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Will of John Leeds

of Newnham, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC 17/84/31
Submitted by Everett Leeds
I John Leeds carpenter of the parish Newnham in the county of Kent being in sound mind and understanding God be praised do make and declare to be my last will and testament as follow First I commend my soul into the arms of my blessed Saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ by whose merits alone I hope for salvation and an happy and joyful resurrection and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named at the Parish of Bredgar in the county of Kent.

Imprimis I do will unto John Leeds of Rochester in the County of Kent gunner of his Majesties ship the Greewich the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid by my executor in a twelve months after my decease

Item I do will and bequeath unto Mary Thomas, wife of Henry Thomas, baker of Milton the sum of forty pounds to be paid by my executors in a twelve month after my decease

Lastly I do constitute and appoint Mr James Eve of Doddingon in the county of Kent clerk and Mrs Jane Hollard of the Parish of Newnham in the said county to be joint executors of this my last will and testament
giving as a legacy unto the said James Eve the sum of fifty pounds to be had and received in a twelve month after my decease out of my personal estate

And this I do declare to be my last will and testament revoking all other will or wills at any time before made by me John Leeds In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of December in the year of our Lord 1724
John Leeds signed & sealed & delivered in the presence of the testator by us
Wm Parnham - Elizabeth Burgis

Probate granted 1724/5

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