Certainly we do
No. All the will says in this context is "4 I GIVE the sum of ONE THOUSAND POUNDS to each of my grandchildren and great grandchildren living at my death absolutely."
This follows immediately after "3 I APPOINT my son XXXXXXX and my daughter YYYYYYY (hereinafter called "my Trustees") which expression where the context admits includes any Trustee hereof for the time being to be the Executors and Trustees hereof"
My sister and I would be delighted to pay the money to the parents (my three daughters and their husbands) whom we both trust fully - so long as we do not break any legal requirement. We would get the parents to acknowledge receipt of the money for their children in writing.
Thank you very much. You have been most helpful.