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Will of Thomas King

of Dover, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob 11/1112
Transcribed by Gerry Doyle
I Thomas King of the town and port of Dover in the county of Kent Gentleman do make my will in manner following

first I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Brown King the sum of two hundred pounds capital stock in the three per Centum reduced Bank annuities as a compensation for the purchase Money received for a Messuage in Snargate Street in Dover aforesaid belonging to him and lately sold the said two hundred pounds stock to be transferred to him upon his attaining the age of twenty one years and the interest in the mean time to be applied for his benefit and advantage

I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate of every nature kind and quality as well in possession as a residue remainder and expiratory unto my three sons Thomas Brown King Henry King and James King equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants to their several and respective heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever
but if either or any of my said three sons that happen to die before he or they attain the age of twenty one years then I give devise and bequeath the part and share or parts and shares of him or there so dying under the age of twenty one years as aforesaid unto the survivors in equal proportions or the survivor of them and to his or their respective heirs executors administrators and assigns forever

and I do appoint my brother Mr William King of Dover aforesaid Grocer sole executor of this my will and do hereby fully empower and authorise him out of the money and effects whether principal or interest that shall come to his hands to advance and pay such sum and sums of money to and for the maintenance education and advancement of my said three sons respectively as he my said executor shall from time to time think fit and necessary

In witness whereof I the said Thomas King have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of November in the twenty fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three Thos King. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas King the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Jeg Wellard Robt Wellard Mary Mannings

This will was proved at London the twelfth day of January in the year of the Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four before the worshipful Andrew Colter Jurant Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William King the brother of the deceased and sole executor named in the said will to which administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and effects of the said deceased he having been first duly sworn to administer.

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