William Browne 

 

In the Matter of the Estate of                  :            In DeKalb County County Court.

William Browne, deceased.                    :            In Probate, Box Number 290

 

March 22nd, 1910.  Will and Codicil filed and on April 19th, 1910, admitted to probate and ordered recorded.

Will

In the Name of God. Amen

            I, William Browne of the City of DeKalb, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, of the age of seventy five (75) years and being of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say:-

            First,- It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid, and a suitable monument erected.

            Second,- I give and bequeath to my daughters Mary Grace B. Locke, Elizabeth B. Watson and Pearl Alice B. Hunt, in trust, the sum of Six Hundreds Dollars ($600) also the sum of Four Hundred Dollars ($400) per annum; One Hundred dollars ($100) thereof to be paid annually to them by my son John Theron Browne, his heirs, assigns or devisees, the payment whereof is hereby made a lien or charge upon the Northeast quarter of Section Eleven (11), Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range Three (3) East of the Third Principal Meridian;  One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150) thereof to be paid annually to them by my son William J. S. Browne, his heirs, assigns or devisees, the payment whereof is hereby made a lien or charge upon the Northwest quarter of Section Eleven (11), Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range Three (3) East of the Third Principal Meridian; and One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150) thereof to be paid annually to them by my daughter Pearl Alice Browne Hunt, her heirs, assigns or devisees, the payment whereof is hereby made a lien or charge upon the Southwest quarter of Section Eleven (11), Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range Three (3) East of the Third Principal Meridian, all of said real estate being situated in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois.

            And I hereby empower and authorize said trustees or the survivors of them to invest and loan such trust funds at interest secured on real estate security or on other securities that may be in their judgment equally as good.  The interest and income obtained from such funds and also the principal thereof shall be paid by my said trustees to my wife Sarah Browne in the sums of Fifty Dollars ($50) monthly during the remainder of her natural life and in case at any time additional money shall be required for her maintenance, care and support, then my said trustees shall use said trust funds so far as necessary for her maintenance, care and support, and in case there is any of said trust fund remaining at the decease of my said wife, and her funeral expenses are paid, then the same shall be divided equally between my children, the child or children of any deceased child to take the share of their father or mother would have taken if living.

            Fourth,-  I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Grace B. Locke the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2000) the same to be paid to her within one year after my decease.

            Fifth,-  I give and bequeath to my daughter Pearl Alice Browne Hunt the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars ($1500) the same to be paid to her within one year after my decease.

            Sixth,-  I give and bequeath to my wife all of my household furniture and all my goods and chattels which may be at the time of my decease located on Lot three930 in Block two 920 in Lewis Huntley’s Addition to the Village (now City) of DeKalb.

            Seventh,- I give and devise to my wife the use during her natural life of Lot Three (3) in Block two (2) in Lewis Huntley’s Addition to the Village (now City) of DeKalb, as shown by the recorded plat thereof, and at her decease I give and devise to my daughter Mary Grace B. Locke the remainder of said Lot three (3), in Block two (2) in Lewis Huntley’s Addition to the Village  (now City) of DeKalb to be hers and her heirs forever,

            Eighth,-  I give and devise to my son John Theron Browne the Northeast quarter of Section Eleven (11), Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range Three (3) East of the Third Principal Meridian, situated in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois; subject, however to the annual payment of One Hundred Dollars ($100) to said trustees during the natural life of his mother as above set forth, to be his and his heirs forever.

            Ninth,-  I give and bequeath to my daughter Grace B. Locke, the South half of the Southwest quarter of Section Two (2), Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range Three (3) East of the Third Principal Meridian, situated in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, to be hers and her heirs forever.

            Tenth,- I give and devise to my son William J. S. Browne the Northwest quarter of Section Eleven (11), Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range Three (3) East of the Third Principal Meridian, situated in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, subject to the payment of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150) annually to said trustees during the natural life of his mother as above set forth, the same to be his and his heirs forever. 

            Eleventh,- I give and devise to my daughter Pearl Alice Browne Hunt the Southwest quarter of Section Eleven (11), Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range Three (3) East of the Third Principal Meridian, situated in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, subject, however, to the payment of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150) annually to said trustees during the natural life of her mother as above set forth, the same to be her and her heirs forever. 

            Twelfth,-  I give, devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate of whatsoever kind or nature whether real, personal or mixed and wheresoever situated, whether owned by me now or acquired by me hereafter, to my children, John Theron Browne, Mary Grace B. Locke, William J.S. Browne, Elizabeth B. Watson and Pearl Alice B. Hunt, share and share alike, the child or children of any deceased child to take the share their father or mother would have taken if living, and in case any of my said children shall die before me without issue that said residue is to be divided equally between my surviving children, the child or children of any deceased child to take the share their father or mother would have taken if living.

            Thirteenth,-  I herby nominate and appoint my sons John Theron Browne, William J.S. Browne executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made, and I direct that in the administration of my estate as executors my sons shall not be required to give surety on their bond.

            In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of July A.D. 1906

                                                                        William Browne (seal)

 

 

CODICIL

            I, William Browne, of the City of DeKalb, county of DeKalb, and State of Illinois, having heretofore, to-wit, on the 3rd day of July, A.D. 1906, made my last will and testament, I do now make this codicil thereto, to be taken as a part of the same:

            First,- I do hereby, ratify and confirm my said last will and testament in every respect, save in so far as any part is inconsistent with this codicil.

            Second,-  Whereas, My son John Theron Browne, has, since the making of said will, departed this life and I have in connection with the settlement of his estate paid claims and demands against him amounting to the sum of three thousand four hundred fifty two dollars and eighteen cents ($3,452.18) and,

            Whereas since the making of said will and testament and decease of the said John Theron Browne, the Malta, Milan, Afton and DeKalb Special Drainage district in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois has levied an assessment amounting to the sum of eight hundred ninety eight dollars and thirty two cents ($898.32) upon the lands in said will devised to my said son, John Theron Browne, apportion of which sum I have already pad and the balance of which sum I expect to pay as the same shall become due and payable; now, therefore,

            It is my will and desire, and I do, hereby, direct that the said sum of three thousand four hundred fifty two dollars and eighteen cents ($3,452.18) paid by me, as aforesaid, in settlement of claims and demands against the estate of my said son, John Theron Browne, and the said sum of eight hundred ninety eight dollars and thirty two cents ($898.32) so levied by said drainage district, as aforesaid, or so much thereof as I shall have paid at my decease, shall be treated as and held to be advancements to the heirs of my said son, John Theron Browne.  Provided, however, that if the said sums so directed to be treated as and held to be advancements shall exceed in amount the sum the said heirs of my said son, John Theron Browne, shall be found to entitled to receive under the twelfth or residuary clause of my said will, then such excess, what ever the same may be found to be, shall be forgiven and treated as a gift to the said heirs.

            Third,-  I do hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Pearl Alice Brown Hunt as additional legacy of the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) and direct that the same shall be paid to her in cash within one (1) year from my decease.

            Fourth,-  I do now, on account of the death of my said son John Theron Browne and the removal of my son William J.S. Browne, nominate and appoint my said daughter Pearl Alice Browne Hunt executrix of my said last will and testament and this codicil thereto, and direct that she shall not be required to give any surety upon her bond as such executrix, hereby, ratifying and confirming my said will of July 3, A.D. 1906, except in so far as changed by this codicil thereto, and I, hereby, make publish and declare the said instrument, together with this codicil, to be my last will and testament.

            In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 30th day of December A.D. 1909.

                                                            Wm. Browne (SEAL)

 

William Browne died on March 15, 1910, His wife died on April 9th, 1910,

His son John Theron Browne had died on September 5th, 1908, 

Final Report Filed and approved.  October 16th m 1911

As noted by Abstract Company;  “There is no Third Clause (so numbered) in this original will on record thereof.”

 

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