The will of Susannah Halke née Hollingbery (1721 – 1799)

Susannah was the wife of John Halke, a distant cousin (7th cousin, 7 x removed) of mine

This is the last Will and Testament
of me Susannah Halke of the Borough of Longport
in the parish of Saint Paul near and without
the walls of the City of Canterbury in the County
of Kent widow made this twenty sixth day of
January in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and Ninety eight in manner
and form following First I give ^ {devise} and bequeath
all my manors Messuages Lands Tenements
amd hereditaments and parts purparts and
shares of Messuages Land Tenements and
Hereditaments and all other my real estates
whatsover and wheresoever whether in possession

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reversion remainder or expectancy ^ {and} Also all and
singular my Goods Chattels Credits monies in
the public Funds and other securities for money and
all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsover
and of what nature or kind soever unto my sonne
the Reverend Richard Halke of the parish of
Faversham in the ^ {said} County of Kent Clerk and to his
Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for
ever he thereout ^ {first} paying my just debts Funeral
Expences and other incident Charges And I do
hereby make and appoint him my said son Richard
Halke sole Executor of this my last Will and
Testament hereby revoking all formor Wills by
me made and do publish and declare this
only to be my last Will and Testament In
Witness
where of I the said Susannah Halke
the Testatrix have to this my last Will and
Testament set and affixed my hand and seal
the day and year first above written Susannah
Halke (L) Signed
Sealed published and declared
by the Testatrix Susannah Halke as and for
her last Will and Testament in the presence of
us who at her request and in her presence and
in the presence of each other have hereunto
Subscribed our Names as Witnesses Mark Thomas
W. H. Cullen .//. W
m Cullen .//~

This Will was proved at London the
seventh day of May in he year of our Lord
One thousand seven hundred and ninety
nine before the Worshipful Charles Coote Doctor
of Laws and Surrogate of the right honorable
Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor ^ {of} Laws Master
keeper or Commissary of the prerogative Court of
Canterbury lawfully Constituted by the Oath of
the Reverend Richard Halke Clerk the ^ {son of the deceased and} sole Exor
^ {named in the said Will} to whom Administration was granted of all
and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of
the said deceased having been first sworn duly
to Administor – .//~

Source

A will proved in the PCC, held at TNA. Viewable with a subscription on Ancestry or TheGenealogist websites, or obtainable from TNA.

TNA ref: PROB 11/1324/60


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