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PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS AND WILLS FOR THE ANKER FAMILY

The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Anker (1)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Anker
of 13 Ramsey Road Whittlesey in the County of Cambridge-
shire made this Twelfth day of July in the year of our
Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen
I hereby revoke all Wills made by me at any time
heretofore I appoint my daughter Susan Ann
Anker to be my Executor and direct that all my
Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as
conveniently may be after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my adopted son Horace
John Fitzjohn the sum of ten pounds and all the
remainder of my property unto my daughter the
said Susan Ann Anker
Joseph Anker

Signed by the said Joseph Anker 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 subscribed our names as witnesses
William Becket Therber
Railway Station
Whittlesey, Cambs
Station Master

Thomas Edward Law 5 Scaldgate Whittlesey
Cambs Railway Clerk

On the 20th day of July 1917 Probate of this Will
was granted at Peterborough to Susan Ann
Anker the sole Executrix

BE IT KNOWN, that Joseph Anker of 13 Ramsey
Road, Whittlesey in the County of Cambridge
Railway Platelayer

who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode
at Whittlesey aforesaid with the District
of Peterborough
died on the 6th day of July 1917
at Whittlesey aforesaid
AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereinunder written
the last will and Testament

of the said deceased was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry
of His Majesty's High Court of Justice at Peterborough
and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests
in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid
Court to Susan Ann Anker of 13 Ramsey
Road Whittlesey aforesaid Spinster
the Daughter of the said deceased
the Sole Executrix
named in the Will

Dated the 20th day of July 1917
Gross value of Personal Estate: £ 258.8.0d
Extracted by H.B. Hartley Solicitor Whittlesey



Will and Probate

The Will of Joseph Anker and the Grant of Probate


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The Last Will and Testament of Henry Anker (2)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Anker
of Whittlesey in the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge Farmer and Dairyman
As follows (that is to say) I hereby revoke all formar Wills by me
hereforto made and decalre this to be my last Will and Testament I
appoint my dear wife Mary Anker to be Executrix of this my Will and
I devise and bequeath to her her heirs executors administrators and
assigns all estates vested in me as a Trustee or Mortgagee Subject
nevertheless to the equities affecting the same respectively And I
appoint the said Mary Anker and my friend George Lefevre of
Whittlesey aforesaid Saddler and Harness Maker or the survivor of
them or the Execvutors or administrators of such survivor or other the
Trustees or Trustee for the time being hereof (hereinafter called my
Trustees) to be the Trustees for all the purposes herein expressed and
of the Settled Land Acts and also for all the purposes of Section 42
of the Cpnvayancing and Law of Property Act 1881 And I declare that
New Trustees or a New Trustee may if necessary be appointed for all
the purposes aforesaid under Section 31 of the last mentioned Act or
under the Trusts Act or Acts applicable and providing or any or
either of them I devise all the real estate and I bequeath all the
personal estate of or to which I shall die beneficially seized possessed
or entitled unto my Trustees upon trust to pay thereout my just debts
funeral and testamentary expenses Estate and other duties and subject
thereto to permit my said Wife to receive and enjoy the net income of
my said estate for and during the term of her natural life And I xxxxxxx
my Trustees to permit my said wife to carry on my business for her
own benefit and for that purpose to continue tenant of any land and premises
which I shall use at my death or to live and use any other land and
employ my live and dead agricultural stock and such part of my personal
estate as my Trustees shall think fit with liberty for her at any time to
transfer the business to any son or sons of mine or admit any son or sons
of mine to a share thereof and my Trustees may lend to him or them the
capital employed or requisite to be employed therein or any part
thereof upon such security and upon such terms as they shall think
reasonable And from and after the death of my said Wife my Trustees
or Trustee for the time being shall sell call in and convert into money
my said real and personal estate and shall receive the proceeds thence

arising in Trust to pay the costs and charges of the execution -
of this trust also to pay a legacy or sum of Ten pounds to my daughter
Mabel Alice Brown for her own separate use and then to pay the net
residue of such proceeds hereinafter called my residuary trust funds
unto and equally between my children namely George Henry Anker the
said Mabel Alice Brown Emily Anker Abraham Anker and Gladys
Mahala Newell or between and among such of them as shall be
living at my death and if there shall be only one such child the
whole to be paid to that one child Provided always that if any
child of mine shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children
who shall survive me and my said Wife if she be the longer liver
and attain twenty one years of age then and in every such case the
last mentioned child or children shall take and if more than one
equally between them the share whether original or accruing which
his her or their parent would have taken under this my Will if such
parent had survived me and attained twenty one years of age In witness
whereof I have hereunder set my hand this twelfth day of March One
thousand nine hundred and twenty three.

Signed by the said Henry Anker the Testator as and
for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
both present at the same time who at his request in
his presence and in the presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the same

Henry Anker


Bowker Weldon, Solr., Whittlesey
John Boyce, his Clerk
CDertified to be a correct copy
On the 14th day of November 1924 Probate of this
Will was granted at Peterborough to Mary Anker
the sole Executrix

BE IT KNOWN, that Henry Anker of Whittlesey in the
County of Cambridge

who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode
at Whittlesey aforesaid with the District
of
died on the 21st day of August 1924
at Whittlesey aforesaid
AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereinunder written
the last will and Testament

of the said deceased was proved and registered in the District Probate Registry
of His Majesty's High Court of Justice at
and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests
in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid
Court to Mary Anker of Whittlesey aforesaid the lawful
Widow the Relict the deceased the Sole Executrix
named in the Will

Dated the 11th day of November 1924
Gross value of Personal Estate: £ 92.3.1d
Extracted by Reid and Bowker Solicitors, Whittlesey




Will and Probate

The Will of Henry Anker and the Grant of Probate


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The Last Will and Testament of Isaac Anker (3)



Transcription of the Will

Transcript of The Will of Isaac Anker


Will and Probate

The Will of Isaac Anker and the Grant of Probate


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REFERENCES (WILLS)

1. The Will and Probate, Anker Cox; 1917: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1861 - 1941
2. The Will and Probate, Henry Anker; 1924: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1861 - 1941
3. Anker, Isaac (senior) - Husbandman of Ramsey: will; Archdeaconry of Huntingdon 1719 (Ref: AH16 dated 1719/3) © Huntingdonshire Archives: Cambridgeshire County Council.

The environs of Whittlesey



District Map

Places of interest to the Anker family around Whittlesey


NOTES:

A and B indicate the site of Bassenhally Fields and Lattersey Fields respectively. These are flat open fields with a few scattered cottages.
C is the site of Gossard Farm (now recorded as Gothic Farm) in 1911 on the corner of Eastrea Road and Drybread Road. Drybread Road is the lane which led north to Decoy Farm in Feldale before turning west to join Back Road East in the town.
D is the presumed site of Kingsland. Although not marked on the map, today it is the site of the Kingsland Reservoir.



A street map of Whittlesey



District Map

Places of interest to the Anker family in Whittlesey


NOTES:

A: The hamlet of King's Delph lies alongside the King's Dyke about two and a half miles west of the town along Peterborough Road
B: St Andrew's Church
C: St Mary's Church
D: Pudding Bag Lane does not feature in any maps and is not generally recognised today. It appears in the 1851 and 1861 census returns and lies behind "Private" Road. In early Victorian days, many byways were called Private Road and were given a reference number before being granted their proper name
E1: The Board of Guardians for the district of St Mary and St Andrew was formed in 1836 and the Whittlesey Union Workhouse was established in the exisying parish workhouse in Broad Street. This moved to a new building (E2) to the east of the town in 1875.

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The Deaths of David and Harriet Anker

Headstone

The Whittlesey Cemetery headstone

The inscription on the headstone reads: In Ever Loving Memory of
HARRIETT
The dearly beloved wife of
DAVID ANKER
Who fell asleep March 30th 1917
Aged 50 years
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
Also of the above named
DAVID ANKER
Died January 7th 1933
aged 68 years

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The Death of David Anker

In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Newspaper Cutting

LEFT AND MIDDLE: Announcing the death of David Anker; RIGHT: The mourners

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The Death of Gertrude Anker

Headstone

Headstone for Gertrude (Anker) Eason

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Suspect Rabbits

Court report 1
Court report 2

Reports from Nottingham Court Case: LEFT: Nottingham Evening Post, Monday December 20th 1937; RIGHT: Nottingham Journal Tuesday December 21st 1937

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Oliver David Anker on station

ODA

Oliver David Anker in company

An undated postcard printed by Wright & Logan, Photographers, Albert Street, Southsea. His wife Dolly (Dorothy) has written on the reverse: "Olly is marked with a X. It was taken about 18 months ago"

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Oliver David Anker's Royal Navy Service

Scroll down for full records (3 pages)

Navy 1

Enrolment and service up to 1929

Navy 2

Service from 1929 to retirement

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The Headstone of Abraham and Mary Anker

The Headstone

Headstone in Whittlesey Cemetery

The headstone is weatherworn but the following is discernable:

In Memory Of: Abraham Anker
Who Died On
November 6th 1886
Aged 67 Years
Also Of
Mary, His Widow
Died 6th Nov 1898
In Her 80th Year

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Oliver David Anker's Royal Navy Vessels

Ships and establishments (the early years)

Ships 1

Ships and establishments (later postings)

Ships 2

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REFERENCES (SHIPS AND ESTABLISHMENTS

1. Photograph of HMS Impregnable at pwsts.org.uk and description at Worthpoint Worthopedia
2. Description and photograph of HMS Revenge underway at sea at Imperial War Museum: Wikimedia Commons
3. Description and photograph of HMS Royal Sovereign at Imperial War Museum: Wikimedia Commons
4. Description and photograph of HMS Orion at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
5. Description and photograph of HMS Iron Duke at reddit.com
6. Description and photograph of HMS Excellent (Shore establishment) at Wikipedica, The free encyclopedia
7. Description and photograph of HMS Bee at Wikipedica, The free encyclopeida
8. Description of photograph of HMS Mantis at naval-history.net
9. Photograph of HMS Benbow at Pinterest
10. Description and photograph of HMS Nelson at Wikipedica, The free encyclopedia
11. Description and photograph of HMS Fort St. Angelo at Wikipedica, The free encyclopedia
12. Description and photograph of HMS Manchester at Wikipedica, The free encyclopedia
13. Photograph of HMS Lauderdale at hmscavalier.org.uk
14. Description and photograph of HMS Collingwood marking its 80th Anniversary: Forces Net
15.Description and photograph of HMS Cyclops at Wikipedica, The free encyclopedia

Constance Anker's will

Constance's will

Constance's will

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Cologne and the Rhone Boat Service

Cologne under occupation

The British Forces in Cologne

LEFT: A map of the Rhineland and the River Rhine showing the disposition of the occupying Forces (the British in Cologne; the Americans in Koblenz; the French in Mainz).
RIGHT (from top to bottom): The Excelsior Hotel (British GHQ) in the Domplatz, Cologne; a flotilla of Rhine Boat Service craft; craft moored in the Rhine with the Hohenzollern Bridge in the background.

Map and photographs from "The Armistice" in Picture Postcards from the Great War by Tony Allen: Reproduced with permission

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Added: June 14th 2011
Last update: March 19th 2020

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