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Will of Elizabeth Brenchley

of Tong, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol. 80 folio 193 1704
Transcribed by the late Peter Brenchley
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In the name of God amen This Second Day of April in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and Two I, ELIZABETH BRENCHLEY of Tong in the County of Kent widow being sick and weak of Body but of sound mind memory and understanding God be praised for the same do for the quieting my mind and Setling that part of worldly estate which it hath pleased almighty God to bless me with make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following; (that is to say) ffirst & principally I comend my soul to God who gave it me, and my Body I comitt to the Earth from whence it came in hopes of a joyfull Resurrectionto be decently interred at the Discretion of my loving brother Nicholas Scott of Tong aforesaid whom I do hereby make & ordaine sole Executr of this my last will and testament.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter ANNE HOYLE all my wearing apparell both linnen and woollen to be delivered unto her by my said executor within one month next after my decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Two Grandaughters MARY & ELIZABETH PEIRSON daughters of my late Daughter MARY PEIRSON widow decd all the wearing Apparell both linnen and woollen which was their said Late Mothers to be from time to time distributed to them by the Discretion of my said Executor as he shall think fitt.

Item I give and bequeath unto my said Two Grandaughters MARY and ELIZABETH PEIRSON and to my Grandson JOHN PEIRSON and to my Grandchildren JAMES, JOHN, ELIZABETH, ANN & MARY HOYLE children of my said Daughter ANNE HOYLE at their several and respective ages of One and Twenty years the sume of fforty shillings a peece to be paid unto them respectively at their several ages aforesaid by my said executor.

Item the rest and residue of my Goods, Catle, Chattells and personal estate whatsoever from and after payment of my Debts Legacies aforesaid ffuneral charges & Expenses in and about the Probate of this my will I give & bequeath unto my said Brother Nicholas Scott to be by him distributed to & amongst my eight Grandchildren as they shall attain their said several & respective ages of One and Twenty years according as my said brother & Executor shall think fitt or find occasion And I do revoake and make void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will & Testament

In Witness whereof I the said ELIZABETH BRENCHLEY have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written; Elizabeth Brenchley; Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Elizabeth Brenchley to be her last will & Testament in the Psence of us
Cha: Poole, Susan Pantry Will: Backe

Probate 15 May 1704 to Nicholas Scott

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