Last Will and Testament of Thomas Elvey (1 Dec 1671 - 18 Jan 1746)

In the Name of God Amen.
I Thomas Elvy of Newnham in the county of Kent
Carpenter being sick in the body but sound and perfect and
disposing brain and will on this the one and twentieth day
of December in the nineteenth year of the reign of our
Sovereign Lord George the Second King of Great
Britain and so forth and in the year of our Lord One
Thousand seven hundred forty five make and ordain
this my last will and testament in manner as following.
First I summit my Soul into the hands of the almighty God
my Creator hoping and assured by bequest through the
Meritorious Death and passion of our gracious Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ to have free pardon of all my Sins
and my body be decently interred in such manner as
my Executrix hereafter named will think convenient
and as to that parting of my earthly Goods which
it hath pleased almighty God of infinite mercy to
entrust my I give and bequeath the said as follows.
First I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Elvy of
Chatham in the said county of Kent Carpenter and to my
Son Jeremiah Elvy of Newnham said Carpenter the
sum of five Shillings of the lawfull money of Great
Britain to be paid unto them the said Thomas Elvy and
Jeremiah Elvy by my Executrix hereafter named within
six month after my decease. All the rest residue and
remainder of my Goods and personal Estate
whatsoever and wheresoever and what kind or nature soever
(After all my Just debts Legacies Funeral Expences
probate of this my Last will and all other just Charges
and [-- illegible --]
discharged) I give and bequeath the same unto my dear
loving wife Margaret Elvy for and during term of
her natural life and bequeath the same unto my Son
Gibbon Elvy of Doddington in the said county of Kent
Husbandman James Elvy of Milton in the said county
of Kent Husbandman John Elvy of Newnham aforsaid
Carpenter and my Daughter in Law Mabel Page
of John Page [-- illegible --] and [-- illegible --] Elvy. I make
ordain and constitute and appoint my said loving wife
Margaret Elvy full and sole Executrix of this my
Will and I hereby revoke all former Wills and Testaments
by me made and published and declare this only to be
my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the
said Thomas Elvy has onto this my Last Will and
Testament set my hand and seal Dated the day and
year first above written. Thomas Elvy signed sealed
published and declared by the said Thomas Elvy the
Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence
of us who [-- illegible --] also hereunto subscribed in the
presence of the testator. Thomas [-- illegible --], Joseph
Burley, Tho. Barling.

Testament dated 1745, Probate 1746.