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Will of Stephen Hooper Alchin

of West Malling, Kent


Source: Prerogative Cout of Canterbury PRO reference: prob 11/1597, 1817
Transcribed by Steve Green
This is the last Will and Testament of me Stephen Hooper Alchin of West Malling in the County of Kent Gentleman made published and declared this seventeenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. First and principally I surrender up my soul into 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 buried by and at the discretion of my Executor herein after named

Also I give and bequeath unto my niece Charlotte the wife of John Weiss( ? ) of Maidstone in the said county of Kent vetrinary surgeon and daughter of my late brother Thomas Alchin if she shall be living at the time of my decease but not otherwise the sum of one hundred pounds
Also I give and bequeath unto my niece Susannah the wife of (John Henry) Gooding one other of the daughters of my said late brother Thomas Alchin if she shall be living at the time of my decease but not otherwise the sum of fifty pounds
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew Stephen Hooper Alchin son of my said late brother Thomas Alchin the sum of one guinea in gold and no more which said several and respective legacies I devise and direct shall be paid within six months next after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named

Also I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my ready money and securities for money household goods and implements of household Debts Goods Chattels and personal estate whatsoever my Debts the said several legacies and funeral expenses being first paid and satisfied unto John Norman Crampton son of William Crampton of West Malling aforesaid Gentleman to and for his own use
Also I give and devise all and every my messuages lands tenements hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto the said John Norman Crampton his heirs and assigns for ever and I do make and appoint the said William Crampton sole Executor of this my Will and I do revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and to declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness thereof I the said Stephen Hooper Alchin the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written Step Hooper Alchin Signed sealed published and declared by the said Stephen Hooper Alchin the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto
Jas Selby Wm Williams Thos Goodpyne

Proved at London 29th October 1817 before the . Samuel . parson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of William Crampton the sole Executor to whom admin was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.


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