About Mary Wood
Will of Mary Wood of Hartlip, Kent
Source : Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/89/30h Submitted by Mary Connaughton In the name of God Amen I Mary Wood of Hartlip in the County of Kent widow being of Good and Sound disposing Mind Memory and Understanding praised be God therefore I make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in Writing in Manner Following and First I Commend my Soul to the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I Commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and as touching the disposition of what Worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose thereof as followeth
I give devise and bequeath unto my son Isaac Wood the hie Bed in the Outter Chamber one Bed one Boulster Two Blankets one Coverlid one Mat one Cord steddle and Curtains likewise to my son Isaac one pair of sheets one Table Cloth One Touil to puter dishes half a dozen of plates one large brass pott one little Brass pott one Turn Spin likewise I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Ten pound to be paid on the day of his Marriage and not before
and likewise I give to my son Thomas Wood the Low bed in the Outter Chamber one Bed one Boulster Cord and steddle and healing likewise I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Wood one pair of Sheets one Table Cloth one Touel To puter dishes and halfe a dusen of plates and likewise I give my son Thomas Wood Ten pound at the day of Marrig and not before
Likewise I make my daughter Anne Wood sole Executour of all I have to pay the Money and deliver the Goods which I have Given my sons
In witness whereof I the said Mary Wood have set my hand and seal the 28 day of April in the Reigne of Our Sovereign George the 2 by the Grace of God of Great Brittane and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Anno Domini 1732 Mary Wood sineed Sealed published and declared by the said Mary Wood as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who have hereunto set Our hand as witnesses in the presence of the said Mary Wood. Stephen Shrubsole Mary Stone Mary Clifford.
The above written Will was proved the Twentieth day of October 1733 before the Revd James Henstridge, Clerk surrogate to the Worshipful George Lee doctor of Laws Official general to the Revd the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by the Oath of Anne Wood daughter of the deceased and Executrix therein named she being sworne well and truly to perform the same.