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Will of Elizabeth Adams

of Cranbrook, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1823
Submitted by John Buckley
I Elizabeth Adams widow of Thomas Adams of Cranbrook in the County of Kent do hereby give devise and bequeath all my mortgages lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever to which I am in any manner beneficially entitled or which have been conveyed to or vested in me by way of mortgage or security situate lying and being in the said County of Kent or elsewhere in England and all my estate right title and interest in or to such mortgaged premises and all bonds and writings for securing to me the monies lent on the said mortgaged premises and also all monies both principal and interest secured by and on the said mortgaged premises and every part thereof unto my son Frederick Adams and Charles Willis of Cranbrook in the said County of Kent their heirs executors and admors upon trust

to pay the Interest of all the monies secured in and by the said mortgages whether the same shall remain on mortgage or be paid to them and otherwise vested by them in any security or securities unto my dear daughter Elizabeth Adams for and during the term of her natural life to and for her own use and benefit
and upon this further trust from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter Elizabeth to pay and apply the principal and interest which may afterwards arise and accrue therefrom of the monies so secured on the said mortgaged premises and also so much of the principal monies so secured on the said mortgaged premises as may have been paid to the said Trustees unto and amongst all and every of my Children who shall survive the said Elizabeth Adams share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants

also I give and bequeath to my dear friend Mrs Sampson as a small token of indelible gratitude my brilliant cluster diamond ring

also I give and bequeath to my said daughter Elizabeth Adams my gold ----- watch and the ----- cases to it also a mourning ring in memory of my father set with an amethyst and a diamond on each side also a broach with my late son Barwells hair set with pearls also a pair of pearl earrings and a mock pearl necklace with a small locket belonging to it

also I give and bequeath to my daughter Cordelia Nares my ring set round with diamonds and coloured stones alternatively also a small diamond broach set in the form of a B also my large brown shawl

also I give and bequeath to my daughter Louisa Adams my topaz ring set round with diamonds also my broach set with small diamonds and pearls with Mrs Sampsons hair also all my other trinkets and earrings not mentioned in this my will

also I give and bequeath to my daughter Frances widow of my eldest son Thomas my pearl hoop ring also my own cornelian necklace earrings and bracelets

also I give and bequeath to my daughter Louisa wife to my said son Frederick my diamond hoop ring
also I give and bequeath to my daughter Maria wife to my son Hy Benjamin my gold broach set round with pearls also my white cornelian necklace earrings and bracelets and two hoop rings given to me by my son Frederick
also I give and bequeath to Mrs Scott widow of my late brother John Scott my garnet necklace earrings and bracelets

also I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Adams my large old red trunk No 2 and a box of linen No 6 with all their contents and all my other things of what kindsoever
also the Rectory of Biddenden I leave and bequeath unto my daughter Cordelia
also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Louisa whatever other things I may have at Mrs Simpsons
also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth a large embroidered ----- handkerchief given to me by my son Frederick

and I also give and bequeath unto my sons Frederick and Henry Benjamin mourning rings each of the value of five guineas if my property should allow of it as also a ring of six guineas value to my dear brother ---nral Scott

all the rest and residue of my property I leave and bequeath unto and amongst all my children living at the time of my decease share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants

and I do hereby make ordain nominate and appoint my said son Frederick Adams and the aforesaid Charles Willis Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time herebefore made and so declare this to be my last Will and Testament

in witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Adams have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of May in the year of our Lord 1818 E Adams signed sealed published and declared by the above named Elizabeth Adams as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in her presence and in the presence of each other
Edward Strettell - William Thos Strettell - Henry Heating Strettell

I appoint Richd Walter Forbes of Rolvenden Esq to be an Executor and Trustee of my above will jointly with my son Frederick Adams and Mr Charles Willis and declare this to be a Codicil to my above will and so in all other respects confirm the same dated the 13th day of September 1821 E Adams

The 13th August 1823 admon with the Will and Codicil annexed of the Goods Chattels and Credits of Elizabeth Adams late of Cranbrook in the County of Kent widow deceased was granted to Elizabeth Adams Spinster the daughter and one of the Residuary Legators named in the said will having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer Frederick Adams Esq the son and Charles Willis Esq the Executors named in the Will and Richard Walter Forbes named in the Codicil having first renounced the probate and execution of the said will and Codicil


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