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Will of Rachel Hodgman

of Strood, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/2227
Submitted by Ros Dunning
This is the last Will and Testament of me Rachel Hodgman of Strood, Rochester, in the County of Kent Widow and which I make and declare in manner and form following (that is to say)
I direct and appoint first that my body be decently and privately interred by and at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences be fully paid off discharged and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease

I give devise and bequeath all that my “Smart Rachel” with the necessary Papers and of the Port of Rochester together with her stores masts spars sails rigging anchors cables ropes cordage used and not in use boat and boats and every article and thing reckoned taken and held as belonging to my “Smart Rachel” as aforesaid
as also All my ready money money in the Public or any other Funds Bonds Bills Securities for money interest dividends debts and demands whatsoever and wheresoever due oweing and payable to me at the time of my decease
as also All my furniture beds bedding linen wearing apparel clocks timepieces watches plate jewelry books pictures glass and household effects of every description now in my possession as well as in reversion or expectancy
unto my dear Daughter Emma Mary Page for her own sole use and disposal and benefit absolutely (that is to say)

I give devise and bequeath all and every part and parcel of the Personal and Real Estate in my possession or that I may hold and possess be interested in or entitled to at the time of my decease unto my said dear daughter Emma Mary Page for her own sole benefit use and disposal entirely absolutely and for ever

I nominate constitute and appoint my said dear Daughter Emma Mary Page Executrix and my dear Son Charles Alfred Page Executor of this my Will
and cancelling and annulling and making void all other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made publish and declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set and subscribed my name this tenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty four _ Rachel Hodgman
(Attestation Clause)
George Pirkis, Watch Maker Strood, Rochester _ Thomas Whitehead, Accountant Chatham

Proved 26 Feb 1856


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Will of Rachel Hodgman
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