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Will of William Deane

of Wrotham, Kent


Source: Rochester 6 Mar 1812
Transcribed by John Crowson
This is the Last Will and Testament of me William Deane of Crouch in the parish of Wrotham in the County of Kent Yeoman first and most principally I commend 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 Executors hereinafter named and as for such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose thereof as follows (that is to say) First I direct that all such just debts as I shall owe at the time of my Death my funeral expenses and the charge of proving this my will shall be paid and satisfied with all convenient speed after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother James Deane the sum of Two Hundred Pounds of lawful British money to be paid to him by my Executors within one year next after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto Ann Hodsell who now lives with me the sum of One Hundred Pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her by my Executors within one year next after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephews James Whiffin and William Whiffin the sum of Fifty Pounds each of like lawful money to be paid to them when and as they shall respectively attain the age of Twenty One years

Also I give and bequeath all my Stock Crops Effects and Impliments on my farm Household furniture Chattels Effects and Personal Estate whatsoever and whensoever and of what nature kind or quality soever unto my Brother Thomas Deane his Executors Administrators and assigns for ever

and Lastly I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Uncle Davies Deane of Crouch aforsaid Yeoman Robert Hubble of Ightham in the said County of Kent Gentleman and George Luck of Platt in the aforsaid parish of Wrotham Maltster joint Executors of this my will and hereby revoking all former by me at any time heretofor made I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament in witness thereof I the said William Deane the Testator have to the first sheet of this my will and to this second and last sheet my hand and seal this Sixth Day of February one thousand eight hundred and five William Deane (seal)
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Wm Deane 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 subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto ( the word "fifteen" in the first sheet thereof being first scratched through with a pen)
George Hubble, Nicholas Ashdown, Richard Crow Sols

Extracted by Henry Blake Proctor Doctors Commons


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