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Will of William Wyldes

of Thurnham, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/91/56d

In the Name of God Amen I William Wyldes of the parish of Thurnham in the County of Kent Yeoman being indisposed in health but of sound Mind Memory and understanding do this Twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and forty two make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following

First I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my beloved wife Anne Wyldes full and sole Executrix hereof

Also I hereby will give and bequeath unto Margaret York (wife of John York of Bersted in the said county tilemaker) the sum of ten pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain
Also I give and bequeath unto Jane Barber (wife of Thomas Barber of Thurnham aforesaid Miller) the sum of Five pounds of like Money
Also I give and bequeath unto Sarah Munn wife of Luke Munn of Little Peckham? in the said county Miller the sum of twenty shillings of like money

Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew Edward Wyldes the sum of Five pounds of like money
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew Thomas Wyldes the sum of twenty shillings of like money
Also I give and bequeath unto Anne Fetherick wife of Robert Fetherick the sum of twenty shillings of like money
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Wyldes (apprentice to the said Robert Wyldes) the like sum of twenty shillings of like money
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew William Wyldes apprentice to his brother the aforesaid Thomas Wyldes) the sum of twenty shillings of like money
Also I give and bequeath unto Anne Groombridge now living with me the sum of ten pounds of like money
All which before mentioned legacys I hereby intend order and appoint to be respectively paid at the end of one year next after my decease

And as touching and concerning all the rest residue and remainder of my goods chattles personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I will give and bequeath unto my aforesaid wife Anne Wyldes as and for her own to be by her peaceably enjoyed as such

In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year above written William Wyldes Signed sealed published and declared by the above named William Wyldes the testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
William Payne John Twopenny Hen: Dixon

The above registered Will of William Wyldes deceased was proved the Eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty two before the Reverend Thomas Lamprey clerk lawful Surrogate to the Worshipful Edward Simpson Doctor of Laws Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Anne Wyldes Relict of the said deceased and sole Executrix therein named to whom administration of the goods chattles and credits of the said deceased was committed She being first sworn well and truly to perform the same.


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Will of William Wyldes
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