Helen Stella Alexandrina  Garnett-Botfield

Helen Stella Alexandrina Garnett-Botfield

Female 1887 - 1962  (75 years)    Has 62 ancestors and 7 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Helen Stella Alexandrina Garnett-Botfield 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 1887  Shifnal, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Dec 1962 
    Person ID I270137  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2009 

    Father William Egerton Garnett-Botfield,   b. 16 Aug 1849, Findon, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1906, The Hut, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Clulow Howard-Mclean,   b. Abt 1862, Lak Motherwell, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1921, Vaynor Park, Berriew, Montgomeryshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1881  Shifnal, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F109200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederick Feilden Corbett-Winder,   b. 20 Jul 1884,   d. 18 Dec 1961  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1919 
    Children 
    +1. Ribah Lillah Corbett-Winder
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F109129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 



    • A great rift arose between the two surviving heirs of William Egerton Garnett-Botfield---Billie McLean Garnett-Botfield and his sister Helen Alexandrina ["Alix"] CORBETT-WINDER.

      Upon the death of their mother, Elizabeth Clulow Garnett-Botfield in 1921, Alix was bequeathed all of her mother's personal effects including much of the furnishings and contents of the family homes at The Hut and Decker Hill.

      This became a vicious bone of contention when Billie decided to sell off the mansions and estates and Alix immediately made plans to carry off many of the family heirlooms and possessions to the Corbett-Winder mansion at Vaynor Park, Berriew in Montgomeryshire.

      We can get some sense of her personality from the copy of her husband's Will. Captain Frederick Feilden Corbett-Winder died on December 18, 1961
      and he left behind a very brief, hand-written note dated June 26, 1935 as his only official last will and testament. It was as blunt as a suicide note.

      Captain Corbett-Winder's anguished two-sentence Will reads as follows:

      The last will and testament of me, Frederick Feilden Corbett-Winder.

      I leave everything to my wife Helen Stella Alexandrina to do with exactly what she likes and how she likes.

      One wonders whether he retained the same sentiments towards his wife thirty years later when he went to his final peace. He left her personal effects valued at a meagre L360-16s-0d.

      Almost exactly one year later, on December 20, 1962, Alex CORBETT- WINDER followed her husband to the grave. By contrast, she left an estate worth L143,798-9s-0d---a very comfortable living indeed at 1962 values.

      Her will had been written and signed before her husband's death [March 4, 1961] and was not revised after his demise. The principal beneficiary of Alix Corbett-Winder's will therefore became her only daughter, Clulow Riba Lilla Dugdale [born in 1920]---who became Mrs. John Eldon Marshall Dugdale of Montgomeryshire.

      I GIVE free of duty to my Daughter Clulow Riba Lilla Dugdale absolutely all my jewellery and articles of personal use or ornament and wearing apparel.

      I GIVE all my furniture, plate, plated articles, linen, china, books, manuscripts, pictures, drawings, prints, engravings, etchings, lithographs, printed music, musical instruments (including instruments of mechanical reproduction of music with all records for the same) wireless sets, works of art, and other articles of household or domestic use or ornament and all the outdoor gardening effects in or around my dwelling house including motor cars and motor accessories if any and whether such indoor and outdoor effects are temporarily stored elsewhere or not (except such articles as for their trifling value or perishable nature my trustees shall at their absolute discretion consider unsuitable to be settled which excepted articles I give to my said Husband absolutely) to my Trustees upon trust.

      The will goes on to say that all of these personal effects and belongings are intended for the use of her husband during his lifetime, and afterwards will become part of her Residuary Estate. Her husband is required to keep any and all such property in good repair, and insured against loss or damage...but does not need to make an inventory.

      I GIVE the following pecuniary legacies free of duty:

      a) To my husband Captain Frederick Feilden Corbett-Winder one thousand pounds

      b) To Nora Walker one hundred pounds

      c) To my Godchild John Lyon Corbett-Winder one hundred pounds

      d) To my Godchild David Barratt one hundred pounds

      e) To my Godchild Mary Christine Sybil Coles one hundred pounds

      f) To my Brother, William McLean Garnett-Botfield five hundred pounds

      g) To Arthur Thomas Ellis of Glan Rhiew Cottage Berriew
      the sum of five hundred pounds as a token of appreciation of his services but in the event of his death in my lifetime then I give the sum of one hundred pounds to his wife

      h) I give to Eunice Edwards the sum of one hundred pounds if she is in my employment at the time of my death in addition to any monies that may be owing to her by me at the time of my death and if my dog "Sosi" should survive myself and my husband I give my dog to Eunice Edwards and ask her to look after it.

      The next section of the Will deals with a Deed of Family Arrangement dated May 11, 1938 between John Robert Howard McLean, William McLean Garnett-Botfield, Cyril Own Langley, and Alix Corbett-Winder.
      The purpose of this Deed of Family Arrangement appears to have been to settle the disbursement of property and possessions among the descendants of the McLean side of the family---but this is not entirely clear from the current Will at hand. Alix leaves her share of this settlement to her husband Frederick Feilden Corbett-Winder.

      All of her real and personal estate (except that which is specifically disposed of by terms of this Will) are put in the trust of her Trustees who are authorised to sell, invest, or manage according to their best judgement.

      From money arising from this trust, her debts and funeral expenses are to be paid. The residue is to be invested by the Trustees, and the income paid to her husband for his remaining life, and after his death to be awarded to her daughter Clulow Riba Lila Dugdale, or if she too is dead, to her surviving children in equal shares.


      GARNETT-BOTFIELD, Helen Alexandrina "Alix"
      [1887-1962]
      Helen Alexandrina GARN ETT-BOTFIELD was born at Shifnal in 1887 and was
      the daughter of William Eger ton GARNETT-BOTFIELD and Elizabeth Clulow
      HOWARD-McLEAN. She had one older br other, William "Billie" McLean
      GARNETT-BOTFIELD and one younger brother, Alfr ed "Clulow" Fitzgerald
      GARNETT-BOTFIELD. Clulow was killed in action during World War I.
      A great rift arose between the two surviving heirs of William Ege rton
      Garnett-Botfield---Billie McLean Garnett-Botfield and his sister Helen
      Alexandrina ["Alix"] CORBETT-WINDER.
      Upon the death of their mother, Elizabe th Clulow Garnett-Botfield in
      1921, Alix was bequeathed all of her mother's p ersonal effects including
      much of the furnishings and contents of the family homes at The Hut and
      Decker Hill.
      This became a vicious bone of contention when Billie decided to sell off
      the mansions and estates and Alix immediatel y made plans to carry off
      many of the family heirlooms and possessions to the Corbett-Winder
      mansion at Vaynor Park, Berriew in Montgomeryshire.
      We can g et some sense of her personality from the copy of her husband's
      Will. Captai n Frederick Feilden Corbett-Winder died on December 18,
      1961and he left behin d a very brief, hand-written note dated June 26,
      1935 as his only official la st will and testament. It was as blunt as a
      suicide note.
      Captain Corbett-W inder's anguished two-sentence Will reads as follows:
      "The last will and testa ment of me, Frederick Feilden Corbett-Winder. I
      leave everything to my wife H elen Stella Alexandrina to do with exactly
      what she likes and how she likes."
      One wonders whether he retained the same sentiments towards his wife
      thirty years later when he went to his final peace. He left her
      personal effects valued at a meagre L360-16s-0d.
      Almost exactly one year later, on December 20 , 1962, Alex CORBETT-
      WINDER followed her husband to the grave. By contrast , she left an
      estate worth L143,798-9s-0d---a very comfortable living indeed at 1962
      values.
      Her will had been written and signed before her husband's de ath [March
      4, 1961] and was not revised after his demise. The principal
      beneficiary of Alix Corbett-Winder's will therefore became her only
      daughter, Clulow Riba Lilla Dugdale [born in 1920]---who became Mrs.
      John Eldon Marsh all Dugdale of Montgomeryshire.
      The will read:
      "I GIVE free of duty to my Dau ghter Clulow Riba Lilla Dugdale absolutely
      all my jewellery and articles of p ersonal use or ornament and wearing
      apparel
      "I GIVE all my furniture, plate, plated articles, linen, china, books,
      manuscripts, pictures, drawings, print s, engravings, etchings,
      lithographs, printed music, musical instruments (inc luding instruments of
      mechanical reproduction of music with all records for t he same) wireless
      sets, works of art, and other articles of household or dome stic use or
      ornament and all the outdoor gardening effects in or around my dw elling
      house including motor cars and motor accessories if any and whether su ch
      indoor and outdoor effects are temporarily stored elsewhere or not
      (exce pt such articles as for their trifling value or perishable nature my
      trustees shall at their absolute discretion consider unsuitable to be
      settled which e xcepted articles I give to my said Husband absolutely) to
      my Trustees upon tr ust".
      The will goes on to say that all of these personal effects and belongin gs
      are intended for the use of her husband during his lifetime, and
      afterw ards will become part of her Residuary Estate. Her husband is
      required to k eep any and all such property in good repair, and insured
      against loss or dam age...but does not need to make an inventory.
      I GIVE the following pecuniary l egacies free of duty:
      a) To my husband Captain Frederick Feilden Corbett-Winde r one thousand
      pounds
      b) To Nora Walker one hundred pounds
      c) To my Godchil d John Lyon Corbett-Winder one hundred pounds
      d)


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