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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 I THOMAS SIMMONS Shipwright belonging to his Majesty's Yard at Sheerness being sick in body but of good and perfect Memory thanks be to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertain Estate of this Transitory Life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to all do make and declare  this my last Will and Testament  in manner and form following  (that is to say) Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law JOSEPH SIMMONS  one shilling  Item I give and bequeath  to my well beloved  Daughter ANN SIMMONS  Wife of the said JOSEPH SIMMONS Five Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain  Item I give and bequeath  to my Son in Law JOHN JORDAN One Shilling Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter CHRISTIAN JORDAN  all the remainder (that is to say) Sum and Sums of Money likewise Plate Linen Goods Chattels and whatsoever else shall belong to me  at the time of my decease for her sole use and benefit for ever and the said JOHN JORDAN  Husband of the said CHRISTIAN JORDAN  shall have no Claim or right to but the said CHRISTIAN JORDAN to enjoy the same as fully as if she was a single Woman  and unmarried  and her Receipts to be a full discharge  to the Executors hereafter named  I leaving it for her own Support and Maintenance  And I do hereby make and appoint  my loving Friend JOHN CHAPMAN Sole Executor  (in trust for my said Daughter CHRISTIAN JORDAN) of this my last Will and Testament  for which Trouble I give him a Gold Ring of One Guinea  Value hereby revoking and making void all former Wills and Bequests by me made and declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament  In Witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seal this Twentieth day of November 1744  I give unto my Brother SAML. SIMMONS a Gold Ring  THOS SIMMONS  Signed sealed and delivered  in the presence of us RICHARD MARR  JNO. COTTON ?  SAML. SIDDEN 
Proved 28th March 1748

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