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William John Bush

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William John Bush ( -1889) of W. J. Bush and Co

1889 January 10th. Died.

1889 Will. 'Probate of the will of William John Bush, of Thornleigh, Sydenham-hill, and Bishopsgate. has been granted to the executors, Mary Ann Bush, the widow, William Ernest Bush, Richard Arthur Bu3h, and James Mortimer Bush, sons of the deceased. The testator bequeaths his personal estate, of the value of £90,075 upon trust, to raise the sum of £60,000, and divide the same between his three daughters and two youngest sons, and to invest the residue, upon trust, for his widow, for life, and at her decease to divide such residue between all bis children. The testator also devises his freehold properties upon similar trusts. The goodwill of the testator's business of a manufacturing chemist, the capital employed therein, and other assets, together with the freehold business premises in Artillery- lane, Bishopsgate, and Ash-grove, Hackney, were conveyed by the testator to his five eldest sons in his lifetime. The testator, also in his lifetime, made additional provision for his widow.'[1]

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  1. Morning Post - Friday 08 February 1889