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Will of Thomas Relph

of Tonbridge, Kent


Source: PCC 1800
Transcribed by Peter Relph
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Thomas Relph of Tonbridge Town in the county of Kent Yeoman made and declared this fifteenth day of November in the Year of our Lord One thousand and eight hundred.
First I devise and direct that all such debts as I shall owe to any person or persons at the time of my decease together with my funeral expenses and the expenses of the probate of this will shall be truly and honestly paid and discharged

and I give and bequeath unto my Niece Mary the wife of Richard Ray [probably Ray but might be Kay] of Gretness in the said county, Yeoman, the sum of One hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her within twelve months of my decease

Also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Ann the wife of William Everest of [possibly Otford ] in the said county, Yeoman, the like sum of One hundred pounds to be paid within twelve months next after my decease.

Also I give and devise all that my [looks like Nro or Rro] Erected Messuage or tenement with the buildings yard garden and appurts thereunto belonging situate and being in Tonbridge Town aforesaid and now in my own occupation together with all my plate, Linen, Liquors, Household goods, Household stuff and Furniture in and about the same unto my sister Sarah Camfield of Speldhurst in the said county, Widow, and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same unto between and amongst my Nephews Thomas Relph and John Relph the sons of my brother Richard Relph deceased my Nephew Thomas Mead son of my sister Mary Mead deceased and my Niece Sarah Camfield their assigns executors and Administrators and assigns forever to be equally between them share and share alike and to be by them held and enjoyed as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.

Also I give and devise all those my two Messuages or tenements with the buildings yards gardens and appurts hereunto belonging situate and being in the [ ] called [ ] in the Town of Tonbridge and now in the several tenure or other portions of the Reverend Thos Jefferson and John [Okye or Ocye] their or One of their Assigns or undertenants and all my Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not before disposed of unto my said Nephews Thomas Relph John Relph Thomas Mead and William Camfield their heirs and assigns forever to be equally divided between them share and share alike to be by them held and enjoyed as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.

Also I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my ready Money, Securities for Money debts, goods, chattels and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not herein before by me disposed of unto my said Nephews Thomas Relph John Relph Thomas Mead and William Camfield to be equally divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and to their respective executors and admors and I so truly make and ordain my said Nephews Thomas Relph John Relph Thomas Mead and William Camfield joint executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

In witness thereof I the said Thomas Relph the testator have to this my last will and testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand and seal that is to say my hand to the first sheet and my hand and seal to this second and last sheet the day and year above written Thos Relph [signed] signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Relph the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names to the same this seventeenth day of November 1800
Geo. Children Joseph Cave Will Scoones all of Tonbridge


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