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Will of Gilbert Kippes

of Hothfield, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury vol.80, page 106. LDS film #1889881 Probate 10 Nov 1703
Transcribed by P G Martin
In the name of God Amen This eighth day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred & three, I Gilbert Kippes of the parish of Hothfield in the county of Kent being sick of body but in sound & disposing memory praised be God for the same do make this my last Will & Testam[ent] in manner & form following; that is to say first, & principally I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, assuredly hoping through the merits of my blessed Saviour to obtain remission of all my sins; and my body I remitt to the Earth, where it was taken to be decently buried by the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named; and as for worldly goods & Estate the Lord hath lent me I dispose these as follows,

I give & bequeath unto my dear wife Sarah Kippes all my lands & tenements lying & being in Hothfield and Milton in the county of Kent aforesíd to have & to hold to her & her heirs forever; but with this proviso that if my goods and chaílls will not ------- all-----debts then so much of my said lands & tenem. lying in Hothfield & Milton aforesíd shall e sold towards the paymít of my Debts as shall raise money to pay tím all.

And all the rest of residue of my goods & chellís after my debts & funeral charges & expenses are discharged I give & bequeath unto my síd Dear loving Wife Sarah Kippes whom I make sole Extíix. This my last Will & Testamít revoking all other Wills by me hereto fore made. In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal the Day & year above written: Gilbert Kippes, signed sealed and published in the presence of
Thomas Kempe, -on Baskett, Gideon Mauder

( In Latin) Probatum fuit testmí Gilb. Kippes --- de Hothfield ---hinas C---t dest Decimo Die Novem.: Anno Dó1703 Corammus John Stockar ---- --------- Thomas Boucher Le--- Doctoris etc.(appointed Sarah Kippes Executrix).


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