The will of George Young (1620-1680) (son of Rachel Becon)

George Young is a 1st cousin 9 x removed of mine

The last will and Testament
of mee George Young of the parish of St. George the
Martyr in the Citty of Canterbury Apothecary in
manner following (vizt) I give and bequeath unto
my Loveing brother Benjamin Young All my
Messuages Lands and Tenements (of Fee simple
Estate) in the parish of St. George the martyr
aforesaid and in the severall parishes of St Pauls
and St. Mary Northgate to him and his heires &
assignes for ever onely my Will and minde is
and I devise unto my nephew John Young One
Annuity or yearly rent of Twelve pounds p[er] Annu
for his naturall life to bee paid quarterly att the
Fower usuall Feasts in the yeare or within One
and Twenty daies after Chargeable wth. power
of distresse for non payment thereof to bee
issueing and goeing only out of my houses in
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Ruttington Lane. Item I give to my Cousen
Anne Kidder widdow and to her heires & assignes
forever All that messuage with the appurtenncs
in ^ {the said parish of} S
t. George the martyr in the said Citty now
in the occupacon of the said Anne and of Charles
Annott with free liberty of passage and use of
the house of Easment and the use of the pump
there as it is now used any thing before mencond
to the Contrary in any wise not withstandinge
Item I give and bequeath unto my neece Rachell
Beverton to her Executors or assinges my
Lease of the House in the parish of S
t. Pauls
in the said Citty which I hold by Lease from
the Deane and Chapter of Christ Church
Canterbury. Item I give to my much respected
brother M
r. Richard May to my Sister his wife
and to my nephew M
r. Richard May and to each
of them a Ring. Item I make and ordaine my
said brother Benjamin Young sole Executor of
this my Last Will
and Testament Provided
and my Will and minde is that upon the payment
of the said Twelve pounds p[er] anum to my
sd
nephew John Young he shall release all his
right and Title of in or unto all my sd messuages
Lands and Tenements whatsoever unto my said
brother Benjamin Young and to his heires &
assignes for ever. In Witnes whereof I have
hereunto sett my hand and seale this eight and
Twentieth day of October Annq3 Dom: 1680.
Memor
and my minde & Will is that if my nephew
John Young shall refuse to make seale and
deliver unto my brother Benjamine younge
and his heires all the p
r[e]tence of the right and
Title which the said John Young may p
r[e]tend
to have and Claime out of all or any my
Messuages Lands and Tenements whatsoever
when my said brother shall require the same
That then the said Annuity before given to
the said John young shall bee paid & of none
Effect any thing in this my Will Conteyned
to the Contrary in any wise notwithstanding
Read signed sealed published and declared
by the said George young as his last Will &
Testament in the pr[e]sence of And afterwards
sealed & delivered in the pr[e]sence of Squier
Beverton Richard May Elizabeth Halsnoe
her marke Tho: Kidder(?) scr/
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Probatum
Primo die Februarii Anno Dni 1680

The will was proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury and is viewable on microfilm at the CCA or CKS.

This is a transcript of the register copy, CCA ref: PRC17/75/189 (more details about source on George’s page)

The original will also survives (CCA ref: PRC16/304 Y/1); I have not yet viewed this.


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