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

Joseph Stanley TOOKEY proved 1822

I Joseph Stanley Tookey of the Parish of Chatham in the County of Kent Shipwright being in bodily health and of sound mind memory and understanding thanks be to Almighty God for it Calling to mind the uncertainty of this frail Transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call Do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I commit my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator in hopes of Eternal Salvation thro the alone merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred by and at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and for the settling of my Temporal Estate and such Goods Chattels and debts and whatever else it may please God to bless me with I do order give and dispose the same in manner and form following that is to say Imprimis I will and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Bennet Tookey all my Worldly Goods and Chattels or whatever else I may be invested with or any ways belonging unto me at the time of my decease for her natural life and after her decease I will and bequeath the lease of my dwelling house furniture and apparel unto my Son John Tookey Shipwright of the parish of Chatham in the County of Kent and I will and direct unto my grandson John Tookey Son of the above my silver Watch and I will and bequeath the whole of the remaining property unto my two Sons John Tookey of the parish of Chatham in the County of Kent Shipwright and William Tookey of the parish of Saint Margaret's* in the County of Kent Shipwright to be equally divided between them whom I do make and appoint my Executors In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen Joseph Stanley Tookey Sealed and Signed in the presence of William Billinghurst Sarah Billinghurst Witnesses

Proved 26th April 1822

* No doubt, St. Margaret's, Rochester

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