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Will of Henry Firminger

of Kingsnorth, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/86/25a
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
In the Name of God Amen I Henry Firminger of Kingsnorth in the County of Kent yeoman being very sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be to God therefore I calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed unto all Men once to dye do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament
And as touching what worldly estate it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

Impris I give and bequeath unto my welbeloved wife Elizabeth for her own separate use during the Term of her natural life, one Bed in the Maidís Chamber with all furniture as it stands One Case of Drawers in the Chamber over the Fire Room and three chests in the said Room with the Linnen therein being Fifteen Pair of sheets One Dozen and an half of Napkins One fine table cloth and six Course one and eight Course Table cloths One dozen of plates and ten pewter dishes three skillets three Barrels One warming pan and one cow worth five Pound One horse worth five Pound

Item I give to her in Money the sum of Twenty Pounds to be paid to her within a twelve month next after my decease
All which goods before named to return to my sons hereafter named at her decease or value thereof in money

Item I give and bequeath to my sons Stephen and John all my Lands and Tenements Goods and Chattels to them their heirs or assigns to be equally divided betwixt them share and share alike

Item I do make and ordain my son Stephen sole Executor of this my will And I do hereby ratifie and confirm this to be my Last Will and Testament
In Witness whereof I the said Henry Firminger have here unto set my hand and seal this Fourth Day of April in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty Six The mark of Henry Firminger Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Henry Firminger as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
John May his mark Mary Firminger her mark Henry Nethersole

Probate 12 May 1726 granted to Stephen Firminger the son.

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Will of Henry Firminger
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