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Will of Anne Solman

of Yalding, Kent

Source: Rochester Consistory Court, proved 13 Sep 1688
Transcribed by Pauline Kennedy
In the Name of God Amen I Anne Solman of the parish of Yalding in the County of Kent being in indifferent good health of body and of Sound mind & perfect Memory praise be therefore given to Almighty god Do make and Ordaine this my present last will and Testament in manner and forme following First and principally I will & resigne my soule into the hands and gratious acceptance of Almighty God my maker hopeing and asuredly believeing to have the pardon and Remission of all my sins in and through the only merits death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ And my Body I Committ to the earth to be decently buried in such Christian manner as my Executor hereafter named shall think fitt
And as touching the disposition of all such temporall estate as it hath pleased allmighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth,

Item I give & bequeath unto Mary my Daughter the wife of William Simons the full Summ of forty pounds of lawfull English money being the Residue of her portion haveing received forty pounds before to be paid unto her by my Executor hereafter named within one yeare after my decease, Also I give unto her my aforesaid daughter Mary a feather Bed & bolster with Curtaines and Two blanketts & matt and stedle standing in my Hall Chamber

Item I give and Bequeath unto William Simons my Grandsonne the Summ of Twenty pounds of lawfull English money part whereof was willed to him by his uncle Edward
Also I give unto him my aforesaid Grandsonn a Chest standing in my parlour Chamber at the beds foot with all that which is in it to be paid and delivered to him by my Executor hereafter named at his age of one and Twenty yeares, But if the said William Simons shall happen to dye before he shall attaine to the said age, Then I will That the said Twenty pounds shall be equally divided Betweene the other fower of the eldest of my daughter Simons her Children

Item I give unto Absolom Solman my son in law the Summ of five shillings of lawfull english money to be paid to him by my Executor within one month after my decease
Item I give unto Sarah Bayward my daughter in law the Summ of five shillinges of lawfull English money to be paid unto her by mine Executor within one month after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane the wife of John Kipping the Sum of five shillings of like lawfull English money haveing received her portion in money and Goods before, to be paid unto her by mine Executor within one month after my decease,

Item I do make and Ordaine Henry Solman my Son the full & sole Executor of this my present Testament & last will And for & Towards the payement of all my debts & Legacyes & funerall expences & Charges in probation hereof;
All the Residue of my goods housholdstuff Corne Cattell personall estate & Chattels whatsoever I will give & Bequeath & leave unto the aforesaid Henry my Son and sole Executor

In wittness whereof I the said Anne Solman, (Revokeing all former wills by me made) Have to this my present Testament & last will being written on one sheet of paper Sett my Hand & Seale this Eighteenth day of September In the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six hundred Eighty & Six (1686)
Ann Soman
Signed Sealed published & declared by the said Anne Solman to be her true Testament & last will in the presence of: -
William Simmons - William Pattenden - John Hayman

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Will of Anne Solman
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