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Will of William Nayer alias Ayre

of Canterbury, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/80/109
Submitted by Veronica Nops
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The eighth day of August anno dmo 1703 and in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Third by the Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland and King Defender of the Earth and etc
I WILLIAM NAYER als AYRE of the City of Canterbury, Goldsmith being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect sence, memory and understanding Praise to God do make and ordaine this my present last will and testament in manner and form following. First and principally I recommend my soul into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to be saved by the only meritts Death and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer and my body I comitt to the Earth to be reverently interred according to the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named.

ITEM I give and bequeath to my dear and loving wife SARAH all that my messuage, farms and lands with the appurtences, situate, lying and being at a place called Brambling in the Parish of Ickham in the County of Kent which I have purchased off Thomas Fuller and also all that my moiety or half part of another messuage, farm and lands with the appurtences situate, lying and being in the Parish of Reculver in the said County which I late purchased of Richard Inge and his wife To have and to hold all the said premisses with the appurtences to my said wife Sarah and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural life
and from or after her decease I give all and singular the said tenaments and premisses with the appurtences unto all and every my children both sons and daughters and their heirs equally to be divided between them.

ITEM I give and devise to my son Thomas Nayer and his heirs at his age of one and twenty years, the messuage with appuetences wherein I now dwell situate in the Parish of St.Andrew in the City of Canterbury.

ITEM I give more to my said son Thomas the sume of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid by my executrix at this age of one and twenty years.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my three other children Sarah Nayer, Margarett Nayer and William Nayer the sume of four hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid them severally by my executrix as they shall severally attain their ages of one and twenty years and if any of my said four children dye before he or she attain the said age of one and twenty years then my will is that the sume or legacy of him or her so dying shall be paid unto and equally divided to and amongst the survivor and survivors of my said children at ye age aforesaid.

And my will and mind is that my said wife shall have receive and take all the yearly interest of all and every the legacies before given to my said children untill such legacies shall become payable. And that such interest as well as the rents of the messuage herein before devised to my said son Thomas shall be applied towards the maintenance and education of all my said children

and lastly do make, constitute and appoint my said loving wife Sarah full and sole executrix of this my present last will and testament and to her my said wife I give all the rest and residue of my personal estate whatsoever she paying all my debts, legacies according to my true intent herein before forth

And I hereby do revoke all former wills by me made and declared. In witness to this my present last will and testament contained in two sheets of paper, I have to each sheet thereof subscribed my name to the top and last sheet thereof set my seale Dated the day and year herein first written.
Wm Nayer als Ayre Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said William Nayer als Ayre to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed which we did subscribe in this testators presence

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