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Will of Richard Freeman

of Strood, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1842
Submitted by Ann Clarke
This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Freeman of Strood in the County of Kent victualler which I make publish and declare in manner following that is to say
I wish to be buried in the Church yard of the parish of Strood aforesaid as near as may be to my late wife under the direction of my executor and executrix hereinafter named

I give unto my sister Mary Freeman the widow of my late brother James Freeman deceased the sum of thirty pounds of lawful English money to be paid to her within six months next after my decease

I give all my plate which may be in and about my dwelling house at the time of my decease unto my niece Mary the wife of Arthur Tranah of the City of Rochester in the said county of Kent hereabouts and Frances Freeman Tranah daughter of the said Arthur Tranah and Mary his wife equally to be divided between them within one month after my decease

and I give all my wearing apparel of every description unto my nephew James Freeman, son of my said late brother James Freeman

and as to all the rest and residue of my personal estate (added in the margin- rights and effects household goods and furniture monies and securities or money and book debts and all other plate) and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what mattersoever the same may be ( ) and not herein before specifically disposed of I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the said Mary Tranah and Frances Freeman Tranah in equal shares and proportions and to their several and cooperative executors administrators and assigns

and I do hereby nominate institute and appoint the said Arthur Tranah and Frances Freeman Tranah Executor and Executrix of this my will and thereby revoking all and every other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made I do declare this present writing to be and proclaim my last will and testament
In witness thereof I the said Richard Freeman have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eighth day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
Richard Freeman signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Freeman as the 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 hereunto subscribed our names as witness thereto.
Thos. Weeks Strood H. Wickham Solr. Strood.

Probate 18 Feb 1842 to Arthur Tranah.

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