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Gersham POTTS 1812

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me GERSHAM POTTS of Gillingham in the County of Kent Shipwright made published & declared this Ninth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven in manner and form following that is to say First I desire to be decently buried by & under the direction of my Executrix hereinafter named and that all my just Debts & Funeral Expenses the Charge of proving this my Will and all other incidental Charges & Expenses be fully paid & satisfied as soon as convenient Unto my Niece DEBORRAH ALLOM Daughter of my Sister MARY my Gold Watch and Seal and my two    ?    Pine one in the shape of a heart composed of Gold and Diamond Sparkle and the other a Profile Shade of my Eldest Sister but do desire that the same is not to be delivered to her until after the decease of my dear Wife ANN And as to all my Real Estate and the rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate which I shall be possessed of interested in or entitled unto at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath the same unto THOMAS FREELAND of Chatham in the said County Gentleman his Exors & Admons Upon Trust that he the said THOMAS FREELAND his Exors or Admons shall & do permit & suffer my said Wife ANN to receive the Rents Interest and Dividends thereof as the same shall become due and payable for and during the term of her natural life And from and immediately after her Decease I give devise & bequeath the same unto and equally between her two Sons EDWARD THOMAS WATSON & JOSEPH WATSON share & share alike as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife ANN and the said THOMAS FREELAND Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills and Codicils by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said GERSHAM POTTS the Testator have hereunto set mu hand and Seal the day and year first above written GERSHAM POTTS Signed Sealed published and declared by the said GERSHAM POTTS the Testator as and for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request & in the presence of each other have Subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto G.J. LEANE Lieut Royal Navy THOS CHURCH JOHN BIRD Agent's Clerk

Proved 11th May 1812 Power reserved to THOMAS FREELAND

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