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Wills of 17th Century Gentlemen of Chatham 1647-1698

Richard ISAACSON 1659

Richard Isaacson was a Painter and Decorator, a Citizen of London and member of the Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers. He worked for the Royal Navy in London, he eventually moved to Chatham, where he leased Phineas Pett's house. Born in 1594, so he was about 64/65 at his death.

In the Name of God Amen
I Richard Isaackson of Chatham in the County of Kent gent beinge at this present sick in bodie but of disposing memory doe make and declare my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge that is to say
   First I give and bequeath unto my Nephewe Edward Walker the summe of three hundred pounds of that money which is owing to mee by the state to be paid unto him by my Executrix hereafter named within three months next after shee shall have received the same
   Item I give and devise unto my Nephew Isaack Walker and to his heyres for severall? those my lands Tenem[ents] and hereditaments with their appurtenances commonly called Shaxland? (or Shapland?) otherwise Shaxland Hall situate lyeinge and beinge in Shaxland and Pricklewell (Prittlewell?) or either of them in the County of Essex and all other my lands and Tenements whatsoever situate lyinge and beinge in the said County of Essex and the Reversion and Reversions and remaynder of the same from and after the decease of my loveing wife Mary Isaackson to whom I have conveyed the same for her life
   Item All my personall Estate whatsoever not allready before bequeathed I give and bequeath to the sayd Mary my wife whome I constitute and ordayne the sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament
   In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this present sixteenth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord one thousand sixe hundred fifty and nyne The marke of the above named Richard Isaackson Signed sealed and published by the above named Richard Isaackson in the presence of Mary Condall the marke of Anne Head Wm Head Ri Head
   Proved 3rd May 1659

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