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

John REDSAIL 1844

(This document is in poor condition)

a Superannuated Shipwright of Chatham Dock Yard residing in Manor Street Brompton Kent being of sound mind but infirm in body do hereby make this my last will and testament I hereby constitute my grand daughter MARY GRACE RIX my sole Executrix   ?   to see me decently interred and pay all my just debts for which I hereby give and bequeath to my said executrix my    ?       ?      ?    all my household furniture my Club money (about thirteen pounds) and whatever arrears of superannuation may be due to me at the time of my decease I have Thirty pounds standing in my name in the Rochester and Chatham Savings Bank which I give and bequeath JOS. ? SOLLER ?, ten pounds to [his?] three daughters    ?      ?       ?    and MATILDA LASH I likewise give to my daughter MARY GRACE BELCHER my silver watch Given under my hand this 8th day of August 1843 in the presence of the following witnesses CHRISTOPHER MEDFORTH ? JESSE CROWHURST

Will signed with his mark X

Affidavit 30th December 1843
JESSE CROWHURST of High Street Brompton Tallow Chandler is sworn. The rest is part illegible but is probably the usual statement, that he and the other witness witnessed the will after REDSAIL had signed it in his presence and that of each other.

Proved 5th January 1844.

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