1718 - 1795
||8 Aug 1718
||Throwley, Kent, England
||12 Feb 1795
||St. George, Canterbury, Kent, England
||Young Family Kent Ancestry
||08 Sep 2007 17:04:53 |
||Simon RUCK, c. 9 Mar 1675, Sheldwich, Kent, England |
||Mary FUGLER, c. 9 Mar 1695, Selling, Kent, England |
- On his burial entry, Simon was described as being from Westgate, Canterbury.
- [S56] Will, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, (U.S.A., Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah), vol. 103, folio 41, LDS Film #0189003, 15 Dec 1792.
Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, vol. 103, folio 41, LDS Film #0189003
Will of Simon Ruck, of Throwley, 15 December 1792
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I, SIMON RUCK, of the parish of Throwley, in the County of Kent, gentleman, being sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God for the same, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
PRINCIPALLY and first, I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this world, I GIVE, DEVISE AND DISPOSE of the same in manner following:
FIRST, I give and devise unto FRANCES RUCK, MARY RUCK, JOHN RUCK, WILLIAM RUCK and GEORGE RUCK, the children of my brother, JOHN RUCK, of the parish of Throwley aforesaid in the County aforesaid, yeoman, all and every the sum and sums of ready money belonging to me at the time of my decease as well all the monies due to me on bond or otherwise together with the interest due thereon and also all the plate and linen which shall belong to me at the time of my decease of what kind soever to be equally divided between them and also all the rest, residue and remainder of personal and real estate whatever and I do hereby appoint my brother, JOHN RUCK, aforesaid my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills, legacies, bequests, and executors by me in any wise before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I the said SIMON RUCK, the Testator have to saith sheet of this my last Will and Testament in two sheets of paper contained, set my hand and seal the fifteenth day of December in the thirty-third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord 1792.
SIGNED, SEALED, PUBLISHED AND DELIVERED,
DECLARED by the said SIMON RUCK, the Testator,
To be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us,
Who subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, in the
Presence and at the request of the said Testator -
Henry Pallmer, Andrew Rye, W. Westfield, Wm. Cullen
The before registered Will of SIMON RUCK, deceased, was proved the twenty-ninth day of June 1796 before the Reverend George Hearne, Clerk, Surrogate to the Worshipful Sir William Scott, Knight, Doctor of Laws, Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of JOHN RUCK, the brother of the Testator and sole Executor named in the said Will, he being first sworn duly to perform the same.