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Will of Cornelius Sills

of East Sutton, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/86/48a
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
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In the Name of God Amen I Cornelius Sills of East Sutton in the County of Kent yeoman being of sound and perfect mind and memory Thanks be to Almighty God do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping thro’ the Merits death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit Everlasting Life
And my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named
And as touching the disposition of all such temporal Estate as hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth

First I will that my debts & funeral Expences shall be paid and discharged by my Executrix hereafter named

Item I give and devise all that my Messuage or tenement with the appurtenances thereunto belonging together with seven acres of Land thereunto belonging which said Messuage or tenement lands & premises are situate lying and being in Frittenden in the said County of Kent and now in the occupation of Widow Clapson or her assignes unto my Executor hereafter named In trust and to and for the only use and behoofe of Mary my present wife during her natural life

And after her decease Then I give and devise the said Messuage or Tenement together with the said seven acres of Land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging as aforesaid unto my Eldest Son John Sills and to his heirs & assigns forever

And all the rest and Residue of my goods and chattels Farms and Leases whatsoever I do give and bequeath unto Mary my beloved wife to dispose of as she thinks fiting at her decease whom I make my full and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament

And I hereby revoke disanull and make void all former wills & testaments by me heretofore made declaring this to be my last Will and Testament desiring my Executor to be very careful to see my children brought up and educated according to the Intent of this my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof the said Cornelius Sills to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this Fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven hundred Twenty Six/ Seven. Cornelius Sills Signed sealed and delivered to be his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us
John Loy, John Waller, Daniel Lucas his mark

Probate 25 April 1727 granted to Mary Sills widow.


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Will of Cornelius Sills
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