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Will of Mary King

of Dover, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob 11/1926
Transcribed by Gerry Doyle
This is the last will and testament of me Mary King of the town and port of Dover in the county of Kent spinster in manner following that is to say

I give and bequeath to my brother Thomas King the sum of fifty pounds
to my nephew George King son of my said brother nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings
to Mrs Mary King widow of my late brother Charles Wellard King the sum of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings
to my niece Elizabeth Mary daughter of my said brother Charles Wellard King the like sum of nineteen pound and nineteen shillings together with my wearing apparel
to Charles Luddington the oldest son of my said late brother Charles Wellard King the like sum of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings
to my niece Eliza daughter of my brother John King the like sum of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings
and to Edward Knocker of Dover aforesaid Gentleman the sum of ten pounds
all the above legacies being in lawful money of Great Britain and to be severally paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease

and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my monies goods chattels property estate whatsoever and wheresoever that I may be possessed of interested in or entitled unto at the time of my decease I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew Henry William King son of my late brother Henry Rice King his executors administrators and assigns subject nevertheless to the payment out thereof of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses

and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Edward Knocker and my said nephew Henry William King joint executors of this my will and do declare that they shall be accountable for such monies only as they or he shall actually receive by virtue of this my will notwithstanding their joining in any receipts for the sake of conformity and one of them shall not be answerable foe any loss or damage that may happen to my estate unless the same happen by or through their or his own wilful neglect and that it shall be lawful for them out of the monies which shall come to their hands to reimburse themselves respectively all costs and expenses incident to this my will and that the said Edward Knocker shall be at liberty in addition to his expenses to make all fair and reasonable professionable charges for such business as he may transact in and about the same

and hereby revoking all former wills by me at anytime made I do declare this to be my last will and testament in writing whereof I the said Mary King the testatrix have to this my last will and testament in one sheet of paper contained set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty Mary King signed sealed and published by the said Mary King as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who being present at the same time have attested and subscribed the said will in the presence of the said Testatrix
Chas H Judge, Henry R Bushell Clerks to Mr E Knocker Solc Dover.

Proved at London 8th April 1840 before the Judge by the oaths of Edward Knocker and Henry William King the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.

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