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Will of Elizabeth Rutton

of Folkestone, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1798
Submitted by Rosie Ansell
In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Rutton of the Town of Folkestone in the County of Kent widow considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs whilst I have strength and capacity so to do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say)
First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator hoping for free pardon and remission of all my sins and to enjoy everlasting happiness in his heavenly Kingdom through the sole merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and my body I commit to the earth at the discretion of my executor herein after named and as to such worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to intrust me I dispose of the same as follows.

Inprimis I give devise and bequeath all my messuage or tenement and premises now in two dwellings situate near the Marquiss of Grandby Inn in Folkestone aforesaid and now in the occupations of John Honiss and Bartholomew Smith unto my brother William Baker of Folkestone aforesaid cordwainer to hold to him for and during the term of his natural life
and from and after his decease I give devise and bequeath the said messuage or tenement and premises unto the children of the said William Baker to hold to them their heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them whether males or females share and share alike to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.

Item I give and bequeath my household furniture, linen, plate and wearing apparel unto
my sister Susanna Toes wife of Thomas Toes of Folkestone aforesaid taylor,
my niece Susanna Furley wife of Henry Furley of Sandgate near Folkestone aforesaid schoolmaster,
my sister Alice Morris wife of William Morris of the Town and Port of Dover in the said County gentleman
and my niece Elizabeth Ratcliff wife of Henry Ratcliff of Dover aforesaid carpenter

equally to be divided between them share and share alike

and whereas I have one hundred pounds in the hands of Mr Philpott Coleman of Dymchurch grazier at the interest of five pounds per cent per annum now I do hereby give and bequeath the interest thereof unto my said niece Susanna Furley for the purpose of cloathing her son Robert Dodd by her former husband untill he shall attain the age of one and twenty years and so soon as he shall have attained the said age I do hereby give and bequeath the said principal sum of one hundred pounds to the said Robert Dodd to hold to him his heirs and assigns for ever.

I give and bequeath unto my said sister Alice Morris the sum of one hundred pounds.
I give and bequeath unto my said sister Susanna Toes a clear? Annuity of twenty pounds per annum for and during the term of her natural life.

Item all the rest residue and remainder of my said estate and effects that shall remain undisposed of after the decease of my said sister Susanna Toes I give devise and bequeath the same unto my said niece Susanna Furley my said niece Elizabeth Ratcliff and my nephews Henry Morris and Rutton Morris sons of the said William Morris equally to be divided between them share and share alike to hold to them their heirs executors administrators and assigns as tenants in common and not as joint tenants
subject nevertheless and upon this condition that in case either of them the said Susanna Furley Elizabeth Ratcliff Henry Morris and Rutton Morris shall happen to die before he she or they are intitled to his her or their respective shares and interest under this my will then and in such case I give devise and bequeath that part and share of such deceased party unto the survivor or survivors of them the said Susanna Furley Elizabeth Ratcliff Henry Morris and Rutton Morris equally to be divided between them share and share alike

and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said brother William Baker sole executor of this my will and I do revoke and make void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made and I do declare this only to be my last will in witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set my hand and affixed my seal this eighteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two. The mark and seal of the said Elizabeth Rutton.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto
Susan Coleman Ann Gratnell Martha Chappell

Folkestone 18th Decr 1792

On further consideration I now desire that the one hundred pounds that I have bequeathed unto Robert Dodd aforesaid shall instead thereof be bequeathed unto his mother Susanna Furley and that instead of her the said Susanna Furley having a part or share with my niece Elizabeth Ratcliff, Henry Morris and Rutton Morris I desire that her son Robert Dodd aforesaid shall share with them instead of his mother.

The mark and seal of the said Elizabeth Rutton. Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us
Susan Coleman Ann Gratnell Martha Chappell

This will was proved at London with a codicil the twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William Baker the brother of the testator and sole executor named in the said will to whom Administration was granted to all and singular the goods chattles and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.


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