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

Christopher COLLIER 1640

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I CHRISTOPHER COLLIER of the prshe of Gillingham in the Countie of Kent Shipwright being at this time sick in bodie but of good and pfecte remembrance thanks be given to Allmighty god Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and testament in manner and forme followinge first I doe constitute and make    ?    my beloved wife my executrix and I commend my Soule into the hands of Allmightie god and my bodie to the earth whereof it was made to be buried by my said Executrix in Christian buriall As touchinge my earthly goods wherewith god hath blessed me in this world I dispose hereof as followeth First I give and bequeath unto my four Daughters MARY SARAH LUCRETIA and ELIZABETH tenn pounds apeece to be paid unto them att theire severall ages of twentie and one yeares or dayes of marriage which shall first happen And my meaning is that my said wife shall hand the education and bringing upp of my said Daughters SARAH LUCRETIA and ELIZABETH or    ?    shall putt them out and give three pounds apeece with then to have them well brought upp My meaning also is that my said wife shall have the education of my sonne WILLIAM COLLIER and I doe give unto him    ?    for a legacie the sume of fiftie pounds to be paid unto him att his age of twentie and one yeares And if anie of my Children shall dye before the times    ?    for payment of theire portions then my will is that the portion of anie of them so dying shall remaine to the Survivors of them to be equallie divided betweene them and every one    ?    thereof to be paid unto them att the daies of payment of the said severall portions And to the rest of my goods and Chattels whatsoever my debts and legacies being paid and my funeral expenses discharged I doe give and bequeath unto my said wife desiring her to hand    ?    care of my poore? Children and to be content with that portion of goods which I have given unto her and soe I wish her all happiness in this world and in the world to come I doe also make my loving friends RICHARD BOYES and THOMAS DAVIES Overseers of this my last will and testament In witness thereof I the said CHRISTOPHER COLLIER have hereunto putt my hand and seale this five and twentieth daie of January in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred thirtie and nyne* in the fifteenth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of god Kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the faith etc CHRISTOPHER COLLIER read Signed Sealed declared and published as the last will and testament of the said CHRISTOPHER COLLIER in the presence of THOMAS DAVIES by his marke RICHARD BOYES

Proved 20th February 1640** Administration granted to his widow JANE COLLIER

*1640 in the modern calendar   **1641 in the modern calendar

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