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Will of Edward Brenchley

of Willesborough, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.112 folio 247 1851
Transcribed by the late Peter Brenchley
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This is the last will and testament of me EDWARD BRENCHLEY of the parish of Willesborough in the county of Kent Yeoman. First I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by my executor hereinafter named

I give and devise and bequeath all that my messuage or tenement with the appurtenances thereto belonging situate lying and being in the parish of Willesborough aforesaid at or near Willesborough Lees with the land belonging thereto containing by estimation three acres be the same more or less together with a let(?) in a common meadow called Broad Mead situate in the parish of Hinxhill in the said county and all my monies and securities for money furniture goods chattels and effects and all other my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto GEORGE BACK of Willesborough aforesaid gentleman his heirs executors administrators and assigns upon the trusts hereinafter declared concerning the same (that is to say) Upon trust in the discretion of the absolute authority of the said GEORGE BACK his heirs executors administrators and assigns to sell and absolutely dispose of my said real estate by public auction or private contract with liberty from time to time if deemed expedient to but in any part thereof at any auction and to rescind or vary the terms of any contract for sale that may be entered into and to convey the same in such manner as the respective purchasers shall think fit And also to sell dispose of collect get in and receive my said personal estate and effects And I hereby direct and declare that such purchasers or other persons respectively paying any monies to my said trustee shall be wholly and absolutely exempt from all responsibility in respect of the application thereof And that all receipts which shall be given by my said trustee shall be good and effectual discharges for the monies therein respectively acknowledged to be received
And I do hereby declare that my said trustee shall stand possessed of the monies which shall arise from the sale or sales hereinafter directed to be made of my said real estate together with the rents and profits thereof until such sale or sales and also the money to be got in and received from the residue of my said personal estate hereinafter bequeathed upon trust the first place to pay or retain the .............. pecuniary legacies or sums following (that is to say)

To the children of my late brother James namely JOHN BRENCHLEY, THOMAS BRENCHLEY, GEORGE BRENCHLEY and the WIDOW TAYLOR the sum of fifteen pounds each
To each of the six children of my late brother JOHN the sum of ten pounds
To ELIZABETH BRENCHLEY and WILLIAM BRENCHLEY the sum of sixty pounds each
To THOMAS VAUGHAN the sum of thirty pounds
To JOSEPH GIMBER and WILLIAM GIMBER the sum of ten pounds each
To EDWARD the son of DAVID BRENCHLEY the sum of fifteen pounds
To ELIZABETH MANSBRIDGE the sum of ten pounds and ELIZABETH HARTBRIDGE daughter of THOMAS VAUGHAN the sum of fifteen pounds and to my said trustee or executor the sum of fifteen pounds

And upon trust as to all the rest residue and remainder of the proceeds of my real and personal estate to divide the same into three equal parts or shares and to pay one third part thereof unto the said WILLIAM BRENCHLEY one other third part thereof unto the said ELIZABETH BRENCHLEY and the remaining one third part thereof unto and equally between and amongst the said six children of my late brother JOHN share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to theirs several and respective executors administrators and assigns And I give and devise unto the said GEORGE BACK all the estates vested in me as trustee or mortgagee subject to the ................ affecting the same respectively And I hereby appoint the said GEORGE BACK executor of this my will

In witness whereof I the said EDWARD BRENCHLEY the testator have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty one The mark X of EDWARD BRENCHLEY Signed and published and declared by the said EDWARD BRENCHLEY the testator as and for 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
Leslie Overy, Ashford, gentleman - Mary Whitewood, Willesborough.

The before registered will of Edward Brenchley deceased was proved the ninth day of August 1851 before the Reverend John Pechey Francis, clerk, surrogate of the Worshipful Travers Twiss, Doctor of Laws, Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of George Back the sole executor named in the said will He being first sworn duly to perform the same.


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