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Will of Sarah May

of Ash next Sandwich, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/59/378
Submitted by Veronica Nops
In the Name of God Amen this seven and twentieth Day of May Anno Dmi 1717 and in the third year of the Reign of King George Over Gt. Britain
I SARAH MAY of the Parish of Ash next Sandwich in the County of Kent widow being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be God for the same considering the uncertainty of this transitory life and being desirous to settle that Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner and form following. (That is to say) first and principally I yeild my soule into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator with full assurance and stedfast hope in my Redeemer Christ Jesus to live with him eternall after this my mortale life shall be ended and my body bequeath to the Earth whereof it was first framed to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named.

Also I do give and bequeath unto my loveing son JOHN MAY the sume of five pounds of lawful money of Gt. Britain
and do nominate and appoint him my said son JOHN MAY sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

All the Rest and Residue of all and singular my Goods chattells and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever my debts and funerall charges and probate of this my will being first paid and deducted I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter SARAH wife of ROBERT RUGLES and SUSAN wife of JOHN CARRE equally to be divided between them share and share alike.

In Witness whereof to this my last Will and Testament in one sheet of paper contained my hand and seale I have sett and putt the Day and Year first above written SARAH MAY widow signed sealed published and declared by the said SARAH MAY to be her last Will and Testament the 7th and 20th Day of May anno dmi 1717 in the presence of
RICHARD NEAME JOHN PARANOR

Whereas JOSEPH MAY of Ash-next-Sandwich in the County of Kent made my last Will and Testament in writing dated 7th and 20th Day of May last past I do hereby confirm the said Will and do further give and bequeath unto my three grandaughters daughters of ELIZABETH the Late wife of ANREW JOAD one third full part of all and singular my goods chattells and personall estate mentioned in my Will to be given to my daughters RUGLES and CARR equally to be divided between them.

Also I do give and bequeath unto my grandsone JOHN MAY the Younger son of my son JOHN MAY my Executor therein named the sume of five pounds to be paid unto him by my said Executor when he shall attain the age of one and twenty yeares.

And I do ratify the other said bequests bequeathed in my said Will and after my other legacies shall be paid unto my daughter RUGLES daughter MARY wife of JOHN CARR by mystake in the said Will called SARAH and to the daughters of my late daughter ELIZABETH wife of the said ANDREW JOAD.

And I do hereby direct? that this my codicille shall be deemed as part of my said last Will and Testament.
Witness my Hand and Seale ye 5th Day of June anno dmi 1717 SARAH MAY signed sealed published and declared by the said SARAH MAY to be part of her last Will and Testament at the said 5th Day of June 1717 in the presence of
Mary Dixon John Paramor Jun.


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