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Will of William Wigzell

of East Greenwich, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/782
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I William Wigzell of East Greenwich in the County of Kent Bricklayer being at Present indisposed but of a Sound and Perfect mind and Memory (Praise be Almighty God for the Same) do make Publish and declare this Writing to be my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to Say

After the Payment of my Funeral Charges and Just Debts if any be at the time of my Decease
I Give and devise unto my cousin William Wigzell of East Greenwich aforesaid Baker All such Part Share and Interest as I may have or hereafter may be intitled unto of in and to all the Land Barn or Buildings with Appurtenances thereunto belonging Situate on the West Side of Corkham Hill in the Parish of Westerham in the County of Kent and now in the Occupation of Henry Cooper To hold the same unto my said Cousin William Wigzell his Heirs and Assigns forever

Subject nevertheless to and under this Express Condition and not otherwise that the said William Wigzell do and shall within two Months next after my decease pay unto my Brothers Thomas Wizgell of Seven Oaks in the said County of Kent Bricklayer John Wizgell of the same Place Victualler and to my Sister Mary Tuck Wife of Anthony Tuck of the Parish of Saint John Westminster ..... the sum of Twenty Pounds apiece (the said Premises as they are free from Incumbrances being of the Value of Sixty pounds or thereabouts)

Provided nevertheless that if the residue of my Effects over and above the said Sum of Sixty Pounds shall not be sufficient to pay and satisfie my Funeral charges and Just Debts Then I direct my Executor hereinafter named to pay in the First Place so much of the said Sixty Pounds as Will be sufficient for discharging the same and to divide the remainder between my Said Brothers and Sisters Thomas Wigzell John Wigzell and Sarah Tuck in equal proportions Share and Share alike

All the rest and residue of my Estate and Effects whether real or Personal or of what nature or kind soever the Same Shall be or consist of at the time of my Decease I Give Devise and bequeath to my said Brother Thomas Wigzell his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns forever

And I do hereby nominate and Appoint my Said Cousin William Wizgell Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made

In Witness whereof I the said William Wizgell the Testator have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this thirty first day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and fifty William Wizgell
(Attestation Clause)
Anthony Stokes _ William Turn(?) _ Saml Driver

Proved at London 28 August 1750


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