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Will of William Deane

of Ash, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1853
Transcribed by John Crowson
WILLIAM DEANE Born May 1789 Died 11 March 1853.

This is the Last Will and Testament of me William Deane of West Yoke in the Parish of Ash in the County of Kent Farmer I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease

I give devise and bequeath all that my cottage or tenement wherein I now reside situate at West Yoke aforesaid with the garden thereto belonging together with the use of the furniture and other household effects therein unto and to and for the use and benefit of my dear wife Elizabeth and her assignes for and during her life she keeping the same in good tenantable repair and order and insuring the same from loss or damage by fire but free of any rent or other payment whatsoever

And I give and devise unto my son Thomas Deane the said cottage or tenement garden and premises from and immediately after the decease of my said wife and all other my freehold hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever of or which I may be seized or possessed or otherwise entitled from and immediately after my decease to hold the same (subject nevertheless to the rent thereof hereinafter devised to my son William Deane for his life and to the powers and authorities hereinafter given for recovering the same unto my said son Thomas Deane during his life without impeachment of waste and after his decease to the use of his sons successively according to their respective seniorities in tail? mait ? and for default of such issue to the use of my said son William Deane for his life without impeachment for waste and after his decease to the use of his sons successively according to their seniorities in tail mait and for default of such to the use of my own eight heirs for ever I give and devise unto my said son William Deane a yearly rent charge of fifteen pounds during his life and I direct and devise that the same shall be charged upon and issue out of all the hereditaments and real estate to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease except the said cottage or tenement and garden hereinbefore devised to my said wife for her life but which shall from and after her decease be also subject to and charged with the payment thereof and I direct that the same rent charge shall be payable in equal portions half yearly without delay the first half yearly payment thereof to be made at the expiration of six calendar months after my decease with a proportional part thereof for the period if any which shall have elapsed from the last half yearly day of payment to the day of his decease And I authorise and empower my said son William his executors administrators and assignes from time to time to recover any arrears of the said yearly rent charge and proportional part thereof respectively which shall remain unpaid for twenty one days after having fallen out and also all intermediately arrears accounts and all other costs and expenses by distress and also by entry upon and perception of the rents and profits of the said hereditaments such entry when made to be without impeachment of waste and in making any such distress and in during with the distresses taking in addition to the powers and authorities herein before given I hereby give and confer upon my said son William Deane his executors administrators and assignes all such or the like powers and authorities as Landoros? have or may exercise in respect of distresses for rent in arrears

and I appoint my said sons Thomas Deane and William Deane Executors of this my Will and I direct that as soon as conveniently may be after my decease all such parts of my personal estate as shall not consist of money or securities for money except the said furniture and household effects hereinbefore bequeathed to my said wife for her life as aforesaid the sale whereof shall be postponed until after her death shall be sold disposed of and recovered into money and all such parts thereof as shall consist of money belonging or owing to me at the time of my decease shall be recovered and got in by my said executors and I give and bequeath the clear? proceeds to a trust therefrom unto and equally between my said two sons Thomas Deane and William Deane and their respective executors administrators and assignes for their absolute use and I hereby revoke all former Wills by me and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof have hereunto set my hand this thirty first day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty. William Deane
Signed sealed and declared by the said William Deane the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who being present together at the same time at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Chas Coker, Solicitor, Dartford. Will M Lowry his Clerk

Proved at London 9th April 1853 before the Worshipful William Calverley Curttis Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of Thomas Deane and William Deane the sons of and executors to whom admon was granted having both first sworn only to administer


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