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Wills of Sheerness Shipwrights 1693 - 1855
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills  (Pre 1858)


IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The First day of October One Thousand seven Hundred and Nine according to the Computation of the Church of England  I JOHN EMS of Sheerness in the Island of Sheppy in the County of Kent Shipwright being of perfect memory and remembrance  praised be God Doe make and ordain this my last Will and Testament  in manner and form following  vizt First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God  my Maker  hoping that through the meritorious death and passion  of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon  for all my Sins And as for my body to be buryed in Christian buryall at the discretion of my Executrix nothing doubting  but at the General Resurrection  I shall receive the same again  by the mighty power of God And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God  to bless me in this life  I Give Devise and dispose of the same in the following manner  vizt Imprimis  I Give and bequeath to my Sister MARY BLISSET the sume of One shilling  Item I give unto my Sister CHARITY COLEMAN  the sume of One shilling   Item  all the Rest of my Houses Leases Lands Tenements  and Goods  whatsoever I Give unto my welbeloved Wife MARY EMS  and her heires for ever  Upon Condition  that she shall pay all my Debts  and Legacies  And make her sole  Executrix of this my last Will and Testament  revoking all other Wills and Testaments  In Witness whereof  I have hereunto sett  my hand and seal  the day of the yeare  first above written  Signed sealed published pronounced  and declare by the said JOHN EMS  as his last Will and Testament  in the presence of us the subscribers
(No Witnesses)
Proved 6th May 1714

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