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Will of Stephen Woolley

of Egerton, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC31/195 W/4
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
In the Name of God Amen I Stephen Woolly sen’r of Egerton in the County of Kent Taylor being weak in body but of a good & sound understanding (God be praised) do this Eighteenth day of Aprill Anno Dom 1715 make & ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following, wherein principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, & my body I committ to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the descretion of my Executrix herein after named.
And as to my Temporal Estate I dispose of the same as followeth (that is to say)

Inprimis my mind and Will is that my just debts shall be duely paid and discharged as soon as money can be raised of my goods,
And after the paym’t thereof, I give & bequeath unto all my Naturall Daughters the summe of Forty shillings apiece of Lawfull money of Great Briatain to be paid them respectively by my Executrix within one year after my decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto all my sons which I have had by my now wife the summe of Forty shillings apiece of like lawfull money, to be paid them in like manner as aforesaid.

Item I give to all my sons w’ch I have had by my First wife Five shillings apiece of like lawfull money to be paid them as afores’d.

Item I give to my daughter Stephen Woolly’s widow Five shillings of like lawfull money to be paid as afores’d.

And after the payment of my afores’d debts and legacies, all and singular the remaind & rsidue of my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give & bequeath unto Susan my loving and dear wife, for and towards her support and maintenance
Item I make constitute & ordain my said wife Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I the said Stephen Woolly the elder have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and year first above written. Stephen Woolley

Sealed subscribed published and declared by the Testator for his last will & testament (revoking all other wills by him made) in the presence of us
Margaret Hales her marke – John Bell

19 May 1725 to Susanna Woolley relict and executrix

Stephen Woolley was buried at Egerton 8th May 1725.

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Will of Stephen Woolley
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