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eliz phillippi - a - be of Ie UnntinK tJp a 95,000 Estate....
a - be of Ie UnntinK tJp a 95,000 Estate. ANSWER TO AN INQUIRY A ROOT THE l.ATE THOMAS HUTCHING8 AND HIS PBOPBK1Y. Postmaster Grant has received a letter from a relative of the late Thomas Hutcbiogs, of this city, who represents herself as a sister - in law. She resides in Beverly, Mass., and stated that she had observed in a paragraph going the rounds of the papers, that a man nam ad Thomas Hutchings, who had come from Massachusetts some fifty or sixty years ago and established the first ladies' shoe store in Reading, had died in the poor house, without heirs, lesving an estate worth $5,000. She states that Mr. Hutchings was born in Sangus, Mass., near Boston, and that he has five brothers one in Sangus, four children of a deceased brother in Beverly, a brother in Chelsea, and a sister, besides three nieces in Sangus, daughters of a deceased aisle. Nothing is known ot the whereabouts of h s brothers Ezra, George and Henry. The heirs are desirous of knowing if the property is not worth more than $5,000, and what the prospects are for a distribution of the properly among them. A reply has been made that Thomas Hatchings died in Reading about a year ago, aged 90, a full account of his death having been published in;this paper ; that his estate is worth about $5,000 ; that he was possessed of two properties on Franklin street, one of which was sold for $2,220, and the other is not worth over $2,S00 ; that a number of years before his death he made a will devising all his property to his wife Elizabeth, and after her death, to her heirs, who are the children of a deceased brother, residing in Philadelphia, whose names are Charles Swint, Thomas Swint and Mrs. Elizabeth Phillippi ; that previous to Mr. Hatchings' death proceedings were commenced in our Court to have a Trustee appointed to take charge of his estate, on account of the demented condition of Mr. Hutchings, and the enfeebled state of himself and wife ; that Levi H, Liens, Esq., of Reading, was appointed Trustee, and the aged couple were removed to the county almshouse. Hutchings died six week after his removal to the almshouse, and Mr. Lien was appointed administrator ot his estate, with the will annexed, and is proceeding with the settlement of the estate in accordance with the terms of the will. Mrs. Hutchings is still living, and is in charge of proper persons in Reading. Mr. Hutchings having disposed of his property by will, his relatives in Massachusetts will be excluded from obtaining any portion of his estate. . among the Soap box is put

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 08 Dec 1875, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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