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Will of Richard Allchin

of Frittenden, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.110 folio
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I Richard Allchin late of Maidstone now of Frittenden in the County of Kent Gentleman do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in the first place with respect to my Funeral I only desire that it may be conducted with the greatest possible regard to economy
in the next place feeling greatly indebted to my Sister in Law Ann Sampson late Ann Barnett/Bennett? wife of John Sampson of Frittenden both for kind attention to my late afflicted daughter and also for having constantly endeavoured to promote my own interest and comfort and being likewise considerably in arrears with her for her wages as my Housekeeper I bequeath to her the sum of two hundred and sixteen pounds assured on my life at the ---? Kent life and Annuity Office together with every addition that may be made thereto by way of bonus previous to my decease

I likewise bequeath to the said Ann Sampson all my Household furniture plate linen books (except such as shall be hereinafter mentioned) as well as all debts which may be due to me at the time of my decease and all and every kind of property which I may then be possest of on condition that she shall faithfully discharge all debts which may then be due from me to any person or persons

To my Brother in Law Thomas Pine of Maidstone or to his present wife Ann my sister provided they or either of them shall be then living I bequeath my Encyclopedia Perthensis in forty five parts, Elements of General Knowledge by Henry Kett B D in two volumes, Theological D…istion by T Cogan MD in two volumes, Ethical Questions by the same in one volume, Dissertations on the Genius and Evidences of Christianity in one volume by A Gerard? DD, The Criterion or Miracles examined by the Rev’d John Douglas in one volume, the Divine Authority of the old and new Testament asserted by John Leland MA, A series of popular Essays by Elizabeth Hamilton in two volumes, A treatise on Political economy by Jean Baptiste Say in two volumes rendered into English by C R Prinsep MA, The Principles of Population and production by John Weyland jun’r FRS, The Being and attributes of God demonstrated by Henry Knight AU? in one volume, A volume of Miscellaneous … by Gilbert Wakefield, Materials for thinking by W Burdon in one volume, Grotius? on the truth of the Christian Religion in one volume Sevucas? words in English in one volume Sermons on the truth and Devine Authority of the Christian Religion by James Dushall MA in one volume, The Tripos by Thomas Hobbs of Canterbury in one volume and a Quarto volume of Essays philosophical Moral Historical and Literary by W Belsham

But if neither the said Thomas Pine nor his said wife Ann my sister be then living the above mentioned books shall be the property of my said sister in law Ann Samson to dispose of as she may think proper
And for the due performance of this my last Will and Testament I hereby appoint my said sister in law Ann Samson to be my sole executor trusting that she will faithfully comply with all the above mentioned requisitions to the best of her Judgement and ability
Dated the fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven – Rd Allchin – Signed sealed and delivered by the above mentioned Richard Allchin in the presence of
William Coleman – John Rumins – Samuel Hayward.

Probate 8 August 1842 … by the oath of Ann Samson (wife of John Samson) the sole Executrix

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