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Will of John Hood

of Sydenham Common, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1832 f.246
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
The Last Will and Testament of John Hood this Covenant witnessed that John Hood of Sydenham Common in the County of Kent Licens'd Victualler do hereby will and bequeath to my wife Hannah Hood all monies estates Freehold and leasehold stock in trade goods and chattels of whatsoever description they may be and all rents and book debts which shall be due to me at my decease after all my just and lawful debts which shall been paid for the support of herself and my three children namely John Sharp Hood William Hood Hannah Hood and any other children that may be born my heirs so long as she remain my widow but if she marry again the property shall be equally divided between the beforementioned Hannah Hood my wife John Sharp Hood William Hood Hannah Hood and any other children which may be born my heirs and if either of the before mentioned parties die then property to be divided between the survivors

I furthermore appoint my wife Hannah Hood sole Executrix to this my last Will and Testament to dispose of all profits which may arise from these my estates as she shall think proper so long as she remain my widow. I furthermore declare that this my last Will and Testament shall revoke all former wills made by me in Witness whereof I have this Eleventh day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and thirty two set my hand & seal in the presence of the undersigned witnesses Signed - John Hood - Witnesses
Thomas Brown - Christopher Farrant - Tho. Brabant

Proved at London 20th Sept'r 1832 before the Worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws & Surrogate by the oath of Hannah Hood widow the relict the sole Executrix to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.


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Will of John Hood
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