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Will of George Gyles

of Sheldwich, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury PROB 11/162/175
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
In the name of God Amen I George Gyles Gent of the parish of Sheldwich in the Countie of Kent though sicke and distressed in body yet of sound memory and perfect remembrance (for which the Lord be praised) doe make institute and ordaine this my last will and Testament this present Seaventh day of July in the yeare of our lord God, One thousand sixe hundred Thirtie and two in maner and former followinge
First I give and bequeath my Soule unto Almightie God my Creator as unto whom of right it doth belonge and appertaine faithfully believing by the merits death and passion of Christ Jesus my Redeemer and Saviour to inherite everlasting glory at the daie of resurrection
And my body to be buried at the discrecion of my Executrix and Overseers

Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of Lockerley in the Countie of Southampton tenne shillings to be paid within one month after my decease
Item I give to the poor of Sheldwich in the County of Kent Twentie pounds to be paid within fower yeares after my decease
That is to say every Christmas eve after my decease duringe the space of fower yeares the somme of five pounds of lawfull money of England The first payment to beginne upon Christmas Eve next after my decease
Item I give to the poor of Leveland fortie shillings to be paid yeares space in the same manner after my decease
Item I give to William Alkins Servant unto Mr John Belke of Sheldwich my uncle Tenne shillings to be paid within three months after my decease

Item I give to Daniell Paramore Servant to the said Mr John Belke tenne shillings to be paid in the like manner
Item I give unto Elizabeth Shrubsole of Boughton in the Countie of Kent Tenne shillings to be paid in the same manner
Item I give to John Wilson of Chilham five shillings to be paid in like manner
Item I give to Christopher Buck of Chartha(m) Five shillings to be paid in maner aforesaid
Item I give to Jane Hall daughter of John Hall my Goddaughter fortie shillings to be paid as beforesaid
Item I give to Anne Hills daughter of William Hills my Goddaughter fortie shillings to be paid in the manner aforesaid

Item I give to Elizabeth Frind the wife of Robert Frynd Tenne shillings to be paid in forme aforesaid
Item I give to Danniell Porter tenn shillings to be paid in the same maner
Item I give to Susana Savery Widdowe Tenne shillings in manner above said
Item I give to Margaret Knowlden Tenne shillings to be paid in the same maner
Item I give to Phillipp Wingham Twentie shillings in maner abovesaid
Item I give to my kinsman Mr William Belke to make him a Ringe Twenty shillings to be paid in maner abovesaid
Item I give to my brother in lawe George Hunt Gent my gold ringe with the seale of Armes

Item I give to my sister Anne Hunt my house and land in the parish of Leveland or Throwley in the County of Kent called Begsoll which is now in the occupacion of James Elson or his assignes during her life
and afterwards I give the same lands to her two sonnes John Hunt and Thomas Hunt and to theire heires to be equallie devided betweene them (allwaies provided if the now living husband of my said Sister doe die and she marry againe Then my Will is that the said lands shall goe to her said two sonnes presently)
And if either of them dye before they have issue of theire body lawfully begotten then to the Survivor of them And if they both die then to her next heire, and for want of such heire, then to the heire of my Sister Francis Giles lawfully begotten And if whe have not heire then to the heire of my Cozen Gabrielle Giles

Item I give to my said Sister Francis Gyles my land in Throwley and Sheldwich which is now in the occupacion of my uncle Mr John Belke or his assignes whereof two fields are called West Streete one field called Little Brent and one other field called Subbage conteyning in the whole Sixteene acres or thereabouts which land I give to my Sister Francis and her heires lawfully begotten and if she die without heires then to goe to the said John Hunt and Thomas Hunt and theire heires betweene them

Alsoe I give to my said Sister Francis fiftie pounds of lawfull money of England to be imployed for her use and benefits and if she die without issue lawfullie begotten Then the money to return to the said John Hunt and Thomas Hunt or theire heires

Item I make my Sister Ann Hunt wife of George Hunt Gent my whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and Tesament to whom I give & bequeath all and singular others my goods or Chattells moveable and unmoveable whatsoever, my debts & legacies being paid and my funeral discharged

Item I make and ordaine my uncle Mr John Belke and my kinsman Mr Gabrielle Giles my Overseers and for theire paines I give unto my uncle Thirtie shillings to make him a Ringe And to my kinsman Twentie shillings to make him a Ringe hereby revokeinge all former wills or Testaments whatsoever

In witness whereof I have to these presents put my hand and Seale the daie and yeare first abovewritten
Witness hereunto John Gifford, Phillip Gifford, Robert Whitley, etc

Probate: London, 26 July 1632


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