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Will of Thomas Harvey

of Eythorne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol. 103 f.22, LDS Film # 0189003
Transcribed by Norm Dennie
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Harvey of the parish of Eythorne, in the County of Kent, yeoman, being of sound mind and memory (God be praised for the same ) but considering the uncertainty of this mortal life do make this my last will and testament. I resign my soul to Almighty God who gave it and desire my body to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as to my Estates both real and personal I do hereby dispose of it in manner following:

Imprimis I give and devise the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain unto my daughter Hannah wife of William Hare of the town of Folkstone in the County of Kent, Miller, to be paid her by my executor herein after named three months after my decease.

I also give and devise one hundred and fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain unto my daughter Sarah wife of William Horn of the parish of Whitfield otherwise Bewsfield in the said County of Kent, Farmer, to be paid her by my executors herein after named three months after my decease.

Item, I give and devise the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain unto my son John Harvey of the said town of Folkstone to be paid him by my executors three months after my decease.
Also I give and devise the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain unto my son Troward Harvey to be paid him by my executors three months after my decease.

I also give and devise the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain unto my four Grandchildren Eliz. Mary Hawkins, Sarah Hawkins, Hannah Hawkins, and Thomas Hawkins, lawful children of my daughter Elizabeth wife of Thomas Hawkins to be divided equally among them by my executors as soon as each of them attain the age of twenty one years.

Also I give and devise all and every my freehold estates, mesuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments with their and every of their appurtenances what soever and where soever situate lying and being in the parish of Eythorne in the said county of Kent or elsewhere unto my two sons in law William Hare of the town of Folkstone in the said county of Kent, Miller, and William Horn of this parish of Whitfield otherwise Bewsfield, in the said county of Kent, Farmer, to them their heirs and assigns forever and to each survivor of them according to the nature of the said estates respectively upon special trust and confidence never the less in them upoved? and to the ends, intents, and purposes here after mentioned that is to say:

First that the said William Hare and the said William Horn and the survivors of them and the heirs executors and administrators of each survivor of them according to the nature of the said respective estates shall and do with all convenient speed after my decease will convey and dispose of all my Freehold estates for the best price that can be gotten or obtained for the same. And my will and meaning is and do hereby order direct and appoint that my two sons in law the said William Hare and William Horn and the survivor of them, their executors and administrators jointly shall divide and pay the purchase money that shall be gotten or obtained arising from the sale or sales of my Freehold estates equally share and share alike among four of my lawful sons and my two sons in law namely John Harvey his heirs executors, administrators and assigns, Underdown Harvey his executors, administrators and assigns Squire Harvey his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns and Troward Harvey his heirs executors, administrators and assigns, William Hare his heirs executors, administrators and assigns and William Horn, his heirs executors, administrators and assigns.

And the receipt of my four lawful sons their heirs executors, administrators and assigns shall be a sufficient discharge to my said sons in law William Hare and William Horn their heirs executors, administrators and assigns for the same. And I do hereby give and devise unto my sons in law the said William Hare and William Horn, all my household goods, furniture of all kinds, implements of husbandry and all my goods and chattels and wearing apparel whatso ever together with my linen and plate, they paying all my just debts, funeral expenses and all costs of proving this my last will and testament And I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons in law the said William Hare and William Horn their heirs executors, administrators and assigns sole Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made and declaring this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Thomas Harvey have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of April in the year of our one thousand seven hundred and ninety five. Thomas Harvey signed sealed and declared to be the last will and testament of the said Thomas Harvey in the presence of us who have altered the same in the presence of the said testator.
R. Mackey, Thos. Pakison?, Thos. Gambrell.

Probated September 28, 1796


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