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Will of Stephen Everard

of Faversham, Kent


Source: PCC ref 11/694 1738
Transcribed by David Olby
In the Name of God Amen I Stephen Everard of the town of ffaversham in the County of Kent Physician ... do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament... (religious preamble)... my body to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executrix...
Item I release and discharge All such Housekeepers owing me money for Medicines who by reason of their poverty are exempted from paying to Church and Poor.

Item I give... unto my loving Wife Mary Everard All my lands tenements and hereditaments... in the several parishes of ffaversham Davington Nuneham Braborn Bonnington Chillam Molash and Shelridge during the term of her natural life she keeping them in Tenantlike manner... paying the yearly rent charge of fforty pounds... unto my Brother William Everard of Dover during the term of his natural life...

One moiety or half part of two houses in Dover in Beging Street... I give unto my brother William Everard...
Item I give unto John Sturges Wheeler late of Boughton my messuage ... in Boughton to him and his heirs for ever I also give unto the said John Sturges the sum of three hundred pounds...Which sums I give unto the said John Sturges the better to enable him to sett up his trade
Item I give unto George Gillett Cooper son of Daniel Gillett of ffaversham my two houses... in the parish of Oar with the lands thereto belonging to him...I likewise give unto George Gillitt the sum of fifty pounds

Item I fforgive and release whatsoever Book Debts shall be owing to me at the time of my Decease from John Springate of ffaversham thread twister
Item I give unto my two neices Thomasine and Mary Petman Daughters of my Brother John Petman the sum of ten pounds each...
Item I give unto my old servant Thomas Blaxland Senior of ffaversham the sum of twenty pounds...

Item after the decease of my Loving wife I charge my lands in Davington with the yearly rent charge of Ten pounds payable to such Dissenting Ministers and his successors as shall have settled in ffaversham to preach the Word of God there But whenever it shall happen that they are without a Settled Minister by the space of Six months at one time or that the said Minister is not an inhabitant of the said town ... my allowance ... shall cease...

Item Whereas I have given unto my loving wife Mary (the property previously detailed - DSO) ...after my wifes decease I give all and every part to my Neice Thomasine Petman daughter of John Petman during the term of her natural life and to the issue of her body...and for want of such issue Then to her sister Mary Petman another daughter of of my Brother John Petman ... and for want of such issue then I give the same unto John Sturges and George Gillett...

Item All the rest and residue of my personal Estate.. I give unto my Loving Wife Mary Everard whom I make Sole Executrix...I the said Stephen Everard have sett my hand and seal dated the twenty second day of October ...1736... in the presence of us...
John Solly // Thomas Solly Jno Mead.

Probate PCC 27th February 1738 "...by the oath of Mary Everard the Relict and sole Executrix.."


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