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Will of John Denne Collard,
The following Will has been transcribed and contributed by Susan D. Young. Please contact her with any queries about this Will.
The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11/2106, Quire 8, Pg. 123.
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, JOHN DENNE COLLARD, of Faversham, in the County of Kent, Gentleman,
I give and bequeath the sum of nineteen guineas to CHARLOTTE LASLETT of Dace [?] in the parish of Wingham, in the said County of Kent, spinster.
I also give and bequeath unto each of my sisters the sum of one hundred pounds Sterling and I hereby declare that if either of my said sisters shall die in my lifetime leaving any child or children then and in such case I give and bequeath the said sum of one hundred pounds between and amongst such of her children as shall survive me equally to be divided between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, the share or respective shares of such children being a son or sons to be paid at their respective ages of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters on their respectively attaining that age or marriage and in case there shall be a failure of issue of any one or more of such sisters then as well the residual share and the share or shares accruing to such last mentioned sister or sisters or her or their issue shall go and remain to the use of the other and others of my said sisters as tenants in common and of the child or children of such of them as shall die in my lifetime. And I hereby further direct that the Executors for the time being of this my Will may apply the interest to arise with respect to the said legacies hereinbefore bequeathed to the children of such of my sisters who shall have died in my lifetime towards the maintenance of such children or otherwise pay the same from time to time into the hands of their father or fathers or in case of his of their decease into the hands of the guardians for the time being of such children.
I also give and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds Sterling to each of the following benevolent institutions, namely, The British and Foreign Bible Society and The Kent and Canterbury Hospital, such legacies to be paid to the Treasurers for the time being of the said benevolent institutions and I direct that the receipts of the Treasurers of the said benevolent institutions at the time when the above legacies are paid shall be an effectual discharge to my executors paying the same monies.
I direct all the real estate of which I shall die seized (except estates vested in me as trustee or mortgagee) unto my brothers DAVID, EDWARD and FREDERICK, their heirs and assigns, as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
I bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my goods and chattels and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever unto my dear mother, MARY COLLARD, for her own proper use and benefit.
I devise unto my said mother, MARY COLLARD, and my said brother, DAVID COLLARD, their heirs, Executors and Administrators all the estates that may be vested in me at the time of my decease in trust or by way of mortgage subject to the trust and securities affecting the same, respectively, and I appoint my said mother, MARY COLLARD and my said brother, DAVID COLLARD, Executrix and Executor of this my Will.
In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this thirtieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine.
J. D. Collard
Signed by the said Testator as his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us present at the same time who at his
request in his presence and in the presence of each other
have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Jno. A. Anderson, High Bailiff of the County Courts of Kent
and Sittingbourne and Faversham;
R. H. Masters, Clerk to the said J. D. Collard.
PROVED at London 25th Jan 1850 before the Judge by the oath of DAVID COLLARD, the brother, one of the Executors to whom admon [administration] was granted having been first sworn by comon [commission] duly to administer. Power reserved of making the like grant to MARY COLLARD, widow, the mother of the other Executor, when she shall apply for the same.