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Will of Anne Laggatt

of Penshurst, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1742
Transcribed by Alwynne Mackie
In the Name of God Amen. I Anne Laggatt late of Penshurst in the County of Kent but now of Richmond in the County of Surrey Widow of Richard Laggatt late of Penshurst aforesaid Gentleman deceased do make this to be my last Will and Testament as follows. And first my Will is that my Body may be Decently Interred at Penshurst aforesaid as near my late Husband as may be and carried thither in a hearse to be drawn by Six Horses attended with a Mourning Coach and the like number of Horses and that the sum of forty pounds be Expended by my Executrixes to defray the Charge of my funeral. And as concerning my Estate and Effects I dispose thereof in manner following.

I give and bequeath unto my Grandchildren Charles and Mary Scott the Sum of fifty pounds apiece to be paid them on their attaining their respective ages of one and twenty years or Days of Marriage which shall first happen.
I give and bequeath to my Daughter-in-Law Ann Drew the sum of ten pounds to be paid her within twelve calendar months next after my decease.
I give to my Daughter Mrs Ann Child the Sum of two hundred pounds in consideration of her Care and Tenderness of me during my Residence with her.
I give to the poor of the Parish of Penshurst the sum of ten pounds to be paid them within twelve calendar months next after my decease.
I give the maid servant that shall be living with me at my death the sum of five pounds for Mourning.

Item. Subject to the payment of my Debts Legacies and Funeral Expenses and to the payment of a Mortgage Debt of four hundred and fifty pounds with the interest thereof due to my said Daughter Ann Child upon my said Estate at Hawden in the Parish of Penshurst aforesaid and to the payment of the further sum of three hundred and fifty pounds to my said Daughter Child (which I give unto her) with Interest for the same after the rate of four pounds in the hundred yearly to be computed from the day of my Death. I give devise and bequeath the same Estate and all and every my Messuages Farms Lands Tenements and Hereditaments at Hawden in the Parish of Penshurst aforesaid unto my Daughter Mrs Catherine Scott her Heirs and Assignees for ever (subject nevertheless and chargeable as herein before is mentioned).

And it is my Will and I do hereby direct my said Daughter Scott in case she shall at any time hereafter be minded to Sell and Dispose of the said Estate that in such case my said Daughter Scott and her Husband shall convey the same to or in Trust for my said Daughter Child or her Husband at and for such Price or Sum as the same shall amount unto at and after the rate of five and twenty years purchase according to the yearly Rent now paid for the same it being my desire that the said Estate shall continue and remain in my family as long as may be.

Item. It is my Will that my said Daughter Scott may dispose of such part of my Goods and Furniture that shall be in her House at the time of my decease for her own proper Benefit and do therewith as she shall think fit and that my Daughter Child may have and dispose of the rest of my Goods and Furniture in my now dwelling house for her own proper Benefit and do therewith as she shall think fit.

All the rest of my Estate I give to my said Daughters Katherine Scott and Ann Child their Heirs Executors and Administrators. And I do hereby constitute them the said Katherine and Ann Executrixes of this my Will and I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be my last. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty eighth day of August one thousand seven hundred and forty two. Ann Laggatt the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her sight and at her request have subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Mary Buckworth. M. Smith. Edmond Byron.

This will was proved at London the twenty seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty two before the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper and Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Katherine Scott (wife of Charles Scott) and Ann Child (wife of George Child) the Daughters and Executrixes in the said Will named to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.


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