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Will of Mary Sandford Beers

of Folkestone, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1834
Transcribed by Anne Stubbington
This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Sandford Beers of the Town and Port of Folkestone in the County of Kent, Widow of John Beers deceased in the manner following
I desire to be directly interred at the discretion of friends Richard Hart Esquire and Michael Minter Major Grocer both of Folkestone aforesaid whom I do hereby appoint Executors of this my Will and I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid by my said executors out of my personal Estate
I give devise and bequeath unto the said Richard Hart and Michael Minter Major their heirs executors administrators and assigns all that my copyhold messuage or tenement with the appurtenances situate above? Seagate Street in the said Town and Port of Folkestone and now in my own occupation and all others my Real Estate whosoever and wheresoever and together with all and singular my Personal estate appoint trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to collect and convert into money my said Personal Estate and do and shall when and as they or the survivor shall seem proper sell and dispose of my said Copyhold and Real Estates by Public Auction or Private contract to any person or persons willing to become the purchaser or purchases thereof for such price as my said trustees shall think reasonable and to enter into make and execute all such contracts surrenders and conveyances as to them my said trustees shall seem proper and the money arising there from together with the produce of my Personal Estate upon trust to pay my debt funeral and testamentary expenses and after payment thereof upon trust to divide the residue thereof unto and amongst my three children John Wood Beers Mary Ann Beers and Richard Warman Beers share and share alike and their receipts respectively notwithstanding they may be then under the age of twenty one years shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my said trustees for the same But in case either or any of my said children shall be past this life without issue before they shall have received their part or share or parts or shares under this my will then I give the part and share or parts and shares of such child then do dying without issue as aforesaid into the survivors or survivor of them my said children share and share alike and to their several and respective executors administrators and assigns and I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of my said trustees or the survivors of them or the heirs executors administrators assigns of such survivor shall be good and sufficient discharge to all and every the purchaser and purchasers of my said copyhold messuage or ????? and appurtenances and of other my real or personal estates of any part thereof and that such purchaser or purchasers shall not be answerable or accountable in any manner whatsoever for the application misapplication or nonapplication of such purchase monies or any part thereof and that neither of them the said Richard Hart and Michael Minter Major or their respective heirs executors administrators or assigns shall in appoint be answerable or accountable for anymore monies then they shall respectively actually receive nor shall they or either or them be answerable or accountable for the acts or deeds of the other of them but each of them for his own acts and deeds only

and I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills by me at any time or times thereto for made and do declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Mary Sandford Beers the testatrix have to this my last will and testament contained in two sheets of paper set and put my hand and seal /to wit/ my hand to the preceding sheet and my hand and seal to this second and last sheet and my seal at the top where the said sheets are affixed together this twenty fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four = Mary Sandford Beers = signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Mary Sandford Beers as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed out our names as witnesses
Elizabeth Stone - Sarah Cobb - George Stone

Proved at London 27th August 1834 before the Judge by the oath of Michael Minter Major the surviving executor to whom administration was granted having been first sworn/by common/duly to administer/=

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