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Will of John Jenkin

of Wye, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/58/11, April 1706
Submitted by Kevin Yeats
Testator: John Jenkin of Wye, Kent, Gentleman
Will Made: 8 Jun 1705
Sole Executrix: Wife Juliana

Marriage Settlement in which he settled one moiety (half share) of his Messuages Woods and Lands in Tenterden and of his Marsh Lands in Ash next Sandwich and all the Marsh Land he purchased off of his Father-in-Law Mr Thomas Haffenden, to his wife for life, then on her death to his sons John, Richard, Henry, Charles and the unborn child 'if it be a sonn'.

Instructions to Executrix:
To sell 'all that my messuage Farme and Lands with the Appurtenances lyeing in Charing in the Occupation of Jonathan Myles and all the Woodlands thereunto belonging in my owne Occupation and alsoe all that my messuage Farme and Lands with the Appurtenances lyeing in Stalesfield and Charing or one of them in the Occupation of John Knock ... and the Woodlands thereunto belonging in my owne Occupation And alsoe all those my two Messuages or Tenements with the Lands and Appurtenances thereunto belonging in Boughton Aluph And alsoe all that my Farme Messuages and Lands with the Appurtenances in Challock Expectant on the death of the widow Wanstall(?)'.
To use the money so raised 'to pay and satifie all my owne proper just debts that I shall owe at my decease (an exacte Account whereof my wife will find in my Scriptore) but none that I am bound ex Security for any other person or persons for) and alsoe all such moneys as shall be left or remaineing in my hands of any clients or of any other person or persons whatsoever at the time of my decease'.

'And I desire and request my good Friend Mr Taylor of Biddenden to be helping and assisting to my deare wife in the makeing up my Bills and Accounts and getting in the moneys due thereon and in all such things as he can be helping to her in, in the discharge of the Trust in her by me hereby reposed' '... my good Friend Mr Heath .... and desire and request the same of him'.

Bequests:

Poor of the parish of Wye: - 5
Wife Juliana:
* All his Silver plate
* Diamond ring
* Life Annuity of 10 upon death of his uncle John Jenkin of Eythorne
* Residual personal estate

Eldest Son John:
* Silver watch
* Study of Books
* Equal share with his brothers of property in Eythorne
* Equal share with his brothers of the moiety (half share) of property in Biddenden, Tenterden and Ash next Sandwich
* Equal share with all siblings of the net proceeds of sale of other real estate

Son Richard:
* 'Seale' gold ring
* Equal share with his brothers of property in Eythorne
* Equal share with his brothers of the moiety (half share) of property in Biddenden, Tenterden and Ash next Sandwich
* Equal share with all siblings of the net proceeds of sale of other real estate

Sons Henry, Charles and unborn child if a son (each separately):
* Gold ring (to be delivered 'by their Mother at such times as she pleases')
* Equal share with his brothers of property in Eythorne
* Equal share with his brothers of the moiety (half share) of property in Biddenden, Tenterden and Ash next Sandwich
* Equal share with all siblings of the net proceeds of sale of other real estate

Daughter Juliana:
* 300 on her majority
* Gold ring (to be delivered 'by their Mother at such times as she pleases')
* Equal share with all siblings of the net proceeds of sale of other real estate

His 'every honoured Mother' and 'loveing Sister Mrs Elizabeth Haffenden':
* 20 shillings each to buy each a mourning ring in remembrance of him

His good friends Mr Taylor of Biddenden and Mr Heath:
* 20 shillings each to buy each a mourning ring in remembrance of him

Witnesses:
* William Deeds
* Anthony Johnson
* Edward Charlton


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