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Will of John Ades of Brede

Date signed: 03 Apr 1849, Probate date: 27 Aug 1849

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Ades of Brede in the County of Sussex yeoman and whereof I appoint my son Frederick Ades and the Reverend John Williams Maher, Rector for joint executors. I give and devise all my messuages lands tenements hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my said son Frederick Ades and the Reverend John Williams Maher, Rector and their heirs to hold the same unto and to the use of them the said Frederic Ades and the Reverend John Williams Maher and their heirs upon trust that they the said Frederick Ades and the Reverend John Williams Maher or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and dispose of my said messuages lands tenements hereditaments and real estate either by public auction or private contract and do and shall stand possessed of the money arising therefrom upon the same trusts as are hereinafter expressed concerning my personal estate and for the facilitating the sale of the said hereditaments and real estate I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts in writing of my said trustees or the survivor of them or the heirs executors or administrators of such survivor shall be a good and sufficient discharge and good and sufficient discharges to the purchaser or respective purchasers of all or ant part or parts of my said hereditaments and real estate for his or her or their purchase money or purchase moneys and that the person or persons taking such receipt or receipts shall not be afterwards bound or obliged to see the application of the moneys therein expressed to be received or be answerable or accountable for the loss misapplication or nonapplication thereof. And I direct that my said executor hereinbefore named shall stand possessed of all my farming stock and utensils goods chattels effects moneys and personal estate upon trust to permit my dear wife Mary Ades to have the use of my furniture during her life. And upon further trust if they or he should think it advisable so to do carry on the farming business in which I shall be engaged at the time of my decease during the life of my said wife Mary Ades or so long as my said executors shall think proper and I direct that the profits to arise from the said business shall be paid to my said wife for her own use and benefit and subject to the said trusts I direct my said executors to convert into money my said personal estate and effects and to stand possessed thereof and of the money to arise from my said real estate hereinbefore devised for sale upon trust after paying thereout my just debts and funeral and testamentary expences to pay the interest dividends and proceeds of the residue thereof to my said wife during her life and from and after her decease to pay the legacy or sum of nine hundred pounds each to my said son Frederick Ades and my daughter Maria Ades and subject thereto upon further trust to pay and divide the residue of my said moneys and estate unto and equally between my sons John Ades and Frederick Ades and my said daughter Maria Ades provided always that in case my estate shall be insufficient to pay the said two legacies of nine hundred pounds in full that the whole of my said moneys and residuary estate shall go and be divided unto and between my said son and daughter Frederick Ades and Maria Ades in equal shares and that my said son John Ades shall in such case take no benefit under this my Will I having during my lifetime given him the sum of nine hundred pounds to place him in business. And I declare that my trustees and executors herein before named or their respective heirs executors or administrators shall not be answerable or accountable for the acts deeds or defaults of each other (the joining in receipts for conformity notwithstanding) nor for any loss that may happen by the failure or deficiency of securities or for any ways or means whatsoever without his or their respective wilful neglect or default. And I further authorize and empower my said trustees and executors and each of them and their heirs executors and administrators in the first place to deduct and retain to himself and themselves respectively out of the said trust monies all such costs charges damages and expences as he or they shall respectively pay expend sustain or be at or put unto in or about the performance and execution of this my Will or the trusts hereby in him or them reposed or in any wise concerning the same. And lastly I revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In testimony whereof I the said John Ades the testator have set my hand to each sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper this twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine. John Ades.

Signed by the said testator John Ades and declared by him to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses James Baker Brull?; Stephen Blake; John Fuggle?

Proved at London 27th August 1849 before the Worshipful James Parker Deane, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of Frederick Ades the son and the Reverend John Williams Maher, Clerk, the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.

Notes about this will:

Transcribed for and contributed by Stephen Langridge. The names of the three witnesses are almost unreadable.



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