Michael Rickson was probably a 7 x great grandfather of mine (Michael was great grandfather of a George Goatham, one of  two second cousins called George Goatham, one of whom I believe was my 4 x great grandfather. If I have the wrong George then Michael was father-in-law of my 7 x great uncle, another George Goatham!) (line breaks and page numbers as in the register copy simply to make it easier to refer back to that copy if necessary)
In the name of God Amen [I guess 'I Michael Rixon ...' was accidentally missed from the register copy - I will look at original to compare ] of the Town and Liberty of Faversham in the County of Kent Hoyman being aged and Infirm in body but of sound and perfect Mind and memory (praised be almighty God therefore) do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in maner following (that is to say) Imprimis I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God in Hopes of attaining Everlasting Life after death through the alone Meritts and mediacon of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body I comitt to the Earth to be decently interred in Christian buriall at the discrecon of my Executors here in after named And as for my Worldly Estate I give and [p.2] dispose thereof in maner following (that is to say) First my Will and mind is that all my Just debts be with all Convenient Speed after my decease fully paid and Satisfied Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Rickson and unto his wife one Guinea a peece and also to my Said Sons Wife my Silver Tankard and also to my Said Son all my Cloaths both Linnen and Woollen and all my Cordwood and Coales to be paid and delivered to my Said Son and his wife by my Executors hereinaftered named within one Yeare month next after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Michael Rickson (Son of my Said Son Thomas) the Sume of one Hundred pounds of good and lawfull money of great britain to be paid to him by my Executors in one Month next after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Rickson (another Son of my Said Son Thomas) the Sume of two Hundred pounds of like money which Said Sume of Two hundred pounds I have agreed to layout With other money to pay for a new hoy now a building at Faversham aforesaid for my Said Son Thomas And I do hereby Impower and order my Executors to lay out and expend the Said Sume of two Hundred pounds for the use aforesaid But my Will and Mind is that my Said Son Thomas shall forthwith after my decease or at the Launching of the Said Hoy make and duly execute to my Executors a bill of Sale of a Competent and Sufficient part or Share of the Said Hoy or Vessel or Some other good Security Such as my Executors shall [p.3] Approve of for repayment of the Said Sume of two hundred pounds (So agreed to be laid out) unto my Said Grandson Thomas Rickson at his age of two and twenty Yeares Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Mary Rickson (Daughter of my Said Son Thomas) the Sume of two Hundred pounds of like lawfull money to be paid to her at her age of two and twenty Yeares one Hundred pounds whereof I have agreed to layout with the aforesaid Sume of two Hundred pounds in building the Said Hoy And I do hereby Impower my Executors to layout the Said one Hundred pounds accordingly But my Will and mind is that my Said Son Thomas shall make Seale and deliver unto my Executors a bill of Sale of a Sufficient and Competent part of the said Hoy or Such other Security as they shall approve of for payment of the said sume of one Hundred pounds unto my said Grandaughter at her age aforesaid Item I give and bequeath unto my said Grandaughter Mary Rickson my Great Case of Drawers and all that is in it, my great oaken Chest and all that is in it my Corner Cupboard a Nest of Drawers a Tea table and furniture two Cloath presses and the bedstedle feather bed bolster Curtains Vallance Covering and Appurtences wherein she Usually lyes to be paid and delivered to her Within one Month next after my decease Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Michael Goatham the sume of two hundred pounds of like money and all my household goods whatsoever not before disposed of to be paid and delivered to him at his age of two and twenty Yeares. But if the said Michael [p.4] Goatham shall happen to dye before she Attains to the age aforesaid then I give and bequeath the said sume of two hundred pounds and the said Householdgoods to my aforesaid Grandchildren Michael Rickson Thomas Rickson and Mary Rickson equally to be divided between them Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Elizabeth wife of John Barnes of Faversham aforesaid Butcher the sume of one Hundred pounds of like money and my Clock and Case and Weights and all my brush Wood or Faggotts to be paid and delivered to her in one Month next after my decease Item I give and bequeath to each of my son Michaels Children by his last Wife twelve pence apeece Item I give to my Executors for their Care and trouble three Guineas apeece And if there be any more left after payment of my debts Legacies funerall and other Charges I give and bequeath such overplus Money unto my Grandchildren the aforesaid Michael Rickson Thomas Rickson and Mary Rickson and unto my Great Grandchildren Elizabeth Barnes Mary Barnes and Dorothy Rickson of Hearne equally to be divided between them Item I do hereby make Nominate and appoint my very Good Friends Stephen Everard of Faversham aforesaid Physitian And George Smith of the same Woollan Draper Joynt Executors of this my last Will and Testament Hereby revoking all former Wills and Testaments In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale the Second day of August in the Eighth Year of the reigne of our Soveraign Lord King George over Great Britain &c. [p.5] Annoq3 Dni 1721 Michael Rickson his mark Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testamentas in the presence of Hannah Iden Thomas Clarke Walter Jones./
Probatum fuit ... Decmio die Novembr Anno Dni 1721 ... Stephano Everard et Georgio Smith Executoribus ...
The will was proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury and is viewable on microfilm at the CCA or CKS. CCA ref: PRC/17/85/43f (more details about source on Michael’s page) The original will also survives (CCA ref: PRC/16/378 R/2); I have not yet viewed this.

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