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Will of Francis Hodsoll

of Wrotham, Kent


Source: Peculiar Court of Shoreham PRS/W/9/35, original will 1729

In the name of God Amen the 19 day of May in the yeare of our Lord 1729 I Francis Hodsoll of Wrotham in the County of Kent Yeoman being very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say
First I give Soule unto the hands of Allmighty God who gave it me and for my body I commend it to the Earth to be buried in such Cristian and decent manner as my Executor shall think proper not doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God; and as tuching my Worldly Estate wearewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life I give in manner and form following that is to say

I will and give unto David Sales and my kinswoman Martha Hodsoll which is now his wife all monyes and sums of mony that ever they or either of them have had of me at any time; them and their heirs shall keepe and poses the same for ever and any bill or bond given to me for mony lent to him or them shall be null and void after my decease

Item I will and give unto my Kinswoman Mary Hodsoll daughter of my brother William Hodsoll the sum of fifty pounds and all such of my household goods as shall not be herein after given to other uses

item I will and give unto my Kinswoman Esther Hodsoll daughter of my brother William Hodsoll the sum of Fifty pounds and my best pair of sheetes and my largest silver spoon and I do appoint Robert Crowhurst to take the said monyes given to Esther Hodsoll and to pay it to her again when she comes to the age of one an twenty yeares

I will and give unto Ann Groves of this parish a guinea
I will and give unto Thomas Goden son of John Goden one guinea
I will and give Elizabeth Chambers half a guinea
I will and give unto Elinor Wellings half a guinea

Item I will and give unto my nephew William Hodsoll my best chest and allso make him my full and whole Executor
I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and annull all former wills and testaments before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament Signed Sealed pronounced and declared by the said Francis Hodsoll to be his Last Will and Testament Note well all Legacies are to be paid in three monthes after my decease
Francis Hodsoll his mark
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Henry Rekson? his marke
Isaac Burgis

Probate 16 October 1729 to William Hodsoll (who took oath on 19 September).


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