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Will of William Stringer

of Sutton next Dover, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/Vo88/Fo37, 1731
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
In the name of God Amen I William Stringer of the Parish of Sutton next Dover in the County of Kent Yeoman being of sound Mind and Memory yet Considering the Uncertainty of this life do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner ffollowing First I commend my Soul unto Almighty God my Maker and my body to the earth from whence it is and as for my Worldly Estate I Give Devise and Bequeath the same as ffolloweth (that is to say) all that my Messuage or Tenement Buildings Barn Stable backside orchard Lands and Herreditaments thereunto belonging Situate lying and being in the Parish of Staple in the County of Kent and now in the Tenure or Occupation of John Coltrup? or his assigns I give devise and Bequeath the same unto my Son Robert Stringer and his Heirs and Assigns for ever

Item all and singular other my Lands tenements Herreditaments and Real Estate whatsoever situate lying and being in the Parishes of Staple, Sutton and Ash next Sandwich? or elsewhere in the said County of Kent I Give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my Son William Stringer and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever

Item I give to my wife Mary the sum of ffive pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain
Item I give to my sons Stephen Stringer, Batchelor Stringer and Dillnot Stringer and to my Daughters Mary Friend, Elizabeth Nokes and my son in Law John Knatchbull one shilling apeice of like money and my Will is that my Son Dillnott shall enjoy the Stork and Cropp which I fformaly gave him to his ..... ...... without giving any account for the same to my Executors

I Give to my son Robert Stringer the sum of Fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to him within Six months next after the decease of my said wife Mary if the said Robert shall be then living but in case he shall dye before my said wife the I give the same to my Executor

Item all and singular the rest and residual of my Goods Chattells and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever of what nature Kind or Quality soever after payment and discharge of my said Legacys ffuneral Charges of probate of my will and all Incident Charges about the Execution thereof I give and Bequeath unto my said son William Stringer his Heirs Administrators and Assigns and I make constitute and Appoint my said son William Stringer full and sole Executor and Residual Legatee of this Will and Revoking all former Wills by me made I do make and declare this only for my True and last Will and Testament contained in this one sheet of paper IN WITNESS whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the Eighth day of April Anno Dmi 1730 and in the Third year of he Reign of King George the Second Over Great Britain (SP?) Will Stringer signed Sealed published and declared by the said William Strionger the Testator for and as his last Will and Testament on the Day of the Date thereof in the presence of Us who Subscribed our Names as Witnesses in his presence and at his Request
Lawrence May Ann Marsh Edward Dadd

Will Proved 13th July 1731 Gulielimi (William) Stringer Executor

1 William Son of Stephen married Catherine Dillnott on the 18th Jun 1684 at Bekesbourne By Licence - Children Ash & Ripple
2 Catherine was Buried on 20th September 1719 at Ripple
3 William married Mary Dilnott (No Status given) by Licence on the 29th May 1720 at Ripple - no Children found
4 See also Wills of Stephen Stringer William's Father and Stephen Stringer his Son

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