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Will of Edmund Walter

of Tonbridge, Kent

Source: Court of Rochester
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen The five and twentieth day of February in the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the second over Great Britain Annoq Dom 1730
I Edmund Walter of Tonbridge in the County of Kent Innholder being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be God) Do make & declare my Testament and last Will as followeth (Vizt.)
First and Principally I do will and commend my Soul to God that gave it hoping for Salvation only through the meritts of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my body to the Earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named

Item I do Give and bequeath unto my Brother in Law William Head the summe of five pounds of Lawfull money to be paid unto him shortly after my decease by my Executrix

Item I Will and give unto my Kinsman James Brazier son of John Brazier my Brother in Law deceased the like summe of five pounds to be paid to him by my Executrix soon after my decease

Item I Will devise and give all these my severall messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever with their appurtenances unto Margaret my dear and loving Wife for and during the term of her naturall life

And from and after her decease I Will and give the same Premises unto John Walter Son of William Walter my Nephew and to the Heires of the Body of the said John Walter lawfully to be begotten for ever
and for want of such Issue then unto the said William Walter my nephew and to his Heirs for ever (charged with the Mortgage for one hundred and fifty pounds there upon being to John Eldridge)

Item I do make constitute and ordain the said Margaret my Wife full and sole Executrix of this my Will and leave all my ready money Goods Chattels and Credits she paying my Debts Legacies Funerall and other incident Charges

In Witness whereof I the said Edmund Walter (revoking all former Wills by me made) have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written Edm.Walter
(Attestation Clause)
J Woodgate als Longley - W Woodgate - Geo: Hooper Senr

Proved at Rochester 31 September 1731

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