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Will of John Morphett

of Tenterden, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury prob 11/1545
Submitted by Kevin Yeats
This is the last Will and testament of me John Morphett of Tenterden in the county of Kent Gentleman made this tenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nine and in the forty ninth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King defender of the Faith
First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral expenses the charges of proving this my last Will & Testament and all incidental expenses be fully paid and satisfied And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills and Codicills by me at any time or times heretofore made

[ I make constitute and appoint my good friends Jeremiah Curteis of Westcross in the Parish of Tenterden aforesaid Esquire John Neve the Elder of Tenterden aforesaid Gentleman my Son George Morphett of Tenterden aforesd Gentleman Executors of this my last Will and Testament ]

I give and devise unto my son in law Edward Winser of Tenterden aforesaid Grocer all those my five several Pieces or Parcels of Pasture Land commonly called or known by the name of the Old House Land or howsoever otherwise called or known containing by estimation thirty three acres and three roods be the same little more or less with their Appurtenances which said pieces or parcels of land do adjoin together and are situate lying and being in Tenterden aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of my said Son in Law Edward Winser his assigns or undertenants To hold the same unto the said Edward Winser and his Assigns to and for his own use and benefit for and during and until my four grandsons Edward Thomas James and William Winser the four Sons of my late deceased daughter Mary Winser the late wife of my said Son in law the said Edward Winser ) shall severally and respectively attain their several and respective age and ages of twenty one years
and when and as he or they shall severally attain that age then I give and devise the said lands hereditaments and premises unto my said four grandsons Edward Thomas James and William Winser equally to be divided between and amongst them my said four grandsons share and share alike and they to take as Tenants in Common and not as joint tenants and to the several and respective heirs of the body and bodies of all my said Grandsons lawfully issuing

And in case one or more of such Grandsons shall happen to die without issue of his or their body or bodies then I give and devise the part or share or parts or shares of him or them so dying unto the survivors or survivor or others or other of them to be equally divided between them if more than one share and share alike and they to take as tenants in Common and not as joint tenants and the several and respective heirs of the body and bodies of such survivors or survivor or others or other of them lawfully issuing equally to be divided between them by way of Cross remainders
And in case all such of my said Grandsons but one shall happen to die without issue of their bodies or if there shall be but one such Grandson then I give and devise the same unto such Surviving or only Grandson and the heirs of his body lawfully issuing And for want and in default of such issue to the use of the right heirs of me the said John Morphett forever
And least my Intent and meaning should not be thoroughly and completely understood I beg to state that it is my Will and desire that my said Son in law Edward Winser shall occupy for his own use and benefit the part and share of each of my four grandsons of and in the before mentioned lands during the minority of each of my four said Grandsons but no longer and when and as he or they shall attain the age of twenty one years I direct such grandson to take his part or share of and in such lands hereditaments and premises for his own use and benefit accordingly

Whereas on the marriage of my said daughter Mary Winser with the said Edward Winser her husband I entered into a bond or Obligation for the payment by my heirs Exors or admors unto the said Edward Winser his Exors or admors or assigns of the Sum of five hundred Pounds within the Space of six months next after my decease Now I do hereby will and direct that the said Sum of five hundred pounds so secured by such bond or Obligation shall be paid unto the said Edward Winser his Exors Admors or assigns within six months next after my decease pursuant to such bond or obligation so by me entered into as aforesaid which said sum I direct shall be paid by my said Son George Morphett his heirs Exors or assigns out of the provision by me made for him and that within the said space of six calendar months next after my decease pursuant to and at discharge of the said bond

Also I give and bequeath unto my said Grandsons Edward Thomas James and William Winser the Sum of Six hundred Pounds of lawful money of the United Kingdom equally to be divided between them my said four Grandsons share and share alike and to be paid by my said Son George Morphett his heirs Executors or admors unto my said four grandsons when and as they shall severally attain their age and ages of twenty one years and I direct that Interest for the same sum of Six hundred Pounds at and after the rate of four pounds per centum per annum from the time of my decease shall be paid and applied towards the maintenance benefit education and support of my said Grandsons during their respective minorities and in case any or either of them my said grandsons shall happen to die underage leaving issue then such issue shall take its parents part but in case any or either of them my said Grandsons shall happen to die without issue then I give the part or share or parts or shares of him or them so dying unto the survivors of them my said grandchildren equally share and share alike if more than one and If but one then to such surviving Grandchild to and for his own use and benefit

Also I give and devise unto my son in law William Longley of Tenterden aforesaid farmer and grazier all those my four several pieces or parcels of arable meadows & pasture land commonly called or known by several names of the Housefield Cooksfield and the two Woodfields or howsoever otherwise the same are called or known containing by Estimation twenty four Acres be the same little more or less with their Appurtenances situate lying and being in Tenterden aforesaid and now in the Tenures or occupations of myself and of Joseph Hook John Britcher and the Widow Swadling or some of us our or some of our tenants or undertenants And also my two pieces or Parcels of Fresh marsh land now mainly called or known by the name of the Sheather Marshes or howsoever otherwise called containing by estimation ten acres be the same more or less with their Appurtenances situate lying and being in Wittersham in the Isle of Oxney in the said county of Kent and now in the tenure or occupation of myself and of my tenants To hold the same unto the said William Longley and his assigns to and for his own use and benefit for and during and until my two grandsons John and William Longley the two sons of my late deceased daughter Rebecca Longley the late Wife of the said William Longley shall severally and respectively attain their several and respective age and ages of twenty one years
and when and as he or they shall severally attain that age then I give and devise the said last mentioned lands hereditaments and premises unto my said two Grandsons John & William Longley equally to be divided between them my said two grandsons John and William Longley share and share alike and they to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to the several and respective heirs of the body and bodies of such two grandsons lawfully issuing and in case either of such two grandsons shall happen to die without issue of his body then as to the share of him so dying without issue I give and devise the same unto the survivor of them and the heirs of the body of such survivor lawfully issuing and for want and in default of such issue to the use of the right heirs of me the said John Morphett forever
And least my Intent and meaning should not be thoroughly or completely understood I beg to state that it is my will and desire that my said son in law William Longley shall occupy for his own use and benefit the part and share of each of my two Grandsons John and William Longley of and in the said last mentioned lands hereditaments and premises during the minority of each of my said Grandsons but no longer and when and as he or they shall attain the age of twenty one years I direct such Grandson to take his part or share of and in such lands hereditaments and premises for his own use and benefit accordingly

Whereas on the marriage of my said Daughter Rebecca Longley with the said William Longley her husband I entered into a bond or obligation for the payment by my heirs exors or Admors unto the said William Longley his Executors Admors or Assigns of the sum of five hundred pounds within the space of six months next after my decease Now I do hereby will and direct that the said Sum of five hundred pounds so secured by such bond or obligation shall be paid unto the said William Longley his Exors Admors or Assigns by my said son George Morphett within six months next after my decease pursuant to such bond or obligation so by me entered into as aforesaid which said sum I direct shall be paid within the said space of six calendar months next after my decease in discharge and satisfaction of the said bond

Also I give and bequeath unto my said two grandsons John & William Longley (the two only Children of my said late deceased daughter Rebecca Longley the Sum of four hundred pounds equally to be divided between them my said two grandsons share and share alike to be paid by my said son George Morphett his heirs executors or admors unto my said grandsons when and as they shall severally attain their age and ages of twenty one years And I direct that Interest for the same at and after the rate of four pounds per centum per annum from the time of my decease shall be paid and applied towards the maintenance benefit education and support of my said Grandsons during their respective minorities And in case either of them my said grandsons shall happen to die under age leaving issue then such issue shall take its parents part but in case either of them my said grandsons shall happen to die under age and without issue then I give the part or share of him so dying unto my Surviving grandson to and for his own use and benefit

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann the Wife of George Rolfe of Tenterden aforesaid the sum of One thousand two hundred and fifty pounds of like lawful money to be paid unto her my said daughter at the end of three years next after my death by my said son George Morphett his heirs Executors or Admors together with interest for the same at the rate of four pounds per centum per annum from the time of my decease until the said legacy shall be paid the reason why I make this legacy only the Sum of one thousand two hundred and fifty pounds is that I have paid or given in securities to pay the Sum of four hundred pounds for the said George Rolfe and which said Sum of four hundred pounds if not paid by me in my lifetime I will and direct shall be paid out of my Personal Estate by my said son George Morphett

Also I give and bequeath unto them my said executors the said Jeremiah Curteis John Neve and my said son George Morphett the Sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds of like money to be paid to or retained by them as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to hold the same unto them the said Jeremiah Curteis John Neve and my said son George Morphett their Executors Admors and Assigns upon trust that they the said Jeremiah Curteis John Neve and my said son George Morphett or the Survivors or Survivor of them his exors or admors shall and do invest put and place out at Interest in their names or in the names or name of the Survivors or Survivor of them his Exors or admors the said Sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds on good real or other security or securities or in the parliamentary funds of this kingdom and shall and do from time to time call in and again invest put and place the same out at Interest or securities of like nature as often as they my said Executors & trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them his Exors or admors shall think fit and proper and shall and do Hand and be possessed of the said Stocks funds or securities in or upon which the same Sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds shall be placed out or invested upon the trusts and for the Intents and purposes following that is to say
upon trust to pay the Interest dividends & yearly proceed thereof as the same shall become due and be received unto my said daughter Ann the wife of the said George Rolfe or unto her order to be signified by any note or writing under her hand from time to time after such interest or dividends shall become due but not otherwise for her sole and separate use and benefit during the term of her natural life exclusive and independent of and separate and apart from the said George Rolfe her present husband or any future husband she may happen to marry who is to have no control over the same nor are the same to be subject to his debts forfeitures or Engagements and so that she may not at any Time make any assignment or appointment by way of Anticipation of the unaccrued Interest and dividends of the said Stocks funds or securities or any part thereof
And I will and do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of the said Ann ( the wife of the said George Rolfe alone notwithstanding her present or any future coverture shall from time to time be a good and sufficient and the only good and sufficient discharge and discharges to my said trustees or the survivors or survivor of them his Executors or administrators for the interest and dividends of the said Sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds or for so much thereof as in such receipt or receipts shall be expressed to be received

and from and immediately after the decease of the said Ann the wife of the said George Rolfe Upon trust that they my said Exors and trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them his Executors or Admors shall and do pay the Interest dividends and yearly proceed of the said Sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds as the same shall become due and be received unto my son in law the said George Rolfe and his assigns during the term of his natural life
And from and immediately after the decease of the survivor of them the said George Rolfe and Ann his wife upon trust that they my said Executors and trustees or the survivors or survivor of them his executors or admors shall and do pay and apply the Interest dividends and yearly proceed of the said Sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds for and towards the maintenance clothing education bringing up putting forth apprentice and benefit of all and every child and children of my said daughter Ann Rolfe by the said George Rolfe or any after taken husband until their several and respective shares become payable by virtue of this my will in such way and mannner as they my said trustees or the survivor of them his Executors or Admors shall think fit and proper

And upon further trust that they my said trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them his Executors or admors shall and do pay and dispose of the said Sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds and every part thereof or assign and transfer the security or securities in or upon which the same shall then be invested unto and among all and every the said child or children of my said daughter Ann Rolfe equally to be divided between them share and share alike within the space of six months next after he she or they shall severally and respectively attain his her and their age and ages of twenty one years And my will and mind is that in case any or either of the said children of my said Daughter Ann Rolfe shall happen to die before his her or their share or shares of the said Sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds shall become payable as aforesaid leaving issue of his or their body or bodies lawfully begotten then the share or shares as well original as by Accrue of such of them as shall so die shall go and be paid to his or their issue respectively but the child or children of a deceased child or children is or are not to have or take a greater part or share or greater parts or shares of the said Sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds than his her or their parent or parents would respectively have had or taken if he she or they had been living
And if any or either of the said children of my said daughter Ann Rolfe shall die before his her or their share or shares of the said Sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds shall become payable without leaving any issue of his her or their body or bodies lawfully begotten then in such case the share or shares as well original as by Accrue of him her or them so dying of and in the said Sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds shall go and be paid or transferred to the Survivors of the said children equally to be divided between them share and share alike and if there shall be but one such Survivor then unto such only surviving child and to be paid to such survivors or survivor at such time or times as his her or their own original share or shares will become payable by virtue of this my Will

and in case my said daughter Ann Rolfe shall have no children of her body lawfully begotten or having such all of them shall happen to die under age and without issue lawfully begotten then upon trust that they my said said trustees and executors shall and do pay one fourth part of the said Sum of one thousand and five hundred pound unto my said son George Morphett one other fourth part thereof unto my son Nathaniell Morphett one other fourth part thereof unto my said four grandsons Edward Thomas James and William Winser equally to be divided between them and the remaining or other fourth part thereof unto my said two grandsons John and William Longley equally to be divided between them to whom on the event aforesaid I give and bequeath the same accordingly

And my will and desire is that the said Sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds so given & bequeathed by me to my said trustees as aforesaid shall ( if my said Son George Morphett shall be desirous of borrowing the said Sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds ) be advanced and lent by them unto my said Son George Morphett upon mortgage of an adequate part of the real Estate hereinafter by me devised to him and that the said sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds shall be permitted to remain on such security during so long time as the said Sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds shall be considered safely secured thereby and the Interest thereof shall be duly and punctually paid and as shall be consistent with the due execution of the trusts aforesaid

Also I give and bequeath unto my Son Nathaniel Morphett Gentleman the Sum of Two thousand pounds of like lawful money to be paid unto him my said Son Nathaniel by my said Son George Morphett at the end of three years next after my death together with Interest for the same at the like rate of four pounds per centum per annum from my death until such legacy shall be paid
And I beg it to be understood that my reason for not having given my said Son Nathaniel more than the said Sum of two thousand pounds under this my Will is because that I have already paid him or advanced for his benefit considerable sums of money

Also I give and bequeath unto my Grandaughters Ann Morphett and Mary Morphett the two children of my late son John Morphett deceased the sum of two hundred pounds of like lawful money equally to be divided between them my said Grandaughters share and share alike and to be paid to them by my said son George Morphett his heirs exors or admors when and as they my said grandchildren shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years and it is my will and mind and I do hereby direct my said executors to pay and apply the Interest dividends and yearly proceeds of the said Sum of two hundred pounds as the same shall from the time of my death come in and be received for and towards the maintenance education and benefit of my said grandchildren respectively until the same shall become payable and be paid
but in case either of my said grandaughters shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years leaving issue of her body lawfully begotten then and in such case the legacy of her or them so dying of and in the said sum of two hundred pounds shall go and be paid to the issue respectively of her or them so dying but the child or children of a deceased Grandaughter is or are not to have or take a greater part or share of and in the said Sum of two hundred pounds than her or their mother or mothers would have had or taken had she been living and my Will and mind further is that if either of my said grandaughters shall happen to die under the age of twenty one years without leaving any issue of her body lawfully begotten then and in such case the legacy or share of her so dying of and in the said Sum of two hundred pounds shall go and be paid to the Survivor of them at such time as her own original legacy or share of and in the said sum of two hundred pounds will become payable by virtue of this my Will
and in case both my said grandaughters shall die under the age of twenty one years without leaving any issue of their bodies lawfully begotten then I will and direct my said trustees and executors to pay the said sum of two hundred pounds unto and amongst all and every my sons and daughters equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to their respective Executors Admors and Assigns absolutely

Also I give unto my daughter in Law Elizabeth the wife of my said son George Morphett the Sum of one hundred pounds of like money to and for her own use & benefit to be paid unto her as soon as conveniently may be after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto my said Executors and Trustees Jeremiah Curteis and John Neve the sum of fifty pounds apiece of like lawful money to be paid unto them or taken out of my personal Estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease
And I do direct that the said John Neve shall be liberally and handsomely paid for all his journies time trouble Attendances and loss of time in and about the trusts and Concerns of this my Will

And I do forgive my said Son Nathaniel Morphett all such Sum and Sums of money as he owed or stood indebted unto me previous to the first day of September One thousand eight hundred and seven and do acquit him from the payment of all such Sums of money as I have advanced or paid for him prior to that day And I do direct that my said executors will on my death deliver up unto my said son Nathaniel Morphett all such securities as shall have been made and given to me by him

And I hereby ratify and confirm the Settlement by me made on the marriage of my said Son George Morphett with the said Elizabeth his Wife nee Elizabeth Neve Spinster

And subject unto and charged and chargeable with the due and punctual payment of all my just debts funeral expenses the costs and charges of proving this my Will and the said several legacies and Sums of money herein before by me given and bequeathed or ordered or devised to be paid I give and devise unto my said Son George Morphett all that & those my messuages cottage buildings and several pieces or parcels of land to the same belonging commonly called or known by the name of Pickhill Farm or howsoever otherwise the same is called or known containing in the whole by Estimation One hundred and nine Acres two roods and six perches little more or less with their Appurtenances situate lying and being in Tenterden aforesaid and now in my own possession
And also all those my several pieces or parcels of land and marshland being part of a certain farm called Old house Farm commonly called or known by the names of the Little Hungerlands the Barnfield the Lower Hungerlands the Ducks Marsh and the Braky Field or howsoever otherwise called containing in the whole by estimation thirty two acres three roods and twenty three perches be the same little more or less with their Appurts situate lying and being in Tenterden aforesaid and now in my own possession
and also all that my messuage or tenement with the stable buildings Garden and appurtenances thereto belonging and also all those seven several pieces or parcels of pasture land to the said messuage or tenement and premises belonging containing by estimation twenty six Acres be the same more or less with their appurtenances situate lying and being at a certain place called Pinion Quarter in the parish of Wittersham in the Isle of Oxney in the said county of Kent and now in the tenure or occupation of my said Son George Morphett his assigns or undertenants ( which said last mentioned messuage farm and lands is charged with the payment of the sum of thirty pounds per annum unto Mrs Rolfe of Wittersham aforesaid Widow for and during the term of her natural life
And also all those my three several pieces or parcels of Marshland called or know by the name of the Wet Marshes or howsoever otherwise called containing by estimation twenty three Acres two roods and twenty five perches be the same little more or less with their Appurtenances situate lying and being in Wittersham aforesaid and now in my own possession
And also all that my messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell with the Garden hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging situate lying and being in Tenterden aforesaid and also all other my messuages farms lands hereditaments and real estates whatsoever and wheresoever not by me herein before devised ) To hold the same messuages buildings lands marshlands hereditaments and real Estate with their Appurtenances unto and to the use of my said Son George Morphett his heirs and assigns forever Subject nevertheless unto and charged and chargeable with the due and punctual payment of all my just debts my funeral expenses the charges of proving this my last Will and testament the several legacies and Sums of money hereinbefore by me given and bequeathed or ordered or directed to be paid and all incidental charges and expenses whatsoever and my executors costs and charges

And I hereby expressly charge subject and make liable my said messuages farms lands marshlands and hereditaments so by me given & devised unto my said Son George Morphett and his heirs to and with the payment of the said several legacies and Sums of money herein before by me given and bequeathed or ordered or directed to be paid and every of them and every part thereof

Also I give and bequeath unto my said son George Morphett his executors Administrators and assigns all those my several pieces or parcels of Fresh marshland with their Appurtenances which I rented and held by lease of the Reverend Doctor Wilson deceased situate lying and being in East Guildeford in the county of Sussex for and during all the residue and remainded of my terms of years therein which shall at the time of my decease be to come & unexpired and all my estate right and Interest in such lease marshlands and premises accordingly to hold the same unto my said son George Morphett his executors Admors and Assigns accordingly Subject nevertheless to the due and punctual payment by him my said Son George Morphett his Executors Admors and Assigns of the rent and rents reserved and made payable by the indenture of lease made to me of the said Marshlands and Premises And also to the due performance of the provisoes covenants and agreements therein contained

Also I give and bequeath unto my said Son George Morphett all those several pieces or parcels of leasehold land called Cheesman Land containing in the whole by estimation sixty Acres be the same more or less with the Appurtenances situate lying and being in Wittersham aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of my said Son George Morphett and which said lands I hold under and by virtue of lease from the Master Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College in the University of Cambridge To hold the same unto him my said son George Morphett his Executors Admors and Assigns for and during so many Years of my term therein as shall at the time of my decease be to come and unexpired Subject nevertheless to the due and punctual payment by him my said Son George Morphett his Executors Admors and Assigns of the rent and rents reserved and made payable by the Indenture of lease made to me of the said marshlands and premises and also to the due performance of the provisoes covenants and agreements therein contained

Also I give and bequeath unto my late old Servant Mary the Wife of Mr Woodman Glazier at Rye late Mary Butler the sum of twenty pounds sterling

Also I give and bequeath unto my workmen William Heiselden Solomon Checksfield and Laus Goodall (a dutchman) if they shall be in the Service of me or my son at the time of my decease the sum of twenty pounds sterling each all which said four legacies I direct shall be paid by my executors within one month next after my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto my said son George Morphett all and every my household Goods and Implements of household plate linen and china And also all and every my ready monies and securities for money stock bullocks sheep lambs corn Hay debts Goods chattels leases terms of Years unexpired and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same be whereof I shall die possessed or which I shall be any ways due owing coming or belonging unto me at the time of my decease and all my estate and interest therein and which are not by me herein before disposed of To hold the same unto him my said Son George Morphett his executors admors and assigns absolutely and forever subject nevertheless unto and charged and chargeable with the payment by my said son George Morphett his Executors Admors and Assigns of all my just debts my funeral expenses the charges of proving this my will the several legacies and sums of money herein before by me given and bequeathed or ordered or directed to be paid and all other incidental expenses

And my Will and mind further is that they my said Executors and trustees or any or either of them their or any or either of their heirs exors or admors shall not be charged or chargeable with or answerable or accountable for any more of the aforesaid trust Estates monies and promises than they respectively shall actually receive or shall come to their respective hands by Virtue of this my Will nor with or for any loss or losses which shall or may happen of the same estates monies and promises or any part thereof so as such loss or losses happens or happen without their or his neglect or default nor any one of them for the other or others of them or for the acts deeds receipts or disbursements of the other or others of them but each of them for himself only and for his own Acts deeds receipts or disbursements only
And also that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executors and trustees and each and every of them their and each and every of their heirs executors and administrators in the first place by and out of the aforesaid respective trust estates monies and promises to deduct and reimbuse himself and themselves respectively all such losses costs charges and Expenses as they or any or either of them shall respectively sustain expend or be put unto for or by reason or means of the several trusts hereby in them repaired in relation to the same Estates monies and promises respectively or the management or execution thereof or any other thing in any wise relating thereto together with a suitable and proper allowance for all journies time trouble and attendances in and about the aforesaid trusts

In witness whereof I the said John Morphett the testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in this and the ten preceding sheets of paper set my hand and Seal to wit my hand to the ten preceding sheets and my hand and seal to this last sheet the day and Year first above written /-/ John Morphett (Seal)
signed sealed by the above named John Morphett the testator and by him published and declared as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other the several Obliterations interlineations and erasures being first made
J. Breden of Tenterden Gent - George Judge of Tenterden Carpenter - Weeden Dawes of Rye Atty at Law

This is a Codicil to the within last Will and Testament of me the within named John Morphett of Tenterden in the County of Kent Gentleman which I have duly made and published bearing date the tenth day of March 1809 as within mentioned

Whereas I have in and by my said last Will and Testament given and bequeathed unto my daughter Ann the Wife of George Rolfe of Tenterden aforesaid Yeoman the Sum of One thousand two hundred and fifty pounds to be paid unto her at the end of three years after my decease And whereas I have lately advanced and paid unto and for the use of the said George Rolfe and Ann his Wife several sums of money to a large amount and I now allow my said daughter a weekly Allowance for her support now I hereby revoke and make void the said legacy or Sum of One thousand two hundred and fifty pounds so given unto the said Ann Rolfe and declare that the same nor any part thereof shall be paid

And whereas I have in and by my said last Will and Testament given unto my within named executors & trustees Jeremiah Curteis John Neve and George Morphett the sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds upon trust to put out to interest for the benefit of the said Ann Rolfe for her life with remainder to the said George Rolfe for his life with remainder to all children of the said Ann Rolfe And in default thereof to my Sons and Grandchildren as within particularly mentioned
And whereas my said daughter Ann Rolfe has only one son with George Rolfe now an Infant for whom I am desirous of making some provision And I am minded and desirous that he the said George Rolfe my son in law shall not have any interest whatsoever in the said yearly Income of one thousand and five hundred pounds whether he survives my said daughter or not And I hereby revoke and make void the life Interest of him the said George Rolfe of and in the said sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds so given unto him in my said Will on the event of his surviving my said daughter

And I hereby declare that my said executors and trustees Jeremiah Curteis John Neve and George Morphett their Executors or Admors shall by and out of the said Sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds pay unto my said Grandson George Rolfe the Sum of two hundred pounds on his attaining his age of twenty one years to whom I give the same accordingly And I direct that the Interest of the said Sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds shall be paid into the sole and separate hands of my said Daughter Ann Rolfe apart from her husband as in my said Will is mentioned until my said Grandson George Rolfe shall attain twenty one years and afterwards that the Interest of the remaining trust monies being thirteen hundred pounds shall be paid unto my said daughter Ann Rolfe separate and apart from her husband as in my said Will is mentioned and that for her life and separate maintenance

And on her death I direct that the said Sum of One thousand and three hundred pounds shall be equally divided between my said grandson George Rolfe and all and every other the child or children of her my said daughter Ann Rolfe which shall be living at her death but in case my said daughter Ann Rolfe shall not have any other child or children other than and besides my said grandson George Rolfe than and in such case I give and bequeath and will and direct that on her death the said sum of One thousand and three hundred pounds shall be equally divided between my said Grandson George Rolfe and my sons George Morphett and Nathaniel Morphett share and share alike to whom on the event aforesaid I give and bequeath the said sum of One thousand and three hundred pounds and I direct my said Executors and trustees to pay and apply the same as I have in and by this my said Codicil willed and directed and in no other manner

Also I give unto my brother the Revd. Thomas Morphett of Rolvenden one hundred pounds to be paid him at the end of one year after my death
Also I forgive and acquit him the said George Rolfe of and from all sum or Sums of money that I have paid unto or for him to this day so that no demand be made on him for any money transaction between us to this day

And in all other respects I hereby ratify and confirm my said last Will and Testament and all devises and bequeaths therein contained not altered by this my Codicil
In Witness whereof I the said John Morphett the Testator have to this Writing contained in two sheets of paper and which I declare to be a Codicil to my said last Will and Testament and to be accepted and taken as part thereof set my hand & seal this twenty fifth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eleven
/-/ John Morphett (seal)
signed sealed published and declared by the said John Morphett the Testator as and for a Codicil to his said last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other this 25th January 1811 ~
Mary Turner servant to Mr Morphett - Thos Chambers Tenterden - Jn. Woollett Rye

Proved at London with a Codicil 25th June 1813 before the Judge by the oaths of Jeremiah Curteis Esquire John Neve the Elder and George Morphett the Son the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Comisn duly to adm /-/

Date of death: 28 Jan 1813


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Will of John Morphett
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