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Edward King of Harwell - his Will - 28 December 1771

This will is very useful because he mentions many individuals and their relationships. He was my 6x G Grandfather. Details of Edward can be seen here.

In Name of God Amen I Edward King the Elder of Harwell in the County of Berks yeoman being aged but of sound mind memory and understanding Blessed be God Do this eighth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Seventy make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following First I commend my soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be Buried in such decent manner as my Executors herein after named shall think fitt and as to such worldly goods and Effects where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this world I give devise and dispose of the same in manner and form following first I give to my Grandson Edward King all that my Two acres of [] Land in the [] field above Broad May in Harwell aforesaid Item I give to my son Edward King all the rest of my freehold Igive devise and bequeath to my son Edward King his heirs and assigns for ever Nevertheless subject to and charged with the payment Forty? pounds apiece to Edward Woodly Francis Woodly John Woodly and James Woodly And also to William Woodly and Mary Woodly ten pounds apiece when of the age of Twenty one years paying interest for the same after the rate: four PC And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate ready money Good and Chattles I give the same to my son Edward King and my two Nephews John & William King to hold to them their Executors and Administrators to and for the uses in tents and purposes following That is to say that after thay have paid my just debts and other my funeral expenses thereout? the then remaining part to Edward Francis John and James Woodly And also I order my Trustees Edward King John King and William King to give to every poor man and woman one shilling and twelve peny loaf and every man and woman that is above Sixty two shillings and six pence And lastly I apoint and nominate jointly Executors Edward King my nephews Jn King and William King Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made confirming this to be my last will and testament In wittness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day and year above written Sign'd sealed published pronounced and declared by the Testator Edward King not to pay no Intress till Twenty one years of age and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us and we in the presence of each other Jn King Rich Hoar Sarah []unnall December 28 1771 A codicil to the above Will my Granson Ed King to pay to his two sisters Jemmima and Sarah King ten pound apiece out of the two acers of land in the East Field when of age of Twenty one pounds as above wittness Jn King Eliz Moston January 27th 1774 John King the nephew and one of the Executors in this Will named was sworn as well to the Truth thereof as also to the above Codicil... (rest off edge of sheet and not visible) This Will was proved at Oxford on the twenty eighth day of January in the year of our Lord 1774 before the Revd John Cox? Clerk Bachelor of Laws Surrogate of the Revd William Rodwell Doctor in Divinity Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Berks lawfully appointed by the Oath of John King the Nephew of the deceased and one of the executors therein named to whom admins was granted being first sworn Duly to administer powers reserved of making the like Grant to Edward King the Son and William King the Nephew of the said deceased and other Executors [] in the said will when they or either of them shall apply for the same.

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