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Hartley Wills - Goldsmith family

William Goldsmith became landlord of the King's Arms (later Hartley Bottom Farm) on the death of his father in law John Knowles in 1782.

Will of William Goldsmith of Hartley, publican (1803)

Dated 3 May 1802

Funeral debts to be paid.

To daughter Mary Perrett, wife of William Perrett of Southfleet, shoemaker: £200

To son John Goldsmith: "all that freehold messuage or tenement with the lands hereditaments and premises now in my occupation situate in the parishes of Longfield and Hartley", subject to £100 part of said sum £200 to daughter, and annuity of £20 to Sarah Goldsmith his wife on quarter days equally. Subject also to son George being tenant while his wife lives, and up to Michaelmas thereafter at the clear yearly rent of £20, George keeping the property in good repair.

Son George to get household furniture, subject to £100 to be paid to daughter. George to be executor.

(X) William Goldsmith

Witnesses: David Perrett of Ash, labourer (S)

Thomas Cackow jun? of Longfield (S)

Christopher Bedingfield of Gravesend (S)

Proved before Rev Currey, surrogate, 27 Jul 1803.

PRO IR26/401 - Death Duty Register
William Goldsmith - estate under £300 - death duty £7 - executor: George Goldsmith - legatees: testator's wife and children