The Will of Henry Collett (Ref. 1H2) of Charlton Kings

made on 5th January 1669

and proved in 1670







In the name of God Amen the fifth day of January Anno Dom 1669 I Henry Collett soldier of Charlton Kings in the County of Gloucester yeoman being sick in body but in perfect memory thanks be given unto Almighty God do here make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following first I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator and through Jesus Christ my only redeemer by whose merits I hope to be saved and my body to the earth from whence it came and my worldly goods and dispose thereof as followeth


I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Henry Collett the younger the bedsheet in the Haule Chamber the table board in the Haule with the frame and forms thereto belonging and all the cutlery in the say Haule the c____ in the chimney the furnace the sesterme and the malt Mill to have and hold to my said son Henry Collett the younger and to his heirs for every more to be and remain as standards to the Message House


I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Collett one plank bed with a bedsheet cushion sheets blankets and headings thereto belonging one pot and sifter of pewter


And all the rest of my goods and chattels whatsoever I give and bequeath unto Edit my wife and unto my daughter Margaret Collett equally to be divided betwixt them whom I do make and appoint to be my joint executives of this my last Will and Testament to see my farewell discharges and this my will duly performed


And I do appoint desiring no other but my best friends John Collett of Cheltenham and Robert Backhouse of Charlton Kings to be overseers of this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written






The Will was sealed and published in the presence of

Edmund E Cartwright and his clerk Anthony Webb.




Henry Collett (Ref. 1I3), Robert Collett (Ref. 1I5), Margaret Collett (Ref. 1I1)