The English Reports Volume 4; V. 160

The English Reports Volume 4; V. 160

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... that, for several years last past, but not for a great number of years, there have only been a few persons of the family of the said testator, or of the other families, who were proper objects of the said charity. That there has not been any difficulty in ascertaining what persons, not being of the aforesaid families, resident in the county of Lincoln, were proper objects of the said charity. That the defendants have, from time to time, as such trustees as aforesaid, according to their judgment, appointed such persons to receive the said donations as were, in the opinion of the defendants, qualified in manner in the said will mentioned to receive the same; and that, in manner aforesaid, the whole of the income arising from the said charity estates have been applied for the benefit of such persons. The allegations contained in the information relative to mismanagement and misapplication of the charity monies by the trustees were wholly denied by the answer. At the hearing, the relators did not attempt to fix the existing trustees with any fraudulent breach of trust, except so far as related to the fraud of Hunnings. Upon that point, however, it appeared from the books that Hunnings was succeeded in his situation, as acting trustee, by John Holland, senior, who adopted Hunnings' accounts, and thereby, as it should seem, made himself responsible for the balance due from Hunnings. The circumstances connected 693 with this part of the case are noticed by the Court in the course of the argument for the relators. As to the general management of the charity in regard to the selection of objects, it was difficult to say, upon the whole evidence, whether, since the decrease in the members of the testator's own family, the trustees had or had not more

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