Will of John Durtnarl of Westwell, 1789
REF: Centre for Kentish Studies, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC/32/66/f462
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Durtnarl of Westwell in the County of Kent Butcher I Give and Bequeath to my dear and loving wife Mary Durtnall the sum of Sixty Pounds and all Interest due for the same which George White of Faversham in the said County is indebted to me or to my wife or either of us to and for her own absolute Use and Benefit I Give and Bequeath All and every my Goods Chattels Ready Moneys and Securities for Money and all other my Personal Estate of what nature or kind soever (after payment of all my Just Debts Funeral Expenses and other incident charges) in manner following that is to say One equal fourth part thereof unto my said wife Mary to and for her own use and the other three fourth parts thereof unto my three children Stephen John and Sarah equally to be divided between them share and share alike And I do hereby make and appoint my Brothers James Durtnarl Stephen Durtnarl and my said wife Executors of my Will and Guardians to my said children until my said sons shall attain their ages of Twenty one years and my said Daughter her age of Twenty one years or day of Marriage And do revoke all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have set and put my Hand and Seal this Sixteenth day of December One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty eight .. John Durtnarl .. Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said John Durtnarl as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have at his request and in his presence subscribed our names as Witnesses Saml. Munn
The before Registered Will of John Durtnarl deceased was proved the Eighteenth Day of March 1789 before the Reverend Joshua Dix Clerk surrogate to the Worshipful Sir William Scott Knight Doctor of Law Commissary General of the City and Diocese of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Stephen Durtnarl the Brother of the decd. and one of the Executors named in the said Will He beinf first sworn well and truly to perform the same Power being also reserved to the othe Executors &c.