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

William BORMAN - 1653

In the name of God amen
this twenty and one day of September in the yeare of our Lord one thousand fifty and two I William Borman of Chatham in the county of Kent shipwright beinge at present sicke in body but of pfect minde and memory doe make and declare my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge first and principally I bequeath my soule to Allmighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to the earth to be decently buryed as my executrix shall think fitt and as for such worldly substance as God in his mercy hath lent me bequeath as followeth Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Borman the sume of tenn pounds Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margarett the wife of Ed Woodroof the sume of tenn shillings all of good and lawfull money of England and as for all other my goods chattels household stuff and what ever else is mine I give and bequeath to Joane my now wife for and towards the bringing upp of my children whom I make my full and sole executrix to this my last will and testament in witness thereof I the said William Borman hath hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written William Borman sealed signed and acknowledged to be the last will and testament in the presence of Ric. Allin John Short Ri. Burley

Proved 23rd September 1653

(Note in Probate: The will is a copy of the original which was accidentally lost. Witnesses Allin and Burley are sworn as to the accuracy of the document.)

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