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Will of George Minter

of Sandwich, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Book 107 folio 99 1824
Transcribed by Merrilyn Minter
I George Minter of the Town and Port of Sandwich in the County of Kent Cabinet Maker being of sound and disposing Mind and Memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say First I constitute and appoint my good Friends William Pott of Sandwich aforesaid Gentleman and John Denne of the same place Cabinet Maker Executors of this my Will and direct that my Body shall be decently interred at their Discretion in a plain brick grave in the Church Yard of Margate in the Parish of St John the Baptist in the Isle of Thanet in the said County as near as may be to the Grave in which the remains of my Father and Mother were deposited

I Give and Bequeath unto the said William Pott and John Denne their Executors Administrators and Assigns the Sum of Seven Hundred pounds of sterling British Money upon Trust that they or the survivor of them or the Executor or Administrators of such survivor do and with all convenient speed after my Decease lay out and invest the same in the public Stocks or Funds of this Kingdom or upon good real securities in their or his Names or Name And do and shall pay the Dividends Interest and annual profits thereof or of the Stocks Funds and securities in or upon which the same shall be Invested unto my Dear Wife Mary Minter during her natural life

And from and after her Decease do and shall pay and assign the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds part of the said Trust Monies or the Stock Funds and Securities in or upon which the Same shall be invested unto my Brother Henry in case he shall be living at that time but if dead shall do and shall pay the Dividend Interest and annual profits thereof or of the said Stock Funds and Securities unto Sarah his now wife during her natural life And from and after her Decease do and shall pay and assign the said sum of two hundred and fifty pound of the Stocks Funds and Securities in or upon which the same shall be invested unto and equally between all and every [of?] the legitimate Child and children of my said Brother Henry and to their respective Executors Administrators and Assigns

And ? from and after the Decease of my said wife do and shall pay the Interest Dividends and annual Profits of the Sum of One hundred pounds other part of the said Sum of Money or the Stocks Funds or Securities in or upon which the same shall -------- and Jane his Wife And the Survivor ------- and the Life of the longer Liver of them And from and after the Decease of such Survivor do and shall pay and assign the said sum of One hundred pounds or the Stocks Funds and Securities in or upon which the same shall be invested Unto and equally between all and every the Child and children of my Sister Maria who is married to Thomas Potts of Margate aforesaid Laborer and to their respective Executors Administrators and assigns

And also do and shall from and after the Decease of my said Wife pay and assign the Sum of one hundred pounds other part of the said Trust Money or the Stocks Funds and Securities in or upon which the same shall be invested Unto my Brother John Minter his Executors Administrators and Assigns

And likewise do and shall from and After the Decease of my said Wife pay and assign the sum of One hundred And fifty pounds further part of the said Trust Money or the Stocks Funds and Securities in or upon which the same shall be invested Unto my said sister Maria if then living for her own absolute benefit And disposal without being liable to the control Debts or Engagements of her Husband But if dead do and shall pay the Dividends Interest and annual profits thereof or of the said Stocks Funds and Securities Unto the said Thomas Potts during his natural Life And from and after his Decease do and shall pay and assign the said Sum of One hundred and fifty pounds and the Stocks Funds and Securities In or upon which the same shall be invested Unto and equally between All and every the Child and Children of my said Sister Maria and to their Respective Executors Administrators and Assigns

And also from and After the Decease of my said Wife do and shall pay the Dividend Interest and annual profits of the Sum of One hundred pounds The remaining part of the said Trust Money or of the Stocks Funds and Securities in or upon which the same shall be invested Unto my Sister Hannah during her natural Life and from and after her Decease do and shall pay and assign the said last mentioned Sum of One hundred pounds or the Stocks Funds and Securities Unto and equally between all and every the legitimate Child and Children of my said Sister Hannah and to their respective Executors Administrators and Assigns But if my Sister Hannah shall have no such Child or Children then do and shall pay and assign the same last mentioned Sum or the said Stocks Funds and Securities in or upon which the same shall be invested Unto and equally between all and every the Child and Children of my said Brother Henry and of my said Sister Maria and to their respective Executors Administrators and Assigns

And I Give and Bequeath all my Household Goods and Furniture Linen Plate China Books and Pictures and all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and Wheresover not herein before bequeathed or disposed of subject to and after payment of all my just Debts funeral and testamentary Charges and other incidental Expenses Unto my said Wife Mary her Executors Administrators and assigns for her own absolute benefit and disposal

And I do hereby declare that the said William Pott and John Denne their Executors and Administrators shall ----------- by virtue hereof[?] ? ? respectively all such ? and Expences as they any or either of them shall or may sustain or be put unto in or about the Execution of this my Will or the Trust thereof[?] or in any way relating thereto And that they any or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any more Monies or things than they shall respectively receive nor for any Loss that may happen to the same without their respective wilful Default nor shall one of them be answerable or accountable for the other or others of them but each of them for his own Acts Receipts Payments and Defaults only In Witness whereof I the said George Minter the Testator have to the first Sheet of this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and to this the second and last Sheet thereof my Hand and seal this Sixteenth Day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty three ~ George Minter [symbol] Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator George Minter as and for his Last Will and Testament in the prescence of us who in his prescence at his request and in the prescence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
Jno Debock Thos Coleman of Sandwich

The before registered Will of George Minter deceased was proved the Seventeenth Day of February 1824 before the Reverend John Francis Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful Maurice Swabey Doctor of Laws Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of William Pott and John Denne the Executors named in the Said Will they being first sworn duly to perform the same.


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