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Will of John Hodges

of Barham, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/429 1762, KFHS Fiche 434/5
I John Hodges the elder of Barham in the County of Kent Carpenter being aged and infirm in body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding (praised be to God for the same) Do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament touching my temporal Estate in manner and form following (that is to say)

I give and bequeath unto my son Basil Hodges all and every of my tools implememnts and utensils in my art or trade of a carpenter together with the summ of one shilling of lawfull money of Great Britain

And all and every of my messuages lands tenements hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever and also all and every of my moneys goods chattells household furniture timber stock in trade rights credits and Personal Estate of what nature or kind soever not herein before disposed of subject to the payment of all my just debts I give and bequeath unto my sons William and John and my daughters Abigail and Elizabeth their several heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever to be equally divided between them share and share alike as Tenants in common and not as Joint tenants which said Elizabeth my daughter I nominate and appoint to be full Executrix of this my will

And I do hereby revoke Annull and make void all former and other wills devises legacies and bequests by me at any time or times heretobefore made published or declared In Witness whereof I the said John Hodges have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and sixty one and in the first year of the Reign of George the Third now King of Great Britain etc.
John Hodges
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named John Hodges the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto.
Elizabeth Peluen?, Elizabeth Pilcher, John White, John Sabine

March 20th 1762 Elizabeth Page wife of Mark Page the Executrix herein named was sworn to this will etc. and that the effects will not amount to 20 before me Wm. Broderip Sur.

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