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Will of John Sidgier

of Ditton, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/789
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I John Sidgier the Elder of Ditton in the County of Kent Farmer being Indisposed in Body but of Sound and Perfect Mind and Memory Praised be Almighty God for the same do this Present fourth Day of February in the Year of our Lord Christ One thousand Seven Hundred and forty make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following
that is to Say first and Principally I resign my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator and my Body to the Earth to be decently buried by and at the Discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and as for my Worldly Goods and Estate which it hath Pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose thereof as followeth

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my Son John Sidgier the Sum of one Hundred Pounds of lawful Money to be paid to him as follows that is to Say Fifty Pounds to be Paid to him within one Year next after my Decease and the other Fifty Pounds to be Paid to him within Two Years next after my Decease by my Executor

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Richard Sidgier the Sum of Ten Pounds of like Lawful Money
Item I give and bequeath to my Son Francis Sidgier the Sum of Twenty Pounds of like lawful Money
Item I give and bequeath to my Son in Law Patrick Guy the Sum of ?
Item I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Sidgier the Sum of forty Pounds of like lawful Money
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Deborah the Sum of Fifty Pounds of like lawful Money
and it is my Will that the said Legacys shall be Paid by my Executor within one Year next after my decease

Lastly all the residue of my ready Money Securitys for Money Linnen Household Goods and all and every other my Personal Estate of what nature or kind soever my Just Debts Legacys and Funeral Expences being First Duly Paid and discharged I give and bequeath to my Son James Sidgier and I do hereby nominate and Appoint him the said James Sidgier full and sole Executor of this my last Will hereby revoking all former Wills I declare this Present Writing in this one Sheet of Paper contained to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above Written _ John Sidgier
(Attestation Clause)
John Shoesmith _ Eliz Wildgoose _ Edw Greenford Junr

Proved at London 8 July 1751
29 November 1755 further Grant to John Sidgier Brother of the Executor James Sidgier


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