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Will of Thomas Alchin

of Linton, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury PROB 11/1818, 1833
Transcribed by Steve Green
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Alchin of Linton in the County of Kent Yeoman First I do nominate constitute and appoint my son Charles Alchin and my Grandson Edward Eversfield joint Executors of this my Will and I direct that all my just debts funeral costs testamentary expenses be in the first place paid satisfied out of my personal property And I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid son Charles Alchin all my disposable property situate at Linton and Boughton Monchelsea for .. where to him and his heirs and assigns for ever

I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid Grandson Edward Eversfield and to my Granddaughter Rebecca Eversfield all my household furniture plate linen (my wearing apparel excepted)
I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Alchin all my wearing apparel and the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of England to be paid him by my Executors at their direction
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Sloman (?) the sum of thirty two pounds per annum to be paid by my Executors by quarterly payments the first payment to be made three months next after my decease

I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid Executors the sum of three hundred pounds of lawful money of England upon Trust and confidence that they my said Executors will dispose of the aforesaid sum according to the intent herein after mentioned (that is to say) to equally divide the aforesaid three hundred pounds between the surviving children of my son Edward Alchin when the youngest child attains the age of twenty one years the before mentioned three hundred pounds is not to be paid or divided between the children of my said son Edward Alchin unless they sign the deeds of a farm sold to John Sharpe situate at Marden in Kent aforesaid

I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid Executors the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of England upon trust as before stated for John Alchin son of my son William Alchin to be paid him by my Executors when he attains the age of twenty one years if he should not attain the age of twenty one years the said one hundred pounds to be equally divided between my surviving children

I give and bequeath unto my children Ann Ashby the sum of ten pounds per annum to be paid by my Executors by quarterly payments the first payment to be made three months next after my decease and at the decease of my aforesaid daughter Ann Ashby I give and bequeath unto her children the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of lawful money of England to be divided by my Executors equally between them share and share alike if any money should remain after paying as before directed the overplus to be equally divided between my aforesaid Executors share and share alike and I do hereby authorise and empower my said Executors and each of them at all times and occasions whatsoever to reimburse themselves out of my property all costs charges and expenses whatsoever which they or either of them shall pay expend or be put unto in or about the execution of this my Will or any thing relating thereto

And lastly hereby revoking all former Wills by me made I declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Thomas Alchin the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained on two sheets of paper to the first sheet have set my hand and to the second and last my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six The mark of Thos Alchin Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas 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 at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses
E. Mills, Loose Sara Woodhall Linton John Rogers Loose Kent

Proved at London the 8th July 1833 before the Worshipful William Dr of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Charles Alchin the son one of the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer. Power reserved of making the like grant to Edward Eversfield the Grandson the other Executor when he shall apply for the same.


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