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Some wills have been transcribed in full, whereas others are a paraphrased transcription. If they are paraphrased, they contain the names of all those mentioned in the will, with the gist of what they were (or were not!) bequeathed, but to find the full details, such as the names of property, requests as to how they were to be buried etc., please contact the relevant archive.


Kendall, Elizabeth, of Elmstead, widow, 1748

Three children William, Elizabeth and Robert

Executor: eldest son, William

Witnesses: Francis Tennant, Thomas Simons, Mary Barnard

Written 23 March 1743/4, probate 27 Feb 1747/8


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Kendall, William of Elmstead, yeoman, 1742

Wife [unnamed] and her three children William, Elizabeth and Robert (under 21)

Daughter Mirabella, by former wife, now married to Benjamin Champin of Great Bentley, carpenter

Executor: brother-in-law Bartholomew Canham

Witnesses: Sarah Wiles x, William Cary

Written 26 May 1741, probate 29 April 1742


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