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Will of William Chapman

of Folkestone, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1826 and 1848
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Chapman of the Town of Folkestone in the County of Kent Mariner

First I desire all my just debts be paid and satisfied and after payment thereof
I give and devise unto Elizabeth my wife during the term of her natural life all that my Messuage or Tenement with the appurtenances situate in the said Town which I lately purchased of Thomas Stevenson
and also the use of all my household furniture plate linen and household stuff and the interest of my monies and other my Real and Personal Estate she maintaining and bringing up my children

and immediately from and after her decease I give and devise all my said Real and Personal Estate unto and amongst all and every my children which I may have both male and female in equal parts shares and proportions and to their respective heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever as Tenants in Common

and in case either of my children shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years without having any lawful issue of his her or their body or bodies then I give and devise the part or share of him her or them so dying unto the survivors or survivor of them and to their several and respective heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever as tenants in Common

but in case any of my said children shall happen to die either in my lifetime or after my decease leaving issue of his her or their bodies lawfully begotten then I give and devise the part and share of such of my said children so dying unto the issue of such child or children and to their respective heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever as Tenants in Common

provided always and it is my will and desire that in case the rents and interest of my said Real and Personal Estate shall not be sufficient to maintain my said wife and children during their minorities then I do hereby empower and direct my executor hereinafter named from time to time to advance to my said wife and children so much of my said personal Estate as he shall think necessary for their maintenance and bringing up

and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Thomas Farley of Folkestone aforesaid Shipwright executor of this my Will
hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only tp be my last Will and testament

In Witness whereof I the said William Chapman the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one William Chapman
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Chapman the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Wm. Reynolds – Charles Fagg – Jno. Smart

On the 29th April 1826 admon with the will annexed of the goods chattels credits of William Chapman late of the Town of Folkestone in the County of Kent Mariner deceased was granted to Elizabeth Chapman Widow the relict & residual legatee for life named in the said Will having been first sworn by Common duly to adm’r. Thomas Farley the sole Executor renounced.

On the 26th August 1848 admon with the Will annexed of the goods chattels and credits of William Chapman late of the town of Folkestone in the County of Kent mariner deceased left unadministered by Elizabeth Chapman widow the relict and the residuary legatee for life named in the said will since? deceased was granted to Isaac Chapman one of the natural and lawful children of the said deceased and as such one of the Residuary Legatees substituted by the said Will having been first sworn by common duly to administer. Thomas Farley the sole executor named in the said Will having heretofore renounced the probate and execution thereof as by Acts of Court appears.


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Will of William Chapman
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