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Will of William Woodyeare

of Shorne, Kent


Source: 1732
Transcribed by John Woodger
In the Name of God I William Woodyeare of Shorne in the County of Kent Esquire Do make my last Will and Testament in manner following {that is to say} Imprimis I charge all and every my Real Estate with the payment of all and every my Just debts which I shall owe or be Indebted to any Person or Persons at my death and also with the payment of all and every the Legacys by me hereafter given in Case my Personal Estate shall not be sufficient to pay and satisfy the same

Item I give and bequeath unto each and every the Servants who shall be Living with me at my death Five Pounds a piece for Mourning
Item I give and bequeath unto my Man servant William Green Five Pounds over and above the Five Pounds given him him for Mourning to be paid within Six Months next after my death
Item I give and bequeath unto my Maid Servant Mary Coder Ten Pounds to be paid her within Six Months next after my decease over and besides the Five Pounds given her for Mourning
Item I give and bequeath to my Woodreeve Thomas Baker Five Pounds for Mourning

Item I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Page and his Assignes for and during the Term of his Natural Life One Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge of One Hundred Pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be issueing payable and going out of all and every my Freehold Hundreds Mannors Messuages Lands Tenements Rents and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever to be paid him in the Guildhall of the City of Rochester in the said County of Kent by Quarterly payments on the Four usual Feasts or days of payment following next page {that is to say} the Feast of St. Michael the Archangell the Birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ the Annunciation of our Blessed Virgin Mary and St John the Baptist the first payment to begin and to be made on such of the said Feasts as shall first and next happen after my death the said Annuity to be paid tax free and without any manner of deduction for Taxes or other Outgoings whatsoever and if it shall happen the said Annuity or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid over or after any of the said Feasts or Days of payment on which as aforesaid the same ought to be paid That then and at all such times it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said John Page and his Assigns into the said premisses so charged with the payment of the same to enter and receive the Rents and profits thereof or to [crossed out illegible] distrain on the said premisses or any part thereof for the said Annuity and all Arrears thereof And the distress and distresses then and there found to take drive away detain and keep until the said Annuity and all Arrears thereof and all Cost and Charges relating thereunto shall be fully paid and satisfied

Item I give and bequeath all and every my Hundreds Mannors Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments {subject to the several charges thereon as aforesaid} unto my Neice Mrs Catharine Page and my Nephew Mr John Taylor and their Assigns for and during the Natural Life of the said Catherine Page and from and after her decease I give and bequeath the same {charged as aforesaid} unto my Nephew John Taylor and the Heirs of his Body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for want of such Issue unto my Nephew George Taylor and the Heirs of his Body lawfully begotten and to be begotten And for want of such Issue unto my Neice Elizabeth Taylor and the Heirs of her Body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for want of such Issue unto my own right Heirs forever

Item all the Rest and Residue of my Ready Money and Securitys for Money Goods Chattles and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever {my Debts Legacys and Funeral Expences being first paid and satisfied I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew and Neice John Taylor and Catharine Page to be equally divided between them and I do hereby make and Ordain the said John Taylor and Catharine Page Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me made.

In Witness whereof I the said William Woodyeare have to this my last Will and Testament contained in four Sheets of Paper to each Sheet thereof set my hand and to the last my hand and Seal dated this first day of March in the Sixth Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Second over Great Britain & Anno Domini 1732 Wm Woodyeare Signed Sealed published and declared by the said William Woodyeare to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto in the presence of the said Testator
Will: Warren, Will: Tomlin, Fra. Brooke
striking through and duplication on first page "so in the original"


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Will of William Woodyeare
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