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Will of John Allchin

of Meopham, Kent

Source: PCC 1780 (Prob 11/1069)
Transcribed by Steve Green
In the name of God Amen The first day of October in the twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc Anno Domini 1780 I John Allchin of Meopham in the County of Kent Carpenter being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory praised be God do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) first and principally I surrender up my soul in to the hands of Almighty my Creator hoping to be saved by and through the only merits and satisfaction of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer and my body I commit to the ground to be decently interred and buried by and at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named And as for my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give and dispose thereof as follows First I do order and direct that all my just debts shall in the first place be paid and satisfied

Item all and every my ready money securities for money household goods working utensils and implements of household debts chattels and stock together with all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever my debts and funeral expenses being first paid and satisfied I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Esther Allchin her Executors Administrators and Assigns And lastly I do hereby make nominate and appoint my said wife Esther full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I the said John Allchin the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal Dated the day and year first above written The mark X of John Allchin Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Allchin 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
The mark of Sarah Reed William Mungoam (?)

This Will was proved at London the twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty before the Worshipful Andrew .. Durand Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Perrogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Esther Allchin widow the relict of the deceased and sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased she having been first sworn to duly administer

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