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Wills of Gillingham Shipwrights 1621 - 1852
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills  (Pre 1858)

Anthony BROMFIELD 1832

THIS IS THE LAST WILL and Testament of me ANTHONY BROMFIELD of Brompton in the Parish of Gillingham in the County of Kent Superannuated Shipwright from His Majesty's Navy which I make in manner following I do hereby give and bequeath unto my dear Daughter REBECCA ANDREWS of Exmouth Terrace in the said parish of Gillingham and County of Kent Widow the following pieces of Silver plate which I came possessed of by virtue of my marriage with her mother (my first Wife REBECCA now deceased) namely one pint can six table spoons and six tea spoons and a cream pot for the use and benefit of her my said Daughter But if she should not be living at the time of my decease Then I give and bequeath the same unto her daughters REBECCA ANDREWS and ANN ANDREWS in and by equal parts and shares for their respective use and benefit And I do hereby give and devise all that my messuage or tenement yard garden hereditaments and premises situate lying and being in Middle Street Brompton and parish of Gillingham aforesaid and now in my own occupation unto my dear Wife SARAH BROMFIELD and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life she keeping the same in good and sufficient repair order and condition And from and immediately after her decease (if in the life time of my said Daughter) then I give and devise the same unto unto my said Daughter REBECCA ANDREWS for and during the term of her natural life independent of any husband with whom she may intermarry and not to be subject or liable to but wholly free from his debts undertakings and engagements and her receipt from time to time for the rent and profits thereof whether married or sole shall alone be a good and sufficient discharge to the tenant paying the same and my said Daughter in like manner keeping keeping the said premises in good and sufficient repair And from and after the decease of the survivor of them my said Wife and Daughter Then I give and devise the said messuage or tenement hereditaments and premises unto my grand daughters the said REBECCA ANDREWS the Younger and ANN ANDREWS and my wife's relative JAMES DULVEY (Son of JOHN DULVEY of Brompton aforesaid Shipwright )To hold the same unto them the said REBECCA ANDREWS the younger ANN ANDREWS and JAMES DULVEY in and by equal parts shares and proportions as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their respective heirs and assigns for ever And subject to the payment of all my just Debts Funeral and Testamentary Charges Expenses and the Expense of proving this my Will I do hereby give and bequeath all my ready money money and securities for money household goods and furniture plate ( not herein before specifically bequeathed) china and all the rest Residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever the same doth shall or may consist unto my said dear wife SARAH BROMFIELD for her own use and benefit And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife SARAH BROMFIELD Executrix and my good friend JAMES GILBERT of Brompton and parish of Gillingham aforesaid Surgeon Executor hereof and revoking and making void all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made do declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty ANTHY. BROMFIELD Signed Sealed published and declared by the said ANTHONY BROMFIELD the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto the words "one of" in the eighth line from the top of the first side being first erased and the word "Surgeon" being first interlined in the third line from the top of this last side


Proved 12th November 1832 Power reserved to JAMES GILBERT

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