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Cope: Wills and Bequests.

(The Illustrated London News, Jan. 31, 1885)

Thomas Cope, J.P.

The will of Mr. Thomas Cope, J.P., tobacco manufacturer, of Liverpool and London, who died at Huyton, near Liverpool, on Sept. 18 last, was proved in the Liverpool district registry on the 10th inst. by Mrs. Sarah Cope, the widow, John Hignett, and John A. Willox, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to over £182,000. The testator bequeaths to his brother, George, the testimonial clock of the late Robert Cope; to his sister, Sarah Sharpe, an annuity of £100 for life, and to each of the executors a legacy of £500. To the widow, he bequeaths absolutely all household furniture, pictures, horses and carriages at Huyton and elsewhere; and, for life, the dwelling-house at Huyton occupied by the testator, and other leasehold property there; also his share of rent or annual value of the factory premises in Lord Nelson street, Liverpool, and Aldersgate street, in the city of London. The executors are empowered to make all such arrangements as they may see fit with reference to the testator's share in the business of Cope Brothers and Co., and to stand possessed of the same in trust for his children in equal shares.