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Will of Ann Bird

of Knockholt, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1290
Submitted by Ros Dunning
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Ann Bird of Knockholt in the County of Kent Widow
First I order and direct that all such just Debts as I shall owe at the time of my decease and my Funeral and Testamentary expences shall be paid by my Executrix shall be paid by my Executrix as soon as can be after my decease

Also I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Sarah Shorter the Wife of Thomas Shorter Fifty Pounds Stock or Annuities Part of my three pounds per cent To be transferred to her as soon as can be after my decease

Also I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Ann Cocking the Wife of William Cocking Fifty Pounds Stock or Annuities the other part of my three pounds per cent To be transferred to her as soon as can be after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto all and every of my other Grandchildren Thomas Bennet William Hayes George Hayes Sarah Veal Thomas Hayes Frances Stockdale Elizabeth ________ late Elizabeth Hayes Spinster Alice Hayes Robert Hayes and James Hayes the Sum of Five Pounds a Piece To be paid to them respectively within three months next after my decease

Also I give and forgive unto my Son in Law George Allen all such Sum and Sums money whatsoever as he shall happen to owe to me at the time of my Decease

And all the rest and residue of my money Stock Annuities Goods Chattels Apparel Effects & Personals whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Allen the Wife of the said George Allen her Executors Administrators and Assigns

And I do nominate and appoint my said Daughter Ann Allen to be Sole Executrix of this my Will And hereby revoking all other Wills by me made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty second day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven
The mark and Seal of Ann Bird
(Attestation Clause)
Enoch Harding _ Edward Latter

Proved at London 16 May 1797


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