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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 JAMES TURNER  of Sheerness in the County of Kent Shipwright being of sound and disposing mind  and Memory do hereby make this my last Will and Testament  First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping for the remission of all my Sins through  the Merits of Jesus Christ  my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer  and my Body to the Earth  or sea as it shall please God  and as for such Worldly Estate  and Effects which I shall be possessed of or intitled unto at the time of my decease
   I give and bequeath the same as followeth that is to say unto my Uncle WILLIAM TURNER  one full half part  of all my Goods Chattels Wages Prize Money Short allowance Money and all other Estate  whatsoever In Trust to pay the Same unto my Wife ELIZABETH at Such time and in Such Proportions as he shall think fit and all the rest and residue of my said Goods Chattels Wages Prize Money  Short allowance Money  and all other Estate whatsoever I give unto my Kinswoman ANNE the Daughter of the said WILLIAM  TUNER 
   And I do hereby nominate constitute and Appoint  the said WILLIAM TURNER Sole  Executor  of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other and former Wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament
   In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal this Eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord  One Thousand Seven hundred and fifty six in the twenty Ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second  by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith  etc JAMES TURNER Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said JAMES TURNER as and for his last Will and Testament  in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our names as Witnesses  in the presence of the said Testator the obliterations being first made  SAM SHEPHERD  ROBERT SHARLWOOD
Proved 10th January 1759

JAMES TURNER belonged to H.M.S. Newark, in the pay of the Royal Navy. WILLIAM TURNER has renounced executor-ship and administration was granted to ELIZABETH TURNER, the Widow.

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