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Will of Nicholas Gillbee

of Dover, Kent

Source: PCC
Transcribed by Margaret Galt
In the Name of god Amen I Nicholas Gilbee of the town and Port of Dover in the county of Kent Woollen Draper being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect memory and understanding and considering the uncertainty of this Life do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) ffirst and principally I commend my soul into the hands of the ever blessed hold and undivided trinity hoping through the meritorious death and sufferings of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to obtain forgiveness my sins and as to my Body I commit to earth to be decently interred at the direction of my executors hereafter named and as to such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give and dispose of the same as followeth

ffirst I give and bequeath unto my sons William Humphery Robert Richard and George Gillbee to each and every of them the sum of ffifty pounds to be paid unto them severally or laid out and expended to and for their especial use Benefit and advancement in the world by my Loving Wife Mary at such Times and in such manner and ways as she shall see proper and convenient my other sons having already had of me in moneys and otherwise the like sum of ffifty pounds more and over and above

and all the rest and residue of my Moneys Goods Chattels real and personal estate [line missing] shall leave at the time of my decease I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Mary for and during so long time as she keep herself a widow and no longer and from and after her decease or next marriage then I give my sons their heirs executors administrators and assigns equally to be divided between them share and share alike ( except my son Thomas Gilbee) he having ffifty pounds more than my other sons

But in case my real and personal estate at the time of the decease of my said wife shall amount to more than ffifty pounds to each son then my said son Thomas shall have and receive his part share and proportion of the overplus and remainder thereof But in case it shall so happen that the Income Interest Rents profits and proceeds of my said Real and personal estate shall not be sufficient for a competent support maintenance and Livelyhood of my said wife Mary during her widowhood that then and in such case I order and direct my said wife to have and take out of the principal of my said personal estate from time to time what shall be necessary and convenient for her better support and maintenance without any Let trouble or disturbance of or from my children or any of them

and Thereby nominate constitute and appoint my Brother John Reynolds and son William Gillbee executors of this my last will and Testament and so I conclude the same hereby revoking all former and other will or wills by me heretofore made and have to this my last will and Testament set my hand and seal this twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven [line missing] Nicholas Gillbee signed sealed published declared and disp? By the said Nicholas Gillbee the Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names hereto in the said Testators presence and at his request after the Interlining of the words
Wm Lambe, William Mealers Wm Raven.

The Before Regd Will of Nicholas Gillbee lat of Dover deceased was proved 27th Day of May 1746 Before the Revd Thomas Lamprey clerk lawfull Surr etc by the oath of William Gillbee son of the deceased and one of the executors named in the said will to whom the being firstsworn duly to execute the same the like power being reserved to the other executor.

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