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Will of William Philpott

of Eastry, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/62/172
Submitted by Veronica Nops
In the name of God Amen this 16th Day of March Anno Dmi 1735 and in the ninth year of the reign of King George the Second over Gt. Britain and so forth I WILLIAM PHILPOTT of the Parish of Eastry in the County of Kent - Gentleman being in health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be to God for the same) but considering the uncertainty of this Life and being desirous to settle that estate with which it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
First and Principally I yield my soule unto the hands of Almighty God my Creator with full assurance and steadfast hope in my Redeemer Jesus Christ to live with him eternally after this my mortal life shall be ended. And my body I bequeath to the Earth whereof it was first framed to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named.

Also I do give and bequeath unto my loving son RALPH PHILPOTT the sum of five pounds and no more he my said son being immediately after my decease to enjoy the Joynture estate I signed upon his mother in Marriage which said sum of five pounds I do hereby order shall be paid him my said son in three months next after my decease by my Executrix as hereinafter named.

All the Rest and Residue of all and singular my Goods, Cattle, Chattles, Stock Household Goods and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Nature Quality and Degree so ever the same shall exist and be (not hereinafter particularly bequeathed) my simple Debts, Legacies, Funeral Charges and Probate of this my will being first thereof paid I do give and bequeath the same unto my dear and well beloved wife JANE PHILPOTT and I do hereby make and ordain her my said wife JANE PHILPOTT sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.

This is the last Will and Testament of me WILLIAM PHILPOTT made and declared the said 16th Day of March Anno Dmi 1735 touching the disposal of all and singular my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever situate lying and being in the Parish of Eastry and Word otherwise Worth or Elsewhere in the said County of Kent I do give and devise and dispose as thereof followeth.

And first I do give and devise unto my loving wife JANE PHILPOTT and her assigns for and during the full time and term of her natural life all those my four pieces or parcells of pasture or fresh Marshland containing by estimation thirty acres more or less with the buildings there upon erected called or known by the name of Gortup? lying and being in the Parish of Word otherwise Worth in the said County of Kent and used in my own occupation. And also all that piece or parcell of arable land containing by estimation four acres more or less and known by the name of the Isle of Dogs lying and being in the Parish of Word otherwise Worth aforesaid and now in the occupation of JOHN DENNE or of his assigns.

And from and immediately after the decease of my wife I do give and devise all the before mentioned pieces or parcells of arable pasture or fresh Marshland unto my loving son WILLIAM PHILPOTT the younger and to his heirs and assigns forever.

Also I do give and devise unto my said son WILLIAM PHILPOTT the younger and to his heirs and assigns forever all my said capital messuages wherein I now dwell with the stables outhouses and orchards courtyard and gardens thereunto belonging and adjoining with the appurtenances and situate lying and being at or near a certain place called Felderland in the Parish of Eastry in the said County of Kent.

Nevertheless my will is that my said wife JANE PHILPOTT shall occupy and enjoy the said capital messuages, stables, outhouses, orchard, courtyard and gardens untill my said son WILLIAM PHILPOTT the younger shall attain his age of one and twenty years without paying any Rent or being accountable for the same to my said son WILLIAM PHILPOTT the younger or any other person or persons whatsoever (anything herein before contained to the contrary hereof in anywise not withstanding).

And if it shall happen that my said son WILLIAM PHILPOTT shall die and depart this life before he shall attain the age of one and twenty years that then and in such time I do and devise the said capital messuages, stables, outhouses, orchard, courtyard and gardens with appurtenances to my said son RALPH PHILPOTT and his heirs and assigns forever.

Also I give and devise unto my three loving daughters Jane PHILPOTT the younger, Elizabeth PHILPOTT and Sarah PHILPOTT and to their several and respected heirs and assigns forever to hold as Tenants in Common and not as to in tenants all that my messuages or tenements, barns, stables, outhouses, edifiices, buildings, courtyards, orchards, gardens and all and singular the lands both arable and pasture thereunto belonging with their appurtenances and there with now used latterly occupied and enjoyed (except what herein before devised) situate, lying and being in the Parishes of Eastry aforesaid and Word otherwise Worth aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of JOHN DENNE or his under tenants or assigns and also all that messuage or tenement, barns, stables, outhouses, orchard garden and lands thereunto belonging situate and lying and being in the Parish of Word otherwise Worth aforesaid and now in the several tenures or occupations of the said JOHN DENNE and THOMIS AMIS or of their assigns.

And also all that my Lease nd Leasehold Estate I hold under the Dean and Chapter of Christchurch Canterbury nevertheless my will is that my said wife Jane PHILPOTT shall have devised and given to her own use all the rents Issues and profits of my said messuages lands and tenements herein before devised unto my said three daughters for and during and so ever such time as my said daughters shall attain their several and respective ages of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen. And that my said wife shall have all the said rents and profits of the said estate after expenses and bring up my said three daughters until they shall attain their respective ages of one and twenty years or the day of marriage which ever shall first happen without requiring anything for the same.

And if any of my said daughters shall happen to die and depart this life before she shall attain the said age of one and twenty years or day of marriage that then the part and share or her or them so dying shall go to and belong to the survivor and survivors of them my said daughters and to their several heirs and assigns forever to hold as tenants in common and not as to in tenants ( anything herein before contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding).

In Witness hereof I the said WILLIAM PHILPOTT to this my last Will and Testament in three sheets of paper contained and to every sheet thereof my hand and seal have sett and put the Day and Year first above written. WILLIAM PHILPOTT signed sealed published and declared by the said WILLIAM PHILPOTT the said Testator to be his last Will and Testament the 16th Day of March 1735 and by us subscribed as witnesses in his presence.
JOHN WOOD - THOMAS SMITH (servant to Mr. Paramore) - JOHN PARAMORE jun.


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