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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 thirtyeth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty seven  I GEORGE BANNISTER  of Sheerness in the County of Kent Shipwright being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God  I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament  in manner and form following  that is to say first and chiefly I give my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me  and my body I commend to the Earth  to be decently buryed in Christian buryal 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 as touching my worldly Estate  wherewith it has pleased God  to bless me I give devise bequeath  and dispose of the same to my welbeloved Sister ANNE BANNISTER whom of this my last Will I bequeath  my full and whole Executrix  and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannuall al and every other former Testaments Wills  Legacies and Executors  by me in anywise before this time  named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and Testament  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand  and seal the day of the year above written GEORGE BANNISTER Signed sealed published pronounced and declared  by the said GEORGE BANNISTER  as his last Will and Testament  in presence of AN: ALLEN  THOS JOYCE  NICHOLAS DASH
Proved 21st May 1729

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