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Will of Thomas Buckland

of Cranbrook, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/113/231, FHL film #1066653: ACC Original wills
Submitted by Becky Johnson
I Thomas Buckland of Sissinghurst in the parish of Cranbrook in the County of Kent Farmer do make this my last Will and Testament.

I bequeath unto my wife Ann Buckland all consumable stores in my House at the time of my decease.
I bequeath to her for her life so much of my household furniture and effects as she may choose

and I bequeath the residue of my personal estate unto my Executors hereinafter named upon trust within twelve calendar months after my decease to raise thereout by Sale or otherwise (after payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses) the sum of Five hundred pounds and to hold the said sum Upon Trust to invest the same in the names of my said Executors in any of the Public Stocks or Funds of Great Britain or upon the security of freehold leasehold or copyhold estates in England with power to vary the same securities at their discretion
And upon further trust to pay the annual income of the said trust funds to my said wife during her life

(subject thereto) I give and bequeath all my personal estate to my daughter Mary Ann the wife of Robert Relf now living with us.
I declare that my said Executors at their discretion may advance the said sum of Five hundred pounds to my Son in Law the said Robert Relf upon the security of his farming stock and effects and his person security

and I appoint my Brother John Buckland of Ticehurst in the county of Sussex farmer and his Son John Buckland of the same place farmer the Executors of this my will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifty five.
Signed by the said testator as his last will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the said testator having before signing the same caused the words “of my” to be inserted between the seventh and eighth lines and the words “during her life” to be inserted between the nineteenth and twentieth lines of the first page.
John Elliott Wilson, Sol Cranbrook Kent
Robert Bryant Pearse, Surgeon Cranbrook

April 28th 1856 before the Reverend Francis Barrow, Clerk, Commissioner
This Will was proved by the Oaths of John Buckland the Elder, the Brother and John Buckland the Younger, nephew of the Testator the Executors therein named To whom Admon was granted. By Commission.
Under £1000
Testator died 17th Dec 1855

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