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Will of Thomas Elgar

of Maidstone, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/898
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Elgar of Maidstone in the County of Kent Grocer being of sound Mind and Memory do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)
First and Principally I recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God hoping for pardon and Remission of my Sins and eternal Life through the Merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred in the Church Yard at Maidstone aforesaid at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named And as to my Estates real and Personal I dispose thereof as follows that is to say

I give and bequeath to my Executor hereinafter named his Executors and Administrators the six Hundred Pounds Capital Stock now standing in my Name in the Three Per Cent Bank Annuities of the Year 1759 Upon the Trust following that is to say

In Trust for the three Children of my Daughter Anne Perron by Andrew Perren her Husband equally to be divided between them Share and Share alike and to be paid and transferred to them by my Executor his Executors and Administrators as they respectively attain their Ages of twenty one Years
And if any or either of them shall happen to dye under the Age of twenty one Years the Part and Share of them as shall so dye to go to the Survivors or Survivor of them at his her or their Age or Ages of twenty one Years

And in Trust to pay the Dividends Interest and Yearly Proceed of the said six Hundred Pounds Stock as the same shall from time to time come in and be received unto the said Andrew Perren and Ann his Wife during the Minority of his said Children towards their Maintenance and Education

but if all the said three Children shall happen to dye under the Age of twenty one Years Then in Trust to pay the Dividends Interest and Yearly Proceed of the said six Hundred Pounds Stock as the same shall from time to time come in and be received unto the said Andrew Perren and Ann his Wife during their Lives and the Life of the Survivor of them And after the Death of the Survivor
In Trust to transfer the said six Hundred Pounds Stock unto my Son John Elgar if he shall be then living to and for his own use
But if the said John Elgar shall be then dead In Trust to transfer the said six Hundred Pounds Stock unto my Son Robert Elgar if he shall be then living to and for his own use
But if the said Robert Elgar shall be also then dead my Will is that the said six Hundred Pounds Stock shall remain to the use of my Executor his Executors and Administrators

Also I give and bequeath to my said Son Robert Elgar seven hundred Pounds Capital Stock now standing in my Name in the Four Per Cent Bank Annuities of the Year 1762 the same to be transferred to him by my Executor as soon as may conveniently may be after my Decease

Also I give and bequeath to my said Son John Elgar and Sarah his Wife the sum of fifty pounds to be paid unto them by my Executor within six Months next after my Decease

Also I give and bequeath unto David Sales and Mary his Wife (my Daughter) the like sum of fifty pounds to be paid unto them by my Executor within six Months next after my Decease

Also I give and bequeath unto Mr John Wick Dissenting Minister at Maidstone aforesaid the sum of fifty pounds to be paid unto them by my Executor within six Months next after my Decease

Also I give and devise unto my Son William Elgar All that my Messuage or Tenement with the Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereto belonging now in my own Occupation situate standing and being in Weeks street in Maidstone aforesaid To Hold the same unto and to the use of my said Son William Elgar his Heirs and Assigns for ever

And I do hereby give and bequeath all my Moneys Securitys for Money Goods Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Nature of Kind soever (Except what I have hereinbefore specifically given and bequeathed) unto my said Son William Elgar his Executors Administrators and Assigns to and for his and their own Use and Uses absolutely subject nevertheless to the payment of my just Debts

And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills and Codicils by me at any time heretofore made And constitute and appoint my said Son William Elgar sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Elgar the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament have set my Hand and Seal the tenth Day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two and in the second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so Forth _ Tho Elgar
(Attestation Clause)
Henry Waterman _ Fra: Lewis _ Saml Eastchurch

Proved at London 12 May 1764


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