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Will of Elizabeth Coates

of Chislehurst, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1528
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Coates of Chislehurst in the County of Kent Widowbeing of sound mind memory & understanding (praised be God for the same) do make & publish this my last Will & Testament in Writing in manner following that is to say First I commend my immortal Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Exor

& I do nominate make & appoint my late Husbandís Nephew John Coates to be sole Exor of this my Will
& I do direct & order that all my just debts & my Funeral & Testamentary expences shall be paid by my Exor as soon as can be after my decease

also I give & bequeath unto my Niece Sarah Devonshire Spinster four Hundred Pounds Stock or Annuities commonly called three Pounds per Centum per Annum Bank Annuities when & so soon as she shall attain her age of twenty one years or be Married which shall first happen
but in case of her death under the said age & before she shall be Married then I give & bequeath the same unto the said John Coates for his own use & benefit

also I give & Bequeath unto my said Niece Sarah Devonshire all & every my Wearing Apparel of every sort & kind whatsoever

also I give & bequeath unto Sarah Coates Niece of my said late Husband the sum of thirty Pounds to be paid to her within three Months next after my decease

& all the rest & residue of my Money Securities for Money Stock Annuities Household Goods & other Goods Chattels Rights Credits Effects and Personal Estate whatsoever & wheresoever & of what nature or kind soever I give & bequeath unto the before named John Coates for his own use & benefit

& hereby revoking all former Wills by me made I declare this only to be my last Will & Testament
In Witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Coates have set my hand & affixed my seal the twenty fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty nine Eliz: Coates
(Attestation Clause)
Enoch Holding _ Edward Latter

Proved at London 5 December 1811

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