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Will of James Deane

of Ash next Ridley, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Rochester 17 Aug 1797
Transcribed by John Crowson
In the Name of God Amen I James Deane of the Parish of Ash next Ridley in the County of Kent, Yoeman, being of a sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding praised be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, (that is to say) First and principally I resign my Poor and Immortal Soul into the hands of almighty God, my Creator, and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executer herein after named and to such worldle estate as it has pleased almighty God to bless me withal I dispose thereof as follows

Item I give to my Brother Michael Deane one shilling.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother John Deane the sum of fifteen pounds of lawful money of Great Britain.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Edward Deane the sum of thirty pounds of like lawful money.
And I give and bequeath unto my Sister Elizabeth Pawley, the wife of George Pawley of Eynsford in the said County of Kent, Yoeman, the sum of twenty pounds of like lawfull money.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Sister Catherine the wife of Davis Deane of Crouch in the Parish of Wrotham in the said County of Kent Yeoman the sum of five pounds of like lawful money.
Also to my Sister Sarah Latter, the wife of John Latter of Tunbridge in the said County of Kent I Give and bequeath the sum of five pounds of like lawful money.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother William Deane the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money,

All which said several Legacies I direct to be paid by my Excecutor within twelve months next after my decease---
Also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Rebecca Latter Daughter of my Sister Sarah Latter the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her when she attains her age of twenty one years or day of marriage which shall first happen and in the meantime I direct the same to be placed out at Interest in the name of my Executor and the interest from time to time arising therefrom to be paid out and applied towards finding her cloths during her minority. Also all my linen I give to the said Rebecca Deane and my said Sister Elizabeth Pawley equally to be divided between them share and share alike.

Also I give devise and bequeath all that any Messuage or Tenement with the Lands & Buildings and Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lyingout being at or near West Yoak in the said Parish of Ash and now or late in my own occupation my undertenants or Assigns unto to my Brother Thomas Deane to hold to him, his Heirs and Assigns forever subject to the payment of the aforesaid Legacies.

Also all the rest residue and remainder of my household goods and furniture live and dead stock and all other, my real and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Deane And I do hereby appoint my said brother Thomas Deane Sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking and declaring to be void all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament IN WITNESS whereof I the said James Deane the Testator have hereunto set my hand and Seal this seventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, JAMES DEANE (seal)
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said James Deane the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his Presence and at his request and in the Presence of each other have Subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Charles Whitehead, Thomas Stoneham, Richard Rabson.

This Will proved at Rochester on the 17th day of August 1797 before the Rev. Arnold Carter Clerk and surrogate by the Oath of Thomas Deane the brother of the deceased sole executor in the said will named to whom was granted administration he having been first sworn in duly to administer


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