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Will of Peter Tickner

of Tenterden, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/2024
Submitted by Ros Dunning
This is the last Will and Testament of me Peter Tickner of Tenterden in the County of Kent Yeoman

First I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences be in the first place duly paid and satisfied and subject thereto

I give and bequeath the sum of twenty pounds unto Peter Tickner Frith the illegitimate son of my late son Peter to put him out an apprentice at the age of fourteen years if he should so long live and in case he should die before that time then the same shall be subject to be divided with the remainder of my property as hereinafter directed

also I give devise and bequeath unto my trustees and executors hereinafter named all and every my freehold and Leasehold Estate and Estates together with my live and dead stock ready money securities for money book debts household furniture plate linen china and all and every my property as well real as personal whatsoever and wheresoever that I may die possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease whether in reversion or remainder or expectancy or otherwise howsoever to hold to them their heirs executors administrators and assigns upon trust that as soon as conveniently may be after my decease they do proceed to a sale of the same either by public auction or private contract as they shall seem most advantageous

and from and after deducting their own reasonable and necessary expences consequent upon such sale and of carrying the trusts of this my will into effect which I do hereby declare it shall be lawful for them to do then upon trust to equally divide and pay over all the surplus money arising from such sale or sales as aforesaid unto between and amongst
my dear Wife Martha Tickner
my daughters Harriet the Wife of William Reay and Jane formerly the Wife of George Oxley but now the Wife of William Wicken
and my son Thomas

in equal shares and proportions share and share alike and whom I severally give and bequeath the same

Nevertheless inasmuch as because I have advanced unto my daughter Jane the sum of fifty pounds and her husband William Wicken stands indebted to me in the sum of ninety five pounds the two sums being together one hundred and forty five pounds and I have also advanced my son in law William Reay the husband of my daughter Harriet the sum of fifty pounds and I have also advanced unto my son Thomas the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds my will is that my trustees and executors shall and do deduct the said several sums hereinbefore named from and out of the share which would otherwise have appertained severally unto my daughters Harriet and Jane and my son Thomas

and in case either of my said daughters or son should die without leaving lawful issue then her or his share subject as hereinbefore limited shall go to and be equally divided between the survivors or survivor of them but should they leave such issue then the share of her or him so dying shall go to and belong to such issue as well Girls as boys share and share alike it being my will and mind that they should stand in the place of their deceased parent

and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son Thomas Tickner of Goudhurst and my brother Thomas Tickner of Rolvenden trustees and Executors of this my Will

and I do hereby revoke and make void all or any Will or Wills by me at any time made and declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four The Mark X of Peter Tickner
(Attestation Clause)
Jesse H Newington _ William Jackson Chapman

Proved at London 30 September 1845

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