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Will of George Alchin

of West Malling, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury PROB 11/1127, 1785
Transcribed by Steve Green
In the name of God amen this is the last Will and Testament of me George Alchin of West Malling in the County of Kent Gentlemen (as follows)
I give devise and bequeath all that my house garden and premises with all and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging in my own occupation which I lately purchased of Mr Andrew Dawes Esq. (?) unto my dear and loving wife Frances for and during the term of her natural life and I likewise give and bequeath unto my said wife Frances all and every my household goods plate linen and furniture of what kind soever the same be in and belonging to my said house and premises and to be her own entire property

And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Frances and my good tenant Mr William Simmons of Redcage (?) Farm Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four Geo Alchin Signed sealed published and declared by George Alchin the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Samuel Rowley James Weller Sarah Hills

This Will was proved at London the eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five before the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Frances Alchin and William Simmons the Executors named in the said Will to whom administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased was granted they having been first sworn duly to administer.

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