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Will of John Morphett

of Tenterden, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury prob 11/1371
Submitted by Kevin Yeats
This is the last Will and testament of me John Morphett the younger of Tenterden in the County of Kent Grazier
First I will and direct that all my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses be fully paid and satisfied

I leave and bequeath unto my dear wife Ann Morphett the Household Furniture Plate China and Linen which shall be in my dwelling House at the time of my decease

I also leave direct and bequeath unto my said dear Wife and unto Edward Winser of Tenterden aforesaid Grocer and Thomas Morphett of the same place Grazier my Executors and Executrix hereafter named All the Estate and Effects whether Real personal or otherwise whereof I shall die possessed Upon the Trusts nevertheless and to and for the intents and purposes hereafter mentioned (that is to say)
In Trust that they my said Executors shall and will permit and suffer my said wife Ann Morphett to use occupy and possess the same and receive and take the rents Issues and profits thereof for and during her natural life
and from and after her decease then I give devise and bequeath the same unto my two Daughters Ann and Mary Morphett and any other Child or Children which I the said John morphett may have at the time of my decease to be divided between them share and share alike
But in Case of death of my said Wife before my said Children shall have respectively attained the ages of twenty one years then I give devise and bequeath the said Estate and effects unto the said Edward Winser and Thomas Morphett and the survivor of them upon Trust that they the said Edward Winser and Thomas Morphett or the Survivor of them shall and will take and receive the Rents Issues and Profits thereof and pay and apply the same towards the Maintenance and Education of my said Children during their Minority and the Surplus thereof (if any) to be paid and divided between my said Children when they shall have respectively attained the age of twenty one years

And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Ann morphett and the said Edward Winser and Thomas Morphett Executrix and Executors of this my Will and hereby annulling all other and former Wills by me heretofore made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have to this my Will contained on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of April One thousand eight hundred The Mark of the said X John Morphett Junr. (Seal) Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto the Testator being unable to subscribe his name affixed his Mark thereto
Edward Jell (?) William Norman (?) N. Morphett.

This Will was proved at London the twenty sixth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and two before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Ann Morphett Widow the Relict of the deceased Edward Winser the Younger and Thomas Morphett the Executors named in the said will to whom Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to Administer

Date of death: 30 Oct 1801


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Will of John Morphett
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