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Will of William Hambrook

of Lympne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/Vo82/Fo257, 1714/5
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
In the name of God Amen I William Hambrook of Lympne ata Lyme in the County of Kent Yeoman being ill in Body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to God make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following : (that is to say)

First I give and devise unto my two youngest Daughters Jane Hambrook and Margaret Hambrook and their Heirs forever All that my Mesuage or Tenement and the Lands thereunto belonging with their and every of their Appurtences situate & lying and being in the several parishes of Wye and Brooke or one of them in the said County of Kent now in the Tenure or Occupation of Thomas Butcher? or his Asigns

Item I give & devise all that? my Mesuages or Tenem'en't wherin I now dwell and the lands thereunto belonging with their and every of their Apputen'an'ces situate lying and being in Lyme aforesaid unto my son George Hambrook his Heirs forever
And I further give and devise unto my Son George Hambrook and his Heirs forever All and singular my Lands Tenem'ts and Hereditaments Lying and being in the several Parishes of Aldington Lyme afore'd & Newington next Hythe in the said County of Kent and now also in the Tenure or Occupation of me the said William Hambrooke
And I further give and bequest unto my said Son George Hambrook all and singular my goods Ch'att'els and personal Estate whatsoever

Item? my said son George Hambrook paying out of the aforesaid Mesonages Lands and p'ro'mises and my s'ai'd personal Estate herein before given devised and bequeathed unto him.
Unto my Daughter Sarah Hambrook the Sum of One Hundred and fifty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain in manner and form following (that is to say) ffifty pounds part thereof twelve months next after my decease and the like sum of ffifty pounds a year yearly afterwards untill the said sum One Hundred and ffifty pounds shall be to my said Daughter Sarah Hambrook her Executors Administrators or Assignes fully satisfied contented and paid.

And also hereby constitute and appoint my said Son George Hambrook sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and also revoke and make void all former wills by me at any time made and do publish and declare this only to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said William Hambrook have to this my Last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal this Thirteenth day of ffebruary in the First year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lard George by the Grace of God now King of Great Britain Anno Dom' 1714 William Hambrook his mark Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said William Hambrook the Testator for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto in his presence suscribed our names as witnesses
John Blacklock, Richard Sanders, John Simmons

My Notes
1 Elizabeth Hambrook 2nd daughter is not mentioned in the will - she married George Clarke on 11th Jan 1714/15 - William's will remade 13th Feb 1714/15
2 William Hambrook (widower) buried Lympne 7th March 1714/15
3 Will Probate 19th March 1714/15 by George Hambrook
4 George Hambrook, son of a wealthy grazier, buried poor on 13/2/1740 aged 65. Mary his widow buried poor on 10/6/1740


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Will of William Hambrook
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