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Will of Margaret Hobbs

of Elham, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/Vo95/Fo298, 1757
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
In the name of God Amen - I Margaret Hobbs of Elham in the County of Kent Widow being weak in body but of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding praised be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, FIRST and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator begging pardon for all my sins hoping to obtain everlasting salvation thro' the previous and Meritorious Death and Suffering of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I Commit to the Earth to be devoutly Buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and as to such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I Give and Dispose thereof as follows (that is to say)

Imprimis I Give and Devise unto my son Richard Hobbs all that my Messuage or Tenement with the Garden Backside and Ground thereunto belonging with the Appurtenances situate lying and being in Elham aforesaid and now in the hands Tenure or Occupation of Richard Ladd or his Assigns to have and to hold the same unto my said son Richard Hobbs his Heirs and Assigns for ever.

ITEM I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter in Law Margaret Hobbs the Sum of Twenty Shillings of Good and Lawfull Money of Great Britain.
ITEM I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Katherine the wife of Edward Atwells of Elham aforesaid the sum of ffive Pounds of like Lawfull Money of Great Britain
ITEM I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Benjamin Hobbs the like Sum of five pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain
all which said Legacies I Direct shall be paid within Six Months next after my Decease
ITEM I Give and forgive my said Son Benjamin Hobbs all such Sum and Sums of Money as he Shall owe and be Indebted unto me at the time of my Decease.
ITEM I Give and Bequeath unto my said Daughter Katherine the Wife of the said Edward Atwells my Copper, my square Walnut Tree Table and my green Bed with the curtains and furniture thereto belonging as it now stands

and all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal that I shall be possessed of at the time of my Death and not herein before disposed of I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my said Son Richard Hobbs his Heirs Executors and Administrators they paying out of the same all my just Debts Legacies funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my last Will and Testament and other incident charges and Lastly I make ordain constitute and appoint my said son Richard Hobbs Sole Executor this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former will and wills by me heretofore at any time made declaring this to be my last Will and Testament. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty Day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Six. Margaret Hobbs her mark SIGNED sealed published and declared by the said Margaret Hobbs the Testator as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses to the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other
Tho' Hodges, Henry Knowler, John Ladd.

Proved 18th may 1757 by Richard Hobbs

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