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 [p.2] 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} St. 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 St. 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 Mr. Richard May to my Sister his wife and to my nephew Mr. 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. Memorand 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 pr[e]tence of the right and Title which the said John Young may pr[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/
[p.3] 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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