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Will of Thomas Baker

of Leeds, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry court of Canterbury Vol.89 folio 32, 1734, LDS film # 0188989
Transcribed by Elaine Hamm
I Thomas Baker of the parish of Leeds, Kent, house carpenter being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto almighty God, therefore, taking into mind te mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God ? ? it and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the direction of my executor, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and so bequeathing such worldly affects that it hah pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of the dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First I give and bequeath to Amy, my dearly beloved wife our silver pint mugg, two large silver spoons, four little silver spoons, silver salts, one dozen of new napkins, a book called Bu?en on the new testament and our quilts of her own making to her and her heirs for ever.

Also I give and bequeath to my loving and only son, Thomas, our diaper table clouth our dozen napkins, three silver spoons marked with their letter, ? Three true silver tea spoons and a large old Bible, four gold rings and some money in a bagg (perhaps to the value of 3 or 4 shillings).
Also I give to my said wife Amey and my said son Thomas a bond or obligation which I took of my said wives' father, John Ispot of Ulcombe in the county aforesaid for one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain payable at the death of the said John Isopt as will appear by the said obligation in relation being to pay what he had equally divided between my said wife Amey and my said son, Thomas and to them and their heirs for ever.
Also I ? Give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Amey, one dozen Japanese table and glass in the parlour to her and her heirs for ever and also further I give, will is that my debts and funeral charges be paid by my executor and ? Hereafter, named.

Lastly all the rest And remainder of my goods I will all debts, bills, bonds and personal affects whatsoever, lying or being within the kingdom of Great Britain I give grant, bequeath unto my loving wife Amey and my said son Thomas whom I like Make and ordain my full and sole executrix and executor of this my last will and testament and hereby disallow, revoke and defa?? All and every other and former testaments wills and bequeaths and executors in any ways before named wills ratifying that this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I the said Thomas Baker have hereunto set my seal being in our ? Of ? ) this 11 day of February in the 7th year of our Sovereign Lord, George the 2nd by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord, 1733.

Proved the 7th day of May, 1734

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Will of Thomas Baker
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