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Will of Edmund Leeds

of Appledore, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC 17/99/f290
Submitted by Everett Leeds
This is the last will and testament of me Edmund Leeds of Appledore in the county of Kent, grazier, made this fourth day of June in the year of our Lord 1761 in the first years 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, etc, Imprimis. I commend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God hoping for pardon and remission of all my sins and eternal life through the merits of death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named and as to the worldly goods which God hath been pleased to intrust me with I give and dispose thereof as follows (that is to say) I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expences be in the first place fully paid and satisfied.

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Leeds now or late of Sevenoaks in the said county of Kent, sadler, the sum of 100 of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto him the said John Leeds by my executor herein after named within the space of six months next after my decease

and all the rest residue and remainder of my ready moneys and securitys for money debts goods cattle stock effects and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality so ever the same be whereof I shall die possessed and which shall be any ways due owing or belonging unto one at the time of my decease after payment of my said debts funeral expences and legacy of one hundred pounds I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof and all my estate and interest therein unto my father in law Isaak Munk the Elder of Appledore aforesaid grazier to hold the same unto him my said father in law Isaak Munk his executors administrators and assigns absolutely and forever

and I do hereby name make and constitute and appoint him my said father in law Isaac Munk sole executor of this my last will and testament and do hereby revoke and make void all former wills and codicil by me at any time or time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Edmund Leeds the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed: Edmund Leeds
Witnesses: A.M.Pocock - Richd. Clarke

Proved: 8.7.1774

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Will of Edmund Leeds
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