John Frost's Will
John Frost of Stapleton, Glos late of Newport, Mon 1874.
Anne Frost - sole executrix - John H Clarke - Commissioner
This is the last will and testament of me John Frost of Stapleton in the County of Gloucester. I give the whole of my real and personal estate and effects of whatever nature and kind soever to my daughter Ann Frost in trust for the following purposes. The property which I am now possesses of consists of a lease of the house in High Street Newport occupied by Mrs Tadd. The Royal Oak which was formerly a freehold estate but is now sold to the tenant Mr Watkin Jones on the following conditions for the sum of fifteen hundred pounds: Three hundred pounds to be paid on hand which sum I have received: Twelve hundred pounds to remain on the premises for which I have a mortgage on the premises, interest to be paid on the sum at the rate of 4½ per cent, now the debt to be reduced by the payment by Mr Jones to me of one hundred a year, the interest to be diminished as the payments are made, but Mr Jones has not fulfilled this part of the contract, I have received from him the sum of £50 only. This property to be divided between my daughter Catherine Frost now in Tasmania, Ellen Davies my daughter and Anne Frost my daughter now living with me at Stapleton in equal parts. I direct that my books be sold and the proceeds divided between my daughters Catherine, Ellen and Anne in equal portions, the household furniture I give to my daughter Anne for her sole and separate use without any reservations. I again say this is my last will and testament and I appoint my daughter Anne as my executrix solely. I desire that my funeral be a public one and that I be buried by the side of my wife and son in Horfield Churchyard. I give to my grand daughter Fanny my ring which formerly belonged to her mother, my daughter Anne knows what my intentions are respecting my friend Mr Charles Groves.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator John Frost who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto this 12th day of April 1874. John Frost
Witnesses James Street; William Thomas;
Proved at Bristol the ninth day of January 1878 by the oath of Anne Frost, spinster, (daughter of the deceased) the sole executrix to whom administration was granted.
The testator John Frost was late of Stapleton in the County of Glouster, Gentleman and died the twenty seventh day of July at Stapleton aforesaid.
Robert Graham, Solicitor, Newport, Mon.
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