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Will of William MAY of Caversham
Deans Farm Caversham, Oxfordshire, retired farmer, 4th May 1922

This is the Last Will and Testament of me William MAY now residing at Deans Farm, Caversham in the County of Oxford, retired Farmer.  I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me.  I appoint my son Arthur MAY of Park Farm, Emmer Green in the said County of Oxford, Farmer, and my son in law Walter FORD of Dunsden in the said County of Oxford (hereinafter called ‘my trustees) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will.  I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate unto my trustees upon trust that my trustees shall sell, call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the monies produced by such sale, calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies bequeathed by any codicil hereto but so that the proceeds of real estate shall not be applied in payment of legacies unless the other monies applicable thereto under this trust shall be insufficient for payment thereof.  And my trustees shall out of the monies produced by such sale, calling in and conversion and of my ready money pay to each of my six daughters now living the sum of one hundred pounds and to the three children of my deceased daughter Ethel FISHER one hundred pounds to be divided equally between them share and share alike as tenants in common and shall hold the residue of the said monies in trust to divide the same equally between my son the said Arthur MAY and my son Ernest William MAY share and share alike as tenants in common.  In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this fourth day of May one thousand nine hundred and twenty two.

William May

Signed by the said William MAY the testator 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 both being present together have hereunto subscribed our names as witness.

James Dredge, Managers clerk to Mr Hubert MAY, Solicitor, Reading.
Agnes Lilian Dredge, ‘Grovely’ Brunswick Hill, Reading, Spinster.

On the twentieth day of February 1924 Probate of this will was granted at Oxford to Arthur MAY the son and Walter FORD the executors.

It is hereby certified that the foregoing is a correct copy dated this twenty sixth day of February 1924.

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