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Wills of 17th Century Gentlemen of Chatham 1647-1698

Robert LEE 1698

Robert Lee was Master Shipwright at Chatham, 1681-1698, he was responsible for the construction of ships

In the Name of God Amen
I Robert Lee of Chatham in the County of Kent Gent being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise be given to Allmighty God therefore Considering the uncertainty of human life do make and ordaine this my present last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say
   First I commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God who gave it hopeing through the meritorious death and passion of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free remission of all my Sins and to Inherit everlasting life And my body I commend to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named And as touching the disposition of such temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God of his Infinite goodness to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as follows
   First I will that all my debts and funerall Charges be paid and discharged
   Item I give and bequeath unto my dear Sister Sarah Edge the summe of ten pounds if she survives me
   Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William Lee the summe of one hundred pounds
   All the rest of my personall Estate goods and Chattels whatsoever I do give and bequeath unto my loveing and dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Lee dureing her naturall life whom I also make full and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and after her decease
   I doe give and bequeath unto my Son William Lee above named and his heires for ever All that manner or reputed manner (sic) commonly called or Known by the name of Mortyners (Mortimers) Situate lying and being in the parishes of Higham and Cliffe in the County of Kent aforesaid
   But the rest of my Estate goods and chattells I leave to be disposed of at the will of my Executrix above named
   And I do hereby revoke disannull and make void all former Wills and Testaments whatsoever by me heretofore made
   In witness whereof I the said Robert Lee to this my last Will and Testament have put my hand and seale the Seventeenth day of March in the tenth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord William the third by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the Faith etc Anno Domini 1697 Robert Lee Sealed and published in the presence of 1697⅞ Robert Lee Sealed and published in the presence of William Baynard S. Taylor J. Ouram?
   Proved 18th June 1698

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