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

John MORRIS proved 1843

of me John Morris of Chatham in the County of Kent Shipwright made published and declared the tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven in manner following that is to say First I desire that I may be decently buried by and at the discretion of my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named And I give and devise all that my freehold messuage or tenement with the appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Fort Pitt Street Ordnance Place Chatham aforesaid and now or late in my own occupation and all other my real Estate unto and to the use of my dear Wife Ann and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so long continue my widow sole and unmarried And I also give and bequeath the benefit use and enjoyment of all and every my moneys and securities for money monies in the Public Stocks or funds household goods and all other my Personal Estate whatsoever (after and subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses) unto my said Wife during such her widowhood with full power for her to apply and exhaust such part of the principal of my said moneys stocks funds and all other personal estate as she shall find to be necessary or think fit in and towards her maintenance and support during such of her widowhood and from and after the decease or second marriage of my said Wife whichever shall first happen I give and bequeath and devise my freehold messuage or tenement with the appurtenances and all other my real estate and also all and every the residue of my said moneys stocks funds and all other personal estate or so much and such parts thereof as shall remain unapplied and unexhausted as aforesaid to my Sons and Daughters John Foster Morris Richard Morris Sarah Jemmima Morris William Filmer Morris Elizabeth Morris and Mary Ann Gammon equally to be divided between them share and share alike and their respective heirs executors and administrators as tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants And I make constitute and appoint my said Wife and my Sons John Foster Morris and William Filmer Morris Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament and do revoke and declare void all former Wills by [me] made In Witness whereof I the said John Morris the Testator have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day year first above written Jno Morris Signed Sealed and Published and Declared by the said John Morris the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto Joseph Thomas Taffs Alexander Grace James Taffs Fort Pitt Street Ordnance Place

Proved 24th October 1843

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