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In British law, when someone dies having left a will, probate is required to release the deceased's property. This is Fanny Rose's will:



This is the last Will and Testament of me Fanny Rose of 10 Cobourg Street in the City of Leeds Widow. whereby after payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto and to the use of Joseph Samuels of 7 Lower Templar Street in the said City Grocer whom I hereby appoint Executor and Trustee of this my Will and guardian of my infant children upon trust to sell get in and convert into money all my said estate which shall not consist of money and invest the proceeds in any investments authorized by law for trust funds with power to vary such investments at his discretion and to divide and distribute the income and corpus thereof in the following manner among all my children who attain the age of 21 years or marry under that age. as to one half thereof equally between my two youngest daughters Rebecca and Cissie and as to the other half equally between my other children with power for my Trustee at his own discretion to raise the whole or any part of the presumptive share of an infant child to apply the same for his or her advancement a benefit. and I empower my Trustee to postpone the conversion of any part of my property for so long as he shall think fit and the income of any property remaining unconverted shall from the time of my death be paid and applied in the same manner as the income of the proceeds thereof would have been payable and applicable for the time being if the same had been converted. I revoke all former Wills at any time heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this second day of June 1904.

Signed by the said Fanny Rose the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses the same being so signed by her making her mark hereto she being unable to read or write the contents thereof having been first distinctly and audibly read out to her when she appeared and expressed herself to thoroughly understand the same.

The mark

Fanny  X   Rose




Frederick Blackston

            Solicitor Leeds

James Power his Clerk



On the 6th day of July 1918 Probate of this Will was granted at Wakefield to Joseph Samuels the sole Executor.


And this is her Grant of Probate, allowing her estate to be distributed:


BE IT KNOWN that Fanny Rose of 10 Cobourg Street in the City of Leeds widow who at the time of her death had a fixed place of abode at 10 Cobourg Street aforesaid within the District of The West Riding of the County of York died on the seventeenth day of January 1918 at 10 Cobourg Street aforesaid.


AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice at Wakefield and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Joseph Samuels of 5 Darley Street Leeds aforesaid Cloth Merchant the brother of the said deceased and the sole Executor named in the said Will.


Dated the 6th day of July 1918.


Gross value of Estate £456 4s 6d
Net value of Personal Estate  
Extracted by Frederick Blackston, Solicitor, Leeds


See photos of Abraham and Fanny Rose and their children


Source: Her Majesty's Court Service


View admon for Fanny's

father, Henry Samuels


View will and probate for Fanny's

husband, Abraham Rose

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