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Will of Elizabeth Munn

of Brookland, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/Vo91/Fo21, 1740
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
In the name of God Amen, the 16th day of February in the year of our Lord 1739/1740 I Elizabeth Munn of Brookland in the County of Kent Widow being very sick and weak in Body but perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all oure to dye do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and devout Manner at the Discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Henry Reed my Dearly beloved Father all my Goods and chattels of what Kind soever with all my ready money wearing apparel of all sorts with all my household Goods and Furniture whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my only and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed he bringing up and providing all things necessary as Learning Meat Drink and Apparel for my Dearly Beloved Son John Munn until he shall attain to the age of one and twenty years if the said John Munn shall so long live and thou to give him in Value the full Sum of ffifty pounds or a larger Sum at the Discretion of my Executor

In Witness whereof I have hereto Sett my hand and seal upon the day and year above written Elizabeth Munn Signed sealed and delivered by the Testator as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof
John Earl, Henry Reed Juner, John Stephens, Henry Reed Sener.

Will proved at Canterbury 15th April 1740 by Henry Read father of the deceased

1 Elizabeth Reed married John Munn on 4th December 1735 at Snave
2 Death of John Munn not found - son John Chr. 15th June 1738 Fairfield
3 Elizabeth Munn Buried 22nd March 1739/40 at Brookland
4 John Jnr survived, married had 9 children and buried in 1813 at Brookland

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Will of Elizabeth Munn
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