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Will of Isaac Blanchar

of Canterbury, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1765
Submitted by Sue Ellis
In the Name of God Amen
I Isaac Blanchar of the Precincts of the Cathedral Church of Christ Canterbury Taylor being of sound and perfect Mind and Memory Do make this my Last Will and Testam[en]t in manner following
first I resign my Soul to God hoping to obtain forgiveness of my sins my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently buryed as to my worldly Estate I dispose thereof as follows

I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving Wife Dorothy the Interest profits and use of all my personal Estate of whatever nature (Except what I shall by this my Will otherwise dispose of) for and during the Term of her natural life
and from and immediately after her Decease I give and bequeath all my said personal Estate (Except as aforesaid) unto all and every one of the Children of my Brother John Blanchar and the Children of my Sister Mary David that shall be living the time of my wife’s Decease equally to be divided between them share and share alike

also I Give unto my Nephew Jacob Blanchar my silver watch to be delivered to him in one month after my decease
also I give unto my said Nephew Jacob Blanchar and Thomas Mount of Fordwich all my wearing apparel to be divided between them

and I do make my said wife Dorothy Sole Executrix of this my will
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and Seal this fourteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord 1764 x Isaac Blanchar (Seal) Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said Isaac Blanchar to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of us
x Geo. Plomer x John Norris

This Will was proved at London on the twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty five before the Right worshipfull George Hay Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury Lawfully constituted by the Oath of Dorothy Blanchar widow the relict of the deceased and Sole Executrix named in the said will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the aid deceased she having been first sworn by Commission Duty to Administer

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