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

John PARRETT 1738

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The fiveteen (sic) day of June in the twelst (sic) year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith One Thousand Seven Hundred thirty and eight I JOHN PARRETT of Gillingham in the County of Kent Shipwright being aged but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following First I Bequeath my Soul to Almighty God hoping to be saved through the Merrits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my Body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named Item I give my Niece MARY PARRETT Daughter of my Brother BENJAMIN PARRETT deceased all that my Messuage Tenement or dwelling House wherein I now live with the yard Garden and Appurtenances thereunto belonging Situate lying and being in Gillingham in the County of Kent in a place called Brompton to have and to hold unto my Niece MARY PARRETT and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life she Keeping the said premises in good repair and from and after her decease to the Eldest Son of my Nephew JOHN PARRETT of Chatham [in the County of Kent] Maltster that is now at this time living he Keeping the same in good Repair during the term of his natural life and immediately after his decease to the Eldest Son of my Nephew BENJ PARRETT of Chatham aforesaid Ropemaker during the term of his natural life and after his decease to the third Son of my said Nephew BENJ PARRETT and to him and his Heires and Assigns for ever Item Whereas a Messuage or Tenement and other Hereditaments situate lying and being at Sittingbourne in the County of Kent stand Mortgaged to me for a long Term of years by JOHN HOWLETT and JANE his Wife for Securing a considerable Sum of Money Now I give and bequeath such Messuage and Hereditaments and all my Estate Interest and term of years of and in the same and all Principal and Interest and all other moneys due or to grow due on the said Mortgage or the rents and profits of the said Mortgaged Premises to be equally divided    ?    and shared between my Nieces SARAH PARRETT and ANN PARRETT Daughters of my Brother BENJ PARRETT aforesaid and their Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever Item I give to my Brother AMBROSE PARRETT of London the Sum of Five pounds to be paid by my Executrix in one year after my decease Item I give my Brother JOSEPH PARRETT my wearing Apparel Linen and Woollen Also all the rest and residue of my ready Money Securities for Money Pay and Wages Debts Rings Plate Linen Woollen Bedding Pewter Brass Copper Goods Chattels and personal Estate whatsoever my Debts Funerall Expenses and all other incident charges being first paid by my said Niece MARY PARRETT I give and bequeath unto my said Niece MARY PARRETT her Executors Heires and Assigns and I do also appoint my said Niece MARY PARRETT Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me made And I do declare this to be my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said JOHN PARRETT the Testator to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of Paper to each Sheet of Paper have set my hand and seal date the year and day first above written JOHN PARRETT Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said JOHN PARRETT the Testator in the presence of us as Witnesses BENJ MOORCOCK RICHD SPRAY WILLIAM FA(   ?  )

Proved 22nd July 1738

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