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Will of Abraham Barham

of Hollingbourne, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1368
Submitted by Ros Dunning
This is the last Will and Testament of me Abraham Barham of the Parish of Hollingbourn in the County of Kent Yeoman who am in health and of sound and disposing mind and understanding First I recommend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God who gave it and my Body to be decently and frugaly interred the South side of the Grave Stone I placed in the Church Yard of the said Parish of Hollingbourn
And I do order and direct that my just Debts and Funeral expences the Cost of the Proving of my Will and all other incidental charges shall be paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named with all convenient speed after my decease

And I do hereby make nominate and appoint Abraham Barham from Chevening in the aforesaid County Land Surveyor and William Wisenden of the of the Parish of Hollingbourn in the said County Carpenter joint Executors in Trust of this my said Will

First I Give and Bequeath to my Brother Thomas Barham and his Heirs the Lease granted to me by the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury consisting of three Messuages or Tenements with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in the Parish of Hollingbourn in the said County of Kent now in the occupation of myself and the said Thomas Barham and William Roberson

and I likewise give and bequeath to my Brother James Barham and to my Brother Uriah Barham to each of them Fifty pounds

and to Robert Barham of Leeds in the County of Kent Shopkeeper and to John Ellis of the Parish of Harrietsham Bricklayer and to William Wisenden of the of the Parish of Hollingbourn aforesaid Carpenter to each of them I give the sum of Forty pounds

And I do give my Servant Maid Sarah Farmer Twenty Pounds
And I Give John Moore the elder of Harrietsham aforesaid Labourer Ten Pounds
and I Give Elizabeth Botthe Daughter of Richard Botthe Deceased Ten Pounds
And also I give a further Sum of Ten Pounds to the aforesaid William Wisenden for his trouble in Proving this my Will

and I Give to John Champion of the Parish of Milstead in the aforesaid County Wheelwright and his Heirs Two hundred pounds
And I likewise Give to Thomas Ellis and to Uriah Ellis to each of them Fifty Pounds
And I also Give to Sarah Ellis Sixty Pounds
the three last mentioned persons are Sons and Daughters of the aforesaid John Ellis of Harrietsham

All which several Legacies I direct shall be Paid out of my three Per cent Annuities in the Bank of England Bank Bonds Notes of Hand Monies and all other my Estate to be Paid by my Executor within Six Calendar Months after my decease

All the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Money and Securities for Money and Security for money Bills Bonds Notes of hand my three Per Cent Annuities and other my Estate of any sort of kindsoever and wheresoever I Give and Bequeath the same and every part thereof unto and to the use of the aforesaid Abram Barham of Chevening in the said County of Kent Land Surveyor his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns absolute for ever

Signed Sealed and Delivered as my last Will and Testament the twenty eighth of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety nine..... Abraham Barham
(Attestation Clause)
Thos Moris _ John Jenner

Proved at London 29 January 1802


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