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.
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