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

John PHILLIPS proved 1822

I John Phillips of the Parish of Chatham Shipwt and Submeasurer in his Majesty's Yard at Chatham in the County of Kent being of sound disposing mind and memory and understanding praised be God do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say First and principally I surrender my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to be saved by and through the merits and satisfaction of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer And my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my dear Children After all my funeral expenses and all other debts are discharged I then bequeath to my dearly and well beloved Daughter Sarah Phillips the Interest of all Sums of money vested in the Public Funds likewise all the profits arising from leasehold or freehold Estates at the time of my decease keeping the said Estate in good and Tenantable repair and satisfying any demands thereon likewise any sum arising from any Society likewise all my Wages due to me at my decease likewise all my Goods and Chattels Wearing Apparel Plate Linen and China and other Effects to her during her natural life while single but if she should alter her condition and marry then the said Interest and other effects to be valued and equally divided amongst the whole of my Children share and share alike likewise I constitute and appoint my Daughter Sarah sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness thereof I the said John Phillips the Testator have set my hand and seal in the presence of the undermentioned the 22nd June 1821 J. Phillips W. Greet Gent G.W. Crispin Gent

Proved 10th May 1822

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