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

John METCALFE proved 1805

I John Metcalfe of the Parish of Chatham in the County of Kent Shipwright being feeble and weak in Body but of sound Mind Memory and understanding do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit First and principally I commend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God who gave it hoping for pardon and Remission of all my Sins thro the Merits and Satisfaction of Jesus Christ my alone and only Saviour and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor and my Executrix hereinafter named and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give bequeath and dispose thereof as follows that is to say to Thomas Metcalfe my Son and Katherine Jonson my Daughter Widow of George Jonson both of Chatham aforesaid All that I am and shall be possessed of to have share and share alike and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Thomas Metcalfe and Katherine Jonson Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four John Metcalfe The word my Daughter being interlined Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the presence of Richard Morris Henry Rich?

Proved 24th January 1805 Katherine Johnson's name, by mistake written in the will Katherine Jonson

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