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Wills of 17th Century Chatham Shipwrights
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills 1603 - 1699)

John CLEMENCE - 1646

In the name of God amen
this fifteenth day of July ano dno 1646 I John Clemence of Chatham in the county of Kent shipwright being sicke in body but of perfect memory doe make and ordaine my last will and testament in manner and forme following first and principally I committ and comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my corps to the earth to be decently buried as my executor shall think fit and for such worldly substance as God in his mercy hath lent me I give and bequeath as followeth Item I give and bequeath to my sonne Thomas Clemence one featherbed and bedstead      ?      and blankett belonging to it with bolster and a plaine deale chest standing in the chamber and one brass pott and one iron pott and one spitt and one little table standing in the chamber a forme and five pounds of lawfull english money to be paid him within one yeare and a half after my decease and likewise the foresaid goods and as for all other my goods and money household stuffe whatsoever I give unto Alice my wife whom I make my sole executor to this my last will and testament dated this day and yeare first above written the mark of John Clemence sealed and delivered in the prescence [of] us the mark of George Wiggenes Ri. Burley

Proved 7th August 1646

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