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Will of Isaac Birch

of Maidstone, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1835
Submitted by Anne Harding
This is the Last Will & Testament of me Isaac Birch of Maidstone in the County of Kent
First I hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills testaments and codicils by me at any time heretofore made And I declare this only to be and contain my whole and entire last Will and testament And as for and concerning all such cauporal estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth /that is to say/

In the first place I will and direct that all my just debts and the expences of my funeral being fully paid and satisfied and subject thereto I give and bequeath my house situated in Wheeler Street in the parish of Maidstone to Jane my wife during her natural life or day of marriage
and after her decease or day of marriage I give the said house unto my daughter Anne Birch
and should my said daughter Anne Birch die without heirs then I leave the same house to my youngest son James Birch to him and his heirs forever

I give and bequeath my two houses in Union Street Maidstone in the occupation of Russel Hosmer Butcher unto my six children Samuel Birch Thomas Birch Isaac Birch Joseph Birch Ann Birch and James Birch (but not until the mortgage is released and paid off) share and share alike And in case of the death of either of my said six children without heirs the share of such child or children to go to the survivors and their heirs forever

And lastly I nominate and appoint my nephew Mr John Golden of Bearsted and my son Samuel Birch of Maidstone Executors of this my last will and testament contained in one sheet of paper
In witness whereof I the said Isaac Birch the testator have set my hand and seal this fifth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty two. Isaac Birch – Signed and sealed in the presence of us as witnesses
Rob’t Tho’s Bottle – William Bottle.

Proved at London the 18th April 1835 before the Worshipful William Calverley Curteis Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Samuel Birch the son one of the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer. Power reserved to John Golden the nephew the other executor when he shall apply for the same.

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Will of Isaac Birch
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