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List of Wills Q - Z


RICHARDSON Thomas         1844
(Mention of Ottaway, Stone, Warman)

SAMPSON John                    1755
(Mention of Richards, Russell)

SLADDEN John                     1758
(Mention of Kennett, Nash, Shrubb)

STREDWICK Christopher      1755
(Mention of Brice, Castle, Chapman, Cock, Francklyn, Fuller, Pennold, Toes)

TAYLOR Christian                1847
(Mention of Boon, Caister, Gravener, Mummery, Rand )

TAYLOR Elizabeth Hannah   1843
(Mention of Farley, Marsh, Stone, Warman)

THOMAS Richard                  1759
(Mention of Akers, Blake, Bourne, Court, Farbrace, Pilcher)

TOWN Charles                       1845
(Mention of Beattie, Maycock)

VALGER Margaret                  1756
(Mention of Beard, Thomas, Vareir)

VINEY Thomas                      1822
(Mention of Day, Lord Folkestone, Francis, Hogben, Jenner, Knight, Mummery, Thatcher)

WEEKES Thomas                  1847
(Mention of Andrews, Fagg, Page)

WILLIAMS Jonathan               1759
(Mention of Cullen, Gibbs, Good, Hammond, Hampton, Lade)

YOUENS John                       1846
(Mention of Fagg, Norwood, Paine, Purday, Roberts )


  

WILL OF THOMAS RICHARDSON
Proved 7th May 1844

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas RICHARDSON of the Town of Folkestone in the county of Kent Victualler in manner following I appoint my Son Thomas RICHARDSON and my Son in Law Thomas WARMAN Executors of this my will I desire to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors hereinbefore named and I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary Expences to be paid and satisfied and after payment thereof Give unto Charlotte my wife the use and occupation rents and profits of all my freehold copyhold and leasehold Messauges Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever together with the interest dividends and proceeds of my Moneys and Securities for Money and the use and wearing of my household furniture and implements of household plate linen and china and of all other my personal Estate for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after the decease of her my said wife I Give and Devise unto the said Thomas RICHARDSON and Thomas WARMAN their Heirs and Assigns All and every my said freehold and copyhold messuages lands tenements and hereditariments and all other my said real estate whatsoever and wheresoever To hold the same unto the said Thomas RICHARDSON and Thomas WARMAN their Heirs and Assigns Upon the trusts and for the intents and purposes hereinafter declared of and concerning the same And I Give and Bequeath All my leasehold estates moneys and securities for money household furniture and implements of household furniture and all other my personal estate of what nature soever unto the said Thomas RICHARDSON and Thomas WARMAN their Executors Administrators and Assigns upon the trusts herein expressed And I do hereby declare my will and mind to be that any said real and personal estate are hereinbefore given devised and bequeathed to them the said Thomas RICHARDSON and Thomas WARMAN their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns respectively Upon trust that they and the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators and assigns do and shall immediately after the decease of my said wife or in case of her decease before one Then immediately after my decease call in and convert into money my said personal estate or so much thereof as shall not consist of money and do and shall absolutely sell and dispose of my said freehold copyhold and leasehold estates either by public auction or private Contract to any person or persons willing to become the purchaser or purchasers thereof for such a price or sum of money as any said Trustees or survivor of them his Heirs Executors or Administrators shall think reasonable And for promoting such sales do and shall enter into make and execute all such contracts covenants conveyances Surrenders and Deeds as to my said Trustees or survivor of them his Heirs Executors or Administrators shall seem expedient And I hereby declare that any said Trustees shall stand possessed of the money to arise from the sale or sales of my said real estates and to arise from that part of my personal estate directed to be converted into money and of the money to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease upon trust to pay and divide the same unto and equally amongst all my children both male and female share and share alike Provided always that in case either or any of any said children shall depart this life before they shall have received their respective shares under this my Will leaving issue then and in that case I give the part or parts of him her or them so dying unto his her or their issue to be paid and payable as and when they shall respectively attain the age o f twenty one years Provided also that in case either or any of my said children shall happen to die before they shall have received their respective shares under this my will without leaving issue then I give the share or shares of him her or them so dying without issue unto and amongst the survivors or survivor of them my said children and the issue of either of them who shall happen to die leaving issue such issue taking no greater part or share than his her or their parent or parents would have been entitled to if living And I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts in writing of my said Trustees or the survivor of them is Executors or Administrators for any sum or sums of money payable to them or him by notice of this my will shall be sufficient and effectual discharges for the same or so much thereof as in such receipt or receipts shall be acknowledged to be received and that the person or persons to whom the same shall be given his her or their Executor Administrators or Assigns shall not afterwards be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or non application thereof or be in anyway obliged to see to the application of the money therein mentioned and acknowledged to be received And I also declare that the Trustees or Trustee for the time being under this my will shall not be answerable the one for the other of them and by no means for involuntary losses and that it shall be lawful for such Trustees or Trustee for the time being to reimburse themselves and himself respectively out of the said Trust monies All such costs and expenses as they or he shall necessarily sustain or be put unto in execution of the trusts of this my will And I do hereby revoke all formal wills in witness whereof I the said Thomas RICHARDSON the testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper set and put my Hand and Seal (to wit ) my hand to the two first sheets hereof and my hand and seal to this third and last sheet and my seal at the top where the said sheets are affixed together this nineth day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three The mark X and seal of Thomas RICHARDSON the testator Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Thomas RICHARDSON as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Geo STONE of Folkestone Gent and Robt OTTAWAY of Folkestone Cordwainer

The before registered will of Thomas RICHARDSON deceased was proved the seventh day of May 1844

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WILL OF JOHN SAMPSON
21st February 1755

I John SAMPSON Mariner on board His Majesty's ship Nassau being in bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the perils and dangers of the seas and other uncertainties of this transitory life do for avoiding controversies after my decease make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) first I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to order and as for and concerning all my worldly estate I give bequeath and devise thereof as followeth (that is to say) all wages sum and sums of money lands tenements goods chattels and estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto my loving mother Hannah SAMPSON of Folkestone in the County of Kent and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said mother Hannah SAMPSON sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments and deeds of gift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain and ratify those present to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof to this my said will I have set my hand and seal the thirteenth day of March in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty five and in the twenty eighth year of the reign of his Majesty King George the Second over Great Britain John SAMPSON Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the presence of Francis RICHARDS 1st Lieutenant Chase RUSSELL

Proved 21st February 1755

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WILL OF JOHN SLADDEN
30th September 1758

In the Name of God Amen I John SLADDEN of the Town of Folkestone in the County of Kent Baker being of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding praised be Almighty God for the same do therefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soul to the mercies of Almighty God my Creator hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to have forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life My body I commit to the earth to be decently interred with Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named Item I give and bequeath unto my son William SLADDEN one moiety of half part of all that my messuages and tenements bakehouse grounds and premises with the appurtenances situate and being in Folkestone aforesaid and now in my own occupation to hold the said half part of my said messuages and tenements bakehouse grounds and premises with the appurtenances to him the said William SLADDEN his heirs and assigns for ever also I give and bequeath to my said son William SLADDEN one moiety or ful half part of al that my messuages and tenements grounds and premises with the appurtenances situate and being in Folkestone aforesaid and now in the occupation of Jacob KENNETT to hold the said moiety or half part to him my said son William SLADDEN his heirs and assigns for ever and the other moiety or full half part of my aforesaid dwelling house and bakehouse and also the other moiety or full half part of my that my other messuages and tenements where Jacob KENNETT now dwells situate or being in Folkestone aforesaid with all and singular their appurtenances thereunto belonging I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren Joseph SLADDEN John SLADDEN Mary SLADDEN children of my daughter-in-law Hannah SLADDEN widow equally between them share and share alike to hold the said moiety of full half part of both my last mentioned premises with all and singular their appurtenances unto my said grandchildren Joseph SLADDEN John SLADDEN and Mary SLADDEN their heirs and assigns forever Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary SLADDEN one bed and bedding with all its proper furniture with four pair of sheets six chairs a case or chest of draws with any other necessarys at the discretion of my Executors Item I give to my grandson Joseph SLADDEN my clock Item I give and bequeath to my grandson John SLADDEN son of William SLADDEN my two coppers Item all and every my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever of what nature or kind soever after my just debts funeral expenses and the probate of this my last Will and Testament shall be first fully paid out thereof I give and bequeath equally to be divided share and share alike between my son William SLADDEN nad my grandchildren Joseph SLADDEN John SLADDEN and Mary SLADDEN children of my daughter-in-law Hannah SLADDEN widow share and share alike Item I do hereby make ordain nominate and appoint my son William SLADDEN and my grandson Joseph SLADDEN joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void al former wills by me heretofore made to this my last Will and Testament in this one sheet of paper In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this fifth day of February in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven John SLADDEN Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said John SLADDEN to be and contain his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the Testator's presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses John NASH T SHRUBB P O SHRUBB

30th September 1758

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WILL OF CHRISTOPHER STREDWICK
6th September 1755

In the Name of God Amen I Christopher Stredwick of the Town of Folkestone in the County of Kent Victualler being of infirm body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding ( God be praised for the same) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (hat is to say) First and principally I commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my Heavenly Father hoping to receive full and free pardon of all my sins and offences and to Inherit Everlasting Life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred with Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors herein after named and as ? such worldly estate wheresoever it hath pleased God to bless me I give devise bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth ( that is to say) Inprimus I give and devise to my son Christopher STREDWICK his heirs and assigns all my messuage or tenement situate lying or being in Folkestone aforesaid and now in the occupation of the Widow YAWKINGS together with all and every appurtenance thereunto belonging to hold the same to my said son Christopher STREDWICK his Heirs and Assigns forever and also I give and bequeath to my said son Christopher all my wearing apparel both woollen and linen and two pairs of sheets and eight pounds of money which is in the hands of Thomas CHAPMAN on his note Item I give devise and bequeath to my son Thomas STREDWICK his Heirs and Assigns all that my messuages or tenement situate lying and being in Folkestone aforesaid and now in the occupation of James EPPS together and with all and every appurtenance thereunto belonging to hold the same to my said son Thomas STREDWICK his Heirs and Assigns forever Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my loving wife all and every the goods and chattels that were hers before she was my wife Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary CASTLE widow one large silver spoon Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane the wife of John FULLER one large silver spoon Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth BRICE one large silver spoon marked T T Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna STREDWICK Spinster the bed whereon she lies with the furniture thereunto belonging and the table and chairs in the same room and the chest of draws in my room and my ? ring and one silver spoon marked S S and one other large silver spoon Item I give and bequeath to my grandson John son of Thomas STREDWICK my large silver cup Item I give and bequeath to my grandson Christopher CASTLE the sum of five pounds part of twenty pounds in the hands of James PENNOLD(?) on bond to be ? in the hand of my son in law James BRICE ? in trust for and towards placing out my said grandson to trade Item all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate goods and chattels of what kind and nature soever not herein before been given II give and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereof to my four daughters viz Mary CASTLE widow Jane the wife of John FULLER Elizabeth the wife of John BRICE and Susanna STREDWICK Spinster equally between them share and share alike they my said four daughters paying out of thereof all my just debts funeral expenses and the probate of this my last Will and Testament Item I do hereby make ordain nominate and appoint my son Thomas STREDWICK and my son in law James BRICE join executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke all former and other will s by me heretofore made and do declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Christopher STREDWICK the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in these two sheets of paper together annexed to the first sheet thereof my hand and seal the fourth day of May in the twenty seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty four Christopher STREDWICK Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Christopher STREDWICK the Testator to be and contain his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the said Testator's presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses Robert JOHN COCK James FRANCKLYN and Ruth TOES

Proved 6th September 1755

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WILL OF CHRISTIAN TAYLOR
2nd July 1847

This is the last Will and Testament of me Christian TAYLOR of Folkestone in the County of Kent Widow First I direct all my just debts funeral expences and the charges of proving and executing this my will to be fully paid and after payment thereof I give devise and bequeath all that my freehold Messuage or Tenement situate and being in Radnor Street in Folkestone aforesaid in which I now dwell and also all and singular my goods chattels and effects debts due and owing to me Money securities for Money and all other my real and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what kind or nature soever the same may be or consist at the time of my decease unto my niece Elizabeth RAND spinster who now resides with me To hold to her my Niece Elizabeth RAND her heirs executors administrators andassigns according to the nature and tenure of the said respective Estates to and for her and their own sole and absolute use and benefit And I do hereby make consitute and appoint my good friend George Wright GRAVENER of Dover in the said County of Kent Gentleman Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made by me and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof the said Christian TAYLOR the Testatrix have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight Christian TAYLOR seal Signed sealed published and declared by the said Christian TAYLOR the testrix as and for her last Will and Testqament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Thos. CAISTER of Folkestone Grocer Richard BOON Grocer of sameplace Robert MUMMERY Shoemaker of sameplace

Proved 2nd July 1847

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WILL OF ELIZABETH HANNAH TAYLOR
Proved 8th April 1844

This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Hannah TAYLOR of the town of Folkestone in the County of Kent Spinster I appoint my Father-in-Law Thomas Friend FARLEY and Thomas Farley MARSH of Folkestone aforesaid Shipwright joint Executors of this my will and I direct all my just Debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid and satisfied And after payment thereof I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my dear Sister Susannah Catherine FARLEY All and every my real and personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever the same may consist of To hold all the same unto and to the use of the said Susannah Catherine FARLEY her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns And I do hereby authorize and impower my said Executors to advance such sum or sums of money out of the Principal as they in their discretion shall think necessary for the purpose of placing out my said sister as an apprentice or otherwise for her advancement in life And I do revoke all former Wills and declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have herein set my Hand and seal this eleventh day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty three Elizabeth Hannah TAYLOR - Signed by the above named Elizabeth Hannah TAYLOR in the presence of us who were present at the same time and attested and subscribed the same in the presence of each other and of the Testatrix Geo. STONE Mary Ann WARMAN

The before registered Will of Elizabeth Hannah TAYLOR Spinster declared was proved the eighth day of April 1844.

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WILL OF RICHARD THOMAS
Proved 12th July 1759

In the Name of God Amen I Richard THOMAS of the parish of Alkham in the County of Kent Yeoman being aged but of a sound and perfect mind memory and understanding praised be God Almighty for the same Do make and ordain my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following First and Principally I recommend my soul unto the Hands of Almighty God hoping to attain Everlasting life through the precious and meritous death and sufferings of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as to that Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me I give devise and bequeath the same in manner following (that is to say) Item I give devise and bequeath all that my messuages or tenements with the barn stable outhouses and three pieces of land arable and pasture containing by estimation nine acres more or less with the appurtenances situated in the parish of Acrise in the said County of Kent now in the occupation of Stephen COURT or of his assigns To my daughter Elizabeth wife of George PILCHER of Dover Yeoman to hold the same to my said daughter Elizabeth PILCHER her heirs and assigns for ever Item I give and bequeath all that my messuages and tenements barn stable outhouses and about twenty two acres of land arable and pasture thereunto belonging with the appurtenances situate in the parishes of Folkestone and Capel Le Ferne in the said county now in the occupation of Richard ANDREWS and which I purchased of Mr Matthew BLAKE to my said daughter Elizabeth PILCHER and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life committing no waste but keeping all the same in good tenantable repair and from and immediately after her decease I give devise and bequeath the said last mentioned premises unto my grand daughter Catherine PILCHER daughter of the said George PILCHER and Elizabeth his wife Heirs and Assigns forever Item I give and bequeath unto my said son in law George PILCHER the sum of 10 to be paid to him by my Executor hereafter named within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my two grandchildren the said Catherine PILCHER and John Eaton PILCHER the sum of 100 each after my decease But my Will and mind is that in case either or my said grandchildren shall happen to dye(sic) and depart this Life before the said legacys shall be paid to the survivor together with the legacy so given unto him or her surviving And as to all and every my household goods implements of household bedding inen brass pewter plate moneys securities for monies and all and every other my estate both real and personal wheresoever and whatsoever and of what nature and kind soever that shall leave at the time of my decease (not herein before given) I do give devise and bequeath unto my son John THOMAS his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns forever And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son John THOMAS full and sole Executor of this my said will and thus I conclude the same hereby revoking all former and other will or wills by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Richard THOMAS the Testator have to this my said will contained in two sheets of paper to the first sheet thereof set my hand and to this second sheet thereof my hand and seal the thirtieth day of September in the twenty ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second over Great Britain and so forth and the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty five Richard THOMAS by his mark Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto Anne AKERS by her mark John BOURNE Sampson FARBRACE

Proved 12th July 1759

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WILL OF CHARLES TOWN
Proved 27th August 1845

This is the last Will and Testament of me Charles TOWN of Sandgate in the parish of Cheriton in the County of Kent Grocer I devise and bequeath all my real and personal Estate unto my dear wife Ann TOWN absolutely but as to Estates vested in me upon trust or by way of Mortgage subject to the Equities affecting the same respectively And I appoint my said wife Ann TOWN sole Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all other Wills In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand this sixth day of September in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundered and forty three Charles TOWN - signed by the said Testator in the presence of us present at the sametime who in his presence and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses James Barton BEATTIE Thomas MAYCOCK parish of Folkestone In the Archdeacons Court of Canterbury - In the goods of Charles TOWN deceased Appeared personally Thomas MAYCOCK of Cheriton in the county of Kent Farmer and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Charles TOWN late of Cheriton aforesaid Grocer deceased bearing the date the sixth day of September One thousand eight hundred and forty three and now hereunto annexed And he further made oath that on the sixth day of September aforesaid the said Testator duly executed his said Will by signing his Name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this Deponent and of James Barton BEATTIE the other subscribed Witness thereto both of whom were present at the sametime and this deponent and the said Testator Thomas MAYCOCK On the thirtieth day of August 1845 the said Thomas MAYCOCK was duly sworn to the Truth thereof Before me J P FRANCIS Surrogate

The before registered Will of Charles TOWN deceased was proved the twenty seventh day of August 1845 before the Reverand John Pechey FRANCIS Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful Sherrard Beaumont BURNABY Doctor of Lwas Official General to the Reverend the Archbishop of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Ann TOWN widow the relict of the deceased the sole Executrix named in the said Will She being the first sworn duly to perform the same

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WILL OF MARGARET VALGER
Proved 8th November 1756

I Margaret VALGER of the parish of Alkham in the County of Kent Widow being weak in body but of perfect memory praised be to God therefore do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following Item I do give the bed whereon I now lye as it standeth to my granddaughter Margaret the daughter of Thomas VALGER my son and likewise my wearing apparel woollen and linen and as for my money at interest and sheets and I will have equally divided between my granddaughter Margaret the daughter of my late son William VALGER and the son and daughter of my son Thomas VALGER to be divided equally among them Item I give of my four rings to be equally in value divided betwixt Stephen and Thomas VALGAR my sons and Elizabeth VAREIR (?) my daughter Item I declare my son Thomas full and sole Executor for this my last Will and Testament this 13 day of July one thousand seven hundred and forty seven Margaret VALGAR her mark in the presence of Thomas BEARD Richard THOMAS

Proved 8th August 1756

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WILL OF THOMAS VINEY
Proved 18th July 1826

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Thomas VINEY of the town of Folkestone in the County of Kent, tanner. I desire my body to be decently interred at the Discretion of my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named and my soul I commit to God hoping through his mercy to inherit Eternal Life through the person and merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I direct my just debts, funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my will and of carrying the same into execution to be full paid and satisfied. I give and devise all that my freehold messuages or tenement Bark Barns, Bark Mill, Cottage, Stable, Tan Yard, Garden and all other hereditaments and premises thereto attached and belonging situate at or near the Town of Folkestone aforesaid unto my sons George, William, James, Samuel & Benjamin and my daughter Ann, the wife of William MUMMERY, Elizabeth, Celia and Agnes to hold unto them my said sons and daughters in equal part shares and proportions as Tenants in Common and not just as joint tenants and to their heirs and assigns for ever. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, subject to her maintaining my son David, and at her discretion of accommodating with a home any of my unmarried children that may be out of a situation, they doing their endeavours as heretofore to render themselves useful in assisting their mother in whatever business she may be engaged in and subject to the legacies hereinafter mentioned, the interest, dividends and proved?? Of my personal estate to hold the same and my said wife and assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and bequeath the said personal estate still subject to the legacies to be given by this my will and also subject to the provision for the support of my said son David as hereinafter mentioned unto and amongst my said sons George, William, James, Samuel and Benjamin and my son Thomas and my said daughter Mary, the wife of Edmund Jinkings, share and share alike as tenants in common and to their Executors as Administrators and Assigns forever.

Whereas my said son David is from mental incapacity unable to take care of and maintain himself and I am therefore in duty bound especially to make a provision for him, I do on that account give and bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named the sum of Six hundred pounds which is to be reserved and taken from my said personal estate as soon as convenient may be after the decease of my said wife Upon Trust that they or the Survivor or Survivors of them or the Executors or Administrators of such herein do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after her decease in their own names or in the names of the survivors or survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such survivors place out and invest the said sum of six hundred pounds on Government or freehold landed security of ample value, which description of security shall safely yield the highest rate of interest and do and shall receive the interest and dividends arising therefore half yearly and on receipt thereof do and shall pay and apply the same to the maintenance and support of my said son David during his lifetime. After the decease I do give and bequeath the said sum of six hundred pounds unto and amongst all and every my said sons George, William, James, Samuel, Benjamin and Thomas and my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia, --- Agnes and Mary share and share alike as tenants in common and to their respective Executors, Administrators and Assigns for ever I do hereby declare it to be my wish that my said wife may make?? Her decease and after her decease my said daughters or either of them if it is their wish and they can make it convenient have the care of my said son David Provided always and in case either of my said sons George, William, James, Samuel and Benjamin or either of my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia and Agnes should happen to die having any child or children of his her or their body or bodies lawfully begotten then I do give and devise the part and share and parts and shares of and in my said real estate of them my said sons George, William, James, Samuel and Benjamin and my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia and Agnes so dying leaving such child or children as aforesaid unto such child and children of them my said sons George, William, James, Samuel and Benjamin and my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia and Agnes share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their several and respective heirs and assigns forever. And if any or either of my said sons George, William, James, Samuel, Benjamin and Thomas or my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia, Agnes and Mary should happen to die leaving any child or children of his, her or their body or bodies lawfully begotten, then I give and bequeath the part and share and parts and shares of and in my said personal estate of them my said last mentioned sons and daughters so dying leaving such child and children as aforesaid unto such child and children equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to their respective Executors, administrators and Assigns for ever. But in case any or other of my said sons George, William, James, Samuel and Benjamin or my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia and Agnes should happen to die without leaving such child or children as aforesaid then I give and devise the part and share and parts and shares on and in my said real estate of him, her or them so dying without such child and as aforesaid unto and amongst the survivors or survivor of them my said sons George, William, James, Samuel and Benjamin and my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia and Agnes and if it should happen that either of my said sons George, William, James, Samuel, Benjamin and Thomas or my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia, Agnes and Mary should die without having such share in aforesaid then I give and bequeath the part and share and parts and shares on and in this said personal estate unto and amongst the survivors of them my said sons George, William, James, Samuel, Benjamin & Thomas and my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia, Agnes and Mary.

I give and bequeath unto my said sons George, William, James, Samuel, Benjamin and Thomas and my said daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Celia, Agnes and Mary a legacy of ten pounds cash to provide themselves of my decease mourning. I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Executrix and my said sons George, William, James and Samuel Executors of this my will and hereby revoking all former and other wills by me heretofore made I do declare this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Thomas VINEY the Testator have to the three first sheets of this my last will and testament in four sheets of paper contained set my hand and to the fourth and last sheet hereof my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of October in the Year of Our Lord 1822. Thomas Viney. Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the said Thomas VINEY the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto inscribed our names as witnesses The words at her?? Discretion being previously inscribed between the 17th & 18th the lines of the first sheet hereof John HOGBEN, GC THATCHER , L ORD FOLKESTONE, Edward DAY, his clerk.

This is a codicil to the last Will and Testament of one Thomas VINEY of the Town of Folkestone in the county of Kent, tanner, which I duly made and published on 22nd October 1822. Whereas I have in and by my said will devised and bequeathed my Estate and Effects as on a distribution thereof after the Decease of my dear wife to make my children equally shares in and to be benefitted thereby and thereout and whereas my Brother in Law William KNIGHT deceased did in and by his last will and testament bequeath unto my sons Thomas, George and William certain pecuniary legacies and of his said will appointed me the said Thomas VINEY Executor and whereas I have as such Executor paid the said legacies unto my said sons Thomas, George and William on their attaining their age of twenty one years, but did not pay or allow them any interest thereon previous to their attaining their said ages of 21 years considering that they had by the bequest of such legacies already become possessed of and had more property than my other children had or would have under my said will. Now I being desirous to make all my children equally well in circumstances do therefore in case any or either of my said sons Thomas, George and William shall attempt to make or enforce a claim for any interest money or their or either of their said legacies on the Executrix or Executors named in my said will or on my Estate or Effects revoke and utterly make void and of name effect the Devises and Bequests in and by my said Will made to them or either of them and I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will and testament in all other respects whatsoever.

Whereas I have named my sons George, William, James and Samuel Executors of my said Will and it being my wish and intention that my sons Thomas and Benjamin should also be Executors thereof I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint them, y said sons Thomas and Benjamin to be Executors thereof and -------- with my said sons George, William, James and Samuel. In witness whereof I the said Thomas VINEY have with this writing in one sheet of paper contained which I publish and I declare to be a codicil to my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 12/2/1825. Thomas VINEY. Witness hereto GC TATCHER, LORD FOLKESTONE, Edward DAY, his clerk.

The before registered will and codicil annexed of Thomas VINEY declared were proved 18/7/1826 before the Revd John Peckey FRANCIS Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful Herbert JENNER Doctor of Laws, Official General to the Revd the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the ----------- of William VINEY James VINEY and Samuel VINEY the sons, three of the Executors named in the said will, they being first sworn duly to perform the same, power reserved of making the like grant to Mary VINEY, widow, the relict, and George VINEY the son, the other Executors named in the said voice and to Thomas VINEY and Benjamin VINEY, the sons, the Executors named in the said codicil when they or either of them shall apply for the same.

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WILL OF THOMAS WEEKES
Proved 13th September 1847

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas WEEKES of the town of Folkestone in the County of Kent Bricklayer I desire to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named and that all my just debts funeral expences and the charges of proving and executing this my will be paid and discharged and subject thereto I do hereby give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth for and during the term of her natural life or widowhood All and every my Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premises whether the same are Freehold Leasehold Copyhold or Customary and all my real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever And also all and every my Monies Securities for Money in the publick (sic) stocks or funds household furniture plate linen china and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever To hold the same and every part thereof unto my said wife and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and widowhood she keeping the same in good tenantable repair And from and immediately after the decease of her my said wife her next marriage which ever shall first happen The I do give devise and bequeath all and every my said real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto and to the use of all and every my Child and Children both male and female and whether born in my lifetime or after my decease to be equally divided between them share and share alike and to their several and respective heirs and assigns for ever as Tenants in common and not as joint And it is my will that in case either of my said children shall die in my lifetime or after my decease intestate and without leaving issue of his her or their body or bodies lawfully begotten that then the part or share or parts or shares of him her or them so dying intestate or without issue shall go to the Survivor or Survivors of my said children his her or their heirs and assigns aforesaid And lastly I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my said wife whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Thomas WEEKES the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper set and put my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six Thos. WEEKES seal Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Thomas WEEKES as and for his last Will and Testament (and which he now declares to us is made agreeable to his desire and instructions) in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto James PAGE George ANDREWS Charles FAGG

Proved 13th September 1847

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WILL OF JONATHAN WILLIAMS
Proved 7th April 1759

In the Name of God Amen I Jonathan WILLIAMS of the Town of Folkestone in the County of Kent being aged but of sound and perfect mind (praise be to God for the same) and considering the uncertainty of this transient life on earth and being desirous to settle my Worldly Estate in order do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and Principally I commit my soul to Almighty God my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full remission and pardon of all my sins and be saved by the precious death and sufferings of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ My body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor herein after named As touching my Worldly Estate such as the Lord in mercy hath lent me my Worldly Estate meaning is that the same shall be employed and bestowed hereafter by this my last Will is expressed And first I give and devise unto my son in law John GIBBS my two messuages or tenements together with one other messuages or tenements in a lane adjacent to it all which messuages or tenements are situated lying and being in the pier of Dover in the said County of Kent unto my said son John GIBBS his heirs and assigns forever I also give and bequeath unto my said son John GIBBS all arrears of rent or rents arising from the said messuages or tenements abovementioned that shall be behind and unpaid at the time of my decease investing in him by these presents with full power and authority to receive the same as his own proper Right and all arrears of my Pension that shall or may be due from the government and all other debts that shall by my Right and property to receive from any person or persons whatsoever likewise all money at interest all which I give unto my said son John GIBBS for the use of him his heirs and assigns Also I give and bequeath unto my said son John GIBBs his heirs and assigns my watch bed wearing apparel and everything as well unnamed as named that comes under the name and denomination of moveables I likewise give unto my said son John GIBBS a gold ring now in my wife's possession authorising my said son with full power to demand the said ring of my wife after my decease And if my wife will not freely surrender up the ring (when demanded) she shall pay unto my said son John GIBBS the sum of 1 2s to be recovered as the law in such cases directs The motto of the ring within side is the 13th and 15th of September which was in memory of a sea deliverance from and storm wind I give unto my daughter Ruth now wife of William MEAKINS (YEAKINS) the sum of 10 of lawful money of Great Britain upon condition that she survive me or leave a child or children surviving at one twelve month after my decease but if she die without issue within that then I give unto her husband William MEAKINS (YEAKINS) the sum of 2 shillings only I also give unto my four grandchildren of my son and daughter John and Mary Ann Jane GIBBS to each the sum of 5 shillings I also give unto my other grandchildren Gallant and Rachel HAMPTON son and daughter of my daughter Marianne Mary now widow of John GOOD deceased to each the sum of 5 shillings Also I give unto my friend James CULLEN the sum of 5 shillings for keeping and taking care of this my last Will and Testament I also give unto Mary WILLIAMS my wife the sum of 2 shillings all which several legacies abovementioned I require my Executor to pay to each respective party as above mentioned and named at twelve months after my decease Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my above said John GIBBS my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament requiring him to pay my just debts and ? charges with all convenient speed after my decease And I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper hereby revoking annulling and making void all other wills by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of November in the twenty fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty one Jonathan WILLIAMS (the word grandchildren being first interlined at ? end of the twenty sixth line) to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator James CULLEN John HAMMOND John LADE PS I Jonathan WILLIAMS require my said son of John GIBBS to demand these writings of my above mentioned three dwelling houses of my wife after my decease for she has them in her possession Jonathan WILLIAMS W WILLIAM's chooses his funeral text from ?psalms? 73rd vs 24

Proved 7th April 1759

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WILL OF JOHN YOUENS
Proved 18th July 1826

This is the last Will and Testament of me John YOUENS of Seabrook in the parish of Cheriton in the county of Kent Yeoman I hereby devise and bhequeath my property as follows To my son George Youens the house I live in and in case of his decease bbefore me forevent to his son George YOUENS and the middle house I leave to my son James YOUENS and in case of his death without issue to revert to my son George YOUENS and if he be dead to his heir aforesaid and the end house to be left at a small rent pr week to Susannah FAGG till her death or so long as she may be pleased to reside in it and at her death or leaving it to revert to my heirs in equal proportions and it is my wish that my executors should fix the rent to be paid by the said Susannah FAGG And I do also request my Executors to sell my household furniture and effects and the proceeds to be shared in proportions as follows One third part to my son George YOUENS and case of his death before me to his son George and one third part to my son James and one third share to my three grandchildren George Eliza and Jane PAINE or such of them as may the living (sic) and in case of my son James's death before me the said third share to be equally divided between my son George and my three grandchildren beforementioned or such of them as may then living (sic) the plate and linen to be divided in three parts as above mentioned and liable to the same restrictions my two watches and ? to be divided between my two sons the eldest to take choice of the watches and my rings to be equally divided between my two grandchildren Eliza and Jane PAINE And I also request that my Executors will divide my money in equall proportions as follows and liable to the same restrictions as above mentioned One third share to my son George YOUENS One third share to my son James YOUENS and one third share to my three grandchildren above mentioned or such of them that may be then living in equal proportions aand I hereby appoint the undermentioned persons as my Executors Cyrus Robert PURDAY and Richard ROBERTS of the parish of Cheriton in the county of Kent to see this my last Will and Testament carried into effect and my funeral I shall leave my Executor to provide for in what way they may think proper And I also request that they may be allowed all reasonable expences to ? this my last Will and Testament into effect I should wish to be buried beside my second wife Sarah YOUENS Signed and sealed this 7th day of June 1835 by me John YOUENS my mark x seal Witnessed by us the undersigned on the above mentioned day and year John NORWOOD Thos. NORWOOD's mark Susannah FAGG's mark Proved 23rd December 1846

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