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Will of Edward Hobday

of Barham


Source: KFHS fiche 434, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC 16/479 1803
In the name of God I Edward Hobday the Elder of the parish of Barham in the County of Kent Shopkeeper being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be to God for the same Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named And as to all such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give devise and bequeath the same in manner and form following (that is to say)

Whereas my two grandsons Edward Hobday and Peter Hobday the sons of my late son Peter Hobday deceased will be entitled after my decease as heirs at Law to a certain freehold Estate in the parish of Headcorne in the said County And also to one Moiety or half part of a certain Freehold Estate in Ashford in the aforesaid County (subject to the Dower Right therein of their mother Mary Hobday widow) Now I do hereby give and devise all that one other Moiety or half part of and in the said last mentioned estate in Ashford aforesaid (purchased by me to me and my Heirs) unto the said Edward Hobday and Peter Hobday their Heirs and assigns for ever as Tenents in Common and not as Joint Tenants

Also I give and devise unto my said grandson Peter Hobday his heirs and assigns for ever all that my messuage or tenement (in two dwellings) with the Garden backside and Premises thereto belonging with their and every of their Appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of Barham aforesaid and now in the several tenures or occupations of myself and Mary Hobday widow or one of us our or one of our assigns or undertenants And all other my messuages Lands tenements and hereditaments parts purparts and shares of messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and all other my Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate lying or being

Also I give and bequeath the interest of the sum of eight hundred pounds of lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland current in great Britain unto my daughter Mary Baldock of Hearne in the said County widow during the term of her natural life to be paid unto her by my executors hereinafter named by Quarterly payments of Ten pounds each and to commence and be paid at or upon the first quarter day next happening after my decease and from and immediately after her decease I give and bequeath the said Principal sum of Eight Hundred pounds unto and equally between all and every the child and children of my said daughter Mary Baldock as shall happen to be living at the time of her decease share and share alike And unto the several and respective Executors and administrators of such child or children

Also I give and bequeath unto my two granddaughters Elizabeth and Mary two of the children of my late son Peter Hobday deceased their Executors and Administrators the sum of three hundred pounds of like lawful money equally to be divided between them share and share alike to be paid unto them by my Executors hereinafter named within one year next after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto my grandson Edward Hobday his Executors and Administrators the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid unto him by my executors hereinafter named within one year next after my decease

And as to all the rest Residue and Remainder of my ready money and securities for money whether in the Public stocks or Funds or on private Securities or Security together with all and singular my Household goods and Household Furniture plate Linen and China and all other my goods Chattels and Credits and Personal estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind quality or sort soever the same shall or may consist and be at the time of my decease I do give and bequeath the same unto my said Grandson Peter Hobday his Executors administrators and assigns subject and charges and chargeable to and with the payment of the yearly sum of eight pounds of like lawful money unto his mother the aforesaid Mary Hobday during the term of her natural life by Quarterly payments The first quarterly payment to commence and be paid at or upon the first quarter day next happening after my decease (To whom I give the same accordingly) And also further subject and charged and chargeable to and with the payment of the several legacies and sums of money hereinbefore by me given and bequeathed my funeral expenses the charges of Proving this my will and all other incident charges and expences

And I do make constitute and appoint my said Grandson Peter Hobday and my Cousin Benjamin Hobday the elder of the City of Canterbury Gentleman joint Executors of this my last will and testament And I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said cousin Benjamin Hobday the sum of Ten pounds of like lawful money for his care and trouble in the Management and Execution of this my will And I do hereby direct and my will and meaning is that my said Executors shall not be answerable or accountable for any involuntary loss or losses of my estates and effects but only for such and so much thereof as shall actually come to their hands nor shall one of them be answerable for the other of them nor for the Acts deeds Receipts or Disbursements the one of the other but each of them only for his own separate Act Deed Receipt or Disbursement And that my said Executors shall and may retain to himself and themselves respectively by and out of my Estates and effects all such loss costs charges and expences as they or either of them may be put unto and sustain in the Execution and performance of this my will

And I do hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and do publish and declare this only to be and contain my whole and entire last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Edward Hobday the elder the Testator have to the two first sheets of this my last will and testament (in three sheets of paper contained) set my hand and to this third and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this seventeenth day of April in the forty second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth And in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and two.
Edw'd Hobday
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Hobday the Elder the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses (the interlineation between the fifteenth and sixteenth lines in the second sheet being first made)
Charlotte Brown, James brown, Wm Cullen

27th June 1803 Peter Hobday the grandson and Benjamin Hobday the Executors named in this will were duly sworn as usual and that the goods Chattels and Credits do not amount in value to the sum of two thousand pounds Before me Joshua Dix Surrogate


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