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Will of Elizabeth Sampson

of Thanet St Peter, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/476 S/10

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Sampson of the parish of Saint Peter the Apostle in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent Widow I being at the time of the Executing hereof of sound and disposing mind and memory

First I give to my Son in Law William Brown one shilling of lawful money of Great Britain …

Also I give to my two daughters Sarah Goodson and Judith Ladd all my wearing apparel of every sort with all my silver plate equally to be divided between them

Also I give unto my said daughters Sarah Goodson and Judith Ladd and my son John Sampson all my household goods and furniture with all my household linen equally between them share and share alike

Also I give to my son Isaac Sampson the sum of Ten Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to him in three months after my decease

Also I give to such of the children of my late daughter Elizabeth Brown deceased as shall be living at my decease the sum of Ten Pounds of like lawful money equally between them share and share alike to be paid to them at their ages of twenty one years

Also I give All the rest and residue of my goods Chattles Rings sum and sums of money and all other my Personal Estate whatsoever, not herein by me before disposed of, after my debts and Funeral Expences are paid and discharged unto my said daughters Sarah Goodson and Judith Ladd and my said son John Sampson equally between them share and share alike

And do appoint my said son John Sampson and my Son in Law William Goodson Joint Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former wills by me made

In Witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Sampson the Testatrix have to this my will (in one sheet of paper contained) set my hand and seal this Nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty six
Elizabeth Sampson her mark
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Sampson the Testatrix for and as her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testatrix
Job : Grant – John Harman

20th Dec’r 1800
William Goodson the surviving Executor named in this will was duly sworn as usual and that the goods chattels and credits do not amount in value to the sum of One hundred pounds. Before me John Gostling, Surrogate


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