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Will of Mary Webb

of Sittingbourne, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 77 p.238 1689
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
In the name of God Amen I Mary Webb of Sittingbourne in the County of Kent widow being sicke and weake in body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding doe make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to say First I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of almighty God my creator intrusting and assuredly beleiveing through the merritts of my only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to obtaine everlasting joy and happiness with the Saints and Angells in heaven my body I committ to the earth to bee decently buryed att the discretion of my executor hereinafter named.

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my two daughters Mary Breacher and Elizabeth Frisby all my reall and personall estate whatsoever for and during the terme of their naturall lives and imediately from and after their decease I give and bequeath the same unto my grandaughters Sarah Breacher and Mary Frisby and their heirs and assignes for ever equally to be divided between them.
Item I make and ordaine my son in law John Breacher and my loveing friend Mr Samuel Symonds Rtor of Murston sole executors of this my last will and testament and my desire is that the said Mr Samuel Symonds will be aideing and assisting in preserving the estate before by me given to my said daughter and grandaughter Frisby for their separate maintainance.

Item I doe hereby make void all former wills and testaments by me att any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Mary Webb have hereunto set my hand and seale the third day of February Anno dmi 1688 Mary Webb sealed and delivered by the said Mary Webb and then by her published and declared to be her last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses in her presence after the word devise was interlined Thomas Bayley, Peter Theobald, William Baker.

Probatum (in Latin) 12 April 1689 to Samuel Simons and John Breacher.
Inventory taken on 25 Feb 1688/9 (PRC 11 /53/31)

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Will of Mary Webb
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