Attorney-General v The Painter-Stainers Company: 31 Oct 1788

On further directions – Where an intention appears in a testator to give the whole of a fund to a charity, the objects whereof are not sufficient to exhaust the whole, the Court will apply the residue as nearly to the testator’s designation as it can. But such defects will not be supplied without some such intention appearing to guide the Court, which cannot go so far as to dispose of a fund merely on seeing a general intention in the testator to die testate as to the whole


[1788] EngR 210, (1788) 2 Cox 51, (1788) 30 ER 24 (B)




England and Wales

Wills and Probate, Charity

Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.368510