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Will of Edward Brenchley

of Throwley, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.87 folio 9 1728
Transcribed by the late Peter Brenchley
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In the name of God amen I EDWARD BRENCHLEY of the parish of Throwleigh in the county of Kent yeoman being sick & weak in body and of sound mind and of sound mind (sic) and memory praised be Almighty God therefore do make publish and declare this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following, that is to say
Item and principally I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty god in hopes of attaining Everlasting Life after Death through the alone Merits and Mediation of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ And my Body I committ to the Earth to be decently interred in christian burial at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife ELIZABETH BRENCHLEY for the term of her natural Life one moiety of half part (the whole into Two equal parts to be divided) of all my Messuages Lands Tenements & hereditamts whatsoever in Throwleigh aforesaid or elsewhere.

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my ffour sons JOHN, THOMAS, EDWARD and ROBERT BRENCHLEY the other Moiety of all my Messuages Lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever to have & to hold the last mentioned Moiety or half part unto my said ffour sons and to their heirs and assigns forever equally to be divided between them.

Item I give devise and bequeath the other Moiety or half part of all my Messuages Lands Tenemts whatsoever after my said Wife's decease unto my said ffour sons JOHN, THOMAS, EDWARD and ROBERT BRENCHLEY and to their heirs and Assigns forever equally to be divided between them.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter ELIZABETH the sum of fifty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to her within one next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto my two daughters HANNAH and ANN the sum of ffifty pounds apiece of like money to be paid to them at their several and respective days of Marriage.

Item all the rest and residue of my Goods Cattle Chattels ready money and personal estate whatsoever not before disposed of I give and bequeath unto my said loving wife and my said four sons and two daughters HANNAH and ANN equally to be divided between them.

Item I do hereby make nominate & appoint my said loving Wife full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testatment hereby revoking all former Wills ant Testaments. In witness whereof I have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this Thirteenth day of July in the Second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second over Great Britain Anno Dni 1728. Edward Brencheley his mark. Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Testator Edward Brenchley as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence subscribe our names as witnesses hereunto
James Tanner Isaac Leafgreen and Walter Jones

Probate 19 October 1728 to Elizabeth Brenchley


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