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Will of David Sale

of Chiddingstone, Kent

Source: Peculiar Court of London, Shoreham and Croydon #91794 v4. F.931-2 1706
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
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In the name of God Amen The two and Twentieth day of December Anno Domini 1705 I David Sale of Chiddingstone in the County of Kent husbandman being sick and weake in body but of sound and perfectt mind and memory praised be God therefore Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say)
First and principally I will and resign my soule unto the hands and Gracious acceptance of God that gave it and my body I committ to the Earth in decent manner to be buried as mine Executrix hereafter named shall think fitt

Item I will and give unto Elizabeth my loveing wife all my personall estate of what nature or kind soever during the terme of her naturall life (Except the Lease of the house wherein I now dwell in and the Lands thereunto belonging) and after her Decease to my three children (that is to say) David, Robert and James Sale to be equally divided between them share and share alike

Item and my will and mind is that in case my said wife Elizabeth shall doe away and dispose of the said Lease of the said Messuage and Lands wherein I now dwell to my brother Samuell Sale That then I will and desire that my said Brother Samuell ____ Sale shall buy all the stock of the said farme as it shall be valued and appraised by two indiffirent men for that purpose also my will and mind is that if it shall happen that my said wife shall be minded to yeild up her right in the said lease to my brother as aforesaid that then my will and mind is that my said brother Samuell Sale shall and doe give and pay unto my said wife the summe of four pounds of lawfull money of England for the Underwoods groweing on the premises

Item I give and bequeath unto David Robert and James Sale my said children the summes of ten pounds apeice of lawfull money of England to bee severally and respectively paid to them after my said wifes decease

Item I give unto Samuell ____ Sale my said brother in remembrance of me the summe of five shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid in convenient tyme after my decease

All the rest of my personall Estate as Goods and Chattells Cattell Corne and hay not before by me bequeathed I wholly give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth my wife during the terme of her naturall life whom I make my Executrix of this my last will

And my will and mind is that in case my said wife shall bee willing and Contented to leave the said farme and her right and Interest in the Terme of Yeares therein to come that then I make and ordaine my said brother Samuell ____ Sale sole executor of the said lease and the terme of yeares to come as aforesaid

Lastly I give unto the said Elizabeth my wife one messuage or tenement with the garden backside and appurtenances situate lyeing and being at Idehill in the parish of Sundrish To have and to hold the said Messuage or tenement and premises unto the said Elizabeth her heirs and assigns for ever

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written the mark of David Sale signed sealed published and declared by the Testator to be his last will and Testament in the presence of James Calverly, the mark of Mary Goodhugh, Robert Farmer

Probatum 7 May 1706 to Elizabeth Sale relict and executrix

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Will of David Sale
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