Other wills and administrations: Will of John Gumbleton of Portsmouth

Will of John Gumbleton

PRO ref. Prob. 11/785

In the name of God amen the five and twentieth day of May Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and two I John Gumbleton of Portsmouth in the county of South[amp]ton Gent being good health and of perfect mind and memory doe make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following Impri[mis] I commit my soul to God and my body to the earth. Item I give to Eliza~ my wife lately called Eliza Garrett widd[ow] the sum of fifty pounds to be paid her within three months after my death Item I give to her all my household goods Item I give to her the sum of twenty pounds per ann[um] to be paid to her by quarterly payments for and during the term of her natural life without any reductions or abatements on any pretence or account whatsoever Item I give to John and James Garrett and each of htem five pounds. To my brother Jonathan Gumbleton five pounds. To each of his children five shillings. To John Masters William Barnes and Moses Staples of the city of Sarum clothiers and each of them five pounds to be paid within three months after my death.
Item all the rest residue and remainder of my goods chattels and estate my debts and funeral expenses being paid I give and bequeath to my son Obadiah Benjamin Gumbleton but in case he die before me then out of the said residue of my estate I give to my said sons in law John and James Garrett and each of them one hundred pounds to be paid within three months of my decease and the overplus thereof to Mary and Sarah children of my said brother equally to be divided between them and do make the said John Masters William Barnes and Moses Staples executors of this my will requiring them to see this my will duely performed in witness whereof revoking all other wills by me made I have to this my last will and testament put my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Jo. Gumbleton

Read signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us Mary Bissell; Charles Bissell; James Morecroft Junior


Probatum fuit hujusmodi testamentum apud London coram ven~li et egregio viro domino Richardo Raines milite Legum Doctore curia Prerogativae Cantuariensis magistro custode sive comisario legitime constituto vicesimo nono die mensis Januarii anno domini (stylo anglii) milessimo septingentesimo tertio juramentis Johannis Masters Willimi Barnes et Moses Staples executorum in dicto testimenta nominat quibus commisa fuit administratio omnium et singulorum bonorum jurium et creditorum dicti defuncti de bene et fideliter administrando eadem ad sancta dei evangeliae vigore Commisionis jurat

[Proved 29 Jan 1703/4]

29 Jan 1703

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