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Will of John BLANCHARD of Sydenham


Will of John BLANCHARD of Sydenham

In the Name of God Amen.  I John Blanchard of Sydenham in the County of Kent carpenter living at present in perfect health and sound disposing mind and memory  calling to mind the mortality of the body knowing it is appointed for all men xxx to die do make this my last will and testament in manner and form follows that is to say first I give and bequeath to Mrs Mary Blanchard my wife the Sum of one Shilling and to her Son William Blanchard the like Sum of one Shilling to be paid by my executrix as soon as proper time be elapsed  by Law and my will and xxxing is that they shall have no claim or demand whatever on any part or parts of my Goods Business Stock in Trade Leases or Debts that may be my property at my decease or any portion whatsoever also I give and bequeath to Mrs Mary Ann Whicker all my Goods and Chattels Stock in Trade Book Debts Leases and whatever may belong to me at my death appointing her the said Mary Ann Whicker my hole (sic) and sole Executrix of this my last Will and testament xxxing her to freely dispose of or to enjoy all and singular my Lands Messuages Tenements Rents or profits or otherwise arising from improvements made for her benefit and her Children William Nevill Whicker and my sons by her Thomas Mayow Blanchard and James  Blanchard to be equally a apart in this my Will and Testament of all and every benefit and I do hereby revoke disallow and disannul all and every former Will or Testament legacy bequest and Executors  by me made in any ways before ratifying and reaffirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.  In witness thereof  I have hereunto set my hand and seals this Thirty first day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and ninety four (1794) John Blanchard signed sealed and delivered in the presence of the underwritten witness and xxx to be John Blanchard in the presence of witnesses Joseph Shaw and  James Briscoe.

This Will was proved at London the second day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and six (1806) before the worshipful Charles Cook Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master keeper or commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Mary Ann Killick Wife of Henry Killick formerly Whicker the sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted having been first sworn an interlocutory xxxx having this form and effort of a xxx xxxx in writing leaving xxx first made and interposed for the  form and validity of the said Will as by Acts of Court Approved..