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  • cbcarolyn
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    Ordered the will of Fenn - which has finally come...and that is not really a will, just a letter, I had assumed as it said probate and not administration it would have more info :(

    . COW328894g.pdf

    so looks like the mystery of her money will be unsolved.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    my will has finally arrived, and tells me very little. Interestingly she had stocks in the pacific Canadian railway and the grand trunk railway company of Canada. She left everything to her elder sisters children.

    I will go back through this thread and see if I can find some wills to order.

    she said that she wanted a head stone over her grave, so guess they took her at her word!

    I have added the will to the gallery on ancestry.
    Last edited by cbcarolyn; 07-10-19, 22:47.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    very interesting thank you, maybe I need to look at her employers, I am still waiting for my will, overdue so hopefully it will be here soon.

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  • bubblebelle
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    I've just come on here to let you know that whilst checking through the recent wills I have purchased of fairly affluent twigs on my tree (from £30,000 - £90,000 from 1889-1954) in each there have been bequests to various staff members from £50-£500. Where that member of staff has continued to work for the next family they have benefited twice. I thought I would just let you know that it did happen.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Originally posted by vera2013 View Post
    Bit of a wild one. I wonder if Grace was a beneficiary in the Will of Joseph Fenn Snr. She appeared to be a Cook in the household of Joseph Fenn Snr in 1871 although attached to somebody's mother in law?
    Joseph Fenn Snr died 1875.
    Grace was living on her own means from 1881. Her grave monument is similar to that of Joseph Fenn Snr

    Vera
    Originally posted by vera2013 View Post
    Or maybe Sarah Williams in the 1871 census for whom Grace was a Cook. She died in 1871 leaving a Will of under £18,000

    Vera
    thanks Vera, I will look into both, it must be something like that. Enough money to buy a property but instead lodged with everyone else!

    Originally posted by Olde Crone Holden View Post
    My great great aunt never married. She was a cook too. She never had her own home and lived with various relatives at the end of her life. She left a surprising amount of money in her will and the only bit I can a count for was a legacy of £300 her own father left her. Perhaps various employers left her money, perhaps she was frugal and a clever investor, I can't find out. Perhaps you have a similar scenario?

    OC
    It does seem the same, perhaps wills might solve the mystery. She may have had a bit from many sources like someone else mentioned - everyone spoilt the maiden aunt.

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  • Olde Crone Holden
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    My great great aunt never married. She was a cook too. She never had her own home and lived with various relatives at the end of her life. She left a surprising amount of money in her will and the only bit I can a count for was a legacy of £300 her own father left her. Perhaps various employers left her money, perhaps she was frugal and a clever investor, I can't find out. Perhaps you have a similar scenario?

    OC

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  • vera2013
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    Or maybe Sarah Williams in the 1871 census for whom Grace was a Cook. She died in 1871 leaving a Will of under £18,000

    Vera
    Last edited by vera2013; 27-07-19, 04:11.

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  • vera2013
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    Bit of a wild one. I wonder if Grace was a beneficiary in the Will of Joseph Fenn Snr. She appeared to be a Cook in the household of Joseph Fenn Snr in 1871 although attached to somebody's mother in law?
    Joseph Fenn Snr died 1875.
    Grace was living on her own means from 1881. Her grave monument is similar to that of Joseph Fenn Snr

    Vera
    Last edited by vera2013; 27-07-19, 03:15.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Originally posted by Lin Fisher View Post
    I know but just wondered if a rich member of the family put the headstone on quite a long time after her death and burial.

    She did leave some money in a will so perhaps there was more and she arranged for the headstone before she died.
    Yes that could be a possibility too, I will see what the will brings, it says available on 9 August....seems so far away.

    A previous generation relative did lots of family tree work, and he wrote some info that has been handed onto me in recent years, and he states in the writing 'as one enters the churchyard the imposing memorial of Grace Hendy Lugg can be seen' - and that is it, he says no more about her apart from how she links to the tree. It certainly is imposing - there are no others like it from what I can remember. The only other large one has many names including those that died in Australia.

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  • Lin Fisher
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    I know but just wondered if a rich member of the family put the headstone on quite a long time after her death and burial.

    She did leave some money in a will so perhaps there was more and she arranged for the headstone before she died.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Originally posted by Lin Fisher View Post
    This is just guesswork as most of my family didn't have headstones but could it have been added at a later date to her death?
    sorry not sure what you are referring? Her name on the gravestone?

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Originally posted by kylejustin View Post
    his will is on ancestry, he left everything to his brother samuel handy lugg.
    Thank you - had just been to the library to check it out - so no joy there, he hadn't found gold either, just a blacksmith there

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  • Lin Fisher
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    This is just guesswork as most of my family didn't have headstones but could it have been added at a later date to her death?

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  • kylejustin
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    his will is on ancestry, he left everything to his brother samuel handy lugg.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Originally posted by Lin Fisher View Post
    I had a feeling it wasn't the Ellis family, most people then were still very formal when it came to things like will etc.

    Far more likely to be family. With her being single she perhaps got a bit 'spoilt' with a bit of money left in a few wills.

    Luckily will are now only £1.50 so we don't feel so guilty about buying a few.

    Hope you solve it all.
    yes the £1.50 spurred me into looking as she is not my direct descendent, but would love to solve the mystery, although am struggling at likely candidates, as most seemed to be survived by children, and didn't have amazing jobs.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    I will pop down the library and look up Edward in Australia, I don't have WW ancestry membership, not sure if I can access his will, not so good on Australia.

    Did find his death in the Australia papers, but said nothing about anyone, so no help!
    Last edited by cbcarolyn; 26-07-19, 09:56.

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  • bubblebelle
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    Originally posted by cbcarolyn View Post
    I have just ordered her will, but am assuming it won't tell me much about why she had money, just who she gave it to! We have had a number of wills and various people seem to get the 'money' rather than sharing it around. My Mum always missed out.
    There just might be a clue if there are named people who you weren't expecting. Although only £10 my G.Grandmother left this to her lifelong friend.

    Even when there are wills sometimes they get 'lost' certainly happened in our family.

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  • Lin Fisher
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    I had a feeling it wasn't the Ellis family, most people then were still very formal when it came to things like will etc.

    Far more likely to be family. With her being single she perhaps got a bit 'spoilt' with a bit of money left in a few wills.

    Luckily will are now only £1.50 so we don't feel so guilty about buying a few.

    Hope you solve it all.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    have managed to fill gaps on census, and that gives me no clue, she must have inherited.

    I am pinning my hopes on Edward Lugg:

    BIRTH 1821 • Cornwall
    DEATH 1889 • Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

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  • cbcarolyn
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    there are a few that went to Australia...maybe one of those were her 'donor' looks like a trip to the library.

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