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Will of Robert Foord

of Chatham, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury prob. 11/2200 Image 182, 1854
Transcribed by Denise Ryan
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I Robert Foord of Chatham in the county of Kent Plumber being of sound mind and understanding do make and publish this as my last will and testament and do return my most humble and hearty thanks to the disposer of all events for the money and great comforts which have been vouchafed unto me and unto him I do commend my soul in hopes of a blessed immortality through the meadiator of our blessed redeemer. I direct my funeral expenses to be paid by my exõrs hereafter named out of my cash in hand or cash in the bank the rents of my freehold and leasehold houses to be paid by my son John Foord Marriner and the mortgage of Mr John Dicksons house and that money to be paid over to my beloved wife Mrs Elizabeth Foord and if it should not amount to forty pounds per annum, the interest of that money in the Bank of England is to be paid to her to that amount and I bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Foord the whole of my furniture plate and linen during her life and at her decease to be equally divided between my son John Foord Marriner and my daughter Ann Mary Wyles.

My son John Foord Marriner to have my gold watch and wearing apparel the moneys in the Norrwich Life Insurance Office and Saving Bank
I bequeath Fifty Pounds to my son Robert Foord, Burges of Maidstone in the county of Kent Plumber. Nineteen pounds nineteen shillings to Fredric Marriner of Chatham Baker ten pounds to each of my sisters Mrs Sarah Masters and Mrs Jane Gillingham at Cerne Abbis, Dorsetshire if living at my decease.
Fifty pounds to my daughter Ann Mary Wyles twenty pounds to my beloved wife Elizabeth Foord

and my son John Foord Marriner to have the residue after my my funeral expenses and just debts are paid the money in the bankers hands to be bought into the Bank of England in the names of my e'ors hereafter named and the interest if not required for my beloved wife Elizabeth Foord to be divided equally between my son John Foord Marriner’s children and my daughter Ann Mary Wyles children
at the decease of my wife Elizabeth Foord my son John Foord Marriner to have my freehold and leasehold houses situated in King Street on the Brook and in Richard Street in Chatham in the county of Kent and the money in the Bank of England and three hundred pounds mortgage on Mr John Dicksons house to be equally divided between my son John Foord Marriner’s children and my daughter Ann Mary Wyles children as they arrive to the age of twenty one years and I appoint my son John Foord Marriner and Mr John Henry Ricken Iron founder of Chatham my hole and sole executors and this is my last will and testament and I renounce all other wills I(n) witness hereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty six of July one thousand eight hundred and forty nine. Signed ~ Robert Foord
Witness's Thomas Wells Sen'r ~ Thomas Wells Jun'r July 26th 1849

In the Prerogative court of Canterbury
In the goods of Robert Foord, deceased.
Appeared personally Thomas Wells the elder of Chatham in the county of Kent Timber merchant and made oath that he is one of the subscribes witness to the last will and testament hereunto annexed of the said Robert Foord late of Chatham aforesaid plumber deceased bearing date the twenty six day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty nine and the deponent further made oath that on the said twenty six day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty nine the said testator duly executed his said will on signing his name at the foot or end thereof in the presence of this deponent and of Thomas Wells the younger the other subscribed witness thereto who were both present at the same time and this deponent and the said Thomas Wells the younger thereupon attested and subscribed the said will in the presence of the said testator and of each other - Thomas Wells senior - on the thirtieth day of October 1854 the said Thomas Wells the elder was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me A Waddilove __? Pres't, W G Jennings Not'y Pub'c

Proved at London 6th Nov 1854 before the worshipful Alfred Waddilove of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of John Foord Marriner and John Henry Ricken the executors to whom admõn was granted being first sworn duly to administer.


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