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Will of Tobias Weller

of Deal, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32, Book 56, folio 63 [CKS]
Transcribed by NoŽl Siver
The last will Nuncupative of Tobias Weller late of Deale in the County of Kent and Dioces of Canterbury grocer deceased by him uttered and declared in the time of his sickness whereof he dyed and more particularly on or about the fift day of January Anno Dni 1689 English stile, he being then in his owne house sick in body, but of sound and perfect minde and memory, and haveing an intent to make his will and dispose of his estate, did utter & declare ye same by word of mouth in those or the like words following vizh the said Tobias Weller did say and declare thus vizh

I give to my two children meaning Anne his daughter and John his son three hundred pounds a peece, when they came to age,

to Doctor Carder meaning Mr William Carder of Sandwich my seale ring,
to my sister [Jane] Batchellors three children twenty shillings a peece, and
to Mary my wife all ye rest of my Estate,

Or the said Tobias Weller did declare words to the same effect and substance in the presence and hearing of Mrs. Elizabeth Bowles wife of Mr. Valentine Bowles of Deale, Mrs. Joanna Culmer of Deale spinster & Elizabeth Stonnare of Deale spinster whose names are hereunto subscribed whome or one of whome the sd deceased bade take notice that what he had declared was his will or to that effect[.]
Elizabeth Bowles Johana Culmer Elizabeth Stanner

[Will proved on 14 April 1690]

Tobias Weller, son of Alexander and Ann Weller, was baptised in Rolvenden, Kent, on 30 April 1654. He married Mary Culmer, daughter of John and Joan Culmer, on or around 29 December 1681. Of their five children, daughter Ann and son John survived to adulthood. Tobias Weller died in Deal after 5 January 1690 and was buried at Great Mongeham, Kent, on 9 January 1690.


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