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Will of George Pettit

of Coldred, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/71/450
Submitted by Veronica Nops
In the name of God Amen I George Pettit of the Parish of Coldred in the County of Kent yeoman being sicke in body but of perfect and sound memory the Lord be praised I do make this my last Will and Testament in ______ I recommend my soule into the hands of my mercifull Lord in Hope of Salvation and a blessed resurreccon to receive ye meritts of Jesus Christ and I commende my body to ye Earth to be interred at the discretion of my Executor.

ITEM I give to my sonne James Pettit and his heires the Marshland in William Button's occupation rented for five pounds four shillings and to be occupied and enjoyed by my said sonne when he shall come to the age of eighteen yeares.
ITEM I give to my said sonne James soe much money as will make up that little sume due to him from my brother Jekin eleven score pounds to be paid unto him by my Executor when he shall come to the age aforesaid and in the meantime my will is that my Executor shall pay him six pounds yearly untill he comes to the age and no longer.

ITEM I give to my sonne John Pettit and his heires the land now in the occupation of James Bunce and rented for ten pounds and to be enjoyed by him when he shall come to the age of eighteen yeares.
ITEM I give to my sonne John soe much money as will make up that little sume due to him from my brother Jekin six score pounds to be paid unto him by my Executor when he shall come to the age aforesaid and in the meantime my will is that my Executor shall pay him six pounds yearly untill he comes to the said age and no longer.

ITEM I give to my sonne George Pettit and his heires all my lands with my two houses in the parish of Ringwould.

ITEM I give to my daughter Susan Pettit two hundred and twenty pounds to be paid within two months thereafter my decease.
ITEM I give my said daughter Susan the Best Bed, Bedsted and furniture about happen it now nowe stands in the parlour and chamber and halfe a dozen peeces of pewter such as her Uncle Jekin shall thinke fitt.

ITEM I give to my daughter Sarah Pettit two hundred pounds whereof one hundred pounds paid her within halfe a yeare after my decease and the other hundred within twelve months after my decease.

ITEM I give to my sonne Edward Fellow three score pounds.
ITEM I give to my sonne James Matson three score pounds.
ITEM I give to the poore of Ringwould twenty shillings and to the poore of Coldred four shillings.

Last of all I make my sonne George Pettit my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament whome I give all my money, plate, goods and chattels whatsoever hee paying my debts and funerals charges and legacies.

IN Witness whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale the 4th of March in the yeare of our Lord 1663.
My will is that the lands given to my two younger sonnes to be possessed by them when they shall come to be eighteen yeares of age and shall be possessed and enjoyed by my eldest sonne George Pettit untill they shall come to the yeares aforesaid.

In Witness whereof I sett my hand and seale before aforesaid. GEORGE PETTIT his marke Sealed, signed, published and declared Witn.
Thos.Walton - Elizabeth Do_ley her marke


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