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Will of John Jones

of Deptford, Kent


Source: PCC 1820
Transcribed by Kate Martinson
This is the last will and testament of me, John Jones, of Waterloo Place in the parish of Deptford in the County of Kent viz afer all my lawful debts and financial expenses are fully paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife the use of all my household furniture during her natural life but in case she should marry again it is my will that her husband shall have no command of the said furniture [or?] on his part

I also give and bequeath to my son John Jones when he attains the age of eighteen years or sooner if my executors think proper my silver hunting watch double case capt and jewelled and also my book called the Encyclopoedia Londonensis and all my best cloathes to be disposed of in the best manner possible and converted to his use and at my wife’s decease I give and bequeath unto my said son John Jones my mahogany book case

I also give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann Hubbert Jones after my wife’s decease my family Bible quarto and silver watch that was my Grandfathers also my mahogany chest of drawers.

I also bequeath to my daughter Sarah Sophia Jones after my wife’s decease my eight day clock mahogany case made by Bishop of [Rusleburgh?] and also my mahogany tea table likewise my chimney looking glass gilt frame

I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Louisa Jones at the decease of my wife two arm and six mahogany hair bottom chairs and large swing looking glass

And at the decease of my said beloved wife I will and bequeath all the remainder of my estate and effects to be disposed of to the best advantage possible and the money they produce to be equally divided share and share alike amongst my then surviving children I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my brother Thomas Jones of the Crown and Anchor Woolwich and Edward Lowe of Woolwich hatter executors of this my last will and testatment dated this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen – [signed] John Jones – signed sealed and delivered in presence of Edw. Lowe, Thomas Jones, Charles Job.

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Appeared Personally John Painter of the Barrack Tavern, Woolwich Common in the County of Kent Innkeeper and made oath that he knew and was well aquainted with John Jones late of Waterloo Place in the parish of Deptford in the County of Kent deceased and also with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription having frequently seen him write and also write and subscribe his name and having with care and attention viewed and observed a paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last will and Testament of the said deceased beginning thus "This is the last will and testament of me, John Jones, of Waterloo Place" ending thus "dated this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen" subscribed "John Jones" he this appearer doth say he verily and in his conscience believes the name so set and subscribed thereto to be of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said John Jones the Testator deceased - John Painter - On saturday the Twentyfifth day of March in the year of our Lord 1820 the said John Painter was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing affidavit before me - Sam'l R Meyrick, Surr'e - Pres't Wm G Clarkson, Not'y Pub.

Proved at London 28th March 1820 before the Worshipful Samuel Rush Meyrick Dr of Laws & Surr'e by the oaths of Thomas Jones the brother and Edward Lowe the executors to whom adm'on was granted being first sworn duly to adm'r.


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