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Will of Thomas Webb

of Ramsgate, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/105/295b
Submitted by Ken Webb
This is the last Will and testament of me Thomas Webb of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent, gentleman.

First I give and devise all that any messauge or tenement and the yard and ground thereunto belonging with the appurtenance situate and lying and being in Ramsgate aforesaid in a certain place called Addington Place, distinguished by No 14 and now in my occupation. And also all that my small messuage or tenement and the yard and round thereunto beloonging with the appurtenance adjoininig to the before mentioned messuage or tenement in Addington Place aforesaid distinguished by No 16 and the ?got? behind and now in my own occupation unto my dear wife Martha and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life.

I give and bequeath all my household goods Plate China Wear Household Linen and Implements of Household in my said two messuages or tenements unto my said wife Martha Webb for her own use and benefit during her life, but not the absolute property and disposal thereof.
And I ?ov? by this my Will subject and charge all my said real estate with the payment of one annuity or yearly rent Charge of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds of lawful money of Great Britian during the term of her life by equal quarterly payments on Lady Day, Midsummer day, Michaelmas Day and Christmas Day, according to the old stile?, the first quarterly payment thereof to be made on such of these days as shall first happen after my decease.

I give devise and bequeath all other my messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments, and real estate with the Appurtenances and all my personal estate whatsoever wheresoever?? unto my four sons Thomas Webb, William Webb, Job Webb, and John Webb and my two daughters Martha Mantle, wife of Joseph Mantle and Mary Clarke, wife of Charles Clarke during their lives,
and it is my Will and desire that the rents and profits of my said real estate and personal estate shall be shared equally between my said children during their lives and that at the decease of any or either of my said sons and daughters that the shares or shares of him or her shall go to and be equally divided between the survivors of my said children share and share alike as long as there shall be two of my children living, and at the decease of one of them to the longest liver of my said children

and after the Decease of the longest liver of my said children I give and devise and bequeath all my messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments, and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever with the Appurtenances and all my personal estate unto my Grandson Thomas Webb Son of my late son Richard Webb deceased and my grandsons Children on my said sons Thomas Webb, William Webb, Job Webb and John Webb their heirs and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them Share and Share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint tenants

It being my express will and desire that my said sons Thomas Webb, William Webb, Job Webb, and John Webb shall have and enjoy all my said real estate and personal estate and that my granddaughters shall not any of them have or enjoy and part of my real estate or personal estate and it is my Will and desire that after the decease of my said daughter Elizabeth Mantle that her share of and in my said real estate and personal estate ahall go to my said sons and daughters as shall be living at the time of her decease during their lives, and that her husband Joseph Mantle or any future husband shall not after her decease have or receive any thing from my estate or have any claim or demand thereon.

And that after the decease of my said daughter Mary Clarke that her share of and in my said real estate and personal estate shall go to my said sons and daughters or to such of them as shall be living at the time of her decease during their lives and that her husband Charles Clarke or any future husband shall not after her decease have or receive any thing from my estate or have any claim or demand thereon but that the same shall go to my said Sons and Daughters and be applied in the same manner as I have herein before directed concerning my said real estate and personal estate

And my Will Further is that in Case my eldest daughter Jane Shapp to be a widow, that she my said daughter Jane shall have an equal share of the rents and profits of all my estate with my other children during her life

and I or by this give full Power and authority to my said sons Thomas Webb and Job Webb and to Francis Smith of the Parish of Wingham in the County of Kent Yeomen my executors herein after named with the consent of my said sons Thomas Webb, William Webb and John Webb to sell dispose of and convey all or any part of my said real estate in such parcels as they shall think fit to and to the use of any person or persons and his or her heirs or assigns for the best and greatest prices which can be reasonably obtained for the same and do receive and give recepits for the purchase money thereof
And my will is that such receipts shall be sufficient discharges for the money for which the same respectively shall be given and that ? with receipts? The Purchaser or respective Purchasers of my said real estate or any part thereof shall not be obliged to see to the application of his or her respective Purchase money or be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or non application of such money or any part thereof.

And my Will is that the Money arising from my said real estate shall be placed on real securities or Parliamentary Funds and that the interest thereof shall be equally shared between my said children during their lives and the life of the longest liver of them in the same manner as I have herein before directed the Rents and Profits of my said real estate and personal estate shall be share and paid
and that after the decease of the longest liver of my said children that the principal money arising from the sale of any part of my said real estate shall descend and go to my Grandson Thomas Webb son of my late son Richard Webb and my grandsons, children of my said sons Thomas Webb, William Webb, Job Webb and John Webb Share and Share alike

and I do Appoint my said sons Thomas Webb, Job Webb and the said Francis Smith executors of this my last Will and Testament. And my will is that my said executors shall and lawfully may retain and deduct out of the money arising from the sale of my said real estate or any Part thereof all such costs charges and expenses as they respectively shall sustain or be put unto in or about the execution in Defense of the Trust hereby in them reposed or in any wise concerning the same and also of proving this my Will

And I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have to ?cash? each of these three sheets of paper (which together contain my will) set my hand and seal this second day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifteen.
Signed and sealed by the testator Thomas Webb and by him Published and declared as his last will and testament in the presence of us who here subscribe our names in his Presence
George Kemp - William Caister - John D Sawkins

This is a codicil to the last will and testament of me Thomas Webb of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent, Gentleman. Whereas I have in and by last will and testament bearing date the second day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifteen appointed my son Thomas Webb and my son John Webb and Francis Smith executors of my said will I do hereby revoke that bequeath? and I do appoint by this codicil appoint my said son Job Web[b] and the said Francis Smith executors of this my Will
and it is my express will and desire that my said son Thomas Webb shall not act as an executor to my said will but that my said son Job Webb and the said Francis Smith shall be executors
and I do hereby revoke the legacy given to my grandson Thomas Webb son of my son Richard Webb and I do appoint my son Job Webb and Francis Smith executors to my side will and do satisfy and confirm my said will not altered
in witness hereof I have hereunto as a codicil to my last will and testament set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen.

Testator died 11th March 1816

31st August 1816
Job Webb of Fordwich, Yeoman, one of the executors named in this will (with the codicil annexed) was duly sworn as usual and that the goods chattels and credits do not amount in value to the sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds. Power being reserved of making the like grant to Francis Smith the other executor whenever he should apply for the same.
Before me
Francis Surrogate

January 3rd 1820
Francis Smith of Linsted, Yeoman one of the executors named in the will to whom a Power was reserved was duly sworn to the truth thereof and of the codicil annexed and as usual and further that the whole of the goods chattles and credits do not amount in value to the sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds.
Before me
Francis Surrogate.

Note: Thomas Webb B: 1 August 1748 at Brabourne, Kent.
M: 8 April 1770 at St. Peter in Thanet, Kent to Martha Grant (Christened 1 December 1751 at St. Peter in Thanet, Kent).


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