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Will Query - Who got what?


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Hi everyone,

I'm woking on my family history and have a historical will that I need a little clarification with.

What I want to know is whether the deceased left the house to PERSON A, or was it part of the bequeathal to the HOSPITAL, or is it more complex? The impression I'm getting is that PERSON A was left the house but it was then to be sold off after a year? The residuary estate I think is the business that was on adjoining land to their residential address.

It says that the deceased "bequeath to PERSON A now residing with me and in my employ my home as it stands including furniture earthenware articles of domestic use [carries on with more belongings] and the sum of ten pounds. I give devise and bequeath unto the treasurer for the time being of the HOSPITAL the whole of my real and personal estate to be applied towards the general purposes of the hospital and as regards that part of my residuary estate which consists of land I give the same to my trustee upon trust to sell the same within one year of my death or such extended period as may be allowed by competent authority..."

Just to confirm, there is no legal or financial benefit from finding out the answer, just a piece of family history!



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dovercourt but born Enfield
As the home was bequeathed to person A - then it cannot be part of any other bequests
(leave (property) to a person or other beneficiary by a will.
"he bequeathed his art collection to the town")
The hospital got (my real and personal estate) I assume the remainder as Person A only got a tenner!

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