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Will of Thomas Barham

of Leeds and Hollingbourne, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1441
Submitted by Ros Dunning
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Barham of the Parish of Leeds in the County of Kent Husbandman who am in health and of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding first I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and after payment of my Funeral expences the expence of proving this my Will and all my just Debts then

I do give devise and bequeath unto Elizabeth Barham my dear and beloved Wife all my real Estate of Lands and Hereditary
and also I do Give all my Stock in Government Security transferable at the Bank of England also all my Goods Chattels and all my other Effects whatsoever and wheresoever during her natural life

and after her decease I also Give Devise and bequeath to Abrum Barham Son of Benjamin Barham deceased of the Parish of Chevening in the said County of Kent all my real Estate of Lands and Hereditary as also all my Stock in Government Security at the Bank of England and all other my Personal Estate of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever

and I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my said Wife Elizabeth Barham sole Executor and Administrator of this my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Barham have to this my last Will and Testament set and subscribed my hand and seal the 27 day of August in the Year of our Lord 1791 Thomas Barham
(Attestation Clause)
Uriah Barham _ William Wisenden _ John Champion

Whereas I Thomas Barham of Hollingbourne in Kent have made and only executed my last Will and Testament in Writing bearing date the 27th day of August 1791 now by this present Writing I do make a Codicil to my said Will and Testament the same to be taken as a part thereof

first I Give to my Brother James Barham of Broomfield in Kent the Sum of Fifty Pounds
and to my Brother Uriah Barham of Hollingbourne the Sum of Fifty Pounds
To my Neice Sarah the Wife of William Wisenden of Hollingbourne I give the Sum of Thirty Pounds
and to my Neice Mary the Wife of John Ellis of Harrietsham in Kent I also give the Sum of Thirty Pounds
all which said Legacies I order and direct to be paid immediately after the decease of my Wife Elizabeth Barham

and I do hereby appoint my Grandson Abraham Barham of Chevening in Kent to be joint Trustee and Executor together with my said Wife Elizabeth Barham named in my said Will to perform all acts and things named in my said Will directed to be done

and I do hereby ratify and confirm my said Will in every particular which is not altered by this Codicil which I have here made and unto which I have set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five Thomas Barham
(Attestation Clause)
George Pope _ George Whinmore

Proved at London with a Codicil 13 April 1806 to Abraham Barham power reserved to other Executor


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