Lake Macquarie History

Last Will and Testament of Richard Fennell

11892 Fennell, Richard late of Lake Macquarie in the Colony of NSW Grazier

This is the last Will and testament of me Richard Fennell of Lake Macquarie in the Colony of New South Wales Landowner. I give and bequeath all personal property of which I shall die possessed to my wife Louisa Matilda Fennell for her own use and disposition absolutely .I give and devise all real estate of which I shall at the time of my death have power to dispose of by will so otherwise and to the use of my son James Fennell heirs executors administrators and assign upon trust to pay the rents. But it is my will that my said wife shall occupy the Estate known as Belle Vue estate during her life and profits derived from such real Estate to my said wife during her life, and upon her death or as soon as conveniently be hereafter. I authorise empower and direct the said James Fennell his heirs or assigns absolutely to sell and dispose of the said Real Estate either together or in parcels and when by Public Auction or private contract as to him or them shall seem meet to any person or persons who shall be willing to become the purchaser or purchasers thereof for the most money that can reasonably be obtained for the same and to divide the proceeds derived after payment from such sale after payment of all costs and expenses incidental thereto among all my children then surviving [including the said James Fennell if then living] share and share alike. And I appoint the said James Fennell Executor and Trustee of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day ofApril in the year of Our Lord one thousand hundred and eighty one. Richard Fennell. Signed and declared by the said Richard Fennell as and for his last Will and testament in the Presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Edw Graham, Wm Sparke.

27 August 1885. By Act of Court Probate of the last Will and Testament of the George above named deceased granted to James GeorgeFennell of Lake Macquarie aforesaid Grazier sole executor and trustee in the said will named.

Testator died 4th July 1885. Estate sworn at £970 .0.0