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Will of Susannah Gillbee

of Southwark


Source: PCC
Transcribed by Margaret Galt
In the name of God amen I Susannah Gillbee of the parish of Saint John in Southwark in the County of Surry widow being of sound mind memory and understanding God be praised do by divine permission make publish and declare those presents to be and contain my last will and Testament in manner following and first I commend my soul to god who gave it and my Body I commit to the dust from whence it came to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereunder named 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 son Nicholas Gillbee to be sole executor of this my will and I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Gillbee two hundred pounds in the capital stock of the Bank of England commonly called Bank stock which I order and direct shall be transferred to her by my said executor within three months next after my decease
also I give unto my said daughter Mary Gillbee all my wearing apparel of all sorts and all my wearing linen and household linen

and I give devise and bequeath unto my said son Nicholas Gillbee and to my said daughter Mary Gillbee all those my two leasehold messuages dwelling houses or tenements with the ground and appurtenances to them severally belonging situate lying and being in Gainsford Street in the said parish of St John in Southwark and are contiguous to each other one whereof is in my own occupation and the other in the occupation of Lucy Prevost widow to hold to them my said son Nicholas and daughter Mary equally between them part and share alike (as tenants in common) and to their several and respective executors administrators and assigns for and during the remainder of the term of years while at my decease shall be to come and unexpired in the lease whereby the said premises are held subject to the rent and covenants therein contained on the Tenant or Leasees part to be paid done and performed

and I further give and bequeath unto my said son Nicholas Gillbee and to my said daughter Mary Gillbee all my household goods plate and china and all other my implements of household furniture whatsoever (except my household linen above and specifically bequeathed) equally to be divided between them part and share alike

and I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Gillbee one hundred pounds Bank annuities consolidated of three per cent which I order and direct shall be transferred to him by my said executor within three months next after my decease

and after my just debts are paid funeral expenses discharged and the legacies above given are well and truly paid and performed all the rest residue and remainder of my Bank stock ready money and all other my effects and estate whatsoever both real and personal which I shall die possessed of and which I shal be in any way interested in and entitled unto at the time of deceased I do give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my son Nicholas Gillbee his heirs executors administrators and assigns

and lastly I revoke and make void all former wills and testaments by me in any wise heretofore made published or declared In witness whereof I the said Susannah Gillbee the Testatrix have hereuto set my hand and seal the fifth day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven. Susannah Gillbee signed sealed published and declared by the said Susannah Gillbee the Testatrix as and for her only last will and testament in the presence of us
John Shuter Abrah Harman

Proved at London 3 February 1781

Widow of Thomas Gillbee of Dover


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