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Will of Richard Mascall

of Great Chart, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/Vo90/Fo10, 1736/7
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
In the Name of God Amen I Richard Mascal the Elder of Great Chart in the County of Kent Yeoman being aged and infirm in body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding God be praised and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men sure to die Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in writing in manner and fform following That is to say first I yield my soul to the almighty God who gave it and my body I leave to the earth to be Decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors herein after named and as to my Estate both real and personal which it hath pleased almighty God bless me with in this Life I give and devise the same as followeth

also I give and devise unto my two Sons Richard Mascall of Great Chart aforesaid Yeoman and David Mascall of the same place Yeoman for them to stand and be seized of immediately after my Decease so as to make a good tills thereto all these my several pieces or parcells of arable meadow and Pasture land containing by estimation sixteen Acres more or less with the appurtenances lying and being in the Parishes of Willesborough and Hinxhill or one of them in the said County and in the tenure of Occupation of Robert Cook or his assigns to this end and Intent that in the first place they my said sons Richard Mascal and David Mascall shall and will so soon as they can conveniently after my Decease sell and Dispose of my said Lands in Willesborough and Hinxhill aforesaid now Devised unto them and out of the money arising and coming by vertue of the sale of the said Lands as aforesaid my Will further is that they my said two sons Richard and David Mascall shall and will first pay all such Legacies as were given and ordered to be paid by mortgage or otherwise of the said Lands in and by the Will and Testament of my Father in Law William Willmanton late of great Chart aforesaid Yeoman deceased to whose said will I was made whole and sole Executor as shall at the Time of my Death remain due and unpaid and after the payment of such said Legacys my will is that the Remainder of the purchase money of the said lands shall go to all my Sons and Daughters to witt Richard Mascall Thomas Mascall John Mascall David Mascall Anne West Elizabeth Brigs and Mary Mannering equally to be divided between them share and share alike but if the said lands should not happen to be sold immediately after my Decease the my Will is that all my said Children Richard Mascall Thomas Mascall John Mascall David Mascall Anne West Elizabeth Brigs and Mary Mannering should equally divide the rents and proffits thereof arising and coming? equally between them share and share alike

also I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary Mascall all that my Bed and ffurniture as it now stands in the Room called the closett the clock as it now stands three pairs of sheets and one large Bible being all the things and Household stuffs which I had of her at the time of my marriage with her and also I further unto my said Wife the sum of (sum missing) Pounds of lawfull money of great Brittain to be paid to her out of the sale of my goods chattels and moveables by my Executors herein after named to be delivered and paid unto my said Mary Mascall within twelve months next after my Decease

also my mind and will is that my said Son Richard Mascall should after appraisement of my large Silver Tankard pay unto all my Children in money their equal share as if sold to any person else and reserve and keep the same in his own possession

also I give and bequeath unto all my said Sons and Daughters Richard Mascall Thomas Mascall John Mascall David Mascall Anne West Elizabeth Brigs and Mary Mannering all my ready money Goods Chattels Debts due on Bond mortgage or otherwise and all other my personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not before given and bequeathed equally to be divided between them after my Debts Legacys ffunerall Charges and Expenses of proving this my last Will and Testament are fully paid and satisfied by my executors herein after named out thereof and

I do hereby make and ordain my two Sons Richard Mascall and David Mascall Joint Executors to this my last Will and Testament to whom I give the sum of five pounds to be divided between them reserved out of my personal Estate for their Care and Trouble

and lastly revoking all former Wills I do declare this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said Richard Mascall have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two whole sheets of paper to the first thereof sett my hand but to the last my hand and Seal this thirteenth Day of May in the seventh Year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the second by the grace of God of great Brittain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the ffaith and soforth and in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and thirty four Richard Mascall Signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Mascall the elder the Testator for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto in his presence subscribed our names as witnesses
Susanner Mead William Horn? Francis Whitfield

Probate: 22nd January 1736/7 - Executors Richard Mascall and David Mascall sons of the deceased

Notes
Richard Mascall married Elizabeth Willmanton on 1st October 1696 at Eastwell
It is probable that Elizabeth was buried at Great Chart on 26 March 1727 and Richard married Mary Jarvis at Great Chart on 17th Jun 1731
Richard was buried at Great Chart on 8th June 1737


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