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

Robert ANDREWS 1812

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I ROBERT ANDREWS of Brompton in the Parish of Gillingham in the County of Kent Shipwright being in sound health of body and sound mind and understanding do revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made or published and hereby make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following in the first place I commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator through the intercession of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently Interred at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named as to my Worldly Estate I dispose thereof as follows that is to say I give & devise all that my Messuage or Tenement Yard Backside Garden and Premises with all the ways Liberties Privileges and Appurtenances thereto belonging being in Manor Street in Brompton aforesaid in the said Parish of Gillingham and now in my own Occupation unto the use of my loving Wife ELIZABETH and her Assigns for and during the Term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease unto the use of my Daughter ELIZABETH MARIA Wife of WILLIAM WU*LANDI*? Sail Maker in his Majesty's Yard at Chatham and MARY Mrs SIMES? Wife of ADAM Mr SIMES? Ropemaker in his Majesty's Yard at Chatham equally to be divided between them share and share alike as Tenants in Common & not as joint Tenants and to their Assigns or Heirs of their respective Bodies lawfully begotten and as for all and every the rest and residue of my Personal Estate as Monies Securities for Money Household Goods Furniture and Implements of Household Chattels Effects and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall die possessed of or entitled to at my decease I give and bequeath unto my Wife ELIZABETH for and during her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give the same unto my two Daughters aforesaid ELIZABETH MARIA WU*LAND I*? and MARY Mrs SIMES?, equally to be divided between them share and share alike and it is my desire that this my Freehold and Personal Estate shall in the first place be subject to the payment of my just Debts Funeral expenses the charge of proving this my Will and other incident charges and I do nominate constitute and appoint my said Son in Law ADAM Mr SIMES sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred & twelve ROBT. ANDREWS Signed sealed published and declared by the said ROBERT ANDREWS the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in his presence JNO. CLARK MARY SOMMERTON JNO. SOMMERTON

Proved 18th July 1812

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