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Will of James Wickings

of Maidstone, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1843
Transcribed by Nick Tomsett

This is the Last Will and Testament of me James Wickings the elder of Maidstone in the county of Kent carpenter
I appoint my grandson James the son of my late son James Wickings executor of this my will

I give all those in my two messuages situate in the Rose and Crown yard in Maidstone aforesaid occupied by William Hodges and James Hodges and also my two cottages situate in Market Street in Maidstone aforesaid occupied by Robert Saxby and Charles Clark with their respective appurtenances unto my daughter Susannah Whibley widow her heirs and assigns and I also bequeath to my said daughter Susannah the large looking glass in the front room of the house wherein I now reside

I devise the messuage or cottage and premises occupied by Thomas Lemman situate in the Fair Meadow Maidstone aforesaid belonging to me to my sister Sarah Gilbert widow her heirs and assigns

I give my two messuage or cottages with their appurtenances also situated in the Fair Meadow aforesaid occupied by George Usborn and George Curtis to my grand daughter Ann the daughter of my said late son James Wickings in fee simple

I devise the messuage shop and premises wherein I now reside in the Fair Meadow aforesaid and the messuage or cottage adjoining occupied by Elizabeth Pain and all other my real estate not herein before devised unto my said grandson James Wickings his heirs and assigns and I also bequeath to my said grandson all the residue of my personal estate for his own use

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this first day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine James Wickings signed by the said James Wickings in the presence of us present at the same time whoin his presence have hereunto subscribed are names as witnesses
John Monkton Solicitor Maidstone - Henry Sears Clerk to Mr Monkton.

Proved at London the 8th April 1843 before the worshipful Thomas Pratt doctor of laws and surrogate by the oath of James Wickings the grandson the sole executor to whom administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.

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