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Will of John Keble

of Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/90/9

In the Name of God Amen The Fourth day of May in the Eleventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc. and in the year of our Lord one Thousand seaven hundred twenty and five
I John Keble of Newington next Sittingbourn in the County of Kent Yeoman being somewhat ill in body but of sound and perfect Mind and Memory (God be praised) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (vis)
First I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through Merits death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting Life and my body I leave to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executrix herein after named and as touching all such worldly Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I order and dispose thereof as followeth.

Item I give and devise unto my Kinsman James Keble son of Richard Keble and to his heirs forever All those my two several Messuages Tenements or Cottages together with the Gardens and bacsides thereunto belonging with their and every of their appurtenances situate lying and being in the Parish of Newington aforesaid whereof one of the said Messuages or Tenement or cottage garden and backside is now in the tenur of occupation of Henry Rose and the other Messuage tenement or cottage garden and backside is now in the tenure or occupation of me the said John Keble

Item I give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman Mary Keble daughter of Richard Keble the sume of fifty pounds of good and lawful money of great Britain to be paid her by my Executrix herein after named within one year next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath to my Kinsman Edward Keble son of Richard Keble the sume of twenty pounds of good and lawful money of great Britain to be paid him by Executrix within one year next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman Ann Keble daughter of Richard Keble the sum of ten pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Brittaine to be paid her by my Executrix within one year next after my decease

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Item I give and bequeath to my Kinsman Edward Keble son of Richard Keble the sume of Twenty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Brittain to be paid him by my Executrix within one year next after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman Ann Keble daughter of Richard Keble the sume of ten pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Brittaine to be paid her by my Executrix within one year next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving sister now the wife of Richard Kember the sum of Twenty pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Brittaine to be paid her by my Executrix herein after named within one year next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto Sarah Philpott now the wife of Abraham Downe the sume of ten pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Brittain to be paid her by my Executrix herein after named within one year next after my decease

Item all the rest and residue of my personal Estate goods chattles whatsoever after my debts legacies funeral expences and the probate of this my Will are paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman James Keble aforesaid and I do hereby make and ordain nominate and appoint my Kinsman James Keble and my Brother Richard Keble joint Executor of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke and make void all former Wills by me heretofore made or declared

In Witness wereof I the said John Keble have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal the day and year first above written. John Keble. Signed and seald published and declared [by the]Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of
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The above registered Will of John Keble deceased was proved the twentieth day of September 1736 before the Rev’d James Hensbridge Clerk lawfull Surrogate to the Worshipfull George Lee Doctor of Laws official General to the Rev’d the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of James Keble nephew of the deceased and one of the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration of the goods chattles and credits of the said deceased was committed he being first sworn duly to perform the said Will the like power being reserved to Richard Keble the other Executor to prove the same when he thinks fit.


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