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Will of Thomas Deane

of Ash next Ridley, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Rochester 3 Mar 1804
Transcribed by John Crowson
In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Deane the Elder of Ash, next Ridley, in the County of Kent, Yeoman, being of sound and perfect Mind, Memory and Understanding, praised be Almighty God for the same Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and following (that is to say)

I give and devise unto my beloved wife Mary Deane this house wherein I now dwell with all that Messuage or Tenement Lands and Premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging situate standing --- and being in the Parish of Ash in the said County aforesaid with all the Furniture, Money, Securities for Money, Goods and Chatteles and all other of my Personal Estate of what nature, kind or quality soever and wheresoever after payment of my just Debts and Funeral Expenses for and during the term of her natural Life and from and after her decease my mind and will is that all my Messuage or Tenements Lands and Premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging with all other my personal Estate whomsoever and wheresoever shall be sold within the space of six months after my said wife Mary Deane's decease by my Executor hereinafter named and to be paid by him to my Eight Children in the following manner (viz) Ann Deane, Mary Deane and Hester Deane the sum of Fifty Pounds a piece of good and lawful Money of Great Britton and likewise all the rest residue and remainder of my Money to be paid to Thomas Deane, James Deane, Samuel Deane, William Deane and Michael Deane, share and share alike, the whole to be paid in six Months after my said Wife Mary Deane's decease,

And I do hereby institute and appoint my said Wife Mary Deane Executrix and John Middleton of Ash aforesaid, Farmer, Executor of this my Will hereby revoking and declaring to be void all former or 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 thereof I the said Thomas Deane, Yeoman, the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fourth Day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one. Thomas Deane (DT) (signed)
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Deane, Yeoman. the Testator and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto.
William Norris, George Stone, William Poules.

Proved the twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four before the Reverend James Lynn a Surrogate by the Oaths of Mary Deane, Widow, the Relict of the deceased and John Middleton the Executors to whom administration granted they having been first sworn duly to administer. Estate under 300.

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