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Will of Roger Harvey

of Folkestone, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1807
Submitted by Rosie Ansell
In the Name of God Amen I Roger Harvey of the Town of Folkestone in the County of Kent Mariner being in good bodily health and of a sound mind and perfect understanding praised be Almighty God for the same do make and publish my last Will and Testament in manner following first and principally I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God its Creator in all humble hope of its future happiness through the merits and mediation of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as to such worldly Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with and that I shall leave at the time of my demise or be in any way entitled unto I give devise and bequeath the same in manner following

I give and devise unto my beloved wife Sarah Harvey all and every my messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and all and every my monies securities for monies household Goods implements of household bedding linen plate brass pewter and all other my Estate both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever that I shall leave or be any way entitled unto at the time of my decease to hold all the same unto my said wife Sarah Harvey and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life she keeping all and every my messuages and buildings in good and tenantable repair

and from and after the Decease of my said wife Sarah Harvey I give and devise all and every my said messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and real and personal Estate in manner following
one full fourth or quarter part thereof unto my brother John Harvey his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns
another full fourth or quarter part thereof unto my brother Robert Harvey his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns
another full fourth or quarter part thereof unto my brother Solomon Harvey his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns
and the remaining full fourth or quarter part thereof unto my Nephews Thomas Baker and John Gittins and my niece Mary the Wife of Hammerden May? [Major] their heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns equally to be divided between them share and share alike and take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants

and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said beloved wife Sarah Harvey and my said brother John Harvey to be joint executors of this my said will and thus I conclude the same In witness whereof I the said Roger Harvey the Testator have to each sheet of this my said Will contained in two sheets of paper set and affix my hand and seal this twentieth day of July in the eighteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith Gr? and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight Roger Harvey Signed sealed delivered published and declared by the said Testator as and for this last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses
Susannah Bateman James Bateman Samuel Farbrace

This Will was proved at London on the twenty eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven before The Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Wright Doctor of Laws Master Doctor Doctor or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Sarah Harvey widow the Relict of the deceased and the surviving Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer


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Will of Roger Harvey
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