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Will of Elizabeth Stoddart

of Sturry, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/983
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Stoddart of the Parish of Sturry in the County of Kent Widow being in present of good health and of sound and disposing Memory and Understanding thanks be to God for it Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say

First I will and bequeath unto my Sister Judith Austen Widow the sum of five Pounds to be Paid her within a Year next after my Decease

Item I give and bequeath unto John Seal Son of my Niece Jane Seal Widow the sum of five Pounds to be also Paid to him within a Year next after my Decease

Lastly I order Appoint and leave my two Nieces Dinah and Hannah Smith Daughters of Jane Smith Widow my joint Heirs and Executrixes to this my last Will and Testament to divide between them the Remainder of my Personal Estate Furniture and whatever else I may be Possessed of equally share and share alike after having first Paid the two legacies above mentioned

And I do hereby revoke and make void all former Wills by me heretofore made and do Publish and Declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Put my Hand and Seal this tenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine Elizabeth X Stoddart her Mark _ Witnesses hereunto
Edwd Baldwin _ Swain Rose

Proved at London by the Oaths of Dinah Johnson formerly Smith (Wife of Robert Johnson) and Hannah Smith Spinster 8 December 1772

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