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

John TOMKEN 1797

I JOHN TOMKEN of the Parish of Saint Margaret next the City of Rochester in the County of Kent Shipwright Do make and declare this my last Will and Testament First I direct the payment of all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses I give and bequeath to my Son JOHN TOMKEN and my Daughters MARY BURGES and ANN THOMAS one hundred pounds Capital Stock in the Three Per Cent Consolidated Bank Annuities now standing in my Name to be equally divided among my said Children share and share alike but not till after the death of my now Wife ELIZABETH TOMKEN I give and bequeath to my said Wife ELIZABETH TOMKEN all the Interest and Annuity which shall arise from the above mentioned Capital Stock during her natural life and all the rest and residue of my Estate Goods Chattels and Property whatsoever and wheresoever and I do constitute and appoint my said Wife Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Witness my Hand this Eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four JOHN TOMKEN Signed Sealed Published and declared by the above mentioned Testator to be his last Will and Testament on the day and year above written in the presence of us JOHN LONGLEY FRANCES LONGLEY WILLIAM BURR

Proved 23rd May 1797

Notes in margin.
22nd May 1806 The will was not administered by Elizabeth Tomken. Administration granted to William Chanlett or Chavisett?, Nephew and administrator of the goods of Elizabeth Tomken.

23rd July 1821 The estate of Elizabeth Tomken was not administered by Chanlett or Chavisett, so administration was granted to Mary Ann Carpenter , wife of Thomas Carpenter, Esquire.

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