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Will of John Spain

of Stodmarsh, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1455
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I John Spain of Stodmarsh in the County of Kent Yeoman being sick and weak in Body but of Perfect Mind Memory and understanding thanks be unto God for the same

first I give devise and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Mary Spain all my ready money Interest for money Bonds or Securities for money Goods Chattels wearing apparel Estate and Effects of what nature or kind and wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my Death to be by her freely possessed and enjoyed during the term of her natural life

and after her decease I do give devise and bequeath all my aforesaid ready money Interest for money Bonds or Securities for money Goods Chattels wearing apparel Estate and Effects of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever the same may be at her death unto my well beloved sons Henry Spain and John Spain to be equally divided between them share and share alike for their sole use and benefit they first duly paying and discharging her just Debts and Funeral Expences

and lastly I do nominate constitute and appoint my said beloved Sons Henry Spain and John Spain to be joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disavow revoke and disannul all and every other former Wills and Testaments Legacies and Executors by me in Any Wise before named Willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twentieth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five the mark of John Spain
(Attestation Clause)
Robert Robinson _ Zacharias Marish _ William Martin

Proved at London 29 January 1807


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