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

Stephen TOWERS 1658

The eighth day of february in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand sixe hundred fifty and five I STEPHEN TOWERS of Eastgate Streete neare the Citty of Rochester in the County of Kent Shippwright Being in good health and perfect remembrance (Thanks bee given to God) But am Atakening Voyage to Sea in the State's Shipp called the Andrewe And I doe not know howe the Lord will deal with mee before my return And for that worldly Estate which God hath beene pleased to blesse mee withall Doe therefore make my last will and Testament In manner and forme followinge Imprimis I will and bequeath unto my loveing Brother in lawe JOHN DART of Strood in the County of Kent Wheelwright All and singular my goods chattels debts sume and summes of money legacies and demands whatsoever belonginge or appertaining unto mee from any person or persons whatsoever To him amd his heires for ever Item I make and ordayne my said brother in law JOHN DART my full and whole Executor of this my last will and testament Item I will and bequeath unto all my Kinsfolkes Twelve pence Apeece to bee payd by my Executor uppon demand This is my last will and Testament of mee the sayd STEPHEN TOWERS In Witness wherof  I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written Anno Domini One Thousand sixe hundred fifty five STEPHEN TOWERS Sealed and Delivered in the presence of AMBROSE BEKENFELL? GEORGE PARKER

Proved 1st September 1658

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