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Will of Peter Cramp

of Thanet St. Peter, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/80/5
Submitted by Jerry Copeland
In the name of God Amen I Peter Cramp of the parish of St. Peter the Apostle in the Isle of Thannett and County of Kent yeoman being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding praised be God make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner following I will and bequeath my soul to Almighty God hopeing through the merits of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer to be received into the Armes of everlasting mercy my body to be decently buried att the discrecon of my Executors hereafter named And as touching the worldly goods that God Almighty hath bestowed on me I give and dispose of the same in manner following

Item I give and bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth Cramp the summe of six poundes a yeare soe long as she shall continue my widow to be paid her by halfe yearely payments by my Executors the first payment to begin and made the first halfe yeare after my decease and soe afterwards by halfe yearly payments.

Whereas I lately lent to my Sonn John Threescore poundes I now hereby give and bequeath the said money to my daughter Elizabeth to be paid to her by my Sonn John att midsummer next ensueing

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachell the sume of fifty poundes to be paid her within one yeare after my decease upon this condition that she does not marry Benjamin Doncaster if she marry him in opposition to my will I will and declare that instead of fifty pound my executors pay her but Thirty poundes
And my further will and meaneing is that if my daughter Rachel marry the said Doncaster att any time after the said legacy of fifty pound be payable as if she had not married the said Doncaster that then shall she not pretend to the fifty but except and receive only Thirty pounds as I have before directed

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary the sume of fifty pounds to be paid her by my Executors in one yeare after my decease

whereas I have about fourscore poundes Mortgage upon houses att St. Lawrence of the estate of George Thomas I give and bequeath the said Mortgage and all benefit thereof to my sonn Peter now beyond the seas,
and in case the said George Thomas be willing to pay in the said Mortgage before the returne of my sonn Peter then I hereby direct my friend Isaack Mockett of St. Peter aforesaid to receive the said money in trust for my sonn Peter

I give and bequeath to my loving friend Mr Paul Kirby one Guinea to buy him a ring in Remembrance of me and intreate him to be aiding and assisting to my sonn Thomas in the Management of his Concernes

I further give and bequeath to my sonn Peter all such partes and shares of vessels as I have belonging to Ramsgate and all benefitt right and title that I have to some or any or either of them

Item I give and bequeath to my loving sonnes John and Thomas Cramp all and singular my goods and Ch’ells Stock housholdstuffe not before herein or hereby given and bequeathed they first paying my just debts and funerall expenses
and I hereby make and appoint my said sonnes John and Thomas Executors of this my last will and Testament revoakeing and makeing void all former wills by me made

In witness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seale Dated this Nineteenth day of April in the first yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lady Ann by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Queen Anno Dm 1702 Peter Cramp signed sealed published and declared by the said Peter Cramp to be his last will and Testament in the presence of
Robert Palmer - Stephen Newing - Silas Johnson

Memorandum that I Peter Cramp doe hereby give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth the bed I now lye on with the furniture belonging to the same as likewise the furniture of the whole roome called the little Parlour and two pair of hempen sheets one small iron pott the linnen wheel and all such things she brought with her when I married her all such fowles as are in the place and belonging to the house

and I hereby direct and appoint this to be made and taken as part of my will and to be of as full force to all intents and purposes and annexed as a Codicil Peter Cramp
witness hereto Stephen Newing - Thomas Pyne - Silas Johnston

Probate to John Cramp, son [no date?] 1702

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