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Robert Gillman of Hingham 1658 will

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Gilman Wills

Robert Gilman (abt.1581-1658) - Robert Gillman of Hingham 1658 will, Archdeaconry Court of Norwich, register copy wills v. 52:563, no. 571, Norwich Record Office; digital images, FamilySearch, FHL Digital Collection, DGS 8077038, image 105 of 312.]

Persons mentioned:

  • Mary my wife Testator's second wife and executor of will
  • Samuell Gillman my sonne
  • Mary Gillman my Daughter born to Testator and Mary the second wife
  • Sarah Gillman my Daughter
  • Anne Gillman my daughter
  • Lidia Gillman my Daughter
  • Thomas Nunne Testator bought a tenement and malthouse from him
  • my grandchilde Edward Gillman who lives with Testator, under 21 years
  • my sonne Daniell Gillman's children unnamed grandchildren all under 21 years
  • children w[hi]ch my Daughter Bayers had by her first husband Thomas Becloe unnamed grandchildren with surname Becloe, all under 21 years
  • Thomas Becloe deceased - first husband of Testator's married daughter
  • Unknown Bayers present husband of Testator's married daughter
  • John Pyke witness
  • William Browne witness

This Seaven and twentieth day
of September in the yeare of our Lord one Thousand five
hundred fifty & eight I Robert Gillman
of Hingham in the County of Norffs Beere brewer doe ordain
& make this my last will & testament in manner & forme
following : First bequeathing my Soule into the hands of
Allmighty God my blessed Creator, I Com[m]itt my Body to
the earth to be buried in Christian buriall Item I will &
devise all my lands tenements & hereditam[en]ts whatsoever
unto Mary my wife during the whole tearme of her naturall
life And after her decease unto Samuell Gillman my sonne
& to his heirs & assignes forever Upon condic[i]on not w[i]thstanding
that he the said Samuell his heirs or assignes Doe pay or
cause to be paid in or at the howse wherein I now dwell in
Hingham unto Mary Gillman my Daughter w[hi]ch I had by
the wife I now have, her executors administrators or assignes
the summ of twenty pownds of lawfull money of England
upon that Day w[hi]ch shall be one whole yeare from the day
of the decease of said Mary my wife, And unto Sarah
Gillman my Daughter her executors administrators or
assignes likewise twenty pownds of lawfull money of
England upon that day which shall be two whole yeares
from the day of the decease of of the said Mary my wife And
unto Anne Gillman my daughter her executors administrators
or assignes likewise twenty pownds of lawfull money of
England upon that day which shall be three whole yeares
from the day of the deceased of the said Mary my wife
And unto Lidia Gillman my Daughter her executors
administrators or assignes likewise twenty pownds of lawfull
money of England upon that day which shall be foure whole
yeares from the day of the Decease of the said Mary my
wife And if default shall happen to be made in paym[en]t
of the said severall sum[m]es of twenty pownds appece appointed
to be paid as aforesaid unto my said foure Daughters their
severall & respective executors administrators or assignes
or of any part or parcell thereof in manner & form aforesaid
That then & from thereforth I will & devise that my Tenem[en]t
which I late purchased of Thomas Nunne and the maulthouse

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thereto belonging shall wholy remaine & be together with all
the howses yards & grounds tenem[en]ts appurteyninge with
th'appurtanances unto my said foure Daughters Mary Sara
Anne & Lidia their heirs & assignes sev[er]ally & respectively
as Tenants in Common & not as Joynt tenants forever

Item I give unto my grandchilde Edward Gillman w[hi]ch
dwell with me Forty shillings of lawfull money of
England to be paid at his age of one & twenty years Item
I give to everyone of my sonne Daniell Gillman's
children twenty shillings apeece to be paid at their
severall ages of one & twenty yeares

Item I give to ev[er]y
of the children w[hi]ch my Daughter Bayers had by her first
husband Thomas Becloe twenty shillings a peece to be paid
at their severall ages of one and twenty yeares

Item all
the residue of my moveable goods cattell & chattells
whatsoever not before bequeathed in this my p[re]sent will &
Testament I give & bequeath them unto Mary my wife
whome I make sole executrix of this my p[re]sent will and
Testam[en]t to the intent she shall take my Debts owing to me
& pay the debts w[hi]ch I doe owe In wittness whereof I have
sett to my hand and seale

The mark of Robert Gillman

Sealed & declared by the said Robert Gillman to be
his last will & Testament in the p[re]sence of us John
Pyke & William Browne.

This will was p[ro]ved at London Before the Judges &c the
one & twentieth Day of January in the yeare of our Lord
1658 English Stile, By the oath of Mary Gillman
widdow relict of the said Deceased & sole executrix named
in the said will To whome ad[ministra]con was com[m]itted being in
Due forme of Law sworn &c well & truly to administer &c

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