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Wills of 17th Century Gentlemen of Chatham 1647-1698

Anthony BERRY 1694

In the Name of God Amen
I Anthony Berry of Chatham in the County of Kent Gentleman being in good health sound perfect and disposing mind and memory thanks bee given to Almighty God for the same doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following
   Imprimis I comend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Maker and my body to the Earth to bee buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named
   Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Mr Robert Berry and to my Sister Elizabeth the Wife of Mr Edward Smith the sume of Tenn Shillings apeece to buy them Mourning Rings
   All the rest and residue of my goods household stuffe bedding plate linen and other my Chattels reall and personall I give and bequeath unto my deare and loving Wife Jane Berry And I further give and bequeath unto my said deare and loving Wife Jane Berry All my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever with their and every of their Appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of Sholden in the said County of Kent or elsewhere within the Kingdom of England To have and to hold to her her heires and Assignes forever
   And I doe hereby nominate ordaine constitute and appoynt my said deare and loving Wife to full and whole Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking annulling and making void all former and other last wills and testaments by mee made
   In witnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the twentieth day of Aprill in the Fourth yeare of the Raigne of our Soverraigne Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queene Anno Dni one thousand six hundred Ninety Two Antho: Berry Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Anthony Berry to be his last will and testament in the presence of Jo Furbarne Isaac Clarke John Fletcher Clarke and Fletcher live att the Three Tunns in Holborne
   Proved 19th December 1694

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