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The Late Mr. Francis Henty.
The will of the late Mr. Francis Henty, of Merino Downs and Studley Park, has been proved in the Supreme Court, Melbourne. The will was made on the 22nd December, 1888, and
Mr. Henty diod on the loth January follow*? ing. The testator appoints his nepllow, Mr. Henry Henty, of Molbourao, merchant, and Mr. Nathan Thornley, of Melbourne, surveyor, to bo his exeoutors and trustees. He gives to hiß daughter Louisa bis dwelling-house at Studley Park, with the furniture, plnte, fix tures, &c, in it at the time of his death. To bis daughter Caroline he gives all the real estate bo possessed in tbe town of Portland and the parish of Portland, and all the furni ture, &c, in Jde house at Portland known as
Claremont; to bis nephews, George Edward Henty and Walter Henty, sons of bis late brother, Stephen George Henty, the sum of £250 each ; to bis niece, Mrs. Annie Maria Bree, wife of Mr. R. S. Bree, £1000 free of legaoy duty. He directs the trustees to invest tbe respective suras of £3000, £5000, and £900. The £3000 is to be held in trust for his three nieces, daughters of his late brother John, in equal shares. The income of the £5000 is to be paid to Mrs. Fanny Lawrence, of Launceston, widow of John E. Lawrence, during ber life, and subject to ber life interest tbe principal is to be held in trust for her ohildren. The £900 is to be beld in trust for tbe three sons of Mr. Richmond Henty in equal shares. He gives to Henry P. Henty and Charles Henty, sons of his nephew, Mr. Henry Henty, £500 eaoh. It is then directed by the will that tbe trustees shall, as soon as conveniently may be after bis decease, wind up the business carried on by him in Melbourne under the name of James Ilenty and Co. While the business is being carried on, Mr. Henry Honty, the manager, is to receive £1200 per annum, but this ii not to affect his position as executor and trwtee, or his right to rcoeivo commission as executor. Mr. Henry Henty is to have the goodwill of the business. Tho rest of his pro- Serty is equally divided between his three aughters, Louisa, Caroline, and Mrs. Alice Hindson, wife of Mr. John Hindson, of Shrub lands, stockbroker, but a hope is expressed that some arrangement will be made by ->yhioh Merino Downs shall be retained or partitioned between them. The real estate is valued at £15C,C40, and the personalty at £157,000, making a total of £313,640.