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

Thomas PARRETT 1835

I THOMAS PARRETT of the Parish of Gillingham in the County of Kent late Shipwright in His Majesty's Dock Yard Chatham Doth make this my last Will and Testament in manner following Namely I give and bequeath unto my Wife SARAH PARRETT the sum of Seventy pounds with all my wearing apparel I give & bequeath unto my said Wife the use of all my Household Furniture Books Linen Plate & China during her natural life and my Executors shall from time to time as the same shall become due the interest or dividends of all moneys lent out by me either to the Public Funds or elsewhere and shall pay the same within fourteen days after the receipt thereof unto my said Wife towards her support and maintenance during her natural life should my Wife dye before the above sum of Seventy pounds bequeathed to her shall be given to the three following persons namely to AMELIA COURT Wife of WILLIAM COURT my said Wife's Sister & Children the sum of thirty two pounds and unto WILLIAM TOPLEY and DAVID DURHAM & their Children Nephews to my said Wife the sum of nineteen pounds each and my Executors shall call in and receive all debts and other moneys due to me at the time of my decease as well as pay my just debts and Funeral & testamentary expenses and after the decease of my said Wife I give and bequeath unto Mr WILLIAM HUGHES of High Street Chatham Grocer and unto Mr JOHN ORTON Timber Converter of His Majesty's Dock Yard Chatham the sum of Five pounds each for the care and trouble they nay have in executing this my Will I also give and bequeath unto my Sisters SARAH KNOX and CATHERINE EVENDEN the sum of Ten pounds each should they dye it is to be given to their Children the Legacy bequeathed to my Sister SARAH KNOX my Executors shall retain in their own hands for her use and shall purchase out of the same a decent black Gown & Bonnet the remainder shall be paid her by instalments of one shilling or one shilling and six pence per week or to the value of the same in    ?       ?    at the discretion of my Executors she being now in Chatham poor house I give and bequeath unto ELIZABETH PARRETT Widow of my late Brother JOHN PARRETT the sum of Ten pounds should she dye it's to be give to her Son WILLIAM PARRETT I give and bequeath unto my Nephew JOSEPH PARRETT Son of my Brother JAMES PARRETT the sum of Ten pounds I give and bequeath unto SARAH OBBARD Wife of ROBERT OBBARD Niece of my Wife or her Children the sum of Ten pounds likewise my four post bedstead bed Furniture Goose Feather Bed & hair ? Mattress I give and bequeath unto my Nephew WILLIAM EVENDEN six silver Tea spoons and my Sofa I also give unto the said WILLIAM HUGHES of Chatham Grocer my Eight day Clock Mahogany Chairs Two Pictures the Holy Family & Infant St John I also give unto ANN HUGHES Wife of the said WILLIAM HUGHES my best set of China I also give unto WILLIAM HUGHES Son of the said WILLIAM HUGHES my silver Watch I also give unto the aforesaid AMELIA COURT Sister of my said Wife and her children my Quarter bible one half of my Linen Quilts blankets and Counterpanes and all my Wife's wearing apparel the remainder and residue of all my property of what kind soever not before given or bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my Nephew RICHARD JOHN PARRETT And it is my Will that my said Executors or either of them shall not be liable to answer or make good any lass that shall or may happen to the aforesaid property in executing this my Will And I do hereby direct that my Executors shall and may pay unto themselves out of my aforesaid property all reasonable and necessary Costs and Charges and expenses whatever that they or either of them shall be put unto or sustain in the execution of this my Will And lastly I do here nominate and appoint the said WILLIAM HUGHES and JOHN ORTON Executors to this my Will and Testament revoking and making void all and every other Will at any time heretofore made by me and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said THOMAS PARRETT have hereunto set my hand and Seal this second day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty three THOMAS X PARRETT Signed by my mark Sealed delivered and published by the above named THOMAS PARRETT in and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto RICHARD MOXON EDMUND BRYANT

Proved 4th September 1835

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