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


THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me JAMES ROCKCLIFFE of Gillingham in the County of Kent Shipwright First I direct the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary charges and expenses as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by my Executrix hereinafter named and charge any deficiency to my personality or my realty I give devise and bequeath unto my dear Wife SARAH All and singular my freehold messuage or tenement and hereditaments situate in Gillingham aforesaid and now in my own occupation And also all and singular my two freehold messuages or tenements being under one roof situate in Ordnance Place in the parish of Chatham in the said County of Kent and now or lately in the several tenures or occupations of NATHANIEL BARNABY and [          ] CARLTON And also all my household furniture plate linen china and books money in the Savings Bank and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever To hold the same real and personal estate respectively unto my said Wife her heirs executors administrator and assigns absolutely And I hereby appoint my said Wife SARAH sole Executrix of this my Will and hereby revoking all former Wills by me made do declare this only to be my last In witness whereof I the said JAMES ROCKCLIFFE have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven JAMES ROCKCLIFFE Signed Sealed published and declared by the said JAMES ROCKCLIFFE the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses GEORGE ACWORTH Solr. Chatham Kent HENRY MORGAN JAMES BURTON his Clerks

Proved 5th May 1852

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