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Will of Thomas Kipps

of Maidstone, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.56 f.190, 1693
Transcribed by P G Martin
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The six and twentieth day of April in the second Year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord & Lady William & Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland King & Queen Defender of the Faith Anno Domini 1690. I Thomas Kipps of Maidstone in the County of Kent, tailor, being of a good & full memory God be praised do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following (that is to say)
First I commend my soul into the hands of God my Maker reposing a surety through the only merit of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made & take of life Everlasting. I commend my body to the earth where of It was made to be decently interred by my Executrix.Hereafter named.

Item I give & bequeath unto my Loving daughter Katherine the now wife of Offeta (Osseca) Dyer the sum of ten pounds of lawful English Money to be paid unto her by my Executrix herein after Named within three months after my decease.

Item I give & bequeath to the said Offeta Dyer husband of my said daughter Katherine my best coat & Hat.

Item I further give & bequeath unto my said daughter Katherine Dyer my best rug & curtains the joyned bedstead in the Hall Chamber with a flock bed & one flock bolster one finer bolster & down pillow a brass pot two pairs of sheets & three Of my best chargers.

Item I give & bequeath unto my three grandsons Thomas Henry & Francis Kipps Each of them five shillings apiece.

Item all the rest & residue of my money goods & chatts not already bequeathed after my debts & funeral charges are paid & discharged I give & bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Kipps whom I make institute & appoint my sole & whole Executrix of this my last Will & testament & I do hereby revoke & make null & void all other & former Wills & testaments & codicils by me formerly made and Written.

In witness thereof I have now unto set My hand & seal the day & year first above written.Thomas Kipps.
Signed sealed published and declared as That it is the last Will & Testament of the above said Thomas Kipps in the presence of Ann Martin & Wm. Maddocks

Probate granted (in Latin) to Elizabeth Kipps, widow on 2 January 1693.

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