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Will of Mary Gillbe

of Southwark

Source: PCC
Transcribed by Margaret Galt
In the Name of God Amen I Mary Gilbe of the Parish of St John in Southwark in the County of Surrey widow and relict of Richard Gillbe late of the same parish mariner deceased being of sound mind and memory and understanding God be praised do make publish and declare these presents to be and contain my last will and Testament in the manner following and first I commend my soul to God who gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth from whence it came to be devoutly interred by my Executors hereunder named in the vault of the said Parish Church of St John in Southwark just in the same manner as my said late husband was interred and I desire to be laid upon his coffin and that Mr John Harmon of New Street near Horsleydown in Southwark may be the undertaker of my funeral and touching the disposal of my Temporal Estate I give devise and bequeath the same as followeth

and first I make name constitute and appoint my nephew John Gunston Junior of London ?? and my good friend Mr Samuel Hollingsworth the Elder of the said Parish of St John in Southwark Cornfactor to be Joint Executors of this my will and I give and bequeath unto the said Mr Samuel Hollingworth Twenty pounds for his care and trouble in executing the same and after my just debts are paid funeral expenses discharged and the legacy above given is well and truly paid and performed

I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Rights Credits Ready Monies and securities for Money Stocks in the publick funds plate linen wearing apparel household furniture and all other my effects and Estate whatsoever both Real and personal unto my two Nephews the above named John Gunston junior and to his brother Thomas Gunston equally to be divided between them part and share alike

and lastly I revoke and make void all former wills and Testaments by me many wise heretofore made published or declared In witness where of I the said Mary Gillbee the testatrix have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventh day of November in the year of Our lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six. The mark of Mary Gillbe signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Gillbee the Testatrix as and for her only last will and Testament in the presence of us
Samuel Hollingworth Junr Abra Harman

This will was proved at London the first day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy nine

27th Oct 1807 the admon went to Thomas Gunston as the sole surviving legatee, John Gunston having died intestate

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Will of Mary Gillbe
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