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Will of John Langridge

of Chatham, Kent

Source: Centre for Kentish Studies DRb PWR 40, DRb PW 66, original will
Contributed by Stephen Langridge
This is the last will and testament of me John Langridge of Elm Cottage Chatham in the County of Kent Gentleman and which I make publish and declare in manner and form following that is to say I direct that my body shall be decently and privately interred by and at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter named and that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be fully discharged as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and after such payments are made I give and bequeath the surplus of my ready money, money in the Chatham and Rochester Saving Bank, money due to me as pension from Her Majesty’s Government and all other debts dues and demands owing to me at the time of my decease unto my dear wife Margaret Langridge for her own sole use benefit and disposal.

I give and bequeath my wearing apparel my Burkitt’s Notes on the New Testament six silver tea spoons and one silver dessert spoon unto my son John Samuel Langridge and my silver watch and one silver tablespoon unto my son Thomas Nathaniel Langridge and one silver tablespoon and my Matthew Henry’s Comments on the Bible unto my daughter Lydia Bird their respective executors administrators and assigns absolutely

I give and bequeath all that my leasehold dwelling house yard garden hereditaments premises and appurtenances thereunto belonging situated in Ordnance Place Chatham aforesaid and in which I now reside as also all my furniture goods and household effects not hereinbefore and otherwise disposed of unto my said dear wife Margaret for her own use benefit and disposal.

But if at the time of her decease she should remain possessed of and hold of the whole or any part of my said dwelling house garden hereditaments and premises or the whole or any part of my furniture household goods and effects hereinbefore mentioned then and in that case it is my will and mind that the same and every part thereof be sold and the proceeds thereof and every part thereof after deducting necessary expenses I give and bequeath unto my sons John Samuel Langridge and Thomas Nathaniel Langridge and my daughter the said Lydia Bird their respective heirs executors administrators or assigns share and share alike thus to be divided by between and among them for his her or their own use benefit and disposal absolutely

and I hereby appoint my dear wife Margaret sole executrix of this my will and cancelling all other wills by me at any time heretofore made publish and declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my name this twelfth day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty one.
John Langridge
Signed Published and declared by the said John Langridge the within named testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Thomas Jarman, Druggist, Ordnance Place Chatham - Thomas Whitehead?, Accountant, Ordnance Place Chatham

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