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Will of Henry Solman

of Yalding, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, proved 4 Mar 1706/7
Transcribed by Pauline Kennedy
In the name of God Amen I Henry Solman of Yalding in the County of Kent yeoman being old and infirme of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praise be therefore given unto Almighty God) doe make and ordain this my present last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sinns and to inherit Everlasting life And my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named And as touching the disposition of all such Temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis

I give unto Esau Symons and John Symons the two eldest Sonns of William Symons of East Peckham the Summe of Twenty pounds a peice of lawfull money of England to be paid unto them severally within one year next after my decease by my Executors
Item I give unto Ann Symons daughter of the said William Symons the Summe of Forty pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid within one year next after my decease by my Executors
Item I give unto Henry Symons the youngest sonn of the said William Symons the like Summe of Forty pounds of lawfull English money to be paid within one year next after my decease by my Executor

Item I give unto George Solman Sonn of Absalom Solman my Brother the Summe of One Hundred and Fifty pounds of lawfull money of England And it is my Will that Fifty pounds of the said Hundred and Fifty shall be disposed of and laid out on the said George Soman for Cloathing and Education before he comes of age and the Hundred pounds the remaining part of his Portion to be paid when he shall attain to the age of One and Twenty years by my Executors
Item I give unto Jane Soman the daughter of my Brother aforesaid the Summe of five Shillings of lawfull English money to be paid when she shall attain to the age of One and Twenty years by my Executors

Item I give unto John Kipping Sonn of John Kipping of East Peckham yeoman the Summe of five Shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid within one year next after my decease by my Executors
Item I give unto William Symons my Servant the Summe of Twenty Shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid within one year next after my decease by my Executor
Item I give unto Sara Barefoot my Kinswoman the Summe of five Shillings of lawfull English money to be paid within one year next after my decease by my Executors
Item I give unto Iden Henham senior the Summe of five Shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid unto him within one year next after my decease by my Executors
Item I give unto Mary Waggon my Kinswoman the Summe of five pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto her within one year next after my decease by my Executors

Item I will devise and give unto Mary Solman my wellbeloved Wife all that my Messuage or Tenement with two peices or parcells of Land (containing one acre or thereabouts) with the appurtenances thereunto belonging lying and being in the parish of Yalding near Lattinffourd now in the occupation of John Perren or his Assigns To Hold the same to the said Mary Solman She keeping it in good repaire during her naturall life
And after her decease To George Solman aforementioned and To the Heirs of the body of the said George Solman lawfully to be begotten And for want of such Issue to the Heirs of William Symons aforesaid and To theire Heirs and Assigns for ever to be equally divided amongst them before named and To no other use Interest or purpose whatsoever namely Esau Anne John Absalom and Henry all before mentioned

Item I make constitute and ordain the said Mary Solman and Absalom Symons joynt Executors of this my Testament and last Will And for and towards the payment of my debts and Legacies Funerall charges and charges in Probation of this my Testament and last Will
I will give and leave to the said Mary Solman and Absalom Symons my Executrix and Executors all my goods Householdstuffe Corne Cattle personall Estate and Chattels whatsoever not formerly disposed of

In Witness whereof I the said Henry Solman Revoking all former Will by me made To this my Testament and last Will have sett my hand and seale the Eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Six./. Signed Henry Solman./. Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Henry Solman to be his Testament and last Will in the presence of us who in his presence did set our hands
Thomas Barton - The marke of Mary Barton - Thomas Johnson.

There is also an inventory in the Shoreham Deanery probate records taken 31 Jan 1706/7 signed by: William Fleet & John Cayles - value of goods: 1010:05:09


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