dishes and covers for her own absolute use and benefit I give and bequeath unto each of my Sons George Otter and Henry Charles Otter and to such of my Daughters Amelia Otter and Elizabeth Robinson the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to them respectively at the end of six Calendar months next after my decease And as to all my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever except such real Estates as are vested in me solely by way of mortgage or in trust And as to all the Residue and Remainder of my Goods and chattels personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my Sons George Otter Henry Charles Otter and Charles Otter and to my Daughters Amelia Otter and Elizabeth Robinson or such of them as shall be living at my death in equal shares and proportions as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants and their several and respective heirs executors adm’ors and assigns Subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences Provided always and my Will is that if any of my said children George Otter Henry Charles Otter Charles Otter Amelia Otter and Elizabeth Robinson shall die in my lifetime leaving issue living at my Death then and in such case the share or respective shares in my said estate and Effects which my son or sons daughter or daughters so dying would have taken or been entitled to in case he she or they had survived me shall go and belong to and I give the same to the child or children of such sons and daughters respectively so dying and leaving issue living at my death such child or children respectively to stand in the place of their respective parent & I constitute my sons George Otter and Charles Otter and my daughter Amelia Otter Executors and Executrix of this my Will and I give and devise to them and their heirs all such messuages lands tenements hereditaments and real estate as are now vested in me by way of mortgage or in trust for the purpose of enabling them more effectually to recover and get in the monies secured by such mortgages estates and to reconvey the same upon payment thereof and to perform the trusts affecting such Trust Estates I revoke all Wills heretofore made and declare this Writing to be and contain my last Will and Testament I Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven

Edwd Otter

(Attestation Clause)

Hen: Brumell  Geo:Brumell    Hawdon Brumell

Proved at London 21 April 1837

PCC Prob11/1877

transcribed by Ros Dunning