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Will of Humphry Gillbe

Mariner of Southwark


Source: PCC
Transcribed by Margaret Galt
In the name of God Amen I Humphry Gilbe of the parish of Saint John Southwark mariner being in good health of body and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and declare this to be my last will as follows vis

Whereas I am now intitled to one thousand two hundred pounds three and one half per cent Bank annuities of the year 1758 I do herby will and direct that the same shall be transferred within one month next after my decease to two nephews Richard and Nicholas Gillbee upon the following trusts vizt

Upon trust to pay the Interest dividends or half yearly produce thereof to my dear wife Eleanor Gillbe during her life if she so long continues my widow but immediately after her death or marriage again then to pay the said interest and dividends to my Nephew the said Richard Gillbe during his life and after his decease to pay the same Interest and dividends to Humphry Gillbe son of the said Richard Gillbe during his life and after his decease upon Trust to transfer the said One thousand two hundred pounds to the said Nicholas Gillbe for his own use

and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects I give the same to my mother Mary Gillbe whom I appoint sole executrix of this my will in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the eighteenth day of June One thousand seven hundred and sixty six Humphry Gillbe
witness Richard Gutson

Proved 3 Oct 1766 Appeared Personally William Gillbe of the parish of Saint John Southwark in the County of Surry Gentleman and being sworn on the holy Evangelists to depose the Truth made oath that he well knew and was intimately acquainted with Humphry Gillbee late of the said parish of saint Southwark in the said County for several years before and to the time of his death which happened on Sunday the twenty eight day of September last and having often seen him write and subscribe his name and thereby became well acquainted with the manner and character of handwriting and having how carefully viewed and perused the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the last Will and Testament of the said deceased beginning thus “ In the name of God Amen I Humphry Gillbe of the parish of Saint John Southwark in the county of Surry mariner” ending thus “I give the same to my mother Mary Gillbe whom I appoint sole executrix of this my will in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the eighteenth day of June One thousand seven hundred and sixty six” and thus subscribed Humpy Gillbee he this deponent doth say that he verily and in his conscience believe the name Humphy Gillbe set and subscribed at the foot or bottom of the said will to be totally wrote by and with the proper hand of him the said deceased William Gillbee Same day the said William Gillbee was sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me James Marriott Junr present Henri Farrant


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