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

Leonard STAFF proved 1817

I Leonard Staff of Brompton next Chatham in the County of Kent Shipwright being of a sound mind but weak in body do make this my last Will and Testament whereby revoking all other wills I give and bequeath unto Judith my Wife all the property of whatever description which I may possess at the time of my decease except the sum of five hundred pounds which I will to be invested in the Public Funds or in such other manner as my Executors hereinafter named may think proper the interest thereof I bequeath to my said Wife Judith during her natural life and at her decease I give & bequeath to my Son Leonard Peter now of Brompton aforesaid the sum of ten pounds to be paid out of the said five hundred pounds and the remaining sum of four hundred and ninety pounds I give and bequeath to my two Daughters named Susanna and Sarah Ann share and share alike and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Wife Judith Mr Peter Brames of Fulham Middlesex Nursery Man and Mr John Nelloth of Sheerness Kent to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness thereto I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 6th day of August in the year of our Lord 1817 Leonard Staff Witnesses Geo Mitchell Geo Scott

Proved 21st October 1817 Power reserved to Peter Brames

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