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Will of Robert Relph

of Kemsing, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob 11/1080 Image Reference:241
Submitted by Peter Relph
This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Relph of Kemsing in the County of Kent Malster

First I give and devise unto my Son Thomas Relph all and every my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments and parts and Shares of Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever situate lying and being in the County of Kent or elsewhere in the Kingdom of Great Britain To hold the same unto my said Son Thomas Relph his Heirs and Assigns for ever

Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the Wife of Richard Wray the sum of one Thousand Pounds to be paid to her at the end of twelve months after my decease by my Executors herinafter named
Nevertheless it is my express mind Will and Meaning that the Sum of two Hundred Pounds given to my said Daughter Mary by the Will of her Grandfather Stephen Wigzell and also such Sum and Sums of Money which I have in any wise paid to or advanced to my said Son in Law Richard Wray since his intermarriage with my said Daughter Mary shall be respectively considered and taken as part of the said Legacy or Sum of one Thousand Pounds

Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Relph the Sum of one Thousand Pounds to be paid to her at the end of twelve months next after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named
and further it is my express mind will and meaning that the Sum of two Hundred Pounds given to my said Daughter Sarah by the Will of the said Stephen Wigzell shall be likewise considered and taken as part of the said Legacy or Sum of one Thousand Pounds so by me given to my said Daughter Sarah as aforesaid

Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann the full Sum of one Thousand Pounds to be paid to her by my said Executors at her age of twenty one years

And I do hereby direct and order my said Executors to pay Interest at the Rate of four per cent to my said three Daughters at the expiration of the time appointed for the payment of their respective Legacies In case they or either of them shall not survive their Legacies accordingly and so hereby expressly charge and make liable all my Estates both real and personal with the payment of the said Legacies [indecipherable insertion] before mentioned

Also all the rest and residue of my ready money Debts Goods Chattels and personal Estates whatsoever and wheresoever and what Nature or Kind soever the same may be after Payment of my Debts Legacies and other jurident Charges I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Thomas Relph as and for his own proper Goods and Chattels forever

And I do hereby nominate my Son Thomas Relph and my Brother John Relph the full and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Robert Relph to this last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper have set my Hand and Seal the fifteenth day of June in the twenty first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the third and in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty one [signed] Robert Relph Signed sealed published and declared by the said Robert Relph the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament In the Presence of us who have subscribed our names as Witnesses to the samein the Presence of the sais Testator
Thos Camfield Thos Relph Geo. Mills

This Will was proved at London the second day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty one before the Worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Ealvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Thomas Relph the Son of the deceased and John Relph the Brother of the said deceased and Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Good Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.


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