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Will of Henry Alchin

of Plaxtol, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Submitted by Steve Green
In the name of God Amen I Henry Alchin of Plaxtol in the parish of Wrotham in the county of Kent Widower considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first and primarily I commend my soul unto Almighty God and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named and as touching my personal estate I give devise and bequeath the same in manner following

Imprimis I give unto my daughter Anna Alchin the sum of eighty pounds
I do also give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Alchin the sum of eighty pounds
which said amounts is in the stocks and one hundred of it was a legacy given my son Henry Alchin by his aunt which said money if is not agreeable to my son Henry Alchin that my daughter Anna and Elizabeth Alchin should have it then he shall take that hundred pounds given him by his aunt and my daughters Anna Alchin and Elizabeth Alchin shall have the other sixty pounds which is in the stocks and all the rest and residue of my personal estate which will be hereafter mentioned and given to my son Henry Alchin which shall be equally divided betwixt my daughter Anna and Elizabeth Alchin
and it is my will that my daughter Anna and Elizabeth Alchin shall have their legacy in their own possession as soon as my son Henry Alchin shall come to the age of twenty one years and not before

Item all the rest and residue of my ready money book debts securities for money and personal estate whatsoever and of what kind or quality soever and wheresoever situate lying standing or being I give and bequeath to my son Henry Alchin his executors administrators and assigns for ever

and lastly I do constitute and appoint my said Henry Alchin sole executor of this my will and I do hereby revoke and made void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and I do declare this to be my last will and testament
in witness whereof I have to this my will contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal the twenty ninth day of May and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five - Henry Alchin - Signed sealed published and declared by the said Henry Alchin as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto
Thomas Packham Robert Hubble

This will was proved at London the fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven before the worshipful Andrew Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Henry Alchin the son of the deceased and sole executor named in the said will to whom admon was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer


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Will of Henry Alchin
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