|William Usborne of Boughton
Baptised June 17th.1687 at Marden.
Married January 28th 1713 at Rochester cathederal.
to Eleanore Hulks; b.1673; d.1715.
William buried June 1st.1715 at Boughton Mounchelsea.
|William inherited land in his father's will at
Marden and East Farleigh.
IN THE NAME OF GOD. AMEN (Will written a few days before he died)
I William Usborne of Boughton Mounchelsea in the county of Kent, gardner, being very sick of a dangerous distemper but of perfect mind and memory, praise be to almighty God, do therefore make and ordain this my present last will and testament in ……and forme following: that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God, hoping for everlasting life through the me..its death and passion of my blessed saviour, my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the direction of my executor hereinafter named. ….as fourthing - the disposition of all my temporal estate I give and dispose thereof as follows: inprimis I will that my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid and discharged . Item. I wish and devise all that messuage or tenement with the out-houses and buildings and severall pieces or parcels of land thereunto belonging and appertaining, situate, lying and being near the Church Green in the parish of Marden immediately after my mother’s death unto my brother Alexander Usborne for his heirs and …… for ever. Item I give and bequeath unto my father George Martin and my mother Mary Martin the sum of five pound apiece of lawful money of Great Britain payable within the month after my death. Item. I give and bequeath unto my brother John Martin five pounds of like lawful money payable as aforesaid. Lastly all the rest and residue of my personal estate I give and bequeath to my loving brother Alexander Usborne who I do hereby make nominate and appoint full and whole executor of this my last will and testament revoking and making void all former wills and testaments by me heard; before made either by word or in writing. In witness whereof I, the said William Usborne, to this my last will and testament contained in one sheet of paper have set my hand and seal the two and twentieth day of May in the first year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George over Great Britain, our king – defender of the faith. Yr. annoque domini 1715. Willm. Usborne. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed as witnesses and attested by us in the presence of the testator. Elizabeth Howlett her mark. Mary Pound her mark.