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Will of Anna Alchin

of Plaxtol, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1774
Submitted by Steve Green
In the name of God Amen the 10th day of April in the 13th year of the reign of King George the Third Anno Domini 1773 I Anna Alchin of Plaxtol in the County of Kent spinster being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory praise be God do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say I first and principally surrender up my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to be saved by and through the only merit and satisfaction of Jesus Christ my Saviour and redeemer and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred and buried by and at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named

Item I give to Henry Alchin son of my brother Henry Alchin of Plaxtoll in the County of Kent the sum of one hundred pounds now in the bank stock consol at 3 per cent to be paid to him at his age of twenty one years by my Executor hereafter named
Also I give to the said Henry Alchin two silver table spoons marked A and a childs spoon and boat to be delivered to him at his age aforesaid

Item I give and bequeath to my two nieces Elizabeth and Anna Alchin daughters of my brother Henry Alchin five gold rings to be divided between them by my Executors
Item I give to my said two nieces all my wearing apparel of all kind quality or whatsoever both linen and woollen to be delivered to them at my decease by my Executor hereafter named and my china and tea board and tea chest

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother William Alchin of West Malling peruke maker the sum of ten pounds to be paid to him at or within twelve months after my decease by my Executors

Item I give and bequeath if living unto William Mumford and his wife of the parish of St George Hanover Square London each one guinea to buy a ring

Item as to all the rest of my money bank stock consols after and subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses I give and bequeath the same unto my brother Henry Alchin of Plaxtol aforesaid and his heirs forever
and I do make constitute and appoint my said brother Henry Alchin and John Norman of Town Malling sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament
I do give the said John Norman a ring of one guinea value and hereby revoke all former wills by me made

In witness whereof I the said Anna Alchin have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal dated the day and year first above written Anna Alchin signed sealed published and declared by the above named Anna Alchin the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto
Thos Packham - Sam Carter - Wm Broad

This will was proved at London the eighth day of February in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy four before the Worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir George Kay Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Henry Alchin the brother of the deceased and one of the Executors named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to John Norman the other Executor named in the said Will when he shall apply for the same
Admon granted to John Norman on 22nd July 1778 before George Harris etc

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