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Will of Uriah Barham

of Hollingbourne, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1432
Submitted by Ros Dunning
This is the last Will and Testament of me Uriah Barham of the Parish of Hollingbourne in the County of Kent being of sound Mind Memory and Understanding First I recommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God my Creator hoping for the Remission of all my Sins through the Merits and Mediation of my Savior Jesus Christ and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently and frugally interred by my Executors hereinafter named As to my worldly Estate I dispose of the same as follows

First I order that all my just Debts my Funeral Expences the Cost of proving this my Will and all other incidental Charges and Expences be discharged by my Executors with all convenient speed
and I do hereby appoint Abraham Barham of Chevening Kent Land Surveyor and William Wisenden of Hollingbourne in Kent carpenter to be joint Executors In Trust of this my Will

I give and bequeath to John Champion of Kingsdown in Kent Wheelwright and Carpenter and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever All my Estate consisting of a House in two Tenements and Gardens and all other Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in the Parish of Leeds in the aforesaid County of Kent and now in the occupation of Robin Wood

but I order and direct that the Sum of Six Pounds shall be paid annually on the Tenth day of October out of the Rents and Profits of the said Estate by the said John Champion his Heirs and Assigns to my beloved wife Elizabeth Barham during the Term of her natural Life the said Annual Payment to commence the Tenth Day of October next after my Decease and to cease the Tenth Day of October preceding the Death of my said Wife

I give and bequeath to my said Wife One hundred and fifty pounds Stock being part of my Stock in the three Per Cents annuities in the Bank of England to be transferred to me by my Executors within six calendar Months after my decease
And I also give to my said Wife during the Term of her Life the Interest arising from the remainder of my Stock in the aforesaid Annuities in the Bank of England which said Interest I direct to be paid to my said Wife by my Executors half Yearly as they receive the same at the Bank of England

and after the Decease of my said Wife I give and bequeath as follows
To my Nephew Robert Barham late of Leeds I give Fifty Pounds
To Abraham Barham aforesaid I give Fifty Pounds
To William Wisenden aforesaid Fifty Pounds
To Thomas Ellis thirty pounds
To Uriah Ellis thirty pounds
To Sarah Ellis Forty Pounds
These three last mentioned Persons are Sons and Daughter of John Ellis of Harrietsham in Kent Bricklayer and Mary his Wife

I likewise give and bequeath
to James Hatch of Ulcomb in Kent Farmer Thirty pounds
To John Pope Son of George Pope late of the Parish of Leeds deceased Thirty Pounds
and to John Hutchings of the Parish of Ticehurst in Sussex thirty pounds
All which several Legacies I direct to be paid out of my aforesaid three Pr Cent Annuities in the Bank of England by my Executors within six calendar Months after the decease of my said Wife

All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate Goods Money my three Per cent Annuities and all other my Estate of any kind or sort soever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto and to the use of the aforesaid Abraham Barham of the parish of Chevening in Kent Landsurveyor his Executors Administrators and Assigns absolute for ever

Signed sealed published and declared as my last Will and Testament this Fourth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five _ Uriah Barham
(Attestation Clause)
D Newman _ Thos Wisenden _ Jno Chittenden

Proved at London 14 November 1805 to Abraham Barham power reserved to the other Executor

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