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Wills of Rochester Shipwrights 1652 - 1837
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills  (Pre 1858)

Thomas PATTEN 1764

I THOMAS PATTEN of the parish of Saint Margaret next the City of Rochester in the County of Kent Shipwright being in good heath of body and of sound and disposing Mind and Memory do hereby make my last Will and Testament first and principally commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping for Remission of all my Sins through the Merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour and Redeemer and my body to the Earth or ea as it shall please God and as for such Worldly Estate and Effects which I shall be possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my decease I give and bequeath the same as followeth that is to say All and singular my pay wages Earnings either as a Carpenter's Mate on board his Majesty's Ship Colloden or in any other Ship or Vessel and also all my pay and wages for my service or otherwise in his Majesty's Dock Yard at Antigua or elsewhere I do give devise and bequeath the same unto my Honoured Mother MARY PATTEN her Heirs and Assigns for ever And I do hereby nominate constitute and Appoint my said Mother MARY PATTEN full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I do give and bequeath unto my said Executrix All the Rest and Residue of my Estate whatsoever both Real and Personal hereby revoking and making void all other and former Wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fourth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Sixty and in the thirty fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith THOMAS PATTEN Signed Sealed published and declared by the said THOMAS PATTEN the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator JOHN PATTEN RICHD. BRISTOW

Proved 15th October 1764

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