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Will of Henry Alchin

of Plaxtol, Wrotham, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury (Prob 11/1828)
Submitted by Steve Green
This is the last will and testament of me Henry Alchin of Plaxtol in the parish of Wrotham in the county of Kent Yeoman made published and declared the fifth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one

First I constitute and appoint my daughter Anna Alchin sole executrix of this my will and do desire to be decently buried by and at the discretion of my said executrix

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughters Rebecca the wife of John Rabson Sarah the wife of Jennings Gibbs and Mary the wife of William Twist the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds a piece of lawful British money which said several and respective legacies I desire and direct may be paid within twelve months next after my decease

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 and wheresoever (my debts the said legacies funeral and testamentary expenses being first paid and satisfied) unto my said daughter Anna Alchin to and for her own absolute use and benefit

Also I give and devise all that messuage or tenement being the north end or part of an old messuage heretofore but one messuage but some years since divided into two dwellings wherein Ann Adams formerly dwelt and since in the occupation of Edward Fleet afterwards of Thomas Lane after that of Francis Paris or his assigns since of Jacob Outram and now or late of Henry Hills his assigns or undertenants
and also all that yard and garden plot before the north end of the said messuage and one little orchard lying at the north end of the said last mentioned messuage with the appurtenances which said messuage and premises are situate lying and being in the parish of Stansted in the said county of Kent and adjoining to the Kings Highway there leading from Boat? Street to Terry Lodge on the east side thereof
and also all that messuage or tenement with the barn yard garden orchard and two pieces or parcels of arable or pasture land late one piece but formerly divided into two pieces or parcels thereunto belonging and adjoining to the said last mentioned messuage containing in the whole by estimation two acres and three quarters be the same more or less with the appurtenances some time in the tenure or occupation of Robert Bran since of Thomas Stiles afterwards of Francis Paris his assignee or assigns and the said last mentioned messuage was late in the occupation of Thomas Paris and is now of John Burnett and the said two pieces or parcels of land and other premises late were in the occupation of Jacob Outram his undertenants or assigns and are now in the occupation of the said Henry Hills which said messuage and premises last mentioned are situate lying and being at Stansted aforesaid in the said county of Kent together with the rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging (which said hereditaments and premises I recently purchased of the said Henry Hills)
And also all the rest and residue of my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto and to the sole and only proper use and behoof of my said daughter Anna Alchin her heirs and assigns for ever

Also I give and devise all estates vested in me by way of mortgages or upon any trusts whatsoever unto the said Anna Alchin her heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality thereof respectively upon the trusts and subject to the equity of redemption subsisting or capable of taking effect in the same premises respectively at the time of my decease and to be conveyed assigned and disposed of accordingly but the money secured to me by such mortgage or mortgages to be considered as part of my personal estate

And lastly I do revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be my last will and testament in writing whereof I the said Henry Alchin the Testator have to this my last will and testament contained on two sheets of peper set my hand and seal to wit my hand to the first sheet and my hand and seal to this second and last sheet Dated the day and year above written Henry Alchin (L.S.) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Henry Alchin the Testator 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
Thos Geo Pym Clerk to Messrs Selby Norton & Selby Solicitors West Malling, Kent
H'y Saker of Plaxtol Kent blacksmith
William Allard of Plaxtol cordwainer

Proved at London the 13th March 1834 before the Judge by the oath of Anna Alchin spinster the daughter the sole executrix to whom administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer


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Will of Henry Alchin
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