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Will of Richard French

of Cranbrook, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/2149
Submitted by Ros Dunning
This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard French of Cranbrook in the County of Kent Plumber & Glazier

I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences be paid by my executors hereinafter named as soon as will conveniently may be after my decease

I give and bequeath unto Richard Hinds of Cranbrook Plumber & Glazier all my working tools of every description and all the fitting up in the shops absolutely

and as to all and every my household furniture linnen and wearing apparel books plate pictures china stock in trade and also all & every sum and sums of money which may be found in my house or about my person or due to me at the time of my decease and also all my securities for money book debts and All other my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever not otherwise hereinbefore disposed of I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the said Richard Hinds Plumber & Glazier and Mr John Russell of Cranbrook Miller upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned that is to say
Upon Trust that they the said John Russell and Richard Hinds do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease put off my said Business of a Plumber and Glazier and make sale & dispose of either by public auction or private contract & at such time or times as to them or him shall seem meet all such parts of my said personal estate as shall not consist of money & securitys for money And collect get in and secure all such parts thereof as shall consist of moneys and securities for money and do and shall stand possessed of the moneys so to arise and be produced after payment thereout of that all my just debts funeral testamentary and other incidental expences and also the bequest to themselves hereinafter mentioned

Upon Trust to pay and divide the net residue unto between and amongst my brother Roberts of Ticehurst my sister sarah Moore of Cranbrook my sister Mary Herbert of Dover in equal shares and proportions share and share alike to whom I give and bequeath the same absolutely
and I hereby declare that the rec'ts in writing of my said Trustees or her under their or his hand shall be a full discharge to all persons paying moneys under the Trusts of this my Will

And I nominate constitute and appoint the said John Russell and Richard Hinds to be executors of this my Will and request Mr John Russell only to accept the sum of five pounds as a small remuneration for his trouble in and about the execution of this my Will to him I give and bequeath the same accordingly

In Witness whereof I the said Richard French the Testator set now my hand this twenty second day of December one thousand eight hundred and forty seven _ Richard French
(Attestation Clause)
George Russell Miller Hawkhurst _ Ebenezer Russell Miller Cranbrook

Proved at London 11 March 1852

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