Will of Edith Jane Voss Christopher

of Wrackleford Dorchester, Dorset

Dated 12 December 1940

Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC Dorchester - April 2005

This is the last Will and Testament of Edith Jane Voss CHRISTOPHER of Higher Wrackleford Dorchester in the County of Dorset made this 13th day of March 1940.

I hereby revoke all Wills made by me at any time heretofore

I appoint my brothers Charles Fred CHRISTOPHER of Wrackleford and Archibald Lewis CHRISTOPHER of Stockwood to be my executors and direct that all my debts and funeral expenses shall be as soon as conveniently may be after my decease

I give and bequeath unto my sister Annie Elizabeth WILLS the sum of £50 [fifty pounds]

To my sister Gertrude Florence HOCKEY the sum of £50 [fifty pounds]

To my sister Kate Armenia SHORD the sum of £50 [fifty pounds]

To my brother Charles Fred CHRISTOPHER the sum of £100 [one hundred pounds]

To my brother Archibald Lewis CHRISTOPHER the sum of £100 [one hundred pounds]

To my niece Elizabeth Athialiah WILLS the sum of £100 also the half dozen silver teaspoons

To my niece Rhoda CHRISTOPHER the sum of £100 [one hundred pounds]

To my nephew Harry Stephen CHRISTOPHER the sum of £25

To my sister in law Anna CHRISTOPHER the sum of £25

To my three nephews Stephen, Donald and Kenneth CHRISTOPHER the sum of £5 [Five Pounds] each

To my three nieces Mabel RAISON, Stella NEAL and Marjory CHRISTOPHER the sum of £5 each [Five Pounds]

After all my expenses are paid I leave the residue to my two executors Charles Fred CHRISTOPHER & Archibald Lewis CHRISTOPHER

Signed by the said Testator Edith Jane Voss CHRISTOPHER in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses:-

H. J. LOCK; A.F. GODLY (Clerk in Holy Orders)
The Rectory Stratton Dorchester on the 12th day of December 1940

Probate of this will was granted at Blandford

Genealogical Notes:-

  • Edith Jane Voss Christopher was the third of eleven children of Stephen Christopher & Elizabeth Mary Voss and was born at Stockwood Dorset Dec Qtr 1868. She worked on a farm run by her younger brother Harry in Melbury Osmund acting as housekeeper; she died a spinster at the age of 72 in Dec Qtr 1940 at Wrackeford Dorchester
  • Her elder sister Annie Elizabeth married John White WILLS in Sherborne Dec Qtr 1894  
  • Her younger sister Gertrude Florence married William Robert HOCKEY Dec Qtr 1908
  • Her sister Kate Armenia married William H Shord in Beaminster district Dec Qtr 1927

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