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Wills of Gillingham Shipwrights 1621 - 1852
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills  (Pre 1858)

Edward HOGBEN 1767

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I EDWARD HOGBEN of the parish of Gillingham in County Kent Shipwright being sick in Body but of sound and disposing Mind and Memory blessed be Almighty God do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I give and commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my Body I commit to Christian Burial to be decently interred hoping through the Merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to obtain Remission of my Sins and joyful Resurrection unto Eternal Life and as to my Worldly Estate I give and dispose thereof in manner and form following First I give devise and bequeath unto WILLIAM TAYLOR of Brompton in the said parish of Gillingham Shipwright his Heirs and Assigns the Fee Simple and Inheritance of all that one Messuage or Dwelling House in River Row in the parish of Chatham now in the possession of EDWARD NELSON Carpenter with all and singular it's Rights Members and Appurtenances To have and to hold to him the said WILLIAM TAYLOR his Heirs and Assigns In Trust and Confidence and to the Uses Intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned and expressed and to and for no other use Intent or purpose whatsoever that is to say to the use and Behoof of my Mother MARY HOGBEN and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life and from and after the death and Decease of the said MARY HOGBEN to the sole and separate use of my Sister ELIZABETH Wife of ROBERT MAYHEW of River Row in Brompton aforesaid Blacksmith to the Intent and purpose that the said ROBERT MAYHEW shall not intermeddle or receive any of the Rent [or] profits of the said Estate but that the same and the Rents and profits thereof shall be held received and enjoyed by the said WILLIAM TAYLOR to and for the sole and separate use of the said ELIZABETH MAYHEW separate and apart from her said Husband for and during her natural Life and from and after the death of the said ELIZABETH MAYHEW to the only use and Behoof of CHARLES BARNARD his Heirs and Assigns for ever and my Will is that from and immediately after my death my Goods and Chattels shall be sold by my Executor hereafter named and out of the produce of my said Goods and Chattels my Debts Legacies and Funeral Expenses shall be first paid and discharged And after the same shall be so paid the overplus of such Goods and Chattels or Money remaining shall be paid to my said Mother for her use during her natural Life And after her decease the same shall remain and be to the sole and separate use of the said ELIZABETH MAYHEW as aforesaid also I give and bequeath unto SUSANNA DENYERS the Sum of five pounds being the legacy left her by the Will of ELIZABETH CRANE to be paid her when she shall attain her age of twenty one Years Also I give and bequeath unto the said WILLIAM TAYLOR the Sum of five pounds Also I give my Woollen Clothes to the said ELIZABETH MAYHEW for the Use of the said CHARLES BARNARD and I do hereby make ordain and appoint the said WILLIAM TAYLOR Executor of this my will in Trust as aforesaid In Witness whereof I have published this my last Will and Testament and thereunto set my Hand and Seal the twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven EDW. HOGBEN Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator EDWARD HOGBEN for and as his last Will and Testament in our presence and by us attested in his presence and at his Request PATRICK STRACHAN WM PALMER NATH BRINDLEY

Proved 2nd December 1767

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