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Will of Mary Alchorne

of Boughton Monchelsea, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1689
Submitted by Steve Green
In the name of God Amen the twenty eight day of April in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and eighty seven I Mary Alchorne of Boughton in the County of Kent Spinster daughter of John Alchorne Esquire lately deceased being of perfect health both of body and mind thanks be to God therefore I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that si to say
First I give my soul to God who gave it to me And my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent manner at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named hoping at the general resurrection to receive the same through the merits of my blessed saviour Jesus Christ And as touching my worldly estate I give devise and bequeath the same as followeth

First I give and bequeath to my honoured mother Mary Alchorne the sum of forty shillings of lawful English money
and to my sister Ann Savage I give my wearing apparel and forty shillings if they be living at the time of my death

Item I give to my brother John Savage to my nephews John and Richard Savage to my kinswoman Mary Upton and to my kinsman George Maplesden of Marden Gent and to every one of them the sum of forty shillings apiece that shall happen to be living at the time of my death

and I give and bequeath the rest and residue of my personal estate (after my debts legacies and funeral expenses are paid and satisfied) to my Executrix hereafter named

Item I give and bequeath to my said brother John Savage and my sister Anne his wife all my right title interest and part of a farm called Ninck? at Heathfield in Sussex for and during the tenure of their natural lives and the life of the longest lived of them without impeachment of or for any manner of waste
and after their deaths I give and bequeath all my right title interest share and part of and in the said farm called Ninck? with the appurtenances to my said nephew John Savage his heirs and assigns for ever
upon condition that he do thereout pay to my niece Elizabeth Savage or her assigns the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of England within one month after the same shall descend and come to him
provided nevertheless that if the said John Savage shall fail in payment of the said one hundred pounds that then the estate before herein limited to him the said John Savage my nephew and his heirs shall be held and enjoyed by the said Elizabeth Savage or her assigns until she shall have received out of my part or share of the rent of the said farm called Ninck? the said sum of one hundred pounds with the interest that shall be thereon due from the time which the same ought to have been paid as aforesaid and the charges that shall be expended for the obtaining the said one hundred pounds

Item I give and bequeath to my nephew John Savage his heirs and assigns for ever all my right title interest share and part of and in a farm called Jekins in the parish of Shadoxhurst in the said county of Kent upon condition that he do thereout pay to my said niece Elizabeth Savage his sister or her assigns the sum of three hundred pounds of lawful money of England within six months after my decease
provided nevertheless that if the said John Savage shall fail in payment of the said three hundred pounds that then the estate herein before limited to him the said John and his heirs shall be held and enjoyed by the said Elizabeth Savage or her assigns until she shall have received out of my part and share of the rent of the said farm called Jekins the said of three hundred pounds with the interest that shall be thereon due from the time on which the same ought to have been paid as aforesaid and the charges that shall be expended for the obtaining the said three hundred pounds

Item I give and bequeath all my right title interest part and reversion in Whites Farm in Boughton aforesaid now in the occupation of my brother John Savage and in the Kings Head at Sharling Pond in the occupation of Abraham King to my said nephew John Savage his heirs and assigns for ever

Item I give and bequeath all my right title interest share part and reversion of lands lying in Bearsted in the occupation of Thomas Willard of Maidstone and of the meadow lying at Maidstone to my said nephew Richard Savage his heirs and assigns for ever

Item I give and bequeath the farm which I bought of the trustees of Richard Netter Gent deceased lying in Boughton aforesaid in the occupation of Edward West wherein my said niece Elizabeth Savage was joined with me in purchase to my said niece Elizabeth Savage her heirs and assigns for ever

And I make and ordain my said niece Elizabeth Savage full and whole Executrix of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills bequests and legacies by me formerly made or given and I desire my said brother John Savage and my said kinsman George Maplesden to be assisting my said Executrix in the performing of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year abovesaid Mary Alchorne Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will of the said Mary Alchorne in the presence of
Catherine Maplesden Anne Maynard Elizabeth Medley

Probate (Latin) was granted at London 18 Nov 1689 to Elizabeth Bratt als Savage now wife of Christian? Bratt


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