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This is the last will and testament of me Jacob Stredwick of the town of Folkestone in the County of Kent gentleman in manner following

ffirst it is my particular desire that some or one of my children will permit and suffer my sister Elizabeth Stredwick to even reside with them during her natural life and I direct all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied and after payment thereof I give and devise to my son John Harvey Stredwick all that my one full equal undivided third part or share of and in all that paying all that herring hang buildings and hereditaments and premises opposite my present dwelling house situated in Dover Street in Folkestone aforesaid to hold the same unto and to the use of my said son his heirs and assigns forever

I give to my said son all my wearing apparel

and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and affect both real and personal I give devise and bequeath the same unto my brothers in law John Hunt and Stephen Hunt their heirs and assigns upon the several trusts interests and purposes hereafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say

upon trust that they my said trustees or the survivor of them his heirs executors or administrators or assigns shall and do receive and take the rents interest dividends and proceeds of my said real and personal estate and pay and devise the same unto and amongst all and every my child and children both male and female in equal parts and shares until the youngest of them shall arrive at the age of 21 years

and when and so soon as the youngest of my said children shall arrive at the age of 21 years then upon further trust that they my said trustees of the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall and do either by public auction or private contract whichever shall appear best sell and dispose of my said real and personal estate for the most money and best price that can be had or gotten for the same and the monies arising therefrom I desire my said trustees or the survivor of the his heirs executors administrators or assigns to pay and divide unto and amongst all and every my said child or children in equal parts and shares

And it is my mind and my will that in case any of my said children shall happen to depart this life before they are entitled to receive their part and share or parts and shares of my said estate and effects without leaving issue then the part and share or parts and shares of him/her or them so dying without issue shall go to the survivors or survivor of my said children and be paid and payable in manner heretofore directed respecting his/her or their original share thereof

but if any of my said children shall happen to die before they are entitled to receive their part and share or parts and shares of my said estate and effects leaving issue then it is my mind and will that such issue shall be severally entitled to the respective part and share or parts and shares which his her or their parent or parents would have been entitled to if such parent or parents had been living

provided always that in case my said trustees or the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall deem it expedient or necessary at any time before the youngest of my said children shall arrive to the age of 21 years as aforesaid to sell or dispose of any part of my said real and personal estate shall and may be lawful for them to do so either by public auction or private contract except the two messuages and premises in the occupation of myself and James Archer and the monies arising therefrom I direct shall be paid and divided among my said children in manner heretofore dmentioned and I direct that the receipt and receipts of my said trustees and the survivors of them his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall be a good and sufficient discharge and discharges to the purchaser and purchasers of all or any part of my said real and personal estate affects for so much money for which such receipt shall be given and that they shall not be answerable or accountable for any more of the said trust moneys and shall be by them respectively actually received nor for any loss that happen in the same without their wilful default nor the one of them for the other of them nor for the acts receipts neglects or defaults of the other of them but each of them for his own banks receipts neglects or defaults only and that it shall and may be lawful to and for him them and each of them by and out of the said trust moneys to deduct reimburse himself and themselves all and every such reasonable costs charges and expenses as he they or either of them shall or may pay lay out expends sustain and be put unto in or relating to the management execution defence or performance of the several and respective trusts hereby in them reposed

And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said John Hunt and Stephen Hunt and my said son and also my daughters Mary Eleanor and Ann Maria executors and executrixes of this my will hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills and testamentary papers by me at any time or kind theretofore made and do declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament

in witness whereof I the said Jacob Stredwick have to this my last will and testament contained in three sheets of paper set and put my hand and seal to wit my hand to the first to sheets thereof and my hand and seal to the third and last sheet and my seal of top where the said sheets are fixed together this 25th day of June in the year of our lord 1816 Jacob Stredwick

signed sealed published and declared by the said Jacob Stredwick and as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereafter subscribed our names as witnesses the word ‘eleanor’between the 34th and 35th lines of the second sheet hereby being first interlined Elizabeth Stone George Stone J. Stone

proved at London the 24th of August 1830 before the worshipful William Calvary Curtis doctor of laws Surrogate by the oath of John Harvey Stredwick the son one of the surviving executors to whom administration was granted being first duly sworn to administer power reserved of making the like grant to Mary Eleanor Stredwick spinster and Maria Stredwick spinster the daughters the other surviving executors when they shall apply for the same

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