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Wills of 19th Century Chatham Shipwrights
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills  (Pre 1858)

William BERRY - 1804

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Berry of the Parish of Chatham in the County of Kent Shipwright that is to say First I do hereby give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Ann Berry the sum of twenty pounds I also give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Wife of John Phillips the sum of ten pounds I also give unto my Daughter Sarah Wife of William Pegan the sum of ten pounds I give unto my Daughter Martha Wife of Joseph Hoar all my household goods plate linen and china with what money shall or may be found at my decease standing in my Name in the Books of the Bank of England Stock with all such money as shall be due to my Servant on my account in his Majesties Yard at Chatham or elsewhere and all Club Monies debts of what denomination Real or Personal wheresoever Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Daughter Martha Hoar sole executrix to this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and annulling all other wills at any time hereforeto made by me and I do declare this alone to be my last Will written [   ?   ] hand and Sealed with my Seal this first day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses hereto William Berry Signed Sealed and delivered published and declared by the said William Berry in the presence of us and we in the presence of each other to be his last Will and Testament the day and date above written as witness our hands John Whiffen William Stanton Edwd Jefferys

Proved 21st November 1805

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