~~SIXTH GENERATION – LIVING AT THE ASHES~~
-15. — Thomas Gee (6) (John GEE-5, Thomas GEE-4, Ralph GEE-3, Francis GEE-2, Ralph GEE-1) (born March 1806 – died 30 January 1877) He married Ann Goddard (sister to Elizabeth GODDARD) in 1844 at the All Saints Church. As of 1861, he was farming 400 acres. He was the sixth owner of the ASHES Farm.
1809: Again in Hayfield, the river suddenly rose and washed away a bakers shop, bake-house, ovens, furniture, as well as some buildings.
Kinder Gates – a river like this peaceful looking peaty one in Thomas GEES day spilled over the edge to wreck havoc with the residents in the valleys below Kinder Scout.
~~Children of Thomas GEE and Ann GODDARD were~~
–a. —-John Thomas Gee was born in Mach 1844 and died on the 25th November 1921. He was the last to inherit the ASHES (See #20 following).
–b. —-James Albert Gee was born circa 1848 and died on the 25th March 1913 in Edale. (See #21 following).
–c. —-Mary Ann Gee born in September 1854 at THE ASHES. She married James GODDARD circa 1871 in Hayfield. (See #22 following).
1858: Surrounded by hills, as Hayfield is, the area was always subjected to heavy flooding. “On the 16th of June, 1858, there were some heavy rain clouds. A water spout burst over the Scout and in a short space of time the black torrent tore up the mill-weir and washed away the back part of four houses abutting the stream. Fears arose that the graveyard would again be entered and washed away.” (Old Newspaper Article.)
1860: This is the point where this family divided again, with John Thomas GEE inheriting the ASHES FARM, and our 5 x Great Grandfather, Frank GEE purchasing the farm called COTEFIELD.
1874: Thomas GEE purchased OLLERBROOK farm.
What is interesting about the following wills and codicils is that in 1874 Thomas GEE must have been ill. He seems to have felt that he was soon to die and therefore was trying to make a purchase of OLLERBROOK farm to leave as a legacy to provide for his second son, James Albert GEE and his daughter, Mary Ann. This will is long and convoluted. He goes into great depth to try and make provisions for his two younger children. The questions I ask myself, is “Were the brothers not getting along?“ “Where the two younger children jealous of John Thomas GEE inheriting everything?“
However, by the 26th January 1877, Thomas was still alive. He made a short codicil leaving everything to John Thomas GEE.
Then one day later, the 27th January 1877, he seems to have thought it through again, and leaves a second, longer codicil, again dividing the property up amongst his three children.
All of this becomes a moot point in the very near future, as James Albert GEE never owned OLLERBROOK very long. By 1881, I found him living at the Tollemache Public House, minus his first wife, married to his second wife. And I found Mary Ann GEE and her husband James GODDARD LIVING on Ollerbrook Farm in 1881 and 1891. It appears that this family inherited Ollerbrook.
~~WILL OF THOMAS GEE – 14 February 1874~~
I, Thomas GEE of the ASHES in Kinder in the County of Derby, Farmer, declare this to be my last Will and Testament and I revoke all previous Wills and testamentary instruments [testamentary literally means a trust in a will] made by me I BEQUEATH to my son John Thomas GEE the bond debts or Mortgages held by me and charged upon the tolls of the Chapel en le Frith and Enterclough and the Thornsett Turnpike trusts WHEREAS I have contracted to purchase an Estate at Edale in the said County of Derby called OLLERBROOK estate from Messieurs Henry Clark and others but the purchase thereof is not yet completed NOW I direct that in case the said purchase shall not be completed at the time of my death my trustees shall complete the same and shall by mortgage of all or any part or parts of my real estate or otherwise raise such an amount as shall together with the residue of my personal estate not specifically bequeathed be sufficient to pay the purchase money of the said OLLERBROOK Estate AND I declare that the said Mortgage debt and all other Charges and encumbrances upon my real estate or any part or parts thereof at the time of my death and any other charge or encumbrance created in pursuance of the power and direction aforesaid shall as concerns my devisees be charged upon and paid by my respective devisees of my real estate in the proportions following namely of every forty two pounds of charges or encumbrances twenty pounds shall be charged upon the ASHES and other Kinder estates, fourteen pounds upon that part of the OLLERBROOK estate hereinafter devised to the use of my son James Albert GEE, and the sum of eight pounds upon that part of the said OLLERBROOK hereinafter devised to the use of my daughter Mary Ann, wife of James GODDARD. AND THAT the interest upon the said charges and encumbrances shall be paid in the same proportions. AND I also declare that the respective devisees may at their election first satisfy any charges upon their own respective estates and may also before or after so doing pay to any other devisee the proportion of the charges and encumbrances upon the estates of such first mentioned devisee in any payments and at any times they may deem convenient provided that not less than one hundred pounds shall be paid at one time and the person so paying such money shall not be charged with further interest upon the amounts so paid from the respective dates of payment thereof I BEQUEATH to my Wife all my household furniture and effects for her use during her life and widowhood and at her death or marriage again I bequeath the same to my said son John Thomas GEE. I DEVISE all my real estate both legal and equitable unto my two sons John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE and their heirs To HOLD the same unto the said John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE and their heirs as to the said ASHES estate and all other my hereditaments [any kind of property that can be inherited] in Kinder aforesaid now occupied by my said son John Thomas GEE to the use of my said son John Thomas GEE and his heirs forever SUBJECT to a share of any charges and encumbrances upon any part or parts of my real estate in the proportions aforesaid. AS TO the said OLLERBROOK estate (except the portions thereof hereinafter specified) To the use of my said son James Albert GEE and his heirs for-ever subject to the share of any Charges and encumbrances upon any part or parts of my real estate in the proportions aforesaid AND AS to these portions of the OLLERBROOK estate called or known by the names of the Coppice Wood, the Upper Latch Field, the Middle Latch Field, the Upper Latch Field Meadow, the Lower Latch Field, the Little Whinney Knowle, the Whinney Knowle, the farmhouse yard and other outbuildings on the east side of the Ollerbrook, the Lane, the Croft, the New Meadow, the West Hardy Stack, the East Hardy Stack, the Broad Piece, the Near Rough Ground, the Little Rough Ground, and the Further Rough Ground TO THE use of my said daughter Mary Ann GODDARD and her heirs forever SUBJECT TO the share of any charges or encumbrances upon any part or parts of my real estate in the proportions aforesaid PROVIDED that my said wife shall have the use and occupation of the house adjoining that now occupied by me during her life and widowhood without payment of any rent AND I charge as a first charge upon the whole of my real estate an annuity of forty pounds to my said Wife payable by half yearly installments to be paid at the end of half a year from the date of my death such annuity to cease upon her second marriage AND I appoint my said sons John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE Executors and Trustees of this my Will.
IN WITNESS whereof I the said Thomas GEE have to this and the two preceding sheets of this my Will set my hand this fourteenth day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four
—– Thomas Gee —–
SIGNED by the testator as his Will in the presence of us the undersigned both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as Witnesses
— Joseph Hibbert — Solicitor Hyde
— James Harrison — Farmer Laborer Kinder.
~~CODICIL TO THE WILL OF THOMAS GEE – 26 January 1877~~
THIS IS A CODICIL to the Will and Testament of me Thomas GEE of the ASHES in Kinder in the County of Derby Farmer WHEREAS by my last Will and Testament date the fourteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and seventy four I have given and devised my Real Estate but have not bequeathed my personal Estate. NOW I hereby give and bequeath unto my said son John Thomas GEE absolutely all my personal Estate Stock in Trade personal Chattels and Effects money in the house or at the Bank and in all other respects I confirm my said Will.
IN WITNESS whereof I have to this codicil to my last Will and Testament set my hand this twenty sixth day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven
— Thomas Gee —
SIGNED by the said Thomas GEE as and for a codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
— Fred K Broadsmith — with J&J Hibbert Solicitors, Hyde.
— John Goddard — Hayfield, Farmer.
~~CODICIL TO THE WILL OF THOMAS GEE – 27 January 1877~~
THIS IS A FURTHER CODICIL to the last Will and Testament of me Thomas GEE of the ASHES in Kinder in the County of Derby Farmer WHEREAS by my said Will I have charged who in my real estate in the proportions therein mentioned all charges and encumbrances upon my real estate pr any part or parts thereof but have not charged my other debts upon such real estate NOW I DO HEREBY DECLARE my Will to be and I do hereby order and direct that all my debts shall as concerns my devisees named in my said Will be charged upon or paid by my respective devisees of my real estate in the proportions in which the charges and encumbrances mentioned in my said Will are to be charged upon and paid by my respective devisees of my said real estate AND WHEREAS by my said Will I have devised all my said Real Estate both legal and equitable unto my two sons John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE and their heirs TO HOLD the same unto the said John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE and their heirs as to those portions of the OLLERBROOK estate called or know by the names of the Coppice Wood, the Upper Latch Field, the Middle Latch Field, the Upper Latch Field Meadow, the Lower Latch Field, the Little Whinney Knowle, the Whinney Knowle, the farmhouse yard and other outbuildings on the east side of the Ollerbrook, the Lane, the Croft, the New Meadow, the West Hardy Stack, the East Hardy Stack, the Broad Piece, the Near Rough Ground, the Little Rough Ground, and the Further Rough Ground TO THE use of my said daughter Mary Ann GODDARD and her heirs for-ever SUBJECT TO the Share of any Charges upon any part or parts of my real estate in the proportions aforesaid NOW I DO HEREBY devise and in lieu thereof I devise the before mentioned revoke the said last mentioned portion of the said OLLERBROOK estate to my said sons John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE and the survivor of them and the heirs of such survivor TO HOLD the same unto the said John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor TO THE USE of and upon trust for my said daughter Mary Ann GODDARD during her life for her sole and separate use and after her death Upon such trusts my said daughter whether covert or sole shall by her last Will and Testament direct or appoint Subject……. NEVERTHELESS to the share of any charges upon any part or parts of my real estate in the proportions afore mentioned in my said Will or this Codicil. I DIRECT that my funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid out of my personal estate AND in all other respects I confirm my said Will and the Codicil thereto dated the twenty sixth day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven.
~WILL OF ANN GODDARD – 30TH May 1883 ~
THIS IS THE LAST WILL and Testament of me Ann GEE of the ASHES farm in Kinder in the County of Derby Widow IN EXERCISE OF the power given to me by a certain indenture dated on or about the twelfth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight and of all other powers and authorities enabling me in this behalf I DO HEREBY appoint give and devise unto my sons John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE and my nephew James NIXON their heirs and assigns all my share estate and interest of and in all that dwelling house outbuilding land and hereditaments comprised in the said indenture situate at Chinley and called the OWLERS in the occupation of William HANCOCK as tenant upon trust to sell the same AND I DECLARE that the money arising from such sale shall form part of my residuary estate I DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all the residue of my estate property and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto the said John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE and James NIXON their heirs executors administrators and assigns upon trust to sell and convert into money such part thereof as shall not consist of money and out of the money arising from such sale and conversion and out of my ready money to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and in trust to apply the residue of the said monies including the money arising from the sale of my share in the said premises called the OWLERS in payment of the debts charged upon the real estates of my late husband by a codicil to his will dated the 27th January 1877 in the proportions in which the charges and encumbrances mentioned in the will of my said late husband are to be charged upon and paid by his respective devises of his real estates I APPOINT THE SAID John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE and James NIXON executors of this my last Will
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of May 1883 … Ann GEE
SIGNED BY THE said Ann GEE the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses….. Ino Hibbert Solicitor Hyde………….. Martha Nixon.
PROVED AT Derby the twelfth day of October 1883 by the oaths of John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE the sons, two of the executors to whom administration was granted, power being reserved of making the like grant to James NIXON, the nephew the other Executor.
THE TESTATRIX Ann GEE was late of the ASHES in Kinder in the County of Derby Widow and died on the second day of June 1883 at the ASHES aforesaid. Gross value of personal estate £61. Extracted by H. S. Chinn Proctors, Derby.
-16. — Sarah GEE (6) (John GEE-5, Thomas GEE-4, Ralph GEE-3, Francis GEE-2, Ralph GEE-1) Sarah married Thomas Drinkwater (Gentleman) in 1838 at ST. Mathew’s Church. They resided at GREENBOTTOM from 1851 until 1885. Thomas’ parents were John DRINKWATER (1765 – 1841) and Mary BUCKLEY (1769-1843).
~Children of Sarah GEE and Thomas DRINKWATER were~
–a. —-John DRINKWATER was born circa 1840 in Bugsworth and died in 1898. (See #23 following).
–b. —-William DRINKWATER was born circa 1845 in Bugsworth. (See #24 following).
–c. —-Ann DRINKWATER was born circa 1848 in Bugsworth. She married Thomas FLETCHER circa 1868. (See #25 following).
–d. —-Mary DRINKWATER was born in June 1851 at Bugsworth.
~~WILL OF THOMAS DRINKWATER of Green Bottom – 21 February 1876~~
I THOMAS DRINKWATER of Green Bottom in the Hamlet of Bugsworth in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby declare this to be my last Will and Testament I APPOINT MY son John DRINKWATER and James GODDARD of “Ancoats” in Bugsworth aforesaid Farmer to be Executors of this my will I GIVE AND BEQUEATH to my son John DRINKWATER the house and land together with the outbuildings situate at GREEN BOTTON and WATERSIDE in Bugsworth aforesaid and now in my own occupation and also all my farming stock including horses, farming implements including cash in hand or in bank and money invested, subject to the payment by him of ten pounds per annum to his mother Sarah DRINKWATER during her life and to the further payment by him within twelve months from my decease of the sum of Four Hundred Pounds which I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann FLETCHER wife of Thomas FLETCHER of Sandy Way Head in the parish of Chapel-en-le-Frith County of Derby AND I BEQUEATH to my son John DRINKWATER the house and gardens at Waterside in Bugsworth aforesaid and now in the occupation of Alfred STRATHAM subject to the rent thereof being paid to my wife Sarah DRINKWATER during her life or if she prefers doing so to her during her occupation thereof during her life I GIVE AND BEQUEATH to my son William DRINKWATER the land situate in Peak Forest in the County of Derby commonly known as LOOSE HILL and now in my own occupation subject however to the payment by him of Seventeen Pounds per annum to his mother Sarah DRINKWATER during her life AND LASTLY I give and bequeath to my son John DRINKWATER all my household furniture subject however subject to my wife Sarah DRINKWATER having the option of [using] for her own use during her life so much thereof as she may require for furnishing the said house of WATERSIDE I DIRECT THAT the aforesaid annuities of Ten and Seventeen Pounds shall be paid to my wife in equal quarterly installments on the twenty fifth day of March the twenty seventh day of June the twenty ninth day of September and the twenty fifth day of December in each year the first such payments to be made within one month after my death.
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunder set my hand this 21st day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy six
……… Thomas Drinkwater ……………
SIGNED BY THE said Testator as 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 subscribed our names as witnesses…
…. John Hall …..
…. Mary Hall ….. of Whaley Bridge.
PROVED AT DERBY the eleventh day of January 1886 by the oath of John DRINKWATER, the son, the surviving Executor to whom administration was granted. The Testator John DRINKWATER was late of Green Bottom in the Hamlet of Bugsworth in the Parish of Glossop in the County of Derby Farmer and died on the 28th day of July 1885 at Green Bottom aforesaid. Gross value of personal estate £514.2.6. Extracted by Bennett, Boycott, Orme, Solicitors Chapel-en-le-Frith.
17. Ann GEE (6) (John GEE-5, Thomas GEE-4, Ralph GEE-3, Francis GEE-2, Ralph GEE-1). Ann was born on the 02nd November 1808 and she died in 1882 in Edale, Derbyshire. She married John Shirt (1804 – 16 February) on the 04th November 1828 at the All Saints Church in Glossop. The witnesses were William TYM and Sarah GEE – her sister. They first resided at UPPER BOOTH (1841-1851) then they resided at LEE HOUSE/FARM (1841-1881). John’s parents were George Kirk SHIRT (1780-1846) and Mary DRINKWATER (1784 – ?).
~Children of Ann GEE and John SHIRT were~
–a. —-Mary Ann SHIRT was born circa 1832 in Edale and she died in December 1801 in Derbyshire. She married John TYM (1848 – 26th July 1914) in March 1880 at the Holy Trinity Church. Mary Ann lived at LEE HOUSE until she married. Then she resided at BARBER BOOTH until her death. John TYM was her first cousin. His parents were John TYM and Hannah CARRINGTON. This couple produced no children.
–b. —-Martha Drinkwater Shirt was born in 1836 and died on the 28th June 1924 in Edale. She married George ROBINSON on the 4th June 1872 at the Holy Trinity Church. She also resided at LEE HOUSE until her marriage, when they then lived at COTEFIELD farm. This couple produced no children
–c. —-William Gee Shirt was born in March 1840 and died on the 04th July 1885. He married Susannah Baggaley SOMMERSET in 1866 at St Peters Church. (See #26 following).
–d. —-Sarah Fox Shirt was born in December 1843 and died in December 1862 in Edale at the age of 21 years. Never married.
–e. —-George Samuel Shirt was born in March 1845 and died in December 1874 in Edale. Never married.
–f. —-John Fox Shirt was born in 1849 and died on the 03rd December 1892. He married Mary TYM – sister of John TYM above in 1881 at Holy Trinity Church. Mary TYM’s second husband was James Albert GEE. (See #27 following).
–g. —-Hannah Jane Shirt was born in September 1853 and died in 1924. She married John Robert HOWE in 1887 at Holy Trinity church. (See #28 Following).
-18. — William GEE (6) (John GEE-5, Thomas GEE-4, Ralph GEE-3, Francis GEE-2, Ralph GEE-1). William was born about 1812 and died on the 20th August 1864 in Hayfield. He married Martha Wardle (1825 – ?) circa 1843. William was an Inn Keeper in 1861, living on Main Street in the hamlet of Phoeside, Hayfield. He died an untimely death at the age of 52 years.
~Children of William GEE and Martha WARDLE were~
a……….John Fox Gee was born in September1843 and died on the 13th February 1906. He never married. His will was probated in London to George William Eyre which was possibly his nephew, son of his sister Martha Ann GEE.
b……….. Martha Ann Gee was born 1848 and died in June 1919. (See #29 Following).
c……….. James William Gee was born in September 1853 in Hayfield. (See #30 following).
d……….. Elizabeth Gee was born in 1858 and died in March 1875 in Hayfield at the age of 17 years.
-19. –Frank GEE (6) (John GEE-5, Thomas GEE-4, Ralph GEE-3, Francis GEE-2, Ralph GEE-1) Frank married Elizabeth Goddard (1836 – 3 August 1890. She was sister to Ann Goddard) circa 1845.
~Children of Frank GEE and Elizabeth GODDARD~
–a. —-Alfred Henry Gee was born in 1845 and died on the 10th December 1919 in Edale. He was married twice. (See #31 following).
–b. —-Edwin Arthur Gee was born in 1854 in Edale and died in 1930 in Bakewell. He never married. Edwin GEE didn’t marry because his mother, Elizabeth, opposed his marriage and he couldn’t forget his girl. Thanks to Uncle Edwin he traced back our ancestry to William the conqueror and Miss Shallcross. He also sent most of us a Red Letter Testament if we would write him a letter. Mine [Hetty] is a keep sake to Uncle Edwin.
Uncle Edwin left Chinley and went to live at Buxton. Then leaving Buxton he went to Tideswell. He died in December 1930 at Bakewell Union. He lived by himself for forty years.
When he was taken ill, neighbors sent for Aunt Emma. But the doctor had already sent him to Bakewell Hospital which is where he died at the age of seventy six years.
Edwin stayed with his mother until her death in 1890.
–c. —-Emma Jane Gee was born in December 1860 in Edale and died on the 21st March 1935. (See #32 following).
–d. —-Charles Albert Gee was born circa 1861 and died on the 25th October 1939 in Edale. Charles was an engine driver on the railway. He never married, lived with Arthur, and died 25th October 1939 at the age of sixty five years. No children.
–e. —-Alice Marie Gee was born in 1863 in Edale and died in 1920 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. (See #33 Following).
–f. —-Elizabeth Frances Gee was born on the 04th January 1865 in Godley, Derbyshire and died on the 02nd July 1932 in Plumas, Manitoba, Canada. (See #34 following).
FOOTNOTE: 2 sisters married 2 brothers creating 2 sets of double cousins.
The following paragraphs in italics were taken verbatim from Hetty`s diary:
~GRANDFATHER FRANK GEE lived at THE ASHES until about 1860.~
Mr. Frank Gee [born 1825] of Cotefield [Farm] at Edale departed this life January 1st 1869, age 45 years, interred at Edale Church, January 6th, 1869.
This family moved from THE ASHES Kinder, Derbyshire to Cotefield [farm] Edale about 1860. Alfred, Edwin and Charlie were born in Kinder. Emma, Alice and Frances were born in Edale.
~GRANDMOTHER ELIZABETH GODDARD~
Elizabeth GODDARD [born 1835] Relict of the late Frank GEE of Cotefield, Edale, departed this life on the 3rd August 1890, age 55 years, and was interred at Edale Church, 06th August 1890.
Mother [Eliza Frances] was four years old when her father [Frank Gee] died and 23 years old when her mother [Elizabeth Goddard] died. Uncle Edwin [GEE] gave Gowhole (Jowhole farm) up when his mother died and went to a smaller farm at Chinley. Aunt Alice [GEE] also went to Chinley onto her own farm “The Owlers.”
Fred and Arthur Gee [Alfred Gee’s two youngest sons] were with Aunt Alice one summer then their Dad [brought them home to Ashover].
Frank GEE and Elizabeth GODDARD had six children.
The narrator of the above story was Arthur Ernest GEE.
Running Path Through Cotefield Farm.
~~WILL OF FRANK GEE: – 9 December 1868~~
I, Frank GEE of COTEFIELD within Edale in the parish of Castleton in the County of Derby Farmer declare this to be my last Will and Testament I DIRECT the payment of all my just debts (except the sum of one hundred pounds of which I owe upon my promissory note) my funeral and testamentary expenses by my Executors hereinafter carried out of my personal Estate and from and after payment and satisfaction thereof I GIVE devise and Bequeath all my Real Estate and the residue unto my nephews John Thomas GEE of Kinder in the Parrish of Glossop in the said County of Derby , Farmer, and James Albert GEE Gladdins Mark near Ashover in the said county of Derby, Farmer, their heirs, executors and administrators and assigns according to the nature and tenure thereof respectively UPON TRUST to permit and suffer my dear wife, Elizabeth GEE, to have the use and enjoyment of all my household furniture, faming stock and other effects (except money or securities for money that shall or may be or not about the house and farm on which I reside at the time of my decease and also to permit and suffer my said wife to receive the rents and profits of all that my Estate called UPPER BOOTH Estate in Edale aforesaid until my youngest child shall obtain the age of twenty one years (provided she continue to live with my widow but not otherwise) she my said wife maintaining my children during their respective minorities or so long as they shall wish to reside with her during their respective minorities PROVIDED ALWAYS that if my said wife shall elect to reside on my said Estate called UPPER BOOTH I DECLARE that she may do so until my youngest child shall obtain the age of twenty one years IN CASE she remarries my widow as aforesaid but not otherwise and as to for and concerning that my Estate called OOCLOW [JOW HOLE] Farm situated in Chinley in the Parrish of Glossop aforesaid and now in the occupation of Hannah FORD UPON TRUST that the said John Thomas GEE and James Albert GEE their heirs, executors and administrators or assigns (hereinafter called the trustee or trustees) do and shall do and shall receive the rents and profits thereof until my son, Edwin Arthur GEE, shall obtain the age of twenty one years or such other period as shall enable the said Trustees or Trustee to pay off the said Debt of one hundred pounds and the three several legacies of one hundred and fifty pounds each which I Bequeath to my Daughters – Emma, Jane, Alice Maria, and Eliza Frances – on their severally attaining the age of twenty one years AND I declare and direct until such period as aforesaid the said Trustees or Trustee shall invest the said rents and profits of my said Estate called OOCLOW [JOW HOLE] Farm in the names or name of the said Trustees or Trustee in any of the public stocks or funds or upon real securities in England and accumulate the same in the way of compound interest by investing the same and the resulting income thereof on or upon any such stocks, funds and securities as hereinbefore mentioned until thereby or therewith the said Trustees or Trustee shall be enabled to pay off and discharge the said debt and legacies AND FROM and after payment and satisfaction thereof I declare that the said Trustees or Trustee shall stand seized of my said Estate called OOCLOW [JOW HOLE] Farm To the use of my said son, Edwin Arthur GEE his heirs and assigns forever subject nevertheless to the payment of an annually or yearly rent of seven pounds ten shillings to my said wife and her assigns during so long as she shall continue my widow to be yearly incurring and payable out of and charged and chargeable upon my said Estate called OOCLOW [JOW HOLE] Farm THE SAID annually or yearly rent to be payable and paid to her my said wife or her assigns in equal half yearly portions in every year clear of all incidental expenses and deductions with a proportional sum for any functional portion of a half year which may happen immediately to forecast the determination thereof the first half yearly payment of the said annually or yearly rent charge to be made at the expiration of five calendar months after my youngest child shall attain the age of twenty one years AND THE said aforementioned share to be payable immediately after the demise or marriage of my said wife AND I hereby declare that in case the said annually or yearly rent charge of seven pounds ten shillings or the aforesaid proportional part thereof should be at any time be in arrears and unpaid in the whole or in part for the space of twenty one days and after any of the said days or times hereinafter appointed for the payment thereof then it shall go lawful for my said wife her executors administrators or assigns to enter and detain for the same and for the expenses occasioned by the non-payment thereof upon all or any part of the hereditaments hereby charged with the payment of the said annually or yearly rent charge in the same manner in all respects as Landlords are authorized to do for rents received on common leases for years and as to for and concerning all that my Estate called UPPER BOOTH I DECLARE that all the said Trustees or Trustee stand seized from and after my son Alfred Henry GEE shall have attained the age of twenty one years TO THE use of the said Alfred Henry GEE his heirs and assigns for-ever subject nevertheless to the payment of an annually or yearly rent charge of seven pounds ten shillings to my said wife and her assigns during so long as she shall continue my widow to be yearly issuing and payable out of and charged and chargeable upon my said Estate UPPER BOOTH THE SAID annually or yearly rent charge to be paid and payable to her my said wife at the like times and time and in the like manner and to be recovered and recoverable by the like ways and means as are hereinbefore mentioned and directed in the case of the annuity to my said wife charged upon and payable out of my said Estate called OOCLOW [JOW HOLE] Farm and from and after the decease or marriage of my said wife or the time when my youngest child shall have attained the age of twenty one years I DECLARE that the said Trustees or Trustee stand possessed of all residue of my said Personal Estate in trust for my said son Alfred Henry GEE his ancestors, administrators or assigns for his and their own use absolutely AND I devise all the freehold and copyhold hereditaments vested in me upon trust or mortgage unto the said John Thomas GEE and James GEE their heirs and assigns subject to the Equity of Redemption subsisting therein respectively but the money secured on such Mortgages shall be considered as part of my personal Estate AND I appoint my said wife Elizabeth GEE and the said John Thomas GEE and my said two sons Alfred Henry GEE and Edwin Arthur GEE Executors of this my Will and my said wife Guardian of my infant children AND I revoke all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have to this my last Will and Testament written on these sheets of paper to the first two sheets thereof subscribed my name and to this third and last sheet thereof subscribed my name and set my seal this ninth day of December one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight — Frank Gee —
SIGNED SEALED PUBLISHED DECLARED by the said Testator Frank GEE as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witness:
— Charles Augustus Bennett — Chapel-en-le-Frith
— William Shepley — Chapel-en-le-Frith
Proved at Derby the 16th day of April 1869 by the Oaths of Elizabeth GEE, Widow, the Relict, and John Thomas GEE, the nephew, two of the Executors to whom administration was granted. Power reserved to Alfred Henry GEE and Edwin Arthur GEE (now respectively minors) the other Executors where they shall have attained the age of twenty one years. The Testator, Frank GEE, was late of Cotefield within Edale in the parish of Castleton, in the County of Derby, Farmer and died on the 1st day of January 1869 at Cotefield aforesaid. EFFECTS: under £200.
EXTRACTED BY: S. O. H. S. Chinn, Proctors, Derby.