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The Last Will and Testament of me Richard Kidner of Spaxton in the County of Somerset Gentleman.
I give and bequeath unto each of my Nephews and Nieces who shall be living at the time of my decease except only the sons of my Sister the late Mrs Harper whom I have herein noticed the sum of twenty pounds
I give and bequeath to each of the children of my Niece Mary above who shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of ten pounds.
I give and bequeath to each of my Nephews the sons of my late sister Mrs Harper the sum of five pounds.
I give devise and bequeath unto my friend Mrs Elizabeth Baker wife of Charles Baker of Spaxton my Dwelling house and premises opposite that in which I live situate in Spaxton now in the occupation of Mrs Ford as my tenant to hold to the said Elizabeth Baker her Executors adm(inistrat)ors and assigns for all my Estate and Interest therein. I also give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Baker the sum of fifty pounds.
I give and bequeath to Caroline Seaton Niece of the said Elizabeth Baker the sum of fifty pounds.
I give devise and bequeath unto my Nephew William Squire all that my dwelling house & premises in which I now live and also all that my Water Grist Mill and premises called Leggs both situate in Spaxton aforesaid to hold to him the said Wm Squire his Executors adm'ors and assigns for all my Estate and Interest therein respectively
All the Rest and Residue of my Estates and Effects of what nature or kindsoever I give devise and bequeath to my Nephew the said William Squire whom I hereby appoint sole executor of this my will, In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the 21st day of September 1827. Richard Kidner
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Richard Kidner as for and to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of Thos. E. Poole. Anty Starkey ./-
Proved at London 10th April 1828 before the Judge by the oath of William Squire the Nephew the sole executor to whom admon was granted being first sworn (by Comon) duly to administer.
family of Richard Kidner
1. William Squire, in his will made in 1834, left all his property, including
the mill called Leggs or Townsend's at Spaxton, to 'my friend and housekeeper
Jane fford', and after her decease to his niece Elizabeth White.
2. The two sons of Elizabeth Harper (nee Kidner) were William, b. 1778, and Robert, b.1784.
Appendix 110 - Will of Richard Kidner of Spaxton
Made on the 21st September 1827 and proved on the 10th April 1828