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Will of Joseph Page

of Barham, Kent

Source: Kent FHS fiche 434/11, 1761
In the name of God Amen I Joseph Page the Elder of the parish of Barham in the County of Kent Yeoman being aged and infirm but of a sound disposing mind memory and understanding do for avoiding all disputes and controversyts after my decease make and publish and declare my last Will and Testament in the following manner first and Principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God its Creator in all humble hopes of its future happiness in the world to come And my body I committ to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named And as to such worldly Estates as hath pleased Almighty God to Bless me with I do give devise and bequeath the same in manner following (that is to say)

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my sons Vincent Page of the parish of Barham aforesaid Brickmaker and William Page of the same place Cordwainer all and every my messuages or tenements lands hereditaments and premises situate lying and being in the parish of Barham aforesaid

And also and every other my messuages or tenements lands and premises and all other my Estate both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever that I shall leave at the time of my decease or that I shall be anyways intitled unto to hold all the same unto my said sons Vincent Page and William Page or the survivor of them or the Executors or Administrations of such survivor do and shall as soon after my decease as they conveniently can sell and dispose of all and every of my said Real and Personal Estate for the best price or prices that can or may be gotten for the same and out of the moneys thereby arising in the first pay off all and every my just debts Funeral Expenses and the charges and expenses of proving and executing this my Will and all other costs charges and expenses anyway relating thereto and from and after payment thereof I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of the money arising by such sale equally to be divided between my six children Namely Josiah Page Anne Page the said William Page and Vincent Page Bonnett Page and Mark Page as shall be living at the time of my decease

And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said sons William Page and Vincent Page Joint Executors of this my said Will and thus conclude the same In Witness whereof I the said Josiah Page the Testator have hereunto set and affixt my hand and seal the Sixth Day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty
Josiah Page
Signed Sealed Delivered Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
John Colt, John Boydell, Samp. Farbrace, Not. Pubk.

March the 9th 1761 before the Revd. William Broderip Clerk Surrogate and in the presence of me Geo. Plomer Not. Pub. This will was proved by the Oaths of William Page and Vincent Page the Executors to whom etc.

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