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Will of James Eve

of Boughton under Blean, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/66/27a
Submitted by Penny Holt
In the name of God Amen. I, James EVE of Boughton under Blean in the County of Kent, Gentleman, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, praised be Almighty for the same, do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say,

I give devise and bequeath all that my messuage or tenement garden and one part or parcel of pasture land thereto belonging with their and every of their appurtenances and now in my own occupation to my loving wife Elizabeth EVE and her assigns for the term of her natural life.
And from immediately after her decease, I give devise and bequeath the same messuage or tenement lands with the appurtenances unto my daughter Elizabeth EVE and son Henry Charles EVE and their heirs and assigns to be equally divided between them share and share alike.

And all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said loving wife Elizabeth EVE, her executors, administrators and assigns.

And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Elizabeth EVE executrix of this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made, and declare this to be my last will.

In witness whereof I the said James EVE have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty eighth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-four.
James EVE

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said James EVE as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
John HILLS (his mark)

The before registered will of James EVE deceased was proved the twenty-fourth day of June 1775, before the Reverend John GOSLING, Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful Andrew Coleée DUCAREL, Doctor of Laws Commissary General of the City and Diocese of Canterbury, lawfully constituted by the oath of Elizabeth EVE, widow and relict and sole executrix named in the said will, she being first sworn well and truly to perform the same.

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