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Will of Mary Woodcock

of Sandwich, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1835
Transcribed by David Olby
In the Name of God Amen. I Mary Woodcock of Sandwich in Kent widow of Francis Woodcock late of His Majesty's Customs do hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament -

I give devise and bequeath all and every my freehold and copyhold messuages whatsoever and wheresoever situate with their and every their rights members and appurtenances that I may stand possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease unto my son Thomas Graham Woodcock of Margate in the Isle of Thanet my daughter Mary Andrews Wife of John Andrews an Inspecting Commander in His Majesty's Customs my daughter Harriett Chard wife of Edward Chard of Cliffords Inn Navy Agent and my granddaughter Margaret Pettman Wife of Thomas Pettman of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet Music Master or to their respective heirs Executors admons or assigns absolutely and for ever share and share alike and in equal proportions now as tenants in common and not as joint tenants

And as to the rest residue and remainder of all and singular my household goods furniture plate linen china chattels and effects debts due and owing unto me money securities for money, money in the public funds and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and of kind and nature soever of or to which I am now entitled to or possessed or may hereafter be held in trust for me after payment thereout of all my just debts funeral expenses and all the costs and other necessary expenses attending the proving and carrying into effect this my will unto my son Thomas Graham Woodcock my daughter Mary Andrews, daughter Harriet Chard and granddaughter Margaret Pettman shall be paid to them free from any control of their present or any other husband they may have and that their receipt alone signed by their own hand shall be a full and legal discharge to my executors

And I further direct that in case either the aforesaid Thomas Graham Woodcock, Mary Andrews, Harriet Chard or Margaret Pettman should die before me that the share or proportion to which either of them would have been entitled to under this my will shall be divided equally amongst their children or in case thee should be only one child such share or proportion should be given to that one child. my intention is that the child or children of the legatees shall only receive the share or proportion to which the father or mother of it or them would have been entitled to had they survived me... Law Suits in which my daughter Margaret Baker is involved in is the sole cause of my not leaving her anything but as I have given the same share of my property to Margaret Pettman that I should have given her if she had been otherwise situated I hope that she will be satisfied that I have omitted her name only from that cause.

And I do hereby nominate and constitute and appoint Edward Chard and John Andrews Executors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Mary Woodcock the Testatrix have to this Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this Seventh Day of January in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty three MARY WOODCOCK - Signed sealed published declared by the said Mary Woodcock the testator as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other, the words " Harriet Chard on the twenty fifth line having been erased.-
Wm. Chandler High St. Ramsgate Gent. - Wm. Box do. Gent. - Daniel Friend Ramsgate Mariner.

Proved at London the 27th. of August 1835 before the Worshipful William Robinson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Edward Chard one of the Executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn only to adminr. power reserved of making the like Grant to John Andrews the other Executor when he shall apply for the same.


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