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Will of Mary Picknall

of Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 79 f.280-1 1699
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
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In The Name of God Amen this seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord God according to the computation of the Church of England One thousand six hundred ninety and eight I Mary Picknall of Newington next Sittingborne in the County of Kent widdow being very sickly and weake of body but of sound pfect and disposing mind memory and understanding (God be praised for the same) doe for the quietting my mind and setling that pts? of worldly goods which it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with according to my mind do make and declare this mt last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body I committ to the Earth from whence it came in hope of a joyfull res---d to be decently interred att the discretion of my loving son Richard Picknall whom I make sole executor of this my last will and testament.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susan the wife of John Bonnier all my wearing apparrell both linnen and woollen to be delivered unto her by my said executor immediately after my decease.

Item I doe hearby give and bequeath and my will and mind is that my said executor shall pay unto my said daughter Susan yearly and every year for the space of ten years next after my decease (if she shall so long live) the sum of forty shillings of lawfull money of England out of my psonal estate the first payment thereof to begin and to be made that day twelve months next after my decease.

Item I give unto my two grand-daughters Mary and Susan, children of my said daughter Susan at their several ages of eighteen years or dayes of marriage which shall first happen the sum of five pounds apeice to be paid unto them and either of them by my said executor accordingly (if they shall so long live).

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of Abraham Benstead the sum of five pounds to be paid unto her by my said executor within twelve months next after my decease (if she shall so long live).

Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth her daughter at the age of twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen the sum of five pounds to be paid unto her by my said executor (if she shall so long live).

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Saywell the sum of five pounds to be paid unto her by my said executor within two years next after my decease (if she shall so long live).

Item all the rest and residue of my goods chattells and personal estate whatsoever from and after payment of my debts legacies aforesaid funeral charges and expenses in and about the probate of this my will I give and bequeath unto my said son Richard Picknall.

And I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In witness thereof I the said Mary Picknall have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seale the day and year first above written the marke of the said Mary Picknall signed sealed and published and declared by the said Mary Picknall to be her last will and testament in the presence of John Saunders, Stephen Baker, Nill. Back.

Probate 24 April 1699 to Richard Picknall son
Inventory taken on 1 Mar 1698/9 (PRC 11/61/119)


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Will of Mary Picknall
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