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Will of Thomas Gillbee

of Dover, Kent


Source: PCC
Transcribed by Margaret Galt
In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Gillbee of the Town and Port of Dover in the County of Kent Woolen Draper being in good health of body and of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding (God be praised therefore) do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in writing in manner and form following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my soul to god and my body to the Earth to be devoutly buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and as for all such worldly estate as it hath pleased Almighty god to bestow upon me I dispose thereof as followeth

I give and bequeath the sum of three hundred pounds of lawful money to Great Britain unto my daughter Mary Gillbee to and for her own proper use and benefit and to be paid unto her by my Executor herein after named out of my personal estate within three months next after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Gillbee one annuity or yearly sum of four pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto him by my Excutors herein after named out the residue of my personal estate yearly and every year during the natural life of my said son Richard Gillbee by equal and even quarterly payments the firs quarterly payment thereof to begin and to be made at the end of three calendar months after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath all my household goods stock in Trade and all the Rest Residue and remainder of my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever no herein before otherwise given or bequeathed charged or chargeable with the said annuity or yearly sum of four pounds as aforesaid (after all my just debts funeral expenses charges of proving this my will and other incident charges shall be paid and satisfied unto? my son Nicholas Gillbee his executors Administrator and assigns to and for his and their own proper use and benefit and I do hereby make nominate ordain and appoint my said son Nicholas Gillbee sole executor of this my last will and Tesatament and I do hereby revoke and made void all former wills ...
Dated 22 September 1773 in presence of John Atkins junr and John Nettersole.

Proved at London 23 December 1776


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Will of Thomas Gillbee
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