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Will of Robert Baldwin

of Plaxtol, Kent


Source: Rochester
Transcribed by Patricia Salter
In the name of God Amen this thirteenth day of April in the third year of the reign of our sovereign lord George by the grant of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and seventeen I Robert Baldwin of Plaxtoll in the parish of Wrotham in the County of Kent yeoman being in good health and of sound and disposing mind and understanding (praise be God) doe make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner following (that is to say) Impris I assign my soul into the hands of my most mercifull creator trusting for salvation through the merritts of Christ my Redeemer And my body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named and as concerning my worldly estate it hath pleased God to bless me withall both reall and personall I give and dispose thereof as followeth

Item I give and bequeath unto Anne Margarett William and Hester Hernden the four children of my late neece Elizabeth wife of Isaac Hernden deceased the sum of Fifty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain (equaly to be devided between them) and to be paid to them by my executor hereinafter named at their severall and respective age or ages of one and twenty years, and in case either or any of them shall happen to die and depart this life, before they attaine their said age or ages of one and twenty years, then my will and meaning is that the said sum of Fifty pounds shall be equally divided between the survivors of them

Item I give and bequeath unto my neice Anne now wife of John Rabson daughter of my deceased brother William Baldwin the sum of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my executor within one year after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my neice Elizabeth now wife of Isaac Tomlyn daughter of my brother Thomas deceased the sum of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to her by my executor within one year after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my nephew Francis Baldwin the sum of one hundred and fforty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to him by my executor within one year after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my neice Hester now wife of Stephen Chilman the sum of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to her by my executor within one yeare after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto Hannah Baldwin daughter of my nephew William Baldwin deceased the sum of fforty shillings a year to be paid unto her yearly by my executor hereinafter named until she sall attain the age of one and twenty years if the said Hannah shall soe long live, and from and immediately after she shall have attained her said age of one and twenty years, then I give and bequeath unto her {the aforesaid} Hannah the sum of seventy pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain, and to be then paid to her by my executor hereinafter named out of my personall estate and the house and land hereby devised to him and his heires,

Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Baldwin son of my aforesaid nephew William Baldwin deceased the sum of four pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to him by my executor at his age of one and twenty years if he shall soe long live and not otherwise out of my personall estate and the house and land I hereby give to him and his heires,
Item I give and bequeath unto William Eversfeild the elder of Wrotham aforesaid the sum of ffive pounds to be paid to him by my executor within one year after my decease,
Item I give and bequeath unto John Cogger son of my neice Rachell deceased the sum of twenty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to him by my executor at his age of one and twenty years if he shall soe long live and not otherwise out of my personall estate and the house and land I hereby give to him and his heires,
Item I give and bequeath unto my nephew Reuben Baldwin youngest son of my brother Thomas Baldwin deceased the sum of seventy pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to him within one year after my decease by my executor hereafter named
Item I give and bequeath unto John Joanes grandson to my late deceased wife Sarah the sum of three and twenty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to him by my executor hereinafter named at his age of one and twenty years if he the said John Joanes shall soe long live,

Item all the rest and residue of my goods cattle chattells household stuff ready money debts oweing bills bonds leases mortgages and all other my personall estate whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my nephew Thomas Baldwin son of my brother Thomas Baldwin deceased & whom I doe hereby make and ordain full and sole executor of this my last will and testament
Item I give and devise unto my said nephew and executor Thomas Baldwin all that messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell with the barnes stables outhouses edifices and buildings yards gardens orchards land and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying and being at Plaxtoll aforesaid in the aforesaid parish of Wrotham which I purchased of Elizabeth and Charles Johnson to have and to hold to the said Thomas Baldwin his heires and assignes for ever (chargeable with the payment of all my aforesaid legacies)

Item I give and devise more unto my aforesaid nephew Reuben Baldwin all that my messuage or tenement with the barnes stables outhouses yards gardens orchards barksides and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying and being in Ightham in the aforesaid county of Kent in the tenancies or occupations of John Button Shaw and Thomas Bright or their assignes To have and to hold unto the said Reuben Baldwin his heires and assignes forever

In Witnesse whereof I the said Robert Baldwin have to this my last Will and Testament (revoaking all former wills by me made) written in two sheets of paper to each sheet thereof sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written.
Signed ROBERT BALDWIN Seal
{Signed} sealed published and declared by the said Robert Baldwin {missing} his last will and testament in the presence of us who in {missing} subscribed our hands and witnesses hereunto
THOMAS STREATFEILD Jun - JAMES {ARMERGEND} - WILLIAM MORGAN


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