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Will of Mary Hobday

of Barham, Kent


Source: KFHS fiche 434/4-5, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 1824
This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Hobday of the parish of Barham in the County of Kent widow being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding I give and devise all and every my messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and parts purparts and shares of messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and all other my Real estate whatsoever and wheresoever which I may be possessed of at the time of my decease unto my son Peter Hobday and to his heirs and assigns forever

I give and bequeath all my monies and securities for money unto my said son the said Peter Hobday and to his executors and administrators to and for his own use and benefit absolutely (subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable to and with the payment of all my just debts the legacies hereinafter given and bequeathed to my two daughters hereinafter named Funeral expences and all other charges incident to the carrying into execution this my will)

Also I give and bequeath the sum of Three hundred and fifty pounds unto my daughter Elizabeth Stone the wife of James Stone (Victualler) and to her Executors and Administrators to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely which said legacy I hereby order and direct shall be paid by my said son the said Peter Hobday within One year next after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named the like sum of Three hundred and fifty pounds upon trust that they or the survivor of them his Executors and Administrators do lay out or invest the same in the Government Stocks or Funds of this Kingdom or on private Real Security and pay the Dividends or Interest thereof as the same shall from time to time become due and payable into the proper hands of my daughter Mary the wife of George Back butcher for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I do give and bequeath the same sum of three hundred and fifty pounds unto all and every the child or children of my said daughter Mary equally to be divided between and amongst them share and share alike and to their respective Executors and Administrators absolutely which said last mentioned legacy I do hereby order and direct shall be paid by my said son Peter for the several purposes aforesaid within Twelve months next after my decease

And I do hereby order and direct that the said legacy of three hundred and fifty pounds to my said daughter Elizabeth so by me as aforesaid given shall not be subject or liable to the debts contracts controul management or engagement of her present or any after taken husband but shall be had received taken and disposed of by her my said daughter as she may think proper

And I do hereby charge and make liable all my estates both real and personal to and with the payment of the said two several sums of three hundred and fifty pounds and three hundred and fifty pounds accordingly as aforesaid

Also I give and bequeath unto my Executors or the survivor of them all my household goods and furniture plate linen and china and all other my personal Estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same shall or may consist of at the time of my decease Upon trust to sell the same for the most money that can be gotten for the same and to divide the money arising from the sale thereof between my said two daughters share and share alike Also I give and bequeath all my wearing apparel unto my said two daughters equally to be divided between them share and share alike

And I do hereby make constitute and appoint my said son the said Peter Hobday Daniel White of Canterbury mealman and Edward Lawrence of Barham aforesaid Miller joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament And I do direct that my said Executors shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss which may happen so as the same be not through any neglect or default in them or either of them but that they and each of them shall be answerable for their or his own neglect and default only And that they and each of them shall and may deduct and reimburse themselves and himself all costs charges and expenses which they or either of them may be put unto in carrying into execution this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me made And do declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament In Witness whereof I the said Mary Hobday the Testatrix have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper to the two preceding sheets set my hand and to this third and last sheet thereof set my hand and seal this ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty three
Mary Hobday
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Hobday the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Sarah Hambrook, Mr Jas. Peirce, Charles Pitt

September 2nd 1824 Peter Hobday of Batham shopkeeper son of the deceased and one of the Executors named in this Will was duly sworn as usual And that the goods chattels and credits do not amount in value to the sum of One hundred pounds (power being reserved of granting probate to Daniel white and Edward Lawrence the other Executors when they or either of them shall apply for the same) before me Jn. Francis, Surrogate

Testatrix died 4 March, No leasehold


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