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Will of Robert Woollett

of Frinsted, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/91/14

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Woollett of Frinsted in the County of Kent Yeoman being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and memory the fourteenth day of February in the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith anno: Dom: 1739 do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say)
First I recommend my Soul into the hands of almighty God hoping to be saved by the alone merrits of Christ Jesus my Saviour and my Body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named

Item I will and direct that all my just debts funeral legacies and pecuniary legacies hereinafter devised shall be fully paid and discharged out of my ready money debts due to me Stock cattle household goods and other my personal Estate not herein after particularly devised or bequeathed

Item I do desire and direct that an Inventory be taken and praisement made of all my stock cattle and my personal Estate goods and chattles whatsoever which I may leave at the time of my decease and all such stock cattle goods and other chattles together with the Lease of the Farme in which I now dwell (if there be any such Lease at the time of my decease) be disposed of and sold and debts due to me collected and got in by my said Executrix as soon as can be done after my decease that she may thereby be nabled to pay the several legacies hereinafter given devised or bequeathed

Item I give and bequeath unto Abraham Tilghman of Frinsted in the County of Kent Esq. and Richard Laurence of Frinsted aforesaid Clerk the sum of One hundred pounds to be paid out of my said personal Estate by my said Executrix in twelve months next after my decease in trust for my Eldest son Thomas Woollett
and it is my Will that the said trustees do place out the said sum of one hundred pounds at interest and pay the money arising from such interest unto my said Executrix for and toward the maintenance and education of the said Thomas and my other children until my said son Thomas shall attain unto the age of one and twenty years at which age it is my Will that the said one hundred pounds be paid unto my said son Thomas Woollett by my said Trustees

Item I give and bequeath unto my said Trustees Abraham Tilghman and Richard Laurence the farther sum of one hundred pounds to be paid by my said Executrix in twelve months after my decease in trust for my son Robert Wollett
and it is my Will that the said Trustees do place out the said sum of one hundred pounds at interest and pay the money arising from such interest unto my said Executrix for and towards the maintaining and educating of the said Robert and my other children untill my said son Robert shall attain unto the age of one and twenty years at which age it is my Will that the said one hundred pounds be paid unto my said son Robert Woollett by my said Trustees

Item I give and bequeath unto my said Trustees Abraham Tilghman and Richard Laurence the further sum of one hundred pounds to be paid by my said Executrix in Twelve Months next after my decease in Trust for my son William Woollett
and it is my Will that the said trustees do place out the said sum of one hundred pounds at interest and pay the money arising from such interest unto my said Executrix for and towards the maintenance and education of the said William and my other children untill my said son William shall attain unto the age of one and twenty years at which age it is my Will that the said one hundred pounds be paid unto my said son William Woollett by my said Trustees

Item I give and bequeath unto my said Trustees Abra’m Tilghman and Richard Laurence the further sum of one hundred pounds to be paid by said Executrix in twelve months after my decease in trust for my son Richard Woollett
and it is my Will that the s’d Trustees do place out the said sum of one hundred pounds at interest and pay the money arising from such interest unto my said Executrix for and toward the maintenance and education of the said Richard and my other children untill my said son Richard shall attain unto the age of one and twenty years at which age it is my Will that the said one hundred pounds be paid unto my said son Richard Woollett by my said Trustees

Item is my Will that in case any of my said sons Thomas Robert Will’m or Richard should happen to die before attaining unto the age of one and twenty years the sum of one hundred pounds above bequeathed unto the son so happening to die shall be divided equally between the survivors of my said sons when they shall attain to the age of one and twenty years as aforesaid
[if all sons die?] then is my Will that the said several sums above bequeathed to my said sons be equally divided between my three daughters Jane Elizabeth and Mary and that such dividend or share be paid to each of them when he shall attain the age of one and twenty years and that the share of him or her so dying before such age be paid unto the age survivor or survivors of them equally

Item it is my Will that if it shall happen that all my sons and daughters above named do die before any of them shall attain unto the age of one and twenty years in such case I do give and bequeath the sum of three hundred pounds (part of the four several sums above bequeathed unto my said sons) unto my beloved Wife Ann Woollett to be paid her by my said Trustees within six months next after the decease of the last of my daughters dying within the age of one and twenty years as aforesaid together with such interest as may be due thereon

Item I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds (being the remaining part of the money given to my said sons) in case of such failure of my said sons and daughters within age as aforesaid to Thomas Ellis son of my sister Mary Ellis to be paid him by my Trustees within six months after the decease of my wife Ann Woollett to whom it is my Will that my said Trustees do pay such Interest as may arise from the said one hundred pounds so long as she shall live after the failure of my said daughter above mentioned

Item I give and [bequeath] unto my son Thomas Woollett my silver Tankard marked TIS
Item I give and bequeath to my son Robert Woollett my silver pit mug and one silver spoon marked TSW
Item I give to my son Robert Woollett six silver spoons marked RAW
Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth Woollett my least pair of silver salts and one silver spoon marked TMW
Item I give to my son William Woollett my largest silver punch ladle and one china punch bowl
Item I give to my daughter Mary Woollett one silver sugar caster and one silver spoon marked MF

Item it is my Will that the said Abraham Tilghman and Richard Laurence my Trustees above named do reimburse and pay themselves all such charges and expences as they or either of them shall or may sustain or be put unto on account of the several Trusts aforesaid and is my Will that the said Trustees shall not be obliged to make good any loss that may happen by happing putting out the said Trust manies to Interest as aforesaid but that such loss (if any) be equally by all the sons or daughters within age and unpaid who shall have right to the said Trust monies
And it is also my Will that whither [neither?] of my Trustees shall be accountable for any sum or sums of money but such only as shall be received by each of them respectively on account of the said Trust

Item the better to enable my said annuity beloved wife to bring up maintain and educate my said sons and daughters out of the remainder of my personal Estate after all my just debts funeral expences and legacies be fully paid and satisfied all other my goods effects chattles and personal Estate whatsoever and all my ready money plate household stuff linnen and wearing apparell that I shall be possessed of at the time of my death and not herein before given or bequeathed I give devise and bequeath unto my said beloved wife Ann Woollett whom I do hereby make constitute and appoint Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made

In Witness whereof I have to this my last Whereof[?] contained in three sheets of paper set my hand at the top and bottom of the two first sheets and to the top of the last sheet and my hand and seal at the bottom of the last sheet the day and year first above written – Robt Wootton[!] Signed sealed published and declared by the said Robert Wootton as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testator
Jane ____ William Segar his mark William Singar

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Woollett the day and year first within written do make this codicil to my last Will and – within written that is to say, it is my Will and I do hereby direct that if it shall be thought proper by my said beloved wife Ann Woollett that any sum of money not exceeding twenty pounds be given with any of my said sons as an apprentice to any trade or business in such case it shall and may be lawfull for my within named trustees to pay such sum or sums not exceeding twenty pounds as aforesaid and to deduct the same out of the respective legacies by my within written Will to such son or sons given or bequeathed when they shall attain unto the age of one and twenty years and it is that this deduction shall be made on account of money given with him or them as apprentice only and not for maintenance board or education (which is within directed) to be supplied out of the remainder of my personal Estate

In Witness whereof I have sett my hand to the top and my hand and seal to the bottom of this Codicil the day and year first within written – Robt Woollett – Signed sealed published and declared by the said testor to be a codicil to his last Will and Testament in presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testator
Jane Allen William Segur his mark William Singur

The before registered Will of Robt Woollett deceased was proved the 16 day of April 1740 before the Rev’d Worship: George Lee Doctor of Laws Official general to the Rev’d the Archd: of Cant: lawfully cons: by the oath of Anne Woollett relict of the dec’d and sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Adm’on of the goods chattles and credits of the said dec’d was committed she being first sworn well and truly to perform the same.

Note: This was a very poor transcription by the clerk with many incorrect, missing or repeated words or phrases.
Some corrections have been made. All additions in square brackets are mine.


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