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Probate of the will of Joseph Hewitt deceased.

The last will and testament

of me Joseph Hewitt of Great Mongeham Kent Maltman. I hereby give and bequeath all Lands Tenements and hereditaments

all Goods and Estates and all other Property whether real or personal that I may be possessed of at my decease, to my Wife Mary in the event of she being my survivor for her sole use and benefit during her lifetime and at her decease the whole of the Property to be sold and the proceeds to be divided as follows viz. To my sons William and Edward each one hundred pounds, to my daughter Mary one hundred pounds for the sole use and benefit of each respectively, to the Children of my late son James viz. two sons and one daughter one hundred pounds such sum to be invested on good security and the Interest arising therefrom to be allowed towards their maintenance if required if not claimed then to accumulate until they become of age, when the whole is to be divided equally amongst them; To Elizabeth Anne the daughter of my late daughter Jane one hundred pounds to be Secured on the same Conditions and payable in every respect to her as in the case of my late son James’s Children; to my son Robert Ninety pounds to be In trust of my executors who are to invest it on good Security and pay him the Interest arising from it annually unless they should see fit to put him in possession of it when they would be entitled to do so in the event of him not receiving it his children to be entitled to it at their father’s decease unless the executors choose to retain it and pay them Interest thereon until they become of age and then to divide it equally amongst them which I leave at their discretion to my Son Joseph Thirty pounds out of which he is to receive Ten pounds at the decease of my wife Mary and the remainder secured on Interest which is to be paid him annually by my Executors unless they should see fit to give full possession of it to him which they would be entitled to do at any time he was capable of taking care of it; to my daughter Susannah ninety pounds for her sole use and benefit, to my late Son George’s Children viz. three sons and four daughters Fifty pounds to be equally divided amongst them and the residue of my property to be divided into eight equal shares and distributed as follows after having satisfied all just debts and paid all reasonable expences for funeral of myself and wife and expences attending the administration &c. and also Ten pounds each to my Executors in consideration of their Services in addition and independent of any other bequest they may have to receive to my sons William and Edward each one share of the residue; to my daughters Mary and Susannah each One share for the sole use and benefit of each of them, to my sons Robert and Joseph each One share to be secured and subject to the same regulations as in the respective bequests before named, to the daughter of my late daughter Jane One share , and that remaining share to the children of my late son James the two last shares to be secured and subject to the same regulations as

stated in respect to their before named bequests And I thereby appoint my sons Edward and William to be my Executors for carrying this my said last will and Testament into effect. Dated this twenty third day of October in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight ___________ Joseph (the mark of) Hewitt ___________

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us, who here in the presence of each other here subscribe____________

_________ Henry James Holman _______________ William Fostall _____________________ Thomas Devall

 

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the goods of Joseph Hewitt Deceased

Appeared PersonallyWilliam Fostall of the parish of Littlebourne in the County of Kent Harness maker and made Oath that he is one of the subscribed Witnesses of the due execution of the last Will and Testament of Joseph Hewitt late of Great Mongeham in the County of Kent Maltman deceased which said Will bears date the twenty third day of October in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight and is now hereto annexed and he further made oath that on the said twenty third day of October in the said year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight the said Testator duly executed his said Will by making his mark or cross at the foot or end thereof (as now appears thereon) in the presence of this Deponent and of Henry James Holman and Thomas Devall the other subscribed Witnesses to the said Will all of whom were present at the same time and that he this Deponent and the said Henry James Holman and Thomas Devall thereupon attested and subscribed the said Will in the presence of the said Testator and each other

_______William Fostall ________ On the 20th Day of October 1852 the said William Fostall was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing affidavit by virtue of the Commission hereto annexed ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­___________ Horace Gilder Commissioner.

 



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0 #1 Doreen Plane 2012-05-15 10:32
To The Great Mongeham Society I would like to thank you for the information of Joseph Hewitt. He is my 4th Great Grandfather. My Great Grandmother Emily Hewitt lived in Deal and her Father was Robert Edward mentioned in the articles. Your Society gave me more history to go on for my Family Tree. I do remember Great Mongeham a little as I use to live in Deal as a child.(I still live in Kent) I hope you have more history of Great Mongeham to follow up and wish you all great success with your Society. Regards Doreen Plane
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0 #2 Jim 2016-02-02 10:47
Thank you for your kind comments. We will continue to add articles as time permits. We are always on the lookout for old photographs (particularly of people working)and snippets of information about people who lived in the village.
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