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Will of James Brenchley

of Mersham, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.111 folio 547 1848
Transcribed by the late Peter Brenchley
Contact Betty Brenchley Lawson (no attachments)
This is the last will and testament of me JAMES BRENCHLEY of the parish of Mersham in the county of Kent, Farmer. First I declare that all my just debts funeral testamentary and all other incidental charges and expenses shall be fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by my executors hereinafter mentioned And I direct that a decent head stone shall be erected by my said executors to the memory of myself and my dear wife and placed upon our graves

I give and bequeath all my wearing apparel unto and equally between my three sons GEORGE, JOHN and THOMAS

Also I give and bequeath unto my youngest son the said THOMAS BRENCHLEY to be paid within six months after my decease the sum of one hundred pounds together with my silver watch and thrashing machine

And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my stock, crops, goods, chattels, monies, rights, credits and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever not hereinbefore specifically given and bequeathed I give and bequeath in the same manner following (that is to say)

One full equal fifth part or share thereof unto my eldest son the said GEORGE BRENCHLEY
One other fifth part thereof I give and bequeath unto my second son the said JOHN BRENCHLEY
One other fifth part thereof I give and bequeath unto my youngest daughter MARIA TAYLOR
One other fifth part thereof I give and bequeath unto my youngest son the said THOMAS BRENCHLEY
And the remaining fifth part thereof I give and bequeath unto my said executors upon trust for the children of my late daughter CATHERINE the wife of JOHN HIGGINS equally to be divided between them and to be paid and advanced and applied at such times and in such manner as my said executor shall in his discretion think proper

And I appoint my sons the said GEORGE BRENCHLEY and THOMAS BRENCHLEY executors of this my will and I give unto them all the estate vested in me as trustee or mortgagee according to the equities affecting the same respectively In witness whereof I the said JAMES BRENCHLEY the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one James Brenchley Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Brenchley the testator as and to be his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Robt Furley Solr. Ashford - J Hughes Hallett his clerk

The before registered will of James Brenchley deceased was proved the sixth day of May 1848 before the Reverend John Metcalfe clerk, surrogate to the Worshipful Sherrard Beaumont Barnaby Doctor of Laws Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of George Brenchley and Thomas Brenchley sons of the deceased the executors named in the said will they being first sworn to perform the same

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