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This is the last will and testament of me Jacob Lyon of the parish of Hanover (Cornwall Jamaica) made this 21st day of October 1871.
I nominate and appoint John William Parkin and Robert William Alwood executors of this will.
I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Lyon the sum of one hundred pounds.
I give and devise Richmond Settlement in the parish of Hanover to my executors and Trustees their Heirs and assign assigns upon the following trusts viz. out of the rents and profits thereof to raise in aid of my personal estate if insufficient so much money as shall be required to satisfy my funeral testamentary expenses, the pecuniary legacies hereinafter mentioned and my debts, then to apply such parts of the said rents and profits as they or he shall deem expedient or the whole of the said rents and profits in or towards the maintenance and education of my daughter Ellalean Lyon or otherwise for her benefit until she shall attain the age of eighteen years or shall marry, then and immediately after she shall attain that age or marry, shall deliver over the said settlement to the said Ellalean Lyon for her and heir and assigns for ever.
And in the event of the said Ellalean Lyon dying without lawful issue or without having disposed of the said settlement by sale or otherwise, the said property to be sold by my executors or the survivors of them and the proceeds appropriated to the settlement of my debts and the liquidation of the legacies under this my will.
It is my desire that the rents and profits to be derived from my three houses situated in the town of Lucea shall be divided equally between my wife Elizabeth Lyon and my daughter Ellalean Lyon and in the case of their deaths then the property to be sold and the proceeds appropriated in the liquidation of the debts and legacies as herein before directed.
It is my desire that my daughter be educated by Mrs. Margaret Potts and such sum paid Mrs. Potts for the same as may be deemed a reasonable charge.
I give and bequeath to the said Margaret Potts the sum of ten pounds.
I give and bequeath unto my heirs at law the sum of ten pounds.
I give and bequeath to Mary Ann Smith and Eliza Henry the sum of ten pounds each.
I give and bequeath unto my two children by Eliza Henry named Thomas and Henrietta Lyon the sum of ten pounds each.
I give and bequeath to my niece Matilda Scott the sum of ten pounds.
To Rebecca Lyon the sum of five pounds and to my sister Mrs. Sarah Thelwell the sum of five pounds.
I give and bequeath Jessey Malcolm the mother of my late beloved wife the sum of two shillings weekly during her natural life and at her death I leave the sum of four pound to defray her funeral expenses, the same to be paid out of the rents of Richmond Settlement.
I devise and bequeath unto all the children, grandchildren and offspring begotten of the body of my mother Rebecca Weatherston the remaining portion of that property called Richmond Hill as joint tenants to them and their heirs for ever.
It is my desire that the legacy to my wife and that the expenses for the care and education and maintenance of my daughter, also the weekly stipend to Jessey Malcolm be first paid out of the rents derivable from Richmond. The remainder of such rents to go to the liquidation of the aforesaid legacies.
I leave my wife Elizabeth Lyon and Ellaleen Lyon as residual legatees under this my will.
I give and devise unto my daughter Ellaleen Lyon my household furniture (and ) my silver plate ware, the same to be held in trust by my executors until she shall have attained the age of eighteen years or shall marry.
I give and bequeath to my friend Mrs. Helen Edmund Puller the sum of twenty pounds for her sole use and benefit and without the same being subject to enpayement or debts of her husband.
In the event of the death of either of my executors John William Parkins and Robert William Alwood, the survivor of them shall carry out the trust (in order?) this my will.
I Jacob Lyon
Signed by the said Jacob Lyon as his last will and testament in the presence of us being present at the time at his request. In his presence and in presence of each other sub(scribed) our names as witnesses.
Percival R. Miller
I hereby direct that the sum of ten pounds be granted to my Heir at Law that be considered to be in full of any claims which he might have against my estate as Heir at Law.
In addition to being executor under my will I hereby appoint the said John William Parkins and Robert William Allwood Trustees as well as guardians of my daughter Ellaleen Lyon and it is my express desire that Mr. Samuel E. Payne, the brother in Law of my late wife shall not be permitted to exercise any control over my daughter, who I have confided to the care of Mrs. Margaret Potts. Nor shall the said Samuel E. Payne be permitted to exercise any right title or interest in the management of Richmond Settlement, already directed to my executors upon certain trusts.
Signed by the said Jacob Lyon as a codicil to his will.
Made the 21st day of October 1871 this the 12th day of October 1871 in the presence of us being present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribes our names as witnesses.
Percival R. Miller
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