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Will of James Wilkins

of Maidstone, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1198
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I James Wilkins in the County of Maidstone in the County of Kent Victualler being but in an indifferent state of health but of sound and disposing mind and memory (Praised be God) do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

First I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Fanny Pettit the Wife of Samuel Pettit the Clock Bed and other Furniture of and belonging to the two stairs room where a fire Stove is standing

secondly the Rest of my Household Goods I desire may be fairly Valued and sold and the Monies arising from such be equally divided among my three Children James Wilkins Daniel Wilkins and Fanny Pettit the Wife of Samuel Pettit

I also Give and Bequeath to my son Thomas Wilkins ten pounds only he having had his share during my lifetime
I likewise Give and Bequeath to Mary Mitchel who is now living with me five pounds

and all the rest and residue of my ready Monies and Securities for Moneys Moneys in the Public Funds Goods Chattells Efects and Personal Estate of what nature or kind soever that I shall die possessed of interested in or intitled unto after Payment of my Debts Legacies and Funeral Expences and the Probate of this my Will and other Incident Charges I give and bequeath unto the before named James Wilkins Daniel Wilkins and Samuel Pettit and of my Daughter Fanny equally share and share alike unto them by my Executors hereinafter named within six Months next after my decease

and I do hereby appoint and Nominate my friend John Bailey of Maidstone aforesaid Peruke Maker and the aforesaid Samuel Pettit the Husband of my Daughter Fanny joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament

and hereby revoking any former Will by me heretofore made I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty eighth Day of September in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight James Wilkins
(Attestation Clause)
Charles Beaumont _ James Geere

Proved at London 16 November 1790

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