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Wills of Gillingham Shipwrights 1621 - 1852
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills  (Pre 1858)

James ADAMS 1830

I JAMES ADAMS of High Street Brompton in the parish of Gillingham in the County of Kent Shipwright being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do this twenty sixth day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I desire to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named And as to such Worldly Goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me whatsoever and wheresoever whether real or personal or of what nature kind or quality soever the same may be after payment of my just debts funeral expenses and the expenses of proving this my Will do hereby give devise and bequeath the same unto my dear Wife MARY ADAMS for and during her natural life and from and after her decease I give devise and bequeath all and every my said real and personal estate to my daughter ANN SOPHIA SUGDEN her heirs and assigns for ever I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Wife Executrix of this my Will In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written JS. ADAMS Signed sealed published and declared by the within named JAMES ADAMS as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses JOHN VINALL RICHD. CROUCH WM. SEXTON

Proved 2nd October 1830

Headstone Formerly in the Churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene, Gillingham
(No 35 in my Monumental Inscriptions)
WHO DIED 6th JUNE 1830

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