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Will of Patience Major

of Folkestone, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/83/39b
Submitted by Rosie Ansell
This is the last will and testament of me Patience Major of the town of Folkestone in the County of Kent
Principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named and as touching the disposition of all such temporal estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth.
First I will that my debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged.

Item I give unto my son William Major the sume of five pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid him by my executor hereinafter named in six months after my decease.
Item I give unto my son George Major the sume of twenty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid him by my executor in six months after my decease with one gold ring and two pair of sheets and one feather bed which I commonly lie on in the chamber over the parlour all as it stands ready furnished and one safe cupboard one pewter platter and two earthern platters and three earthen basons.

Item I give unto my grandson William the son of my said son William Major the sume of five pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid him (by my executor) at the age of one and twenty years and one gold ring and two pair of sheets immediately after my decease.
Item I give unto my grandson William the son of my son Thomas Major the sume of five pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid him (by my executor) at the age of one and twenty years and one gold ring.

Item all my small piece of ground with all and every the appurtenances (situate lying and being in Eastbrook in the said town of Folkestone which I lately purchased of John Trevillian and Ann his wife) I give and devise the same unto my two sons George and Thomas to them and their heirs for ever equally divided between them.

Item I give and bequeath unto my kinswoman and niece Patience Badcock the best of my three beds that stand in the garret with two pairs of sheets and half a dozin sutes of head linen to [be] given her by my executor at her day of marriage or sooner if my said executor shall think fitt and my will and meaning is that my said executor shall and will make such provision for my said nieceís good education and learning lay out and bestow the sume of forty shillings.

Item I give unto my sister Alice Badcock the wife of George Badcock all my every day woolen wearing apparel with two shifts and two aprons and half a dozin sutes of head linnen.
Item I give unto my son Georgeís wife my best gown.
Item I give my petticoat unto my son Williamís wife.
Item my ridinghood I give unto my son Thomasís wife

All the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal whatsoever not hereinbefore bequeathed I do give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Major whome I do make my sole executor and I do hereby revoke disannul and making void all former and other wills and testaments by me heretofore made

in witness whereof I the said Patience Major the testator to this my last will and testament being contained in two sheets of paper set my hand to the first sheet and my hand and seal to the last this third day of June and in the third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God King over Great Britaine France and Ireland Defender of the faith Annoq Dni 1717 Patience Major her marke. Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the said Patience Major in the presence of us who also signed our names in the presence of the testatrix
Tho Basly. John Brice. Tho Mount.

Probatum fuit huinoi antescript Testin Patientia Major nuper de Folkestone infra Archinat Cant vidua defuncta sexto die Januarii Anno Dni 1718 Coram Mro Thoma Johnson Cliro Srrto Venlis Viri Thomas Bouchier Legum Doctoris Reverendi Viri Dni Archini Cant Offilis Legitimo constituti juramento Thoma Major filii naturalis dicta defuncta et executricis unici in dicto testamento nominat cui commissum fuit onus executionis ejusdem Testamenti de bene etc jurat.


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