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Will of Richard Alchin

of Maidstone, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury PROB 11/1400, 1803
Transcribed by Steve Green
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This is the last Will and testament of me Richard Alchin of Maidstone in the County of Kent Yeoman I nominate constitute and appoint my son Richard Alchin of Maidstone aforesaid schoolmaster my son in law Thomas Pine of the same place schoolmaster and Richard Webb of Bearsted in the said county farmer joint Executors of this my Will. Item I request that I may be buried in a plain but decent manner in the churchyard belonging to the parish of Otham in the said County of Kent at the discretion of my Executors

I give and devise to my said son Richard Alchin all that my messuage or tenement and farm lands hereditaments and premises with the rights members and appurtenances thereto belonging now in the several tenures or occupations of William Richard and others situate lying or being in the parish of Bearsted in the County of Kent aforesaid to hold to him his heirs and assigns forever subject nonetheless (?) and I do hereby charge and make chargeable the same and every part thereof to and with the payment of one annuity or the yearly sum of twenty pounds to my sister Jane Webb the widow of William Webb late of the parish of Bearsted aforesaid farmer deceased and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life to be paid and payable by even and equal half yearly payments the first payment thereof to begin and be made at the end of six calendar months next after my decease provided always and my will and mind is that if it shall happen that the said annuity or the yearly rent charge or sum of twenty pounds or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the span of twenty days next after either of the days or times of payment on which the same ought to be paid as aforesaid being lawfully demanded that then and so often it shall and may be lawful to and for my said sister Jane Webb and her assigns into and upon my said farm and lands hereditaments and premises hereby make chargeable therewith as aforesaid or any part thereof to enter and distrain for the same and the distress and distresses then and there found to lead drive take carry away impound detain and keep or otherwise sell and dispose of until she my said sister Jane Webb shall be fully paid and satisfied all such arrears of the said annuity or yearly rent charge for which such distress or distresses shall be made with the costs and charges in and about the taking and keeping thereof and in case the said annuity or the yearly rent charge or sum of twenty pounds or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by the span of forty days next after other of the said time of payment whereon the same ought to be paid as aforesaid (being lawfully demanded) that then and so often it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Jane Webb and her assigns into and upon my said farm lands hereditaments and premises therewith and made chargeable with the payment thereof as aforesaid or any part thereof to enter and the rents issues and profits thereof to receive and take until she therewith and thereby or by the person or persons who shall be entitled to the immediate possession of my said farm and lands hereditaments and premises hereby made chargeable with the payment of the said rent charge or paid and satisfied the same annuity or yearly rent charge and any part thereof incurred before and that shall or may incur during such time as she shall receive the same by virtue of such entry to be made as aforesaid together with her costs damages and expenses laid out and sustained by reason of the non-payment thereof or any part thereof

and whereas I am and stand possessed of the capital sum of 600 pounds five percent Bank annuities of the year seventeen hundred and ninety seven were standing in my name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England Now I do hereby give and bequeath the same and the interest and dividends which may accrue and be due thereon at the time of my decease to my said son Richard Alchin his Executors and Administrators upon the trusts following that is to say upon Trust to receive and take the interest and dividends thereof as they become due and payable and pay over the same into the proper hands of my daughter Ann the wife of the said Thomas Pine or otherwise authorise and empower her to receive and take the same for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease leaving issue her surviving upon further trust to assign and transfer the same principal sum of six hundred pounds and the stocks and funds whereon the same is secured together with such interest and dividends as may then be due thereon unto the said Thomas Pine for the benefit of such child or children to be divided between and amongst them (if more than one) in such manner as to him shall seem most advisable provided nonetheless that if my said daughter shall happen to depart this life without issue her surviving then and in such case it is my will and desire that my said son Richard Alchin do and shall stand possession of the same sum of six hundred pounds and such interest and dividend as shall be due thereon at the time of the decease of my said daughter to and for his own use absolutely and from and immediately after the decease of my said sister Jane Webb in case my said daughter shall then be living or if she shall be then dead leaving issue her surviving then it is my will and desire that my said son Richard Alchin do and shall immediately thereafter lay out plant and invest the sum of two hundred pounds sterling in some or one of the public stocks or funds of Great Britain in his name and do and shall stand possessed of and interested in the same and the interest dividends and annual proceeds thereof upon the several trusts and under and subject to the proviso or declaration hereinbefore mentioned expressed and declared of and containing (?) the said capital sum of six hundred pounds five percent bank annuities and the interest and dividends thereof or such of them as shall be the existing and capable of taking effect

Item I give and bequeath to Richard Webb of Bearsted aforesaid farmer the sum of twenty pounds sterling and direct the same to be paid to him at the expiration of one calendar month after my decease
And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my debts ready money monies and secured by bonds bills or other securities household and other goods chattels and personal estate of what nature or kind soever after payment thereout of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacy hereinbefore bequeathed and given I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof to my said son Richard Alchin to and for his own use absolutely and my further will is that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executors and each and every of them and their respective Executors Administrators and Assigns from time to time to and retain their respective costs charges and expenses incurred in the execution of the trusts of this my Will and in relation to thereto and that they and each and every of them shall be charges and chargeable only for their respective wilful costs .. receipts and defaults and I do hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper together annexed set and affixed my hand and seal to wit my hand at the bottom of the first and second sheets and my hand and seal to this third and last sheet the seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two Richd Alchin Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Richard Alchin as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Robert Barnaby John Homewood John Hughes

This Will was proved at London on the fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynn (?) Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Richard Alchin the son of the deceased Thomas Pine and Richard Webb 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 by commission duly to administer


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