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CONTENTS A4-size page number .44 George of Coldred 1663 (wife Sarah JENKINS) very faded and hard to read, so having trouble transcribing ... waiting on this from JM .443 3-George PETTIT bp 13.12.1635 Ringwould,Kent bur 9.8.1698 St Pancras Coldred,Kent. Will 3.1.1696, probate 26.8.1698 ex JM 2 .Wife of 443 Elizabeth PETTIT nee EASTIS bur 30 Aug 1719 Coldred; will 6.5.1717 Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 85 f.20/1, probate 27.3.1720 ex JM 4 .44331 51 7-George PETTIT/PETTET bp 14.8.1757 St Geo/Leonard,Deal,Kent d: 1820 will 10.10.1820 proved at Canterbury 19.4.1821 ex DB 4 .44331 5111-sp Louisa PETTET nee SPEARING bp 1808 Portsea, Hamps d 20.12.1878 at 371 Commercial Road, Landport, Portsea, Hampshire will 9.12.1878 proved at London 16.1.1879 ex DB 5 .44331 5111 2 10-George PETTET 1831-1915 will 20.12.1900 codicil 29.1.1903 proved 3.5.1915 ex DB 6 .44331 5111 8 10-Jane PETTET 1843 Portsmouth, Hamps-1904 Southsea, Hamps will 4.7.1904 proved London 8.10.1904 Effects 1009 ex DB 7 .44331 5111 8-sp James STEPHENS (1840-1898) ex DB Will 3.11.1892, admon 21.9.1898 165 8 .44331 51118 6 Ernest STEPHENS (bp 1887-1907) 8 .44331 5113 9-Elizabeth Trevillon PETTET bp 15.4.1807, St Leonard,Deal,Kent d 1872 Greenwich, London) will 31.8.1872 proved 19.5.1873 ex JM 9 .44331 61111 9 11-Rose Esther (Hester) PETTET b 30.5.1882 will 2.2.1921 ex Gill GOLDSMITH 10 .44331 61111 9 sp-Thomas REEVES b 2.12.1872 Camberwell, Surrey will 19.3.1909 ex Gill GOLDSMITH 11 .4438 4-Robert PETTIT bp 27.11.1679 Coldred,Kent d Shepherdswell,Kent bur: 31.1.1732/33 Coldred, Kent ex JM 11 .443(11) 4-Sarah PETTIT bur 17 Nov 1734 Coldred Will .5.1733 proved 28.11.1734 ex JM 12 .443(12) 4-Edward PETTIT bur 19 Nov 1735 Coldred Will .1.1734 & codicil .10.1734, proved 20.12.1735 ex JM 13 .sp of 445, James MATSON 1630-1708 will 26.3.1708 probate 17 Jul 1708 ex LF 14 .sp of 4452 William MEREWEATHER/MERRYWETHER 1650-1702 probate Aug 1702 exLF 14 .4456 John MATSON 1671-1731 will 6.6.1729 probate 3.1.1731 ex LF 15 .sp of 4456 Anne MATSON nee BOYS will 6.8.1757 6.6.1729 probate 24.2.1759 ex LF 15 UNKNOWNS: .0 Peter PETTIT will 23.7.1734 proved 25.5.1745 father of Peter, Ann, Susanna HAYWARD & Richard ex JM 15 .William PETTIT will 2.4.1787, bur 29.9.1787 Walmer, proved? .10.1787 ex JM 17 SOURCES

DETAILS 443 3-George PETTIT bp 13.12.1635 Ringwould,Kent bur 9.8.1698 St Pancras Coldred,Kent. Will 3.1.1696, probate 26.8.1698. In the name of God Amen. I George PETTIT of Coldred in The County of Kent Yeomanm this Twenty Third day of January in the Eighth Yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord William the third by the grace of God now King of England Anno Dmi 1696 being ..zy in body but of sound abd perfect mind and memory the Lord be therefore praised. And considering the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say First I ___ up my soule into the hands of my Creator who first ___ the same into this mortall body with full _____ and stedfast faith in my Redeemer Christ Jesus to live with him eternally after this my mortall life shall be ended And my my body I bequeath to the earth whereof it was first framed decently to be interred att the discretion of my Executors hereafter named Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth PETTITT 4437 the sume of fifty pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid to her at the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen by my Executors Item I give and bequeath unto my son Robert PETTITT 4438 the like sume of fifty pounds of Lawfull money of England to be paid him att his age of one and twenty years by my Executors Item I give and bequeath unto my son James PETTITT 4439 the sume of forty pounds of Lawfull money of England to be paid him att his age of one and twenty years by my Executors Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susan PETTITT 443(10) the sume of thirty pounds of Lawfull money of England to be paid her att her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen by my Executors Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah PETTITT 443(11) the sume of thirty pounds of Lawfull money of England to be paid to her att the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen by my Executors Item I give and bequeath unto my son Edward PETTITT 443(12) the sume of forty pounds of Lawfull money of England to be paid to him att his age of one and twenty years by my Executors Item I will and bequeath unto my son William PETTITT 443(13) the sume of forty pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid to him att his age of one and twenty years by my Executor Item I will and give unto my daughter Mary PETTIT 443(14) the sume of thirty pounds of like lawfull money of England to be paid to her att her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen by ny Executor And in case any of these my Eight Children shall dye before his or her portion shall growe and become due to be paid then I will the portion of him her or them soe dyeing shall be paid and shared equally amongst the survivors of them at such time as the same should have been paid had he her or they lived Item I give and bequeath unto my three sons George Henry and John PETTITT the sume of five pounds of lawfull money of England ___ to be paid to them and each of them within three months next after my decease by my Executors Item I will and give unto my loving wife Elizabeth the sume of one hundred and fifty pounds of like lawfull money of England to be att her own dispose not doubting but that she will give and share the same amongst my children by her And doe hereby will that the Interest of my said childrens portions which she bare me be paid to my said wife for and towards their education and maintenance untill the said portions shall severally growe due to be paid Item I nominate ___ and appoint my said loving wife Elizabeth [his 2nd] and my nephew Edward FELLOW 4441 of Sandwich in the County of Kent Joint Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and revoke all former wills by me made And doe hereby give and bequeath unto him the said Edward FELLOW the sume of ten pounds of lawfull money of England for his pains and care to see this my will fully p'formed Item all the rest and remainder of my Estate p'sonall my debts Legacies funerall charges and expenses and probate of this my will are paid and satisfied I will amongst my first eight children before named which she my said wife bore unto me equally to be shared and divided amongst them their proportions thereof to be paid att such times as their respective portions shall severally growe due to be paid And in case noe remainder be and not sufficient to defray and discharge the severall legacies above bequeathed with my debts funerall charges and expenses and probate of this my Last will and Testament That then my will and mind is that my Executors abate and default out of my childrens portions which she bore me proportionally according to their ____ Legacy such sumes of money as that make good what shall fall short And by this my Last will and Testament doe will and require my said wife to signe seale and deliver ab herait and deeds in the p'sence of three credible wittnesses __ generall ______ to my three sons George PETTITT 4433, Henry PETTITT 4435 and John PETTITT 4436 and their heirs and assigns forever of all her right Title Dower widdow.ight and possibility of Dower of in or to all those my Messnages or Tenements barns stables lands and p'misses to the same belonging or appertaining with their and every of their app....... situate lyeing and being in the severall p.....(parishes?) of Ringwould and Newington neer Hyth in the said County of Kent which of late I have setled by deed upon my .... three sons George, Henry and John PETTITT and to their heirs and assigns forever without any considerations so paid for the same and in case my said wife Elizabeth shall neglect and refuse to signe and deliver such deed as aforesaid when thereon so requested by my said three sons George Henry and John any or either of them And that before this my said will be proved Then my will is that the said _______ Edward FELLOW shall be sole Executor of this my last will and Testament And the sume of one hundred and fifty pounds abovemenconed to be given to her my said wife Elizabeth I will and give the same unto my said three sons George Henry and John equally to be divided between them and to be paid them as their abovemenconed Legacy shall become due to be paid In witness whereof I the said George PETTITT to this my Last will and Testament in two sheets of paper contained to the first sheet my hand have sett and to the last sheet my hand seale have sett and put Dated the day and yeare first above written George PETTITT Signed sealed published and declared by the said George PETTITT the elder to be his last will and Testament in the p'sence of Richard BAKER, Mary BAKER her mark Richd: HAWKER (?) Probatum fuit etc 26 August 1698

.Wife of 443 ELIZABETH PETTIT nee EASTIS bur 30 Aug 1719 Coldred; will 6.5.1717 Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 85 f.20/1, probate 27.3.1720 In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth PETTIT of Coldred Widow being in perfect mind and memory, God be praised for it - do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament as follows; First my wish is that my Funeral Charges and debts shall be paid and discharged and after that is paid my will is that of what remains and is left of the One Hundred and Fifty Pounds that I have to dispose of I give unto my Three Sons and to my Three Daughters Rob:PETTIT Edw:PETTIT Ja:PETTIT and to Eliz:PETTIT Sarah PETTIT and Mary PETTIT But my will is I give to my Three Daughters as much more for their parts as I do to my Three Sons And my Reason is because of what my Sister Fox will give unto my Three Sons But if nothing be given to my Three Sons by her my will is that what I leave shall be equally divided among all my aforesaid Six Children And here I do make and ordain my Son Robert PETTIT my Executor to execute this my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have here set my Hand and Seal this Sixth day of May 1717. Eliz:PETTIT Signed Sealed in the presence of Hen:PEMBLE. John MATSON Probatum fuit etc 27 March 1720

.44331 51 7-George PETTIT/PETTET bp 14.8.1757 St Geo/Leonard,Deal,Kent d: 1820 will 10.10.1820 proved at Canterbury 19.4.1821 ex DB Transcription of George PETTET's Will. (born c1757 died Nov 1820) This is the last Will and Testament of me George PETTET of the Town and Borough of Deal in the County of Kent School Master made this Tenth Day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty First I give and Devise all that my freehold Messuage or Tenement and the School Room Buildings Yard and Ground thereunto adjoining and belonging with their and every of their Rights Members and appurtenances situate lying and being in Drakes Street in Deal aforesaid and now in my own Occupation Unto my well beloved Wife Mary PETTET and assigns for and during the Term of her natural life without Impeachment of waste and from immediately after her Decease I Give and Devise the same Messuage or Tenement School Room Buildings Yard and Ground and Hereditaments and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto my George Gittens PETTET and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever And as to all and singular my Household Goods Household Furniture Plate Linen China Pictures and Books it is my Will and I do hereby declare that she my said Wife Mary PETTET and her Assigns shall and may hold use and enjoy the same and every part thereof for and during the Term of her natural life and from and immediately after her Decease I Give and Bequeath the same and every part thereof as follows (that is to say) one full equal moiety or half part thereof unto my said Son George Gittens PETTET his Executors Admons and assigns and the other or remaining One full equal moiety or half part thereof unto Thomas Oatridge of Deal aforesaid mariner (son of her my said Wife by a former Husband / and to his Executors Administrators and Assigns And as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods Chattels and Effects Debts due and owing to me money securities for money in any of the public Stocks or Funds of this Kingdom and all other my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what kind or nature so ever the same may be or consist at the time of my Decease after payment there out of all my just Debts funeral expenses and the costs and charges of proving and executing this my Will I give and bequeath the same as follows (that is to say) the Interest Dividends and annual produce thereof unto my said Wife Mary PETTET and her Assigns for and during the Term of her natural life and from and immediately after her Decease I Give and Bequeath the absolute property of and in all and singular my said residuary personal Estate and effects unto my said Son George Gittens PETTET and to his Executors Administrators and Assigns and I make constitute and appoint my said Wife Mary PETTET full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And Lastly I revoke all former Wills by me made in Witness whereof I the said George PETTET the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper annexed together to the first sheet thereof set my hand and to this second and last sheet thereof my hand and seal the Day and year aforesaid Geo PETTET signed sealed published and declared by the said George PETTET the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other - Samuel HADLEY - James SEANDON - Samuel HADLEY junior. The before registered Will of George PETTET deceased was proved the nineteenth Day of April 1821 before the Revd John FRANCIS clerk surrogate to the Right Honourable Sir William Scott KNIGHT Doctor of Laws Commissary General of the City and Diocese of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath Mary PETTET widow the relict the sole Executor named in the said Will she being first sworn and truly to perform the same.

.44331 5111-sp Louisa PETTET nee SPEARING bp 1808 Portsea, Hamps d 20.12.1878 at 371 Commercial Road, Landport, Portsea, Hamps will 9.12.1878 proved at London 16.1.1879 1879 - PETTET Louisa (Personal Estate under 1500) 16 January. The will of Louisa PETTET late of 371 Commercial Road Landport in the Parish of Portsea in the County of Southampton Widow who died 20 December 1878 at 371 Commercial Road was proved The Principal Registry by Henry PETTET of 62 Fleet Street Blackfriars Road Southsea in the said County Baker James Joseph PETTET of 41 Charlotte Street Landport Pork Butcher and Francis PETTET of 27 Charlotte Street Pork Butcher the sons the Executors. This is the Last Will and Testament of me Louisa PETTET of No 371 Commercial Road Landport in the parish of Portsea in the County of Southampton Widow I appoint my Sons Henry PETTET James Joseph PETTET and Francis PETTET Executors of this my Will and devise to them and theirs all estates vested in me as a trustee or mortgagee subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same respectively I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever including my messuage and premises No 23 Charlotte Street Landport aforesaid unto the said Henry PETTET James Joseph PETTET and Francis PETTET theirs heirs and assigns upon trust to sell call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the money produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of such part of my personal estate as shall consist of money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and shall stand possessed of the residue of the said monies In trust for all my children in equal shares and I declare that my messuage and premises No 41 Charlotte Street Landport aforesaid shall not be sold until after the same shall be offered to my said son James Joseph PETTET at the sum of Six hundred pounds and he shall have declared in writing within seven days after such offer shall have been made to him his refusal to purchase the said messuage and premises and I declare that the share of my daughter Jane STEPHENS the Wife of James STEPHENS shall be invested by my trustees in their or his names or name in or upon Government or real securities in England but not elsewhere and the income paid to the said Jane STEPHENS for her sole and separate use during her life and from and after her decease then I bequeath the same unto and equally between all the children of the said Jane STEPHENS and I declare that any money which under this my will shall become payable to a female shall be for her sole and separate use and benefit and be free from debts control and engagements of any husband and her receipt alone shall be a sufficient discharge and I declare that my son Edmund PETTET sailed for America many years ago and has not since been heard of and I direct that if nothing is heard of him within a twelve month of my decease my trustees may treat him as dead and divide the residuary trust monies amongst the remainder of my children In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained on two sheets of paper set my hand this ninth day of December One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight - Louisa PETTET - Signed by the said Louisa PETTET the Testatrix as her last Will and Testament on the day of the date in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as Witnesses the same having been first read over and explained to her and who seemed perfectly to understand the same and the interlineation of the words "Henry PETTET" between the third and fourth and the ninth and tenth lines of the first sheet of this my Will having been first made - John STREET clerk to Messrs COUSINS BURBRIDGE Solicitors Portsmouth John PLANT 78 Cumberland Road Southsea Portsmouth Sergeant RN Artillery. Proved at London 16 January 1879 by the oaths of Henry PETTET, James Joseph PETTET and Francis PETTET the Sons the Executors to whom Admon was granted.

.44331 5111 2 10-George PETTET 1831-1915 will 20.12.1900 codicil 29.1.1903 proved 3.5.1915 Will Transcript 1915 - PETTET George of 5 Atwell Road Rye Lane Peckham Surrey died 15 April 1915 Probate London 3 May to Joseph Gittens PETTET Fishmonger and Thomas REEVES Furniture Dealer. Effects 1040. 19s. 7d. This is the last Will and testament of me GEORGE PETTET of 202 Hillingdon Street Walworth London I appoint my son - Joseph Gittens PETTET and my son in law Thomas REEVES to be EXECUTORS of this my will I desire - all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be and - discharged as soon as convenienty may be after my decease and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath all my estate of whatever nature and where ever situate unto my executors upon trust to sell call in and convert the same into money and to divide the net proceeds of such sale and conversion together with such of my estate as shall consist of money at my death between my five children in equal shares and I direct that if either or any of my said children shall predecease me leaaving lawful issue that the share of such child or children so dying as aforesaid shall be equally - divided between his or her lawful issue IN WITNESS whereof have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of December one thousand nine hundred - George PETTET - signed published & declared by the said George PETTET as and for his last will & testament in the presence of us both present at the same same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses WALTER C WILLIAMS Solr 244 Camberwell Road GEO TROTMAN (Architect) 64 Thornfield Rd Shepherds Bush W THIS IS A CODICIL to my will written on the other side hereof I revoke and cancel any gift to my son Joseph Gettens PETTET contained in my said will and declare that my estate shall be devided as directed by my said will between my children other than the said Joseph Gettens PETTET who is take nothing under my said will and this codicil I nevertheless confirm his appointment as one of my executors and save as hereinbeforehand mentioned I ratify and confirm my said will IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 29th day of January 1903 - George PETTET - Signed published and declared by the said testator as a codicil to his will in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto set our names as witness WALTER C WILLIAMS Solr 244 Camberwell Road MAUDE F WILLIAMS 3 Sutherland Street S E On the 3rd Day of May 1915 Probate of this will with one codicil thereto was granted to Joseph Gittens PETTET and Thomas REEVES the executors

.44331 5111 8 10-Jane PETTET 1843 Portsmouth, Hamps-1904 Southsea, Hamps will 4.7.1904 proved London 8.10.1904 Effects 1009 Probate Index 1904 - Jane STEPHENS 99 Crasswell St Landport Hants widow died 31 July 1904, at 20 Elm Grove Southsea Probate London 8 Oct to Ernest STEPHENS pork butcher & Frederick HOFF General Dealer. Effects 924 11s 5d. Resworn 1009 19s 5d. Will - Be it known that Jane STEPHENS of 99 Crasswell Street Landport in the County of Southampton Widow died on the 31st day of July 1904 at 20 Elm Grove Southsea in the said County and be it further known that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Ernest STEPHENS of 99 Crasswell Street aforesaid, Pork Butcher, the Son of the deceased and Frederick HOFF of 68, Upper Church Path Landport aforesaid General Dealer the Executors named in the said Will. Dated the 8th day of October 1904. Gross value of Estate 924. 11 5 Resworn 1009. 19. 5. Net value of Personal Estate 10. 0. 1. This is the Last Will and Testament of me Jane STEPHENS of 99 Crasswell Street Landport in the county of Hants widow I appoint my son Ernest STEPHENS and my friend Frederick HOFF of number 68 Upper Church Path Landport aforesaid General Dealer (hereinafter called my trustees) to be the Executors and trustees of this my will I give all my property both real and personal to my trustees Upon trust to sell and convert into money the same and to divide the proceeds equally between my children William Henry STEPHENS Charlotte BARRETT Ernest STEPHENS Ada Louise STEPHENS Andrew Harold STEPHENS Leonard Sydney STEPHENS and Charles Berkley STEPHENS or such of them as may be living at my decease And I declare that the name of my son James is intentionally omitted from this my will In Witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this fourth day of July one thousand nine hundred and four Jane STEPHENS - Signed by the above named Jane STEPHENS in our presence and by us in her presence - Albert J LARCOME Solicitor Portsmouth - William J JEFFERY His Clerk. On the 8th day of October 1904 Probate of this will was granted to Ernest STEPHENS and Frederick HOFF the Executors.

.44331 5111 8-sp James STEPHENS (1840-1898) ex DB Will 3.11.1892, admon 21.9.1898 165: Probate Index 1898 - James STEPHENS of Landport Portsea Hants butcher died 16 Aug 1898 Administration (with Will) London 21 September to Jane STEPHENS widow 165 2s. Will - Be it known that James STEPHENS of Landport in the Parish of Portsea in the County of Hants Butcher deceased, who died on the 16th day of August 1898 at 99 Crasswell Street Landport aforesaid, made and duly executed his last Will and Testament and did therein name Frederick BURGRESS sole Executor and Universal Legatee in trust who died in his Lifetime and be further known, that at the date hereunder written, Letters of Administration with the Will of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said Testator were granted by Her Majesty's High Court of Justice at the Principal Probate Registry thereof to Jane STEPHENS of 99 Crasswell Street aforesaid Widow the Relict the Residuary Legatee for Life she having been first sworn to administer the same according to law. Dated the 21st day of September 1898. Gross value of Estate 165. 2. 0. This is the Last Will and Testament of me James STEPHENS of Landport in the parish of Portsea in the county of Hants Butcher I appoint my friend Frederick Burgress of Candaliar Place Landport aforesaid Cab proprietor (hereinafter called my trustee) to be Executor and trustees of this my Will I give all my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my trustee Upon trust that my trustee shall allow my wife Jane STEPHENS to receive the rents profits and income thereof during her life without power of anticipation And from and after her decease Then I direct that my trustee shall sell call in and convert into money the whole of my estate or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall stand possessed of the proceeds thereof and of my ready money In trust for all my children (except my son James) or such of them as shall be living at the time of my decease and if more than one in equal shares In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this third day of November one thousand eight hundred and ninety two - James STEPHENS - Signed by the said James STEPHENS the Testator as his last Will and Testament on the day of the date in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as witnesses John Street Clerk to Messrs Cousins & Burbidge Solicitors Portsmouth - Frederick Hoff 68 Upper Church Path Landport. On the 21st day of September 1898 Admon with the Will annexed of the effects of the Testator was granted to Jane STEPHENS widow the Residuary Legatee for life.

.44331 5111 86 Ernest STEPHENS (bp 1887-8.4.1907) ex DB will probate at London 24.5.1907 Probate Index 1907 - Ernest STEPHENS 99 Crasswell St Landport Portsmouth died 8 Apr 1907 at The Royal Portsmouth Hospital Portsmouth Probate London 24 Apr to Andrew Harold STEPHENS pork butcher. Effects 560 2s 6d. Will - Be it known that Ernest STEPHENS of 99 Crasswell Street Landport in the County Borough of Portsmouth died on the 8th day of April 1907 at The Royal Portsmouth Hospital Portsmouth aforesaid and be it further known that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament of the said deceased was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that administration of all the estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Andrew Harold STEPHENS of 99 Crasswell Street aforesaid, Pork Butcher brother of the deceased the Sole Executor named in the said Will. Dated the 24th day of April 1907. Gross value of Estate 560. 2. 6. Net value of Personal Estate 205. 7. 6. This is the Last Will and Testament of me Ernest STEPHENS of 99 Crasswell Street Landport in the county borough of Portsmouth Pork Butcher I revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me I give all my property both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever situate unto my brother Andrew Harold STEPHENS absolutely and appoint him sole Executor of this my will In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this twentieth day of December 1904 - Ernest STEPHENS - Signed by the above named Ernest STEPHENS in our presence and by us in his presence - Albert J LARCOME Solicitor Portsmouth - A. N. SALTER Solicitor Clerk to Messrs PARKER BLAKE & LARCOME Solicitors Portsmouth. On the 24th Day of April 1907 Probate of this Will was granted to Andrew Harold STEPHENS the sole executor.

.44331 5113 9-Elizabeth Trevillon PETTET bp 15.4.1807, St Leonard,Deal,Kent d 1872 Greenwich, London) will 31.8.1872 proved 19.5.1873 ex JH: This is the last will & testament of me Elizabeth Travillian PETTETT of Orchard Hill in the Parish of Greenwich & the county of Kent. I direct that all my just debts funeral & testamentary expenses be paid & satisfied by my executor herein after named as soon as convenenient after my decease. I give & bequeath unto Henry Miller PETTET all my household furniture etc & all moneys in the hands of my executor? I direct to be equally divided amongst the five following persons namely Henry HOLMBEN [HOLMDEN?], Louisa HOLMBEN, Pattit HOLMBEN, Sophia HOLMBEN & Francis HOLMBEN all at present abroad in the parish of Otago in New Zealand. TH RAIMAN House Agent whole & sole Executor 43 St Johns Road, Deptford, Kent - Elizabeth Trevillan PETTET - Signed by the testatrix as for her last will & present at her request & in the presence of oath at her have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this 31st day of August 1872 - Elizabeth GRACE, - Alfred RAIMAN Proved at London 19th May 1873 by the oath of Thomas Henry RAIMAN the sole executor to whom admon was granted. [Note by JH: Martha HOLMDEN m George DIBSBURY 30.1.1868 Auckland, NZ?] .......................................................... Who is Henry Miller PETTET named in the will? The 5 HOLMBEN may be nephews & nieces: perhaps one of her sisters Mary Ann, Ann G, Margaret W or Maria T married a HOLMBEN. Or they may be 1st cousins. In 2002 there are no HOLMBEN in the NZ tel. dir'y but there are 5 HOLMDEN: HOLMDEN Mrs Gill, 12 Torlesse Dve,Little Kaiteriteri,RD 2,Motueka 03-527 8550 HOLMDEN HORROCKS Barristers & Solicitors 350 Queen St PO Box 1108 Auckland Central 09-303 3989 This partner is deceased & they cannot help. Same for HOLMDEN HORROCKS Barristers & Sol's,66 Anzac St Takapuna Auckland 09-486 4840 HOLMDEN J & J , Kahuranaki Rd Havelock North Maraetotara 06-874 7738 HOLMDEN R, 28 Moncrieff Ave Tahunanui Nelson 03-546 4203 See deacon/holmden. This tree is mainly from 56 below (Ref BURKE's Landed Gentry 1939): 0 George HOLMDEN (1768-10.2.1821)lay rector of Edenbridge, of Marlpit House; descends from Thomas H granted arms 1577. m 1793 Sarah GLOVER (1776-1819) 5 sons 1 George 1795, 2 James 1801, 3 William 1804, 4 Thomas 1808, 5 Henry HOLMDEN 1814-2.12.1861 Auckland m1 9.10.1837 Martha HOOPER d16.6.1847 On her death she left Henry with 5 chn 18 mos-8 yrs living in Turnham Green (in Chiswick 10m W of centre of London). -Possibly a niece or cousin of Elizabeth Trevillon PETTET?? Or perhaps latter looked after the children when Martha died?? 51 Louisa HOLMDEN 14.3.1839 bp St Michael, Lewes 52 Martha "Pattit/Patty" HOLMDEN 26.7.1841 Lewes - lived in Wellington m George DIBSBURY 30.1.1868 Auckland, NZ?] 521 Dorothy DIDSBURY single - had flats on the Terrace,Wellington 522 Percy? DIDSBURY lived on the Terrace,Wellington m HANRAHAN (Oz) 5221 Basil Holmden DIDSBURY (d by 2003) m Bea, 1 Miro St,Eastbourne ph 04 562 7220. She has a DIDSBURY tree somewhere. 52211 Martin Holmden DIDSBURY 53 Sophia Hooper HOLMDEN 2.11.1842 Horsted Pond bp with Martha 54 Elizabeth Frances HOLMDEN 14.9.1844 Castle Banks, Lewes bp with Martha 55 Henry Hooper HOLMDEN 25.12.1845 Turnham Green -1931? Came to NZ with his father in the Frenchman under Capt RONAUT leaving Down 8.12.1859 arriving Auckland 21.5.1860 (ex reverse of Gill's crest). Joined BNZ in Dunedin 1861. Managed BNZ in Lawrence in 1879, then moved to Opotiki and managed the BNZ there. In 1886 Mt Tarawera erupted and thick ash drifted over Opotiki causing a "state of semi darkness all day." Sept 1898 with BNZ, Bulls - http://www.angelfire.com/az/nzgenweb/bnz.html m Frances Charlotte TACKABURY (New Ross,Essex-c1912) dr of Anglican minister in Dublin 551 Frances Annie HOLMDEN (30.6.1878 Lawrence,Otago-30.6.1962 Wellington) Funeral at St Peters. m 21.6.1905 St Andrews,Bulls sp-Reginald Herbert WEBB (4.10.1879 Lawrence,Otago -25.8.1972 Wellington) Father: Herbert John WEBB (1850-1928) Mother: Sarah McCAW (1848-1917), University of Otago, solicitor, lived in Kelburn,Wellington 5511 Herbert Terence Holmden WEBB (1906-1935) 5512 Margeurite Eileen WEBB (1908-1991) 5513 Bernard Herbert WEBB (1911-1945) 5514 Helen Frances WEBB (1911-1913) 5515 Adrian Herbert WEBB (1914-1999) m Betty BRAITHWAITE 55151 Terry WEBB 2003: terry.w"att"paradise.net.nz Taupo 07 376 7145 552 Eileen HOLMDEN 553 Harry "Hal" Foster HOLMDEN (1881-1980) had family crests in Auckland dc1975 5531 Pam HOLMDEN tel 06 878 7532, 109 Frimley Av, Hastings m LOCKHART (d by 2003) 5532 John HOLMDEN now has the family crests (contacted me 29.6.03) ph/fax +61 755 239 425, Tweedheads, Adelaide: he says 0 was a widower with 5 chn who then remarried. He has a detailed tree by Eric HOLMDEN (1910-89) of UK. 554 Trevor Noel HOLMDEN (1886) m ? 5541 Robt Henry Trevor HOLMDEN (d by 2003) m Gill 12 Torlesse Dve,L Kaiteriteri,RD 2,Motueka 03-527 8550 55411 Richard HOLMDEN, 28 Moncrieff Ave Tahunanui Nelson 03-546 4203 55412 James HOLMDEN m J , Kahuranaki Rd Havelock North Maraetotara 06-874 7738 55413 male HOLMDEN 55414 female HOLMDEN 5542 Mary HOLMDEN has a family bible, Flat 4, 7 Kitirawa Rd,Remuera,Ak. 5543 Patty HOLMDEN lives in Pukekohe m EWEN [55 Henry HOLMDEN 1814-61] m2 1854 Anne Louisa SLADER issue - remained in Auckland 56 Annie HOLMDEN 12.6.1856 Turnham Green bp at ChCh,Turnham Green 57 Peter Slader HOLMDEN 24.12.1857 Turnham Green bp St Mathew, Auckland 571 Dorothy HOLMDEN teacher at Epsom Girls Grammar, Auckland 58 Arthur HOLMDEN 3.3.1859 Turnham Green-15.1.year? 6 Robert 1817-1848 .......................................................... The 691 HOLMDEN in IGI & 149 HOLMDEN in 1881 census for England are stored at pettet/holmden

.44331 61111 9 11-Rose Esther (Hester) PETTET b 30.5.1882 will 2.2.1921 ex Gill GOLDSMITH This is the last will & testament of me Rose Esther REEVES of 186 Hillingdon St, Walworth wife of Thomas REEVES. I appoint my husband Thomas REEVES & my eldest son Thomas George REEVES to be executors & trustees of this my will. I direct all my just debts funeral & testamentary expenses to be paid as soon as may be after my death. All the residue of my estate of whatever nature & whereever situate, I give, devise & bequeath unto my said trustees upon trust to permit my said husband to occupy or receive the rents & profits of my freehold house & shops No 186 Hillingdon St aforesaid during his life & upon further trust to call in & convert into money all the residue of my estate (other than 186 Hillingdon St aforesaid) & invest the net proceeds in such securities as trustees as allowed by law to invest trust funds in & to pay the net income arising therefrom to my said husband during his life & after his death I direct that all my estate real & personal shall be converted into money & equally divided between all my children. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this 2.2.1921 - R.E. REEVES. Signed published & declared by the said testatrix as & for her last will & testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who in her presence & in the presence of each other have hereto set our names as witnesses Walter WILLIAMS son 19 Boroltngton? Street? Manal? F WILLIAMS Hillside 130 Grove Lane.

.44331 61111 9 sp-Thomas REEVES b 2.12.1872 Camberwell, Surrey will 19.3.1909 ex Gill GOLDSMITH This is the last will & testament of me Thomas REEVES of 186 Hillingdon St, Walworth in the county of London, furniture dealer. I direct all my just debts funeral & testamentary expenses to be paid & discharged as soon as may be after my decease. I give, devise & bequeath all the residue of my estate of whatever nature & whereever situate, whether in possession reversion or remainder or over which I may have any power of appointment unto my wife Rose Hester REEVES absolutely & I appoint her sole executrix of this my will. In witness whereof the testator has hereunto set his hand 19.3.1909 - T REEVES. Signed published & declared by the testator as his last will & testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed as witnesses Walter WILLIAMS son? 19 Boro High Street, London Bridge. Manor F WILLIAMS 3 Sutherland St, Walworth SE.

.4438 4-Robert PETTIT bp 27.11.1679 Coldred,Kent d Shepherdswell,Kent bur: 31.1.1732/33 Coldred, Kent. Will 24.8.1732 In the Name of God Amen I Robert PETTIT of the parish of Shepherdswell in the County of Kent Husbandman being somewhat indisposed but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be God for it) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form Following (that is to say) First and principally I yield my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merrits death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have Free pardon and Forgiveness of all my sins and inherit everlasting life and my body I Commit to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as touching and concerning my Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me I Give and dispose of the same in manner Following - (that is to say) Imprimis I Give and devise unto my Brother Edward PETTIT 443(12) and his Heirs forever All that my ____ or undivided half part of all that Tenement or Dwelling Barn Stable Orchard and Twenty Eight Acres of Arable Land more or less with their Appurtences situate lying & being in the parish of Petham in the said County of Kent and now in the Tenure or occupation of Edward TAYLOR or his Assigns Item I Give and bequeath unto my Sister Sara PETTIT 443(11) the sum of One Hundred and Fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid by my Executor within One Year next after my decease Item I Give and bequeath unto my Sister Mary 443(14) wife of James DIXON the sum of Twenty pounds of like lawful money to be paid by my Executor within One year next after my decease Item I Give and bequeath unto the children of my sister Mary 443(14) wife of the said James DIXON the sum of Eighty pounds to be Equally divided and paid by my Executor within Two Years next after my decease Item I Give and bequeath unto my Brother George PETTIT 4433 the sum of Two pounds of like money to be paid by my Executor within One Year next after my decease Item I Give and bequeath unto Sarah 44336 Daughter of my Brother George PETTIT 4433 the sum of Five pounds of like money and the sum of Five pounds more to be Equally divided between the other Children of the said George PETTIT 4433 to be paid by my Executor within One Year next after my decease Item I Give and bequeath unto my Brother John PETTIT 4436 the sum of Two Shillings and Sixpence to be paid by my Executor upon demand but before any of the Legacys above mentioned shall be paid I will and desire that all my just debts and Funeral Expenses be discharged and satisfied and as for the Rest residue and Remainder of my personal Estate whatsoever wheresoever and of what nature soever the same shall Exist and be I Give and bequeath the same unto my Brother Edward PETTIT aforesaid and lastly I do hereby constitute ordain and make my said Brother Edward PETTIT sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Robert PETTIT have hereunto set my hand and Seal to this my last Will and Testament in One sheet of paper contained this Twenty Fourth day August 1732

.443(11) 4-Sarah PETTIT bur 17 Nov 1734 Coldred Will .5.1733 proved 28.11.1734 In the Name of God Amen etc: hope in my Redeemer Christ Jesus to live with him eternally after this my mortal life shall be ended And my body I bequeath to the earth whereof it was first framed to be decdently interred at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and of this my last Will and Testament I do hereby Nominate and Appoint my loving Brother Edward PETTIT 443(12) sole Executor Also I Give and bequeath unto my Brother John PETTIT 4436 the sum of Five shillings of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid by my Executor within One Month after my decease Also I Give and bequeath unto my loving Sister Mary 443(14) wife of John DIXON ** the sum of Twenty pounds of like lawful money to be paid by my Executor within six months next after my decease Also I Give and bequeath unto Sarah 443(14)2 daughter of the said James DIXON the sum of Thirty pounds of like lawful money to be paid by my Executor when she shall attain unto the age of One and Twenty years Also I Give and bequeath unto the said Sarah DIXON 443(14)2 all my Linnen and Wearing Apparell to be delivered within One Month after my decease Also I Give and bequeath unto Sarah daughter of my Brother George PETTIT 4433 the sum of Five pounds to be paid by my Executor within Six months after my decease all the rest of my Goods Chattels _____ and personal _____ whatsoever wheresoever and of what Nature or Degree soever the same shall exist and be my debts Legacys Funeral Charges and probate of this my will being first paid and deducted I do give and bequeath unto my said Brother and Executor Edward PETTIT 443(12) In Witness whereof I the said Sarah PETTIT to this my last Will and Testament in one sheet of paper Contained my hand and seal have set the day and year first above written Sarah PETTIT signed sealed Read published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the said Sarah PETTIT in the presence of us John MATSON John HOGBIN The above Registered will was proved the 28 day of November 1734 before the Revd. James HENSTRIDGE Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful George LEE doctor of Laws Official General to the Rev the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Edward PETTIT 443(12) Brother of the deceased and Executor named in the said Will to whom Adm of the deceaseds Goods was permitted he being sworne well and truly to perform the same ** note the error with the forename.

.443(12) 4-Edward PETTIT bur 19 Nov 1735 Coldred Will 16.1.1734 & codicil 7.10.1735, proved 20.12.1735 In the Name of God Amen I Edward PETTIT of the Parish of Shepherdswell als Sybertswold in the County of Kent Husbandman being in good health and of sound mind and memory (praised be God for it) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner following (that is to say) First and principally I yield my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping that the merrits Death and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to grant free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit Everlasting life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and as touching and concerning my Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give and dispose of the same as followeth (that is to say) Imprimis I give and devise unto my Sister Mary 443(14) wife of James DIXON and to her Heirs for ever all that Tenement or Dwellinghouse Barn Stable Orchard and Twenty Eight Acres of Arable Land more or less with their and every of Appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of Petham in the said County of Kent and now or late in the Tenure or Occupation of Edward TAYLOR or his Assigns Item I give and devise unto my Neice Sarah 443(14)2 Daughter of the said James DIXON and to her Heirs for ever all that Tenement or Dwellinghouse Barn Orchards and Two peices of Arable Land containing together in the whole Six Acres more or less with there and every of their Appurtenances Situate lying and being in the parishes of Hain and Eastry or one of them in the said County of Kent and now in the Tenure or Occupation of Thomas Friend or his Assigns Item I give and Bequeath unto Henry PETTIT 44331, George PETTIT 44335, John PETTIT 44337, Elizabeth PETTIT 44334 and Sarah PETTIT 44336 Sons and Daughters of my late Brother George PETTIT 4433 deceased the sum of Twenty pounds of lawful money to every one and each of them to be paid by my Executrix within One year next after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother John PETTIT 4436 the sum of Five shillings to be paid by my Executrix upon demand and all the Rest and Residue of my Personal Estate whatsoever and of what Nature soever the same shall exist and be I give and bequeath unto my Sister Mary wife of the said James DIXON and my Neice Sarah Daughter of the said James DIXON Equally to be divided between them but before any of the Legacys are paid I will and desire that all my just debts and Funerall Expenses be fully paid and satisfied and Lastly I hereby Constitute Ordain and make my loving Sister Mary wife of the said James DIXON sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Edward PETTIT have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my last Will and Testament in One sheet of paper contained this Sixteenth day of January in the Eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second over Great Britain gr and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Four Edward PETTIT signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward PETTIT to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who signed as Witnesses at this Request Kathrn Abbott James Abbott Ben:Verrier CODICIL: By my last Will and Testament dated that Sixteenth day of January in the Eighth year of the Reign of King George the Second over Great Britain And in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Four _____ amongst other things bequeath unto my Brother John PETTIT the sum of Five shillings to be paid upon demand by my Executrix therein named and being now Indisposed but of sound and perfect Mind and Memory (praised be God for it) I hereby further give and bequeath unto my Brother John PETTIT the sum of Twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid by my Executrix within three months next after my decease In Witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventh day of October in the Ninth year of the Reign of King George the second over Great Britain and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Five Edward PETIT signed and sealed in the presence of John MATSON, Edward TAYLOR The above Registered will (with the Codicil) was proved the 20 day December 1735

.sp of 445, James MATSON 1630-1708 will 26.3.1708 probate 17 Jul 1708 ex LF from freepages.genealogy website 7/2005 Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 81 f.113, Probate 17 Jul 1708 James MATSON of Shepherdswell, yeoman, will dated 26 Mar 1708 Wife, Sons John and Robert Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 81 f.113, Probate 17 Jul 1708 Daughter Sarah MEREWEATHER Daughter Mary wife of Thomas SLADEN Daughter Elizabeth wife of James MATSON Grandson John son of James MATSON Servant Thomas MARSH Witnesses Henry PEMBLE, Anne MEREWEATHER, Thomas GOLD Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol 57 f.225, Probate Aug 1702 Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol 61 f.613, Probate 3 Jan 1731

.sp of 4452 William MEREWEATHER/MERRYWETHER 1650-1702 probate Aug 1702 ex LF Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol 57 f.225, Probate Aug 1702 William MERRIWETHER of Sheperdswell, gent. Friend Captain Henry MARSH Father and mother MATSON Brothers Robert, James and John MATSON Brother Thomas SLADDEN Daughters Mary, Anne and Sarah MERRIWETHER Son Richard, minor - LF: William M must mean father-in-law, brother-in-law etc

.4456 John MATSON 1671-1731 will 6.6.1729 probate 3.1.1731 ex LF Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol 61 f.613, Probate 3 Jan 1731 John MATSON of Wingham, will dated 6 Jun 1729 To be buried at Sibbertswold with my son James, deceased Sons John, Robert, Charles and Thomas Occupiers Peter WHITE of Sibbertswold, James DIXON, Richard DIXON Sister MERIWETHER Sir Robert FURNESE Mary, Elizabeth, Ann, Susanna, Hester and Sarah SMITH, daughters of my daughter Ann Daughter Mary wife of Samuel DELL Daughter Elizabeth wife of Michael WOOD Daughter Dorothy MATSON Cousin Christopher MATSON Daughter Ann wife of James SMITH Wife Ann, executrix Brother William WOOD and his son Michael, trustees and overseers Witnesses Sarah MERRIWETHER, Mary PETTIT, David CAMPREDON? Codicil 4 Jun 1730 Daughter Ann SMITH now deceased Daughter Susanna wife of Paul KIRBY

.sp of 4456 Anne MATSON nee BOYS will 6.8.1757 6.6.1729 probate 24.2.1759 ex LF Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol 64 f.245, Probate 24 Feb 1759 Anne MATSON of Wingham, widow, will dated 6 Aug 1757 Sons in law John MATSON of Sibbertswold and his wife Hester, Samuel DILL of Dover and his wife Mary, James SMITH of Guston, Michael WOOD and his wife Elizabeth Sons Robert and Thomas, executors Children of my late son Charles MATSON, deceased and his widow Judith Son in law Thomas DOWKER and his wife Susannah Son in law John SPRATT and his wife Dorothy Witnesses Jo POMFRET Junr., Thomas BROWNE

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.0 Peter PETTIT will 23.7.1734 proved 25.5.1745 1 Peter PETTIT 2 Ann PETTIT 3 Susanna PETTIT m Robert HAYWARD 31 Peter HAYWARD 32 Susanna HAYWARD 4 Richard PETTIT This is the last Will and Testament of me Peter PETTIT of the Parish of Shoulden in the County of Kent Yeoman made this Twenty Third day of July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and forty four in the Eighteenth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith as followeth (that is to say) I Give and Bequeath and devise all That my Messuage (?) or Tenement Buildings Outhouses Barn Stable Lands La............ments and all other the premises (which was my fathers estate) situate lying and being in the Parish of Shoulden in the said County of Kent and now in my own Occupation unto my Son Peter PETTIT his heirs and Assigns for ever Nevertheless Charged and Chargeable with the sum of Eighty pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain which I do hereby give unto my Daughter Ann PETTIT to be paid unto her within Six Months next after my decease and also with the further Sum of Fifty pounds of like lawfull Money which I do hereby give unto my Daughter Susanna HAYWARD the Wife of Robert HAYWARD to be paid unto her within Six Months next after my decease And also with the further Sum of Eight pounds of like Money which I do hereby give unto my Grandson Peter HAYWARD Son of the said Robert HAYWARD and with the Sum of Forty Shillings which I do give unto my Grandaughter Susanna HAYWARD Daughter of the said Robert HAYWARD to be paid unto each of them the said Peter HAYWARD and Susanna HAYWARD my Grandchildren within Six Months next after my decease and I do hereby give unto each of them Ann PETTIT Susanna HAYWARD and unto my Grandchildren the said Peter HAYWARD and Susanna HAYWARD _____ _____ ____ and distrain (?) on the said Messuage Lands Le.......... and premises charged with the several Legacies as aforesaid in default of payment of the same Respectively according to the true meaning of this my Will Item I give bequeath and devise unto my Son Richard PETTIT his heirs and Assigns for Ever All that my piece or parcel of Arrable Land Containing by Estimation Sic Acres more or less with the Appurtenances lying and being in Shoulden aforesaid and now in my own Occupation which I purchased of William PITTOCK Item I give Bequeath and devise unto my said Son Richard PETTIT his heirs and Assigns for Ever All that my Malthouse (which I have ____ ) Built on part of the Lands aforesaid (which was my late fathers Estate and before hereinby me given unto unto my said Son Peter PETTIT) together with the Grannd Ways privileges and Appurtenances now by me Occupied and used with the said Malthouse And I do hereby desire my said Son Richard PETTIT to sell and Convey the said Malthouse and premises with the Appurtenances unto my said Peter PETTIT for the sum of One Hundred in case my said Son Peter PETTIT shall desire the same Item I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Daughters Ann PETTIT and Susanna HAYWARD ____ ____ ____ part of all my Household Linnen to be divided between them in Equal Parts and Shared Item all the rest of my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Kind or Nature soever (from and after the payment of all my Debts Funeral Expenses Probate of this my Will and all other incident Charges touching the Execution thereof) I give and bequeath unto my said Sons Peter PETTIT and Richard PETTIT Equally to be divided between them Share and Share alike And Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Sons Peter PETTIT and Richard PETTIT Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills heretofore by me made In Witness whereof I the said Peter PETTIT the Testator to this my last Will and Testament contained in this single sheet of paper have set my hand and seal the day and year first above written Peter PETTIT Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Peter PETTIT the Testator and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as Witnesses Jo. Rutter Jno Callo Gab:Drayson The before Registered Will of Peter PETTIT dec was proved the 25th day of May 1745 by the (by the crossed out) before the Reverend Thomas LAMPREY Clerk lawfull Surrogate to the Worshipfull Edward SIMPSON Doctor of Laws official General to the Right Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Peter PETTIT and Richard PETTIT Sons of the deceased and Executors named in the said Will to whom Admon of the Goods &c of the deceased was committed they being first sworn duly to Execute the same

.William PETTIT will 2.4.1787, bur 29 Sep 1787 Walmer, proved? .10.1787 bequeaths to Richard HOPPER, Richard WATERHOUSE, Richard BARWICK, Morris TAYLOR mariner of Deal, Hannah DAWES of Deal, Samuel Fasham ROBY. No relationships given: I William PETTIT of the parish of Walmer in the County of Kent Husbandman being mindful of My Mortality Do this Second Day of April in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and eighty seven Make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) First I Give and Devise All that my Messuage or Tenement with the Outhouses Yard Backside Well Garden Ground and Appurtenances thereunto belonging as the same are now used and enjoyed situate lying and Being in the parish of Walmer aforesaid and now in the Tenure or Occupation of Richard HOPPER or his Assigns Unto him the said Richard HOPPER To Hold unto the said his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I Give and Devise All that my Messuage or Tenement with the Barn Outhouses Edifices Buildings Backside Yard Garden and Land thereunto belonging or therewith used occupied or enjoyed containing by Estimation Eight Acres and a half more or less Situate lying and being in the several parishes of Mongeham and Deal in the said County of Kent and now in the Tenure or Occupation of Richard WATERHOUSE or his Assigns And also all other my Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore by me devised Unto him the said Richard WATERHOUSE To Hold unto the said Richard WATERHOUSE his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I Give and Bequeath unto the said Richard HOPPER over and above what I have already given him by this my Will the sum of One Hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain Also I Give and Bequeath unto Richard BARWICK of the said parish of Walmer Husbandman the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds of like Money which said two several Legacies I do hereby order and direct shall be paid and payable by my Executors hereinafter named or the survivor of them his Executors or Administrators within Twelve Calendar Months next after my decease And whereas Morris TAYLOR of Deal aforesaid Mariner and Hannah DAWES of the same place widow severally stand indebted unto me upon Mortgage Bond or otherwise as follows (that is to say) The said Morris TAYLOR in the principal sum of Fifty Pounds and the said Hannah DAWES in the principal sum of Eighty Pounds Now therefore it is my Will and Meaning and I do hereby order and direct that the same Mortgages Bonds or other Securities immediately after my decease shall be surrendred released Cancelled destroyed by my said Executors hereinafter named and that they the said Morris TAYLOR and Hannah DAWES and each of them their and each of their Heirs Executors and administrators shall be absolutely discharged and acquitted from the Payment of the said Principal Sums so due to me or my Estate as aforesaid and shall not be Answerable or Accountable to my said Executors orfor the same Also I Give and Bequeath unto Samuel Fasham ROBY of Deal aforesaid Gentleman the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds of like lawful Money And also all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels Effects Debts due and owing to me Money Securities for Money and all other my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore by me bequeathed of what nature or kind soever the same shall be at the Time of my decease (my just Debts Funeral Charges and the Charges of proving and Executing this my will being first paid and satisfied thereout) I Give and Bequeath the same ________ part and parcel thereof (over and above what I have already given them by this my Will) unto them the said Richard WATERHOUSE, Richard HOPPER, Richard BARWICK, Morris TAYLOR, Hannah DAWES and Samuel Fasham ROBY equally to be divided between them share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants and to their several and respective Executors Administrators and Assigns And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint them the said Richard WATERHOUSE and Samuel Fasham ROBY Joint Executors of this my last Will nd Testament And I do order and direct that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executors and the survivor of them his Executor and Administrator to deduct and retain out of my said Personal Estate All and every Sum & Sums of Money Costs Charges Expenses and Damages whatsoever which they or any of them shall or may pay expend sustain or be put unto foreby reason of this my Will or any Act Matter or Thing whatsoever which shall or may be done or happen in about or relating to the Execution thereof or touching or concerning the same And that the one of them shall not be Answerable for or charged or chargeable with the Act Receipt or Default of the other of them but each of them for himself and for his own Act Receipt or Default only And that they my said Executors and the Survivor of them his Executor or Administrator shall not be Answerable or Accountable for or Charged or Chargeable with any Sum or Sums whatsoever other than such Sum or Sums which they or any of them shall respectively and Actually receive by virtue of this my Will nor for any Loss that may happen of my said Personal Estate without the wilful Neglect or Default of them my said Executors or the survivor of them my said Executors or the survivor of them his Executors or Administrators or some of them respectively And Lastly I do hereby revoke all my former Wills In Witness whereof I the said William PETTIT the Testator have to this my last Will an Testament contained in Two Sheets of Paper affixed together to the first sheet thereof Set my Hand and to this Second and last sheet thereof my Hand and Seal the day and year first above written ~ William PETTIT ~ Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said William PETTIT 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 subscribed our Names as Witnesses the Word "Mongeham" having been first written on an erasure on the Eleventh Line of the first Sheet thereof counting from the Top Downwards ~ Mary MUMBRAY ~ Charles HUTCHINS ~ George NOAKES The before Registered Will of William PETTIT _____ Day of October 1787 John GOSTLING Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful William SCOTT Doctor of Laws Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Richard WATERHOUSE and Samuel Fasham ROBY the Executors named in the said Will They being first sworn duly to perform the same

SOURCES LF is Linda FOREMAN linda"att"foto.co.uk 1st contact 11.8.2005