Peter Brown Family History

Will of Joseph Feldwick 1830

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Joseph Feldwick Edenbridge, Knt 08/09/1830 10/07/1840 PCC Prob 11/1930/311 Brother: William Feldwick
Sisters: Ann Ray deceased, Priscilla Groombridge deceased, Mary Tidy deceased, Elizabeth Bennet dec’d
Nephews & neices: Michael and William Ray sons of my sister Ann Ray deceased; William Feldwick the son of my brother William Feldwick; Jane Groombridge and Lydia Groombridge and my nephew George Groombridge daughters and son of my sister Priscilla Groombridge deceased; Jane Tidy Mary Tidy Elizabeth Tidy George Tidy and John Tidy sons and daughters of my sister Mary Tidy deceased; William Bennet son of my sister Elizabeth Bennet dec’d.
Kinsman: John Feldwick (executor)
FeW1729 Transcript

The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by Chris Allen
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Feldwick of Edenbridge in the County of Kent Yeoman being of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding praised be to Almighty God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
First I will order and direct all my just debts funeral expenses and expenses of the probate of this my will be paid and discharged by my Executor hereinafter named.
And I give and bequeath unto my kinsman John Feldwick of ? in the County of Kent farmer who I hereinafter make my Executor the sum of ten pounds of lawful money of this Kingdom to be taken and received by himself for his own use over and above the reasonable expenses which he may have in the execution of this my will.
And as to all my household goods plate watch linen and wearing apparel and other estate whatsoever and wheresoever of what nature or kind and which I have not herein directed and disposed of I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following first I order my Executor to collect the same and every part thereof and make a total amount of the whole and divide it into five equal parts.
And I do give and bequeath to my two nephews Michael and William Ray sons of my sister Ann Ray deceased one full fifth part thereof to be paid to them by my Exor in three months after my decease share and share alike but in case the said William Ray shall not make a lawful demand of his share within the said three months then his share to paid to the said Michael Ray his brother.
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew William Feldwick the son of my brother William Feldwick one other full fifth part to be paid to him by my Executor in three months next after my decease for his own use.
Also I give and bequeath unto my two nieces Jane Groombridge and Lydia Groombridge and my nephew George Groombridge daughters and son of my sister Priscilla Groombridge deceased one other full fifth part to be paid to them by my Executor in three months next after my decease share and share alike.
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephews and nieces viz Jane Tidy Mary Tidy Elizabeth Tidy George Tidy and John Tidy sons and daughters of my sister Mary Tidy deceased one other full fifth part to be paid to them by my Executor in three months next after my decease share and share alike.
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew William Bennet son of my sister Elizabeth Bennet dec’d the other full fifth part to be paid to him by my Executor in three months next after my decease for his own use.
I do make constitute and appoint my kinsman John Feldwick of ? aforesaid sole Executor of this my said last will and testament and so revoke and make void all and every other will by me heretofore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this eighth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty.
Joseph Feldwick Signed sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Feldwick as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have set our hands - Will’m Saxby Gent. – Wm Saxby Jun’r.

Proved at London the 10th July 1840 before the Worshipful Frederick Thomas Platt Doctor of Law & Surrogate by the oath of John Feldwick the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.

 

n.b. his “kinsman John Feldwick” is believed to be his first cousin John Feldwick, son of his uncle Joseph Feldwick (1739 – 1823).