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Wills and Bequests: Freshfield

Source: The Illustrated London News, August 6, 1864, p.139

The will of James William Freshfield, Esq., late M.P., F.R.S., F.R.G.S., F.G.S., of Devonshire-place, Portland-place, and Mynthurst, near Reigate, Surrey, was proved in London on the 29th ult., the executors appointed being his daughter, Miss Eliza Freshfield; his two sons, Charles Kaye and Henry Ray Freshfield, Esqrs.; and Arthur Kekewich, Esq. (the husband of the testator's eldest granddaughter). The personalty was sworn under 120,000. The testator, who died at the age of eighty-nine, was called to the Bar, at Gray's Inn, in 1842; was formerly solicitor to the Bank of England; was Major of the Hon. Artillery Company, which rank he retained by Royal permission; was M.P. for Penrhyn and Falmouth, 1830-2, 1835-41, and 1852-7, and for Boston, 1851-2. The will bears date 1860. He has devised to his grandson, William Dawes Freshfield, eldest son of his deceased son, James William Freshfield, all his freehold estates set forth in his will, leaving to his two sons and executors all his other freehold property. To his two daughters he leaves an annuity of 1440, and out of it 120 is to be given to each for pin money. The residue of his property is to be divided into five parts, between his two sons, two daughters, and the widow and children of his deceased son. The testator had presented to him two silver waiters—one by the Globe Insurance Company, the other by the Hon. Artillery Company—these are to be held by his daughters for life, and then to pass to his grandson, William Dawes Freshfield, Esq., as heirlooms.