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

Joseph BOULTON - 1694

In the name of God amen
I Joseph Boulton of Chatham in the county of Kent shipwright being in sound and perfect health of body and mind praised be God considering the great uncertainty of this transitory life doe therefore for the better quieting if my mind and composing my spiritts against a      ?      of sickness or death which may suddenly happen make and declare this my present last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to say I doe hereby give and bequeath all and singular my debts wages pay goods and chattels whatsoever unto my deare children Mary and Elizabeth Boulton equally btweene them and to the survivors of them that is to say I will that my said children be educated and brought up by my executorix hereafter named with my said estate or the benefitts profitts and interest thereof till such time they shall attaine their respective ages of eighteene yeares or may be marryed and that the then remainder of my said estate at their said respective age of eighteene yeares or on the day of their respective marriage which shall first happen be paid unto them respectively by my said executorix and I doe hereby nominate ordaine and appoint my loving mother in law Mary Moorcock of Chatham aforesaid widow full and sole executorix of this my last will and testament and sole guardian of my said children Mary and Elizabeth Boulton aforesaid hereby revokeing annulling and making void all and every former and other will and wills by me made or published at any time before the date hereof in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this one and thirtieth day of October in the second yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queen Defenders of the Faith etc. annos domini one thousand six hundred ninety Joseph Boulton signed sealed published and declared by the above named Joseph Boulton the testator to be his last will after the interlining (which shall first happen) in the presence of Mary mMoorcick John Moorcock John Rosewell.

Proved 21st June 1694

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