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

Anthony Markett 1731

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I ANTHONY MARKETT of Gillingham in the County of Kent Shipwright being in good health of body and of sound mind and disposing memory Do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner and forme following that is to say In the first place I give and commend my Soul to Almighty God that gave it and my body I committ to the Earth to be decently buryed att the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named And as touching such temporal Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and bequeath the same as followeth Imprimis I give and devise All that my severall pieces or parcels of arable land with their appurtenances lying and being in the parish of Christchurch in Hampshire containing by estimation twenty three acres more or less now in the occupation of WILLIAM MITCHELL unto my deare and loveing wife MARY MARKETT for and during so long time as she shall contiue my widow and from and after her decease or marriage again I give and devise the same severall pieces or parcels of arable land to my Sonn and heire JOHN MARKETT Item I give and bequeath to my said Sonn JOHN MARKETT one Ring of Gold of the value of Twenty shillings to weare in remembrance of me Item all the rest and residue of my ready money Debts Credits pay wages plate lynen goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever after my owne just debts Legacies Funerall charges and charges of proveing this my Will and fully paid and satisfied I give and bequeath the same unto my said deare and loveing wife MARY MARKETT and to her Executors Administrators and Assigns And I do appoint her my said loveing wife MARY MARKETT full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And do hereby revoke all former and other Wills and Testaments whatsoever by me att any time before the publishing of these presents In witness whereof I the said ANTHONY MARKETT the Testator have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this present Twenty Second day of January in the first yeare of the reigne of King George over Great Britaine etc and in the yeare of our Lord 1714 ANTHONY MARKETT Signed sealed and by the said ANTHONY MARKETT the Testator published and declared to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and att his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto RICH SHEAFE JHO SHEAFE HEN SHEAFE

Proved 7th February 1731 (1732 in the modern calendar)

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