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Will of Charles Stewart

of Sandwich, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/93/36f, 1748
Transcribed by Tracy Meeten
In the Name of God Amen
Charles Stewart of the Town and port of Sandwich in the County of Kent Butcher being of sound and perfect Mind and Memory God be praised for the same do this eighth and twentieth day of May Anno Dni 1748 and in the one and twentieth year of the reign of King George the second over Great Britain and so forth do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in writing and manner and form following

ffirst I do hereby nominate and appoint my Brother James Stewart of Sandwich aforesaid Tallow Chandler my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament who I do desire to pay off and discharge all my just debts ffuneral charges and probate of this my will.

All the rest and residue of my personal Estate I do hereby give and bequeath unto my four children Vizt. (Videlicet - Abrev. Vizt. meaning namely) Charles Stewart the Younger Edward Stewart Sarah Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart equally to be divided between them when they shall attain their respective ages of one and twenty years.
And in the mean time for my said Executor out of my said personal Estate to bring up maintain and educate my said four children Vizt. the said Charles Stewart the Younger Edward Stewart Sarah Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart and if either or any of my said four children shall die before they shall attain their said respective ages that then and in such case I do give and bequeath the part and share of him or her so dying unto the survivors of them share and share alike.

Also I do give and devise unto my Daughter Mary Stewart for and during her natural life all that my one full equall undivided Third part of all that my Messuage (dwelling house with outbuildings and land assigned to its use) or Tenement called the Bell and Anchor in the parish of St Clement in Sandwich aforesaid together with the Outhouses and Buildings belonging to the same with the yards and appurtenances and also my third part of a Messuage or Tenement called the _ in the parish of St Clement in Sandwich aforesaid with the yards gardens and appurtenants there unto belonging both which said Messuages are _ or late in the _ or occupation of David Lance or his undertenents or assigned or undertenents and also all that my Messuage or Tenement Slauter house stable yards and Bathsides to the same belonging with the appurts where in I now dwell situate laying and being in the parish of Saint Mary the Virgin in Sandwich aforesaid.

_ I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Brother James Stewart Guardian unto my said Daughter Mary Stewart and to receive the Rents and profits of my said Messuages for her use and to maintain her out of the Rents and profits of the same paid
immediately after the decease of my said Daughter Mary Stewart I do give and devise all the aforementioned Messuages Slauter house Stable Buildings and appurtenants unto and amongst my four children the said Charles Stewart the Younger Edward Stewart Sarah Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart and to their heirs and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them

Nevertheless I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Brother James Stewart Guardian of my said sons and daughters Charles Stewart the Younger Edward Stewart Sarah Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart until they shall attain their respective ages of one and twenty years and if either of them shall happen to dye before they shall attain their respective ages of one and twenty years that then I do divide the part of him or her so dying unto the survivor of him or her and to the heirs & assigns of such survivor.

IN WITNESS whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal in two sheets of paper the day and year first above written. Charles Stewart signed sealed published and declared by the said Charles Stewart to be his last Will and Testament the said Eighth and Twentieth day of May Anno Dni 1748 and by the _n_scribed as Witnesses in his presence and at his request.
Richard Garrett. John Castle. Jno Paramor.

THE before Registered Will of Charles Stewart was proved the 13th day of October in the year of our Lord 1748 before the Reverend William Broderick Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful Edward Singleton Doctor of Law and Official general to the Revd the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of James Stewart Brother of the _ and sole Executor named in the said Will to whom the Adm. of the Good_ _ committed he being first sworn duly to perform the same.


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