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Will of John Green

of Loose, Kent


Source: PCC 1825 Volume 1699 #0156291
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Green of Shernall Pond in the parish of Loose in the County of Kent victualler

First I do nominate constitute and appoint my dear wife Patience Green John Badshaw and William Badshaw both of Maidstone in the said County yeomen joint executors of this my last will And I direct that all my justs debts funeral and testamentary expences be in the first place paid and I give devise and bequeath all and every my freehold messuages or tenements lands hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances wheresoever situate and all and singular my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto and to the use of the said John Bradshaw and William Bradshaw their heirs executors administrators and assignes upon the trusts herein after mentioned that is to say

upon a trust to receive to pay and apply the interest dividends and proceeds arising therefrom unto and for the sole and only proper use and before of my said wife Patience Green for and during the term of her natural life or for so long time as she shall continue my widow sole? and unmarried but from and after her decease or second marriage

then upon trust as to the messuage or tenement and cottages and one quarter of an acre of land more or less part of my little farm at or near Sternall Pond unto and for my son Joseph Green and I do hereby give and devise the same to my said son Joseph Green his heirs and assignes for ever accordingly

then upon trust as to the residue of my said little farm at or near Shernall Pond together also with a piece of land on which there is a small cottage being an allotment of land made to me in the said parish of Loose by the commissioners for enclosing Coxheath unto and for my daughter Sarah Green and I do hereby give and devise the same to my said daughter Sarah Green her heirs and assignes for ever accordingly over and above what shall appear to be her part or share of and in my estate and effects

then upon trust as to a messuage or tenements with the garden ground and appurtenances thereto belonging situate lying and being in the parish of East Farleigh in the said County of Kent and now in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Green together with a piece of land being an allotment of land made to me in the said parish of East Farleigh by the Commissioners for enclosing Coxheath unto and for my son Thomas Green And I do hereby give and devise the same to my said son Thomas Green his heirs and assigns for ever subject to the payment of three hundred pounds to my said trustees for division as after mentioned accordingly

but notwithstanding the aforegoing several devises to my said two sons Joseph Green and Thomas Green my will and mind is and I do hereby direct that a fair value be put upon the property so devised by two proper disinterested men so that each of my children liveing at the decease or second marriage of my said wife shall and may have and receive a fair and equal proportion in value of my estate and effects save and except as to my daughter Sarah to whom I have given the cottage and the commissioners allotment of land in the parish of Loose over and above her share And whereas I have now due and owing to me of and from my son John Green a note of hand dated the 24th day of June one thousand eight hundred and twenty one the sum of six hundred pounds and whereas the estate given and devised unto and for my said son Joseph Green is estimated by me at the sum of six hundred pounds now I do hereby give and bequeath such part of my personal estate arising from the before mentioned estates or surplus money from the value of my said estates do devise to Joseph Green and Thomas Green if worth more than their respective shares and the said sum of six hundred pounds so lent unto my said son John Green if more than his share and I so direct that they and each of them if so accorded shall refund such surplus money or amount unto my said estate to be disposed of as after mentioned

and I give and bequeath unto John Matthews William Matthews and Thomas Matthews the three children of my late daughter Elizabeth Matthews deceased the sum of five hundred pounds equally to be divided between them share and share alike

and the residue of my estate I direct shall go unto and be equally divided between my five children vizt. John Green Mary Ann the wife of John Amos Joseph Green Thomas Green and Sarah Green in equal parts shares and proportions accordingly and in case of the death of either of them my said children before his her or their respective share or shares of and in my estate shall become payable wothout leaving lawful issue of his her or their body or bodies then my will and mind is that the same do go unto and be equally divided between the survivors and survivor of them my said children and not otherwise

and I do hereby empower my said trustees and executors and each and every of them out of my said estate and effects or the income or produce thereof all costs charges and expences whatsoever which they or either of them shall pay expend or but put unto or which shall be encurred or sustained by them or either of them in or about the execution of this my will or the trusts thereof or any suit or proceeding act matter or thing whatsoever relating thereto at all times and occasions whatsoever to reimburse themselves and each and every of them and I do hereby declare that neither of my said trustees or executors shall be responsible or answerable for any more monies or other part or parts of my said estate and effects or the income and produce thereof that shall be actually received by them or come to their respective hands by virtue of this my will or the trusts thereof nor th___? of them for the acts receipts or payments of the others or other of them but each of them for himself or herself his or her own acts receipts or payments only

and lastly revoking all former wills by me made I declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament on witness whereof I the said John Green the testator have to this my last will and testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand and seal to wit my hand to the bottom of the two first sheets hereof and my hand and seal to this third and last sheet this eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four John Green Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Green the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses
Mary Bigg, S G Reader, Step. Lamprey solr Maidstone

Proved at London 26th May 1825 before the worshipful John Danbery Dr of Laws by the oaths of Patience Green wo the relict John Bradshaw and William Bradshaw the executors to whom administration was granted having first sworn duly to administer.

Note: John Green aged 69 was buried at Loose 3 Jan 1825


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