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Will of George Sale

of Speldhurst, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob 11/1904
Submitted by Kathy Wallwork
This is the last Will and Testament of me George Sale yeoman of the Parish of Speldhurst in the County of Kent made this the twenty ninth day of February one thousand eight hundred & twenty eight my Will and desire is that all such just debts I shall owe at the time of my decease together with my Funeral expences and the expence of proving this my last Will and Testament be first paid out of such Property as I shall die possessed of.

I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary Sale One bed bedstead and Furniture compleat which ever she shall chuse of which shall be in my possession at the time of my decease.

And I hereby nominate constitute and apoint my son George Sale to be my Executor of this my last Will and Testament and so give and bequeath unto him the whole of my Property of every description whatsoever in trust and for the uses following that is to say

Its my Will and desire that my Farming business be parted with and that any Hort[icultural] Implements and Household Furniture except the bed bedstead & Furniture as before given to my beloved Wife be sold and disposed off as soon as it conveniently can ? after my decease out of the probate of which and such other property as I shall die off my Will and desire is the sum of Four hundred pounds be placed out at lawful intrest the intrest of which sum of four hundred pounds to be paid by half yearly instalments to my beloved Wife Mary sale during the term of her natural life

all the remainder of the Property After payment of my just debts funeral expences and expence of proving this my last will and Testament and nessessary expences relating therto to be equaly divided in four equal shares share and share alike within twelve months or sooner if convenient after my decease in manner and form following that is to say
one share to my Son George Sale
one share to my Daughter Jane now the wife of John Scott Twenty pounds of which to be paid to her within two month after my decease the remainder of her share to be placed out at interest the intrest thereof to be paid to her during the life of her Husband John Scott if her Husband dies before her the said principle remaining sum of her share to be paid to and equally divided among her surviving Children on their attaining to the age of twenty one years
one other share to my daughter Ann now the Wife of William Barrett Carpenter
the remainding one fourth share to my Granddaughter Rebecca Taylor the daughter of my daughter Rebecca, now deceased, to be placed out at Intrest the intrest thereof to be paid to her yearly until she attains in the age of twenty one years when she has attained to that age the principle sum of such share to be paid to her and if she dies before attaining the age of twenty one years then her the said share to be equaly divided between my then surviving Children subject to the same restuition as before stated to my daughter Jane Scott

At the decease of my beloved wife Mary Sale the aforesaid sum of Four hundred pounds to be equally divided as my other Property between my then surviving children and Grandchild subject to the same limitations as my other Property to my daughters Jane Scott and my Grandchild Rebecca Taylor.

Lastly I hereby revoke and make void all other Wills heretofore made by me and declare this to by my last Will & Testament signed and sealed the day afore written George Sale - signed sealed declared to be the last Will and Testament of George Sale in our presence this 29th day of February 1828 who have signed our names hereto as Witnesses
Jn Turner, John Chapman.

Proved at London the 21st December 1838 before the worshipful John Eliot Pasley Robertson Doctor of Laws & Surrogate by the Oath of George Sale the Son the sole Executor to whom Adm[inistrati]on was granted having been first sworn only to adm[inister].


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