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Will of Sarah Gilbee

of Dover, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/55/288b
Transcribed by Margaret Galt
I Sarah Gilbee of the town and Port of Dover in the County of Kent widow being ? and weak of body but of sound and for mind and memory praised be God therefore do make and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

ffirst I do and give and bequeath unto my daughter Marie my bedd and bedstoole whereon I now lay with the curtains vallence? and furniture thereon to belonging.

Item I do give and bequeath to my sonne John Gilbee all the rest and residue of my goods chattels and estate whatsoever both reall and ? (that is to said) my house with the ground & appurtenances thereunto belonging now in my occupation and all other my estate whatsoever which doth consist in goods that ? and credits. To have and to hold to him the said John Gilbee his heirs Executors and admirs and assigns forever Do the said John Gilbee paying my debts legacies funeral expenses and charges of probate of this my last will and Testament and also to being the charge and care of educating keeping maintaining and planning? out of my three other sonnes Humphrey Luke and Nicholas.

And of this my last will and Testament I do hereby make and ordaine that said John Gilbee my sonne my full and sole Executor.
Revoking all former wills Testaments and bequests by me in any wise hereto fore made and declare and ? conclude this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I the sd Sarah Gilbee have hereunto sett my hand and seale Dated this the six and twentieth day of May Anno Dm 1687 and in the third year the the reigne of Sovereign Lord James the second by the grace of God King of England xx Sarah Gilbee her marke xx Signed sealed published and declared by the Sarah Gilbee to be her last will and Testament (as the word Marea was interlined) in the presence of
Wm Wirkes Mary Barrett Mark Willy
that immediately after her sealing and executing of this will the above named Sarah Gilbee did give and bequeath to Thomas and James Boney twenty shillings upon which she doth appoint her sonne John her Executor to pay unto them being her grandchildren
Sarah Gilbee her mark Witnessess Wm Mirket Mark Willy


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