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Will of Philip Woolley

of Egerton, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/65/541
In the Name of God Amen I Philip Woolley of Egerton in the County of Kent Smith being of sound mind memory and understanding (praised be God for the same) Doe make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say)
First I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping through the Merits and Intercession of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to obtain full pardon and remission of all my sins And my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named
And as to this Worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose thereof as follows

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Mary Woolley for and during the term of her Natural life All that Messuage or tenement belonging situate lying and being in Egerton aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of Richard Munn.

Item I likewise give unto Mary my loving wife All the furniture in my best chamber (that is to say) One feather bedd one chest of drawers one dressing glass one chest six chairs and one table

Item I give and beqeath unto my two daughters and three sons Ann the wife of William Mungram cordwainer of Frinsted? Elizabeth wife of William Wise husbandman of Egerton Phillip John and Stephen after my debts and Funeral Expences are paid all and singular my Goods Chattels Cattle and all other my personal estate of what ever nature or kind soever to be equally divided between my two daughters and three sons share and share alike

And I likewise give and beqeath unto my two daughters and three sons after the death of Mary my said wife All that Messuage or tenement before mentioned to be equally divided between them share and share alike

And I doe hereby nominate constitute & appoint my said wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
And I doe hereby revoke and make void all former wills by me heretofore made and doe declare this to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I the said Philip Woolley have set my hand and seal this Tenth day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and sixty nine – Philip Woolley – Signed sealed published and declared by the said Philip Woolley as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Ann Usmar – Step’n Usmar.

The before registered will of Philip Woolley dec’d was proved the Twenty eighth day of October 1772 before the Rev’d John Tucker clerk surrogate to the Worshipful Andrew Col.. D....... Doctor of Laws Commissary General of the City and Diocese of Canterbury lawfully constituted By the oath of Mary Woolley widow the Relict and sole Executrix named in the said Will She being first sworn well and truly to perform the same.


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