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Will of William Holladay

of Bredgar, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/432 H/3
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
In the name of God Amen
I William Holladay of Bredgar in the County of Kent Gent being in good health of body and of sound mind and Memory (Almighty God be praised for the same) do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

Imprimis I commend my Soul unto Almighty God my Creator and my body I commit to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my loving sister Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Sellen who I constitute and appoint sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and do revoke and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made

Item I give and devise unto my said sister Elizabeth Sellen and to her heirs and assigns for ever all my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever situate lying or being with their appurtenances subject nevertheless to and chargeable with the payment of all my just Debts and true Legacies by me hereinafter given and disposed of

Item I give and bequeath unto my nephews and Neices Thomas George William and Mary Sellen Sons and Daughters of my said sister Elizabeth Sellen the sum of Fifty pounds apiece of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto them severally at their several and respective age and ages of twenty one years

Item I remit and forgive my Nephew William Oliver the sum of one Hundred and Fifty pounds which he now owes me upon bond and the interest thereof and all other sum and sums of money he now owes unto me or which he shall or may owe unto me at the time of my Decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my Neices Mary Coulter Ann Oliver and Mary Rouse the sum of Fifty pounds apiece of like lawfull Money to be paid unto them severally within Twelve months next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my Neice Elizabeth Harvey one of the daughters of my late brother Edward Holladay deceased the sum of Fifty pounds of like lawfull money to be paid unto her within twelve months next after my Decease and my Will and mind is and I do hereby order and declare that the said sum of Fifty pounds given to the said Elizabeth Harvey shall be paid into her own proper hands for her own separate use and the same or any part thereof shall not be subject or liable to the claim debts or control of her husband and the receipt of the said Elizabeth Harvey shall be a full and sufficient Discharge to my said Executrix for the same

Item I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever that shall be left after payment of my Debts Legacies and funeral charges unto my said sister Elizabeth Sellen

In witness whereof I the said William Holladay have hereunto set and affixt my hand and seal the twenty second day of May in the twenty sixth year of the reign of George the second now King of Great Britain etc And in the Year of our Lord 1753 William Holladay

Signed sealed published and Declared by the said Testator William Holladay as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
Sarah Wood & Isack Samuel Ottaway (Attaway?).

The before registered will of William Holladay deceased was proved the twenty seventh day of April 1756 before the Reverend Francis Gregory Clerk Surrogate to the worhispful Edward Simpson Doctor of Laws official general to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Elizabeth Sellen sole Executrix named in the said will being first sworn duly to perform the same etc..

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Will of William Holladay
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