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JOHN TREE 1845

This is the last Will and Testament of John Tree of Dulwich College in the County of Surrey

I give and bequeath to my son John Tree my silver top walking cane as a token of remembrance
I give and bequeath to my son Stephen Tree all my wearing apparel of every description together with my Father’s Chest for his own absolute use and benefit
I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza Tree the whole of my household furniture including the knives plate linen china glass books wines and liquors together with the fixtures belonging to me for her own absolute use and benefit

And as to any money I may be possessed of in the Dulwich Saviours House or elsewhere my will is that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be in the first place only paid and satisfied and that the residuary shall be equally divided between my sons John Tree and Stephen Tree and my daughters Sarah Tree Ann Fordham and Eliza Ann Tree for their own absolute use and benefit share and share alike

And I hereby nominate and appoint my son in law Stephen Fordham of 165 Southwark Bridge Road to be the Executor of this my will dated this twenty fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty five -

John Tree Esq Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said John Tree in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereon to set our hands as witnesses thereto on the day of the date above written - Henry Williams and Elizabeth Robertson

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
In the Goods of John Tree deceased


[Transcribed by Jane Sercombe Lewis]