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Will of Anthony Bryant

of Deptford, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/660
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen the Sixteenth day of January in the Sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith etc. Anno Domini 1732
I Anthony Bryant of Deptford in the County of Kent Shipwright and Assistant to the Master Shipwright of his Majestys Yard at Deptford aforesaid being sick and weak in body But of sound and disposing mind and memory Praised be God Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following that is to say

First and Principally I Surrender my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to be saved by and through the only meritts and Satisfaction of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer And my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently Interred and buryed by and at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named Funeral Charges not to exceed the Sum of ten Pounds

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Beloved Sons Jacob Bryant and Francis Bryant to be equally divided between them All my Leasehold Lands
And also all and every my ready money Plate debts due or shall become due from his Majesty Debts upon Bonds Bills or otherwise and all and Every my Linnen Woolen Pewter Brass Bedds Bedding Household Stuff and Implements of Household Goods Chattles and Personal Estate whatsoever
And also the Advantage of and Wages that shall become due on Account of my Serveants at the time of my decease at the expiration of their Apprenticeships to them and to their heirs Executors Adminsitrators and Assigns for ever

And I do make and ordain Mr Richard Chicheley of Chattham Executor Mrs Abigall Chicheley his Wife and Mrs Sarah Yardly Gent Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament revoking and making void all former Wills by me formerly made

In Witness whereof I the said Anthony Bryant have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year first above written _ An: Bryant
(Attestation Clause)
Thos Billingsley _ John Cornish _ Wm Morland

Proved at London 3 July 1733


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