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Will of Dorothy Alchin

of West Malling, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury PROB 11/762, 1748
Transcribed by Steve Green
In the name of God Amen I Dorothy Alchin Widow living at Town Malling in Kent being sound in mind and memory but not in perfect health make this as my last Will and Testament and set aside any that I have made before this My soul I resign to Almighty God hoping with my Redeemer to rise again and my body I would have buried very privately

Item I give to my son Nicholas Alchin all the arrears that is behind of my money that he was to pay me
Item I give to my daughter Dorothy Fisher all of the furniture of the house that I have .. Mr Player the paying the rent that will be due when I die Shall have power to take it all away so soon as I am buried excepting what I shall hereafter give away
Item I give unto my unto my grand daughter Ann Fisher all my wearing apparel linen and woollen excepting some things that I shall give away
Item I give to my daughter Ann Alchin all that belongs to me out of the house that grand father Richards now in the occupation Mr .
If it should be sold before I die all the money that is made of it shall be for her and her heirs for ever and my will is that my son Nicholas and my daughter Ann Alchin they shall pay equally alike for the charge or debt that my or burying shall come to My son shall pay his part out of the arrears that is behind of my annuity and my daughter her part out of the money of my house
Item I give to my cousin Parry the cabinet with my Common Prayer book that I bought last and to Mr Tyler I give the and to Mr Player the paper in the dining room and the fire stone hearth
Item I give to Cousin Parry two guineas to buy her a ring and my will is that my daughter Ann Alchin shall pay her the 2 guineas when It and I leave my daughter Ann Alchin sole Executrix to this my last Will and Testament signed sealed and delivered by me Dorothy Alchin Witness our hands the 4th day of February 1746/47.
John Sisley Sr John Sisley Jr Francis Sisley

This will was proved at London the seventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty eight before the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Ann Alchin now the wife of Thomas Graham the sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased being first sworn by commission duly to administer.

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