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Will of William Brett

of Ash next Sandwich, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Transcribed by Carole
This is the last will and testament of me William Brett of the parish of Ash next Sandwich in the County of Kent Yeoman. I being of sound mind and memory
First I give and divest all and every my messuages or Tenements Lands Heredits and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my son Richardson Brett and to his heirs and assigns for ever.

Also I give and bequeath unto my son in law William Scarlett of Finglesham in the parish of North Bourn in the said county of Kent Carpenter the sum of three hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid him by my Executor hereafter named within three months next after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath unto my sons William Brett and Robert Brett the sum of twenty five pounds apiece of the lawful money to be paid them by my Executor hereafter named within three months next after my decease.

All the rest of and residue of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what kind or nature soever (after payment of my just debts Funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my will) I give and bequeath unto my said son Richardson Brett and to his executors admo'rs and assigns and I do constitute and appoint my said son Richardson Brett sole Executor of this my last will and testament and hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of April in the forty first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King defender of the Faith etc and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one. William Brett (I.S) signed sealed published and declared by the said William Brett the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our hands as witnesses.
Step'n? Staner - J. Wood - W? Philpott

This will was proved at London on the twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four before the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully consistuted by the oath of Richardson Brett the son of the deceased and the sole Executor named in the said Will to whom admon of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased was granted he having been first sworn duly to adm'r (by Common)


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Will of William Brett
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