Transcription of Morrice King Man’s Will
This is the last will and testament of me Morrice King Man, heretofore of Halstead in the county of Kent England thereafter inspector of government telegraphs in India at present residing at Hobart town Tasmania, I direct that my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be fully paid as soon as conveniently can be after my decease. I give devise and bequeath unto my brothers in law James Henry Brett Walsh and Charles Edward Walsh both of Hobart Town aforesaid all the real and personal estate whether in possession reversion or expectancy and wheresoever the same respectively shall be situate of which I shall be seized or possessed at the time of my death or over which I shall then have any disposing power to hold the same unto the said James Henry Brett Walsh and Charles Edward Walsh their heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature of the property, upon trust as soon as may be after my death to sell the real estate and to covert into money the personal estate and for that purpose I hereby confer upon them all the powers and authorities necessary for effecting such sale and conversion in the same manner as if they were the absolute owners thereof respectively. And I direct that my trustees shall stand possessed of the clear monies to arise from such sale and conversion upon trust to invest the same in the name of my trustees, upon real or government securities in Tasmania or elsewhere with power to alter or vary the securities and to pay the annual income thereof to my dear wife Jane Smart Man and in the event of my said wife marrying again then I direct the same income shall be for the separate use of my said wife free from all marital control and shall be paid when the same is received and not be way of anticipation. And after the death of my said wife I direct that the said trust fund and the securities upon which the same shall be invested shall be paid and transferred between and amongst all my children who shall attain the age of 21 years or marry share and share alike. I declare that the receipts of my trustees shall effectively discharge purchasers and others from all liability in respect of the monies paid to them and that no trustee shall be liable for involuntary losses. I authorize my trustees to retain and allow to each other all costs and expenses attending the execution of the trusts of my will. I appoint the same James Henry Brett Walsh and Charles Edward Walsh executors of my will. I declare that the expression “my trustees” shall mean the trustees or trustee for the time being of my will and I revoke all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of July One thousand eight hundred and sixty four.
M. K. Man
Signed by the said testator Morrice King Man as and for 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 hereunto set our hands as witnesses.___________________
William RH of Hobart Town Solr _______ James H. B. Walsh of Hobart Town.___________________
(Deceased died 15 July 1864) “Account” files 15 March 1865
The Last Will and Testament
In the supreme court
of Tasmania ______________
Be it known by all men by these present that on the fifteenth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty four, the last will and testament of Morrice King Man heretofore of Halstead in the country of Kent England thereafter Inspector of Telegraphs in India and late of Hobart town in Tasmania Esquire deceased – a true copy of which will is hereunto annexed -- was exhibited and proved before this honourable court and that administration of all and singular the good chattel rights credits and effects of the said deceased within the island of Tasmania and the dependencies thereof was and is hereby committed to James Henry Brett Walsh and Charles Edward Walsh both of Hobart town aforesaid, book sellers executors in the said Will named they having been first duly sworn well and truly to perform the said Will by paying first the debts of the said decease and the legacies therein bequeathed so far as the estate shall thereunto extend and the law bind them. And to make and exhibit unto this honourable court a true and perfect inventory of all and every the goods chattels rights credits and effects of the said decease on or before the fifteenth day of March now next and to render a just and true account of their executorship when they shall be lawfully called there unto. And further that they believe the said goods chattels rights credits and effects of the said decease at the time of his death did not exceed in value one hundred pounds in Tasmania and in the dependencies thereof.
Given under my hand and the seal of the Supreme Court Van Diemen’s Land now called Tasmania, the nineteenth day of September on thousand eight hundred and sixty four by the court.
Jno Aston Watkins
Seal of the Supreme Court of Van Diemen’s Land affixed