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Will of Henry Kipps

of Chatham, Kent

Source: Rochester Consistory Court Probate 7 Sep 1688
Transcribed by P G Martin
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I, HENRY KIPPS of Chatham in the County of Kent, Taylor, being sick & weak in body but of sound, perfect and disposing mind and memory, praised be to God do make and declare this my present last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say, first and principally I commend my spirit unto the Lord who gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth from which it was taken to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors here after named , hoping and believing through the blessed merit of Death and passion of Jesus Christ my alone Saviour & Redeemer to obtain a glorious resurrection of Soul and Body in a full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and as for ---thing and concerning that small worldly estate (being all of it personal) which the Lord hath been pleased to bless me with all in this life I do hereby give and bequeath thereof as followeth, that is to say,

Imp. I give and bequeath unto my three sons THOMAS, HENRY and FRANCIS KIPPS the sum of forty pounds a piece of good and Lawful money of England to be paid unto each of them within Nine months next after my Decease and to my son THOMAS KIPPS aforesaid all my wearing apparel whatsoever both Linen and Woollen.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving sister KATHERINE Wife of OFFLER? DYER the sum of Twenty pounds of good and Lawful money of England to be paid unto her within Nine months after my Decease.

Item all other my goods and chattels after payment of my Legacies aforesaid my Debts funeral expenses and charges of the probate of this my Will and all other charges whatsoever any way so concerning my said Will or Estate being out set I give and bequeath the same unto my Loving Wife AMEY.

And lastly I do hereby revoke annul and make void, all and every former and other Will and Wills by me made or published at any time before the date here of and I do hereby nominate ordain and appoint my said Loving Wife AMEY and my Loving Son THOMAS KIPPS aforesaid joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament. IN WITNESS where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of August in the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James the Second over England etc. 1688. X the mark of the said Testator HENRY KIPPS. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named HENRY KIPPS the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of
Wm. Tonkins/Jenkins William Law John Rosewell.

Probatum fuit imjusmodi Testamentum
Probate was granted of the above Will
apud Roffam septimo die mensis Septembris Anno Domiini Millesimo Sex centisimo et
at Rochester on the seventh day of the month of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand six hundred and 
Octogesimo Octavo Coram dicreto viro Johanne Wyvell clerico surrogato ven [erabi]lis et
eighty eight before the prudent man John Wyvell Clerk. Surrogate of the Venerable and
Egregij viri Caroli Hedges Legum Doctoris Reverendi in Christo patris at Dinijuis domini
 Honourable man Charles Hedges Doctor of Laws Reverend father in Christ moreover of the Lord
Thomae permisione divina Roffea. Episcopi Vicarij in Sp-us generalis sive Commissarij 
Thomas, by divine authority Bishop of Rochester, Vicar General, (spiritual) or commissaries,
Et l[egi]time constituiti Juramento Amey Kipps et Thomas Kipps Executor[es] et quibus
and lawfully constituted, by the oath of Amey Kipps and Thomas Kipps Executors, etc., who
de bene etc., Jurat Salvojure cujus cumque alleva.
to well etc., were sworn; saving the rights of whosoever.  

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