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Will of William Harriss

of Ditton, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/708
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen The 30 day of May 1740 I Wm Harriss of the Parish of Ditton in the County of Kent Paper Maker, not being in perfect health of Body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same Therefore calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say
Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, And my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix not doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me in this Life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my son William Harriss at Loose Mould Maker Five Pounds
I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Harriss Tanner in Rotham Parish the sum of Five Pounds
I give and bequeath to my son James Harriss Carpenter the sum of one shilling
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Harriss one shilling
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Collins the Sum of Ten Pounds

All which Legacies to be paid by my Executrix hereafter mentioned in one whole Year and a day after my decease

I give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife whom I constitute make and ordain my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament all my Personall Estate whatsoever that is to say All my Household Goods Beds and Beding Linnen and Woollen Brass and Pewter likewise all my Plate Rings and Jewells of all kinds likewise two Clocks and all other my Household Goods whatsoever

Likewise I leave to my said Executrix all my Stock in Trade and likewise Stock which is upon the Land live Stock and other within doors and without

And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named Willed and Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written WH
(Attestation Clause)
Samuel Crips - The Mark of Thomas Martain - The Mark of James Saxton - Allen Hammett

Proved at London 27 April 1741 to Elizabeth Harriss, executrix


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