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The Will of

Richard GRAVATT (?-1679)


Many thanks to Ros Dunning for the following transcript:


In the name of God Amen I Richard Gravatt of the City of Chichester in the County of Sussex Taylor being not well in body but of sound and perfect Remembrance Praised bee the lord therefore Doe make and ordained this to bee my last Will and Testament in manner and former following that is to say first and Principally I Commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Maker and Creator and in Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer by whose death and passion I trust only to bee saved And I Committ my body to the Earth from whence it came to bee decently buried by the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter mentioned Item I give and bequeath unto Mary my now loveing wife the moiety or one halfe parte of the house wherein I now dwell during her naturall life And all my household goods whatsoever in my said house for and during her naturall life not to be moved out of the said house nor the property altered without it bee to pay for my debts and after the decease of Mary my said Wife I give and bequeath the said moiety of my said House and all my Household goods aforementioned that shall bee after my debts are discharged unto my Sonne Richard Gravatt But if my said Sonne Richard Gravatt shall happen to die without Issue of his owne Body Then my Will and meaning is that the moiety or one halfe parte of my said house shall remaine and bee unto my Sonne William Gravatt and his Executors or Administrators together with all my said Household goods that shall bee and remaine after my Debts are discharged Item I give and bequeath unto my said Sonne William Gravatt one shilling to bee paid unto him within one moneth next after my decease All the rest of my goods and chattels whatsoever I give fully wholly and totally unto Mary my said Wife whome I make full and whole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In Witnesses whereof I have hereunto set my hand and sealer Dated this seventh day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Six hundred seventy and Nine Rich: Gravatt

Sealed signed Published and Declared in the presence of Henry Ball, John Grigg, Robert Smith

Proved: 10 October 1679




This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012