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

Thomas FOWLER 1754

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I THOMAS FOWLER of Gillingham in the County of Kent Shipwright belonging to his Majesty's Yard at Chatham being of Sound and Disposing memory and understanding (Praised be God for the same) Do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I Will and Direct that all such just Debts as I shall owe at the time of my decease together with my Funeral Charges the Probate of this my Will and all such charges and Expenses as my Executrix shall be at in and about the Execution thereof be fully paid and satisfied Item all and every the rest and residue of my ready Money Debts Credits Pay and Wages due to me for myself and servant in his Majesty's Yard at Chatham and all such Wages as shall hereafter become due for my said Servant in the said Yard or elsewhere during the remainder of of his Apprenticeship all such Household Goods Chattels Plate Rings Apparel Linen and Woollen and all personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever that shall be any ways due owing and belonging to me at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath the same unto my well beloved Wife ANN FOWLER and I do hereby nominate Ordain Constitute and appoint my said Wife ANN FOWLER Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament and revoke disannul and make void all other and former Wills and bequests by me at any time heretofore made Published or Spoken In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the eighteenth day of January in the twenty seventh year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty four THOS FOWLER Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said THOMAS FOWLER the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us WILLIAM COWES STEP. DUER

Proved 8th April 1754

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