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Will of Robert Colvell

of Deal, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/56/336, 1695
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
In the name of God Amen I Robert Colvell of Deal in the County of Kent Mariner being in health and sound memory praised be God for the same but considering the uncertainty of this life do make and declare this my last will and testament in writing the 8th day of December AD 1693 in manner following.

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Richard Colvell my eldest son and his heirs and assigns for ever all my lands called Musseton? In the Island of Stransey in the Isles of Orkney he paying the mortgage of eight hundred Scotch Marks which is upon it.

Item I give and bequeath unto Robert Colvell my second son and unto his heirs and assigns forever all my estate, right, tithe, covenant, claim and demand of in and unto all the free half penny lands of Dritness? In the Isle of Stransy aforesaid which shall and will descend and come to me after my Mothers death

Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Colvell my daughter all and singular my goods, chests, movables, pay, wages and personal estate whatsoever until she attain the age of sixteen years she paying and satisfying such debts as I shall owe all at the time of my decease and until the said Elizabeth shall attain her said age I will and my mind is that she shall and may have out of my said personal estate ten pounds a year for her maintenance and education and when she shall attain her said age I will that all my goods and personal estate that shall then remain after my debts paid and the ten pounds a year allowance to my said daughter Elizabeth for her maintenance being deducted and allowed shall be equally divided between her the said Elizabeth and Mary Colvell, Abigail Colvell and Jane Colvell my daughters.

Provided always that if my said daughter Elizabeth shall die before she attains the said age of sixteen years then I will that after her decease all my said goods and personal estate that shall then remain my debts being first paid shall remain and come to my said three daughters Mary, Abigail and Jane equally to be divided between them or such of them as shall be then living and I hereby make my said daughter Elizabeth sole executrix of this my will and my loving friend Daniel Pope of Deal overseer thereof and desire him to be assisting to my said executrix.

In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written Ro: Colvell signed sealed published and declared by the said Robert Colvell the testator in the presence of Daniel Pope, David Binet, Mary Hamand, Edward Taylor.

Probate: 20th November 1695 by the Consistory Court of Canterbury

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