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Richard Cunliffe

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Richard Cunliffe (c1836-1905) of Cunliffe and Croom


1905 Estate. 'MR. RICHARD CUNLIFFE, BLACKPOOL. Mr. Richard Cunliffe, 5, Moor-street, South Shore, Blackpool, engineer, of the firm of Messrs. Cunliffe and Croom, Limited, of Manchester, who died on the 11th July last, aged 69 years, left estate of the gross value of £9.797 17s 11d., of which the net personalty has been sworn at £8,535 1s. 9d. Probate of his will dated 2nd of June, 1905, has been granted to his step-daughter. Miss Ellen Marsh, of Blackpool. and his son. Mr. Richard William Cunliffe, West Didsbury. The testator bequeathed 1,000 preference shares and 1,000 ordinary shares in Cunliffe and Croom, Limited, to his son Richard William: 500 preference shares in the company to his son Henry Loomis Cunliffe; and 100 ordinary shares in the company each his nephew, Mr. James Robert Cunliffe and Mr Walter Ashworth. To his brother, Mr. Samuel Cunliffe he left £50, and to his step-daughters he left paintings of himself and his late wife, and to his son Richard, oil paintings of his parents His other household and personal effects he left for the use his son Henry Loomis, and his step-daughters. Miss Ellen Marsh and Mrs. Annie Davies. He left £1,500 and eleven-eighteenths of the residue of his estate to his two sons and his daughters, Mrs. Amy Booth, Mrs. Susan Berry, and Mrs. Elizabeth Betley; four-eighteenths of the residue of his estate to his step-children. Mrs. Annie Davies, Miss Ellen Marsh. Warwick Marsh, and William Marsh: and the remaining three-eighteenths to his grandchildren, Amy Smith, Marie Smith, and Herbert Wild.'[1]

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  1. Lancashire Evening Post, 11 September 1905