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Will of William Andrus

of Meopham, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1846
Submitted by Steve Green
This is the last will and testament of me William Andrus of Meopham in the County of Kent farmer
I give devise and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary Ann Andrus all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and whether in possession reversion remainder or expectancy and to her heirs and assigns forever

And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Mary Ann Andrus and my friend Thomas Troughton of Gravesend in the said County of kent ironmonger Exectutrix and Executor of this my will
and I do hereby declare that the said Thomas Troughton shall be charged and chargeable only with such monies as he shall actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby reposed in him and shall not be answerable or accountable for banker broker or other person with whom or in whose hands the said trust monies or any part thereof shall be placed in safe custody or otherwise nor for the insufficiency of any security upon which the same shall be invested nor for any loss misfortune or damage which may happen in the execution of the aforesaid trusts unless the same shall happen by or through his own wilful default
And also that it shall be lawful for the said Thomas Troughton by and out of the monies which shall come to his hands to retain and reimburse himself all costs charges damages and expenses which he shall sustain or expend in or about the execution of the said trusts in relation thereto

In witness whereof the said William Andrus have to this my last will and testament set my hand this twenty third day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty five Wm Andrus Signed by the said testator William Andrus as 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
John French wheelwright Meopham - Henry Nordish Meopham

Proved at London the 27th August 1846 before the Worshipful John Canberry Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of Mary Ann Andrus widow the Relict and Thomas Troughton the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer

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