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Will of George Craufurd Heath
This is the last will and testament of me George Craufurd Heath Senior Fellow of Kings College Cambridge I give devise and bequeath all my real estate both freehold and copyhold wheresoever the same may be and also my leasehold interest in my Chambers in the Albany London unto my brother Charles Heath of Hanworth in the County of Norfolk, Clerk, to hold to him his heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely I give and bequeath unto my brother John Heath Fellow of Kings College aforesaid my said brother Charles Heath and my nephew Charles Harbord Heath son my said brother Charles the sum of two thousand pounds stock standing in my name in the books of the Saint Katherines Dock Company upon trust to pay the dividends and annual income arising therefrom unto my sister Louisa Ridout during her life for her sole and separate use and benefit and from and after the decease of the said Louisa Ridout to pay or transfer the said sum of two thousand pounds stock to the Trustees of the Settlement made on the marriage of my niece Rosa Ridout to be held by them upon the trusts of such settlement I give and bequeath all the residue of my personal estate to my said brother Charles Heath and my said sister Louisa Ridout equally to be divided between them the share nevertheless of my said sister to be for her sole and separate use and benefit I give devise and bequeath unto The Reverend Richard Okes Doctor in Divinity Provost of Kings College aforesaid and Samuel Peed of Cambridge aforesaid Gentleman all real and personal estate vested in me as Trustee at the time of my decease to hold to them their heirs executors administrators and assigns upon the trusts and according to the nature and quality thereof respectively And lastly I appoint my said brother Charles Heath my said nephew Charles Harbord Heath and the Reverend John Henry Young of Park Crescent Brighton executors of this my will provided always and I do hereby declare that my said executors and Trustees shall not be charged or chargeable with or for any sums of money other than what they respectively actually receive by virtue of the trusts in them reposed notwithstanding they or either of them shall join in any receipt for the sake of conformity and that one of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the other of them or for the acts receipts neglects or defaults of the other of them but each only for his or their own acts receipts neglects and defaults and also that it shall be lawful for them with and out of the monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of the trusts aforesaid to retain to and reimburse themselves respectively and allow to his co-trustee all such costs charges and expenses as they or any of them shall or may respectively sustain expend or be put unto in or about the execution of the trusts in them respectively reposed or in any wise relating thereto And I revoke all former wills by me heretofore made In witness whereof I the said George Craufurd Heath the testator have to each of the two sheets of paper on which this my last will and testament is written subscribed my name this nineteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine. George Craufurd Heath. Signed by the said George Craufurd Heath the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses -Wm. Thirkettle Clerk to Mr. Peed, Solr. Cambridge - George Mountain, Coachman to the Provost of Kings’-
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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