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Will of Alexander Weller

of Tenterden, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.110 f.244
Transcribed by Wal Towells
This is the last Will and Testament of me Alexander Weller of Tenterden in the County of Kent. Husbandman, made this fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.
First I direct that my just Debts funeral Expenses and the charges of proving this my Will shall be fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my death.

And I appoint my youngest Son Thomas Weller sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

I Give and devise all that my freehold Messuage or Tenement and Buildings and three pieces of Land containing altogether about three acres be the same more or less situate lying and being in the parish of Tenterden aforesaid and now in my own occupation and all other my real Estate with or --------- Appurtenances with and to the only proper use and belief of my Wife Mary Weller and my said Son Thomas Weller and their Heirs and [assigns] for ever Subject Neverthelefs to the payment of my said Debts funeral and testamentary Expenses and the several Legacies hereinafter by me given and bequeathed that is to say

I give unto my eldest Son Samuel Weller the Sum of Sixteen pounds and unto my seven daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Jane, Ann, Hannah and Hester Catherine the Sum of Eight pounds each.
All which Legacies I do direct shall be paid unto my said children ------- at the expiration of twelve calendar Months after the decease of my said Wife and to change and Subject my said real Estate with the payment thereof accordingly.

And so ------- All and singular my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I do Give the same unto my said Wife and my said Son Thomas to be held and enjoyed by them for their own Use during their lives and after the decease of my said Wife the whole to go unto my said Son Thomas absolutely for his own use subject to the payment of my said Debts funeral and other Expenses and the several Legacies hereinbefore by me bequeathed.

And lastly I revoke all Wills and Testaments by me herebefore made.
In witness whereof I the said Alexander Weller have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the day and the year first above written.
Alex. Weller
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Alexander Weller the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses.
Josh Munn Sol. Tenterden - Hy. S Munk Esq. And Robert W mace his Clerks

The before registered Will of Alexander Weller deceased was proved the seventh day of August 1838 before the Reverend John Metcalfe, Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipfull Sherrard Beaumont Burnaby Doctor of Law Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Thomas Weller Son of the Deceased the sole Executor named in the said Will He being first sworn duly to perform the same.

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