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

Charles POTTEN 1761

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I CHARLES POTTEN of the parish of Gillingham Shipwright being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make this my last Will and Testament First and principally I commend my Soul hoping into the hands of Almighty God hoping for Remission of all my sins through the Merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour and Redeemer And my body to the Earth I do for the Ease of my Mind and in order to prevent any Debate arising after the time of my Decease make constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say Imprimis I will and bequeath unto my kinsman JOHN SMITH all my Wearing Apparel and my Watch All the rest and residue of my Estate I will and bequeath unto my loving Sister CATHERINE SMITH Widow And I do appoint THOMAS COLLER Shipwright with my loving Sister CATHERINE SMITH whole Executors of this my last Will and Testament As Witness my hand this first day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty CHAS. POTTEN Sealed and delivered as Witness JOHN WATTS HEN. SAUNDERS WALKER MARSHALL

Proved 4th May 1761 Power reserved to THOMAS COLLER

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