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Will of Thomas Dadd

of Ickham, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1820
Submitted by Carol Valantine Dugger and Beverley Chapman
This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Dadd of the parish of Ickham in the county of Kent yeoman who am in health and of sound body and disposing mind memory understanding praised be to God my creator the same ffirst and principally I resign my soul into his hands of almighty God my creator and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executors herein after named in the church yard of the parish of Wickhambreaux in the said county of Kent as was the grave of my late wife as conveniently may be and as to all my worldly estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature and kind or quality soever the same shall or may consist and be at the time of my demise I dispose thereof as hereinafter mentioned that is to say

I give and devise all that my messuages or tenements Lands [... ] and premises thereunto belonging with their and any of these appurt's situate lying and being in and (or above line) near the Town and Borough of Deal in the said County of Kent and now in the [....] and( or above line) or occupation of John Messey his assigns and or [.....] unto and for the only proper use and behove of my two cousins Thomas Dadd of the parish of Wickhambreux aforesaid Servant and James Dadd of the same place the two sons of James Dadd aforesaid said late ffather servant equally to be divided between them in share and share alike to take as tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants and their several sons and assigns for [ ]

also I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain and Ireland unto Elizabeth Bing of the Town and Port of Sandwich in the county of Kent widow of Thomas Bing late of the same place Blacksmith her late husband Servant and to his? executors and advisors to and for his and their own proper use and benefit absolutely

also I give and Bequeath the Sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money unto Joseph Bing of the town and borough of Deal aforesaid Blacksmith and to his executors and advisors to and to his and their own proper use and benefit absolutely

also I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money unto the said John Messey of the Town and Borough of Deal aforesaid Brickmaker and Sarah his wife (late Sarah Bing Singlewoman) and the survivor of them in case either of them die in my life time his or her executors and advisors to and for their his or her own proper use and benefit absolutely

also give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money unto Benjamin Bing of the Parish of Ash next Sandwich aforesaid Victualler and to his executors and advisors to and for his and their own proper use and benefit absolutely also I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money apiece unto Ozias Ougham and Nathaniel the younger both of the Parish of Whitstable in the said County of Kent the two children of Nathaniel Ougham the elder of the said same place and to their several executors and advisors to and for their own respective proper use and benefit absolutely

also I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of like lawful money apiece unto Thomas Dadd one of the porters at his Majesty’s Palace of Saint James Westminster and John Dadd of the Parish of Wingham in the said County of Kent Yeoman sons of my late brother William Dadd Servant and to the their several Executors and advisors to and for their own respective proper use and benefit absolutely

and as to all my Household Goods ffurniture plate Linen China Goods and Chattels and all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and whensoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same shall or may consist and be at the time of my decease bring all personal after and subjects to this payment of all my just debts ffuneral Expenses and the charges of and proving this Will and all other individual expenses whatsoever together with the Legacies hereintofore given and bequeathed I give and bequeath the same and every parcel and part thereof unto my said two cousins the said Thomas Dadd of Wickhambreaux aforesaid servant and James Dadd of the same place Cowkeeper the said two sons of the said James Dadd and their late ffather servant equally to be divided between them in share and share alike and to their several Executors and advisors as Tennants in Common and not as joint Tennants and to their own respective proper use and benefit absolutely

and I do so hereby make ordain and Nominate Constitute and Appoint the said Thomas Dadd and James Dadd the said two Sons of the said James Dadds servant Executors of this my last will and Testament
and I so hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made and I so declare these present only to be and contain my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Thomas Dadd the Testator have to this my last will and testament in writing in two sheets of paper contained I set in my hand at the bottom of the preceding sheet and my hand and Seal this second and last sheet thereof this thirteeth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and sixteen.
Thos Dadd (LL) Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Dadd the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
John Buckton/-/ John Miles/-/ John Gifford/-/

MEMORANDUM whereas I Thomas Dadd of the Parish of Ickham in the County of Kent Yeoman did in and by my last Will and Testament in writing by my duly [ ... ] having [ ...] this Thirteenth day of March of One thousand and Eight hundred and Sixteen give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money unto Benjamin Bing of the parish of Ash next Sandwich Victualler And to his Executors and advisors to and for his and their own proper use and benefit absolutely
now I so by this Codicil which I desire shall be declared and Constitute a part of my last Will and Testament revoke annul make void the said bequest so given to the said Benjamin Bing his Executors and advisors and I so order and direct that the said sum of one hundred pounds shall sink into the residue of my personnal estate

And I do ratify and confirm my said last will and testament in all the other particulars thereof
witness my hand Seal the Seventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen Thos Dadd witness hereunto as to its signing and sealing being by the Testator declared to be Codicil of his will.
John Buckton /-/ John Miles/-/

PROVED at London with a codicil 29th September 1820 before the Judge by the Oaths of Thomas Dadd And James Dadd the Executors to whom Admon was granted and then having been first sworn by Commons duly to administer../-


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