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Will of John Breacher

of Sittingbourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 77 p.380 1690
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
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In the name of God Amen I John Breacher of Sittingbourne in the County of Kent Yeoman being sicke and weake in body but of sound and perfect? mind memory and understanding praised be almighty God for the same doe make and declare this my last will and Testament In manner and forme following that is to say. First I commend my soule into the hands of almighty God my creator intrusting and assuredly beleiveing through the merritts of my only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to obtaine free pardon and remission for all my sinnes and to attaine everlasting joy and happiness with the Saints and Angells in heaven my body I comitt to the earth to be decently buried att the discrecion of my Executrix hereinafter named.

Item whereas severall goods and chattells were given and bequeathed to my loveing wife Mary and her children by the last will and testament of Mary Webb late of Sittingbourne aforesaid widow deceased her mother now my mind and will is that if I have any interest in the said goods and chattells that the same shall be and remaine to the same uses intents and purposes as in her said will is directed and appointed.

Item I give bequeath and devise unto my loveing wife Mary all my goods chattells and reall and personall estate whatsoever to the end that she doe with the same in the first place pay and satisfye all mt just debts and also carefully educate maintaine and bring up my children.

Item I make my said loveing wife Mary full and whole executrix of this my last will and testament and I doe desire and appoint Mr Cornelius Harfleet of London and Mr William Barrow of Borden to be overseers of this my last will and to be aideing and assisting unto my said loveing wife in the execution thereof.

Item I doe hereby revoake disanull? and make void all former wills and testaments by mee att anytime heretofore made and doe declare this to bee my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the eight and twentieth day of July in the second yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queen defenders of the faith ... 1690 John Breacher signed sealed and delivered by the above named John Breacher and then by him published and declared to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses att his request and in his presence Cornelius Harfleet, Richard May, William Baker.

Probate (in Latin) 9 Feb 1690 to Mary Breacher
Inventory taken on 2 Sep 1690 (PRC 11/54/37)


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Will of John Breacher
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