First I order and direct all my household Furniture Plate Linen China and all other effects to be sold by public auction one month next after my decease and the produce thereof with the remainder of my ready money (if any) and the money that I have in the Maidstone Saving Bank and all debts due and oweing to me on Book or otherwise be equally divided by my Executor as soon as convenient between my six lawful children (viz) William Tucker Thomas Tucker Sarah the wife of Mark Milbourne Abigal the wife of John Fullagar James Tucker and Edward Tucker share and share alike their receipt alone being a sufficient discharge to my executor
my four cottages in the parish of Loose aforesaid I hereby order and direct to be sold by public auction one year next after my decease and the produce thereof with the rents to be equally divided between my aforesaid children (viz) William Tucker Thomas Tucker Sarah the wife of Mark Milbourne Abigal the wife of John Fullagar James Tucker and Edward Tucker share and share alike by my Executor (the receipts as aforesaid being a sufficient discharge to my executor) it being my will for no one to have any controll over my said children’s property
I wish my Body decently interred in Loose Church Yard
I do hereby authorize and empower my said Executor at all times and occasions whatsoever to reimburse himself out of my property all costs charges and expences whatsoever which he shall pay expend or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will or anything relating thereto
And lastly hereby revoking all former wills by me made I declare this only to be and contain my
last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Edward Tucker the elder the testator have
to this my last will and testament wrote on two sheets of paper to the first sheet thereof have
set my hand and to the second and last my hand and seal this nineteenth day of June in the year
of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and twenty six. Edward Tucker – Signed sealed published
and declared by the said Edward Tucker the elder the testator as and for his last will and
testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each
other have subscribed our names as witnesses
The mark of John Sells, Loose – the mark of Sarah Sells, Loose – John Rayner, Loose.
Proved at London the 5th Nov’r 1839 before the Worshipful John Danberry? Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Stephen Walter the sole executor to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.
Death Duty IR26/1532 p.833: He died 16 Aug 1839. Estate value <£200.
Note: Edward's sister Frances married Stephen Walter of Marden 26 Jun 1785 at Bearsted
Will of Edward Tucker