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

Thomas DERING 1745

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I THOMAS DERING of Gillingham in the County of Kent Shipwright being in Bodily health and of sound and disposing Mind and Memory thanks be to God and Calling unto Mind the Uncertainty of my Body Do Make and Ordain this to be my last Will and Testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it And for my Body I Commend it to the Earth to be buryed at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again By the Mighty Power of God And as touching such Worldly and Personal Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I dispose in the following manner I will that my Debts and Funeral Charges be paid and discharged And all the rest of my Real and Personal Estate Goods and Chattels whatsoever I do give and bequeath unto my Beloved Wife MARY DERING whom I have constituted made and Ordained my only and Sole Executor of my Estate whatsoever freely to be possessed and Enjoyed by her and her Heirs for ever And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all other former Wills and Legacies Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any tine heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the 15th day of January Anno Dni 1718/19 And in the fifth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George over Great Britain etc King Defender of the Faith etc THOS. DERING Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by me the said THOMAS DERING as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us vizt. ROGER BAKER ELIZABETH MILLS her Mark HENRY PAUL

Proved 5th July 1745

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