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Will of Ralph Philpott

of Worth, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/54/70
Submitted by Veronica Nops
In the Name of God Amen the 19th Day of August 1665 and in the seaventeenth yeare of the raigne of Our Sovereigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith I RALPH PHILPOTT of Word als Worth in the County of Kent Yeoman being in reasonable good and of sound and perfect mind and memory the Lord be therefore praised I do make and ordaine this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following.
That is to say First and principally I bequeath my soule unto Almighty God who gave it me with full assurance and stedfast hope in my redeemer Christ Jesus to live with him eternally after this my mortall life shall be ended. And my body I bequeath to the earth where it was first framed decently to be interred at the discretion of my well beloved eldest sonne RALPH PHILPOTT who I do hereby make and ordaine Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament

now concerning my lordly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give and dispose thereof as followeth.
And first I give and bequeath unto the poore people of the Parish of Word als Worth aforesaid forty shillings to be paid and distributed unto and amonst them within one month next after my decease by my said sonne and Executor RALPH PHILPOTT.

Also I give and bequeath unto my two younger sonnes WILLIAM PHILPOTT and EDWARD PHILPOTT and to either of them the sume of twenty pounds to be paid unto them and to either of them within two yeares next after my decease.

Also I give unto my eldest daughter KATHERINE widow and relict of WILLIAM DENNE twelve pounds.
And I give and bequeath unto my two younger daughters MARY the wife of STEPHEN HATCHER and ELIZABETH the wife of RICHARD TERRY either of them the sume of tenne pounds to be paid unto them and either of them within three yeares next after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto everyone of my grandchildren which shall be living at the time of my decease twenty shillings apiece to be paid unto them and either of them at their and everyone of their severall and respective age and ages of twenty yeares.

All the rest and residue of my goods chattles householdstuffe stock leases and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever the same shall exist and be (my Debts Legacies herein bequeathed funerals charges and probate of this my Will being first paid and deducted) I give and bequeath unto my said eldest sonne and Executor RALPH PHILPOTT.

This is the last Will and Testament of me the said Ralph Philpott the elder made and declared the said nineteenth Day of August Anno Dmi 1665. Touching the disposing of my messuages lands tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances yet unsettled situate lying and being within the Towne and Port of Sandwiche and in the parishes of Word als Worth, Eastry, Woodnesborough and Elsewhere in the said County of Kent. All which my said messuages lands tenements and hereditaments with their and every of their appurtenances I give and devise unto my said eldest sonne and Executor RALPH PHILPOTT and his heirs forever.

In Witness whereof to this my last Will and Testament in two sheets of paper contayned to each sheet thereof my hand and seale have sett dated the day and yeare first above written RALPH PHILPOTT sealed and delivered and alsoe published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the said RALPH PHILPOTT after the word (fine) in the first sheet was raced and the word sonne overwritten in the presence of
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