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Kent, England, Genealogy Pages Minnie Winifred Bodeker born Faversham 1893

Simon RUCK[1]
 1719 - 1786

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  • Christened  6 Dec 1719  Chilham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  24 Aug 1786  Chilham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5626  Young Family Kent Ancestry
    Last Modified  19 May 2007 23:41:29 
     
    Father  Simon RUCK, b. Abt 1689 
    Mother  Mary 
    Family ID  F1683  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Sarah GOODSEN 
    Married  26 Oct 1749  Chilham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William RUCK, c. 11 Dec 1751, Chilham, Kent, England
    >2. Elizabeth RUCK, c. 27 Jan 1755, Chilham, Kent, England
    Family ID  F1686  Group Sheet
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S58] Will, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Lambeth Palace, London, England, (England, Kew: The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office)), 16 Aug 1786.
      Will of Simon Ruck of Chilham, 16 August 1786


      THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, SIMON RUCK, of Chilham, in the County of Kent, carpenter, made the sixteenth [16th] day of August in the year of our Lord 1786 and in the twenty-sixth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, King of Great Britain, et cetera.

      First, I revoke and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me made and of this my last Will and Testament do constitute and appoint my good friends JOHN CHAMBERS, the elder, of Faversham in the said County, yeoman, and JOHN WOOLTON, the elder, of Upper Elsing in the parish of Chilham in the said County, yeoman, Executors.

      Also I give and devise all that my messuage or tenement with the backside yard, garden, land and premises thereto belonging with the appurtenances situate lying and being in Burgoyne Lane in the parish of Chilham, aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Richard Wackers, his assigns or undertenants, unto my son-in-law HUGH BARKER of Chilham, aforesaid, carpenter, his heirs and assigns for ever.

      Also I give and devise all those my two other messuages or tenements and the gardens, land and premises thereto belonging with their appurtenances situate in Church Lane in Chilham, aforesaid, in the occupation of Thomas ______ and William Curling, and all other my lands and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever not before disposed of, unto the said JOHN CHAMBERS and JOHN WOOLTON, their heirs and assigns for ever, UPON TRUST that they, the said JOHN CHAMBERS and JOHN WOOLTON, or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor, do and shall with all convenient speed after my decease grant, release, sell, convey and dispose of my said messuages or tenements, hereditaments and premises to them so devised as aforesaid, either entire or in parcels to any person or persons who shall be willing to become purchaser or purchasers thereof for the best price or prices that can or may be reasonably had or gotten for the same. And for the better advancing of such sale or sales, I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of the said JOHN CHAMBERS and JOHN WOOLTON, or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor, under their or his hand or hands shall be a sufficient discharge and sufficient discharges both at law and in equity to such purchaser or purchasers his, her or their heirs, Executors or Administrators for so much of the said purchase moneys for which such receipt or receipts shall be given and that he, she or they shall not from thenceforth be answerable or accountable for the misapplication or non-application of such purchase monies or any part thereof. And as to the monies to arise by and from such sale or sales, I do order the same to be accounted as part of my personal estate and in augmentation thereof.

      Also I give and bequeath unto JOHN CHAMBERS, the younger, son of the said JOHN CHAMBERS, the elder, WILLIAM WOOLTON, son of the said JOHN WOOLTON, WILLIAM MEARS, son of GEORGE MEARS and WILLIAM GRIGGS, son of FRANCIS GRIGGS, late of Chilham, aforesaid, butcher, deceased, the sum of one hundred pounds {£100] a piece of lawful money of Great Britain to be severally paid to them the said JOHN CHAMBERS, the younger, WILLIAM WOOLTON, WILLIAM MEARS and WILLIAM GRIGGS when and as they shall severally attain their respective ages of twenty-one [21] years and, in the meantime, it is my will and desire that the said legacies may be put out at interest by my said Executors and the dividends and profits thereof paid and applied for the respective benefit and advantage of them my said legatees.

      Also I give and bequeath unto my maid servant, ELIZABETH SHERLOCK, the sum of thirty pounds [£30] of like lawful money and unto my niece, MARY SHEPHERD, the sum of ten pounds [£10] of like money to be severally paid to them in six [6] calendar months next after my decease.

      Also I give and bequeath unto JAMES COZENS, son of EDWARD COZENS, late of Chilham aforesaid, schoolmaster, deceased, the sum of fifty pounds [£50] of like money to be paid to him in twelve [12] calendar months next after my decease or sooner if my Executors shall think proper.

      Also I give and bequeath unto the said JOHN CHAMBERS, the elder, and JOHN WOOLTON the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds [£350], four pounds per centum consolidated Bank annuities now standing in my name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, UPON TRUST to transfer the same immediately after my decease into the names of them the said JOHN CHAMBERS, the elder, and JOHN WOOLTON upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned.

      Also I give and bequeath unto them, the said JOHN CHAMBERS, the elder, and JOHN WOOLTON, so much money as shall enable them to purchase the further sum of fifty pounds [£50] in the said four pounds per centum consolidated Bank annuities in their names and which I desire them so to do as soon as possible after my decease and I do hereby declare my will and meaning to be and do hereby order and direct that they, the said JOHN CHAMBERS, the elder and JOHN WOOLTON and the survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such survivor, do and shall stand possessed of the said sums of three hundred and fifty pounds [£350] and fifty pounds [£50] making together the sum of four hundred pounds [£400] four pounds per centum consolidated Bank annuities and of the stocks, funds and securities wherein the same shall be invested IN TRUST to receive the dividends and interest thereof as the same shall become due and from time to time pay the same unto my said niece MARY SHEPHERD, daughter of JOHN SHEPHERD of Maidstone, or her assigns for and during the term of her natural life. And from and immediately after her decease then do and shall stand possessed of the said sum of four hundred pounds [£400] consolidated Bank annuities stocks, funds and securities, dividends, interest and profits in trust for all and every the child and children of the said MARY SHEPHERD lawfully begotten that shall be living at the time of her decease equally to be divided between them if more than one, share and share alike, to whom I give the same and to their respective Executors and Administrators. But in case the said MARY SHEPHERD shall depart this life without leaving any issue of her body lawfully begotten then do and shall stand possessed of two hundred pounds [£200] being one moiety of the said four hundred pounds consolidated Bank annuities in trust for the said JOHN CHAMBERS, the younger, WILLIAM WOOLTON, WILLIAM MEARS and WILLIAM GRIGGS, their respective Executors and Administrators, equally to be divided between them, share and share alike, to whom I give the same and do and shall pay the remaining two hundred pounds [£200], being the other moiety of the said four hundred pounds consolidated Bank annuities unto such persons as at the decease of the said MARY SHEPHERD without issue as aforesaid shall be the Vicar and churchwardens of Chilham aforesaid to be by the said Vicar and churchwardens placed out at interest in the public stocks or funds of this Kingdom in the name or names of such person or persons as shall be nominated for that purpose by the parishioners of Chilton [sic] aforesaid in vestry to be assembled pursuant to public notice and to be from time to time assigned and transferred into the name or names of such other person or persons as shall be again so nominated and approved of in such vestry so to be assembled as aforesaid as often as the said Vicar and churchwardens for the time being shall think proper and I do hereby declare my will and mind to be that the interest, dividends and profits to arise by and from the said last mentioned trust monies shall be for ever applied for the schooling and education of as many poor boys of the said parish of Chilham who do not receive alms therefrom as the said interest, dividends and profits will allow such poor boys to be chosen by the said Vicar and churchwardens for the time being and to be continued as objects of the said charity as long as the said Vicar and churchwardens shall think them meet so to be.

      Also I do hereby freely remit and forgive unto the said GEORGE MEARS of Shottenten in the parish of Chilham aforesaid, yeoman, all such sum or sums of money as he doth now or at the time of my decease shall owe me on any account whatsoever, save and except the sum of fifteen pounds [£15] in which he hath lately become indebted to me.

      And as to all the residue of my personal estate and effects that shall remain and be left after payment of my just debts, legacies, funeral charges, the costs of proving this my last Will and Testament, and other incident expenses, I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the said JOHN CHAMBERS, the elder, JOHN WOOLTON and GEORGE MEARS equally to be divided between them, share and share alike, for their respective uses and benefit.
      And I do hereby declare that it shall be lawful for my said Executors to reimburse themselves their reasonable expenses and that they shall not be answerable or accountable for any more monies or effects than they shall actually respectively receive and not one for the other of them and I declare that in case I have disposed of more monies than my effects will amount unto then it is my will that all my legatees shall abate in proportion to their legacies except as to the said four hundred pounds [£400] consolidated Bank annuities which shall not be broken in upon.


      IN WITNESS WHEREOF I, the said Testator, SIMON RUCK, have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.


      SIGNED, SEALED, PUBLISHED and DECLARED
      by the said Testator, SIMON RUCK, as and for his
      last Will and Testament in the presence of us who, Simon Ruck
      at his request and in his presence and in the
      presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed
      our names as witnesses.

      James Tappenden,
      Richard Polhill,
      William Hughes



      THIS WILL WAS PROVED at London the seventh [7th] day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six [1786] before the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert, Doctor of Laws, Master keeper of Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted by the oaths of JOHN CHAMBERS, the elder, and JOHN WOOLTON, the elder, the Executors named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the deceased, having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.

      Will of Simon firstly implied the existence of a sister who had married a man named Shepherd of Maidstone. Secondly, his Will implies that his daughter, Elizabeth had died without surviving issue as the real property is left simply to Hugh Barker without any trust provisions. Thirdly, Simon's Will implies that his son, William was then not living and is most likely the William who was buried at Chilham during 1752 for the lack of a more suitable individual.

  

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