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Will of William Henley

of Otham, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 23 June 1762
Transcribed by Colin Filmer
June 22 1752
In the name of God Amen, I WILLIAM HENLEY ESQUIRE of Gore Court being sensible of the uncertainty of human life DO recommend my Soul to Almighty God in hopes of Salvation through the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ my body I desire may be buried in a private manner by me hereafter named executrix

I give and bequeath to Mary my eldest daughter three thousand pounds to be paid her out of the three pounds ten shillings per cent Bank Annuity stock one thousand seven hundred and forty seven second subscription standing in the company's books in my name to be paid her at the age of twenty one years or day of marriage PROVIDED it is with the consent of her mother my intention is that the aforesaid sum of money shall be in lieu and full satisfaction of any sum of money which my daughter Mary may demand by my marriages settlement

the remaining part of my three pounds ten shillings per cent Bank Annuity Stock one thousand seven hundred and forty seven second subscription standing in the company's books in my name I give and bequeath to my daughters Dorothea Hendley Elizabeth Henley and Ann Henley equally to be divided between them
I likewise give and bequeath to my daughters Dorothea Henley Elizabeth Henley and Ann Henley my three percent one thousand seven hundred and forty four standing in my name in the company's books
what I have given to my three daughters Dorothea Henley Elizabeth Henley and Ann Henley may demand by marriage settlement which said stocks shall be disposed to my daughters Dorothea Henley Elizabeth Henley and Ann Henley respectively when they attain to the age of twenty one years or day of marriage provided it is with the consent of their mother

I give and bequeath to my daughter Priscilla Henley and my daughter Bridget Henley the five thousand pounds mentioned in my marriage settlement equally to be divided between them.

All my lands and Tenements whatsoever I give to my son William Henley his heirs and assigns
I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife my chambers number seven in Coney court in Grays Inn and do direct that my wife may have the use of my furniture of dwelling house in Otham until my son comes to the age of twenty one years.
I do appoint my wife executrix and guardian to my son and daughters
all the residue of my personal estate I give and bequeath to my wife and do likewise give and bequeath five hundred pounds to be raised upon my real estate to my wife.

William Henley
Attested by Thomas Betts, Mathew Smith, John Gobdridg.

He died in 1762. He was buried on June 11, 1762 in Otham Maidstone Kent


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