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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 BARRETT of Sheerness in the Isle of Shepey and County of Kent Shipwright  being weak in Body but of sound disposing Mind  Do make and constitute this my last Will and Testament  in manner and form following  First and principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God  hoping for Salvation  through the Merits  of my All sufficient Saviour  to obtain Everlasting Happiness  And my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently Interred by my Executor hereinafter mentioned  and for the worldly Goods  wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give and bequeath as follows to my Children begotten upon the Body of my Wife ANN BARRETT I give the sum of Sixty Pounds  to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike  to be putt to Interest  and the said Interest to be paid by my Executor to my loving Wife ANN BARRETT for the bringing them up as for my Son or Sons  what shall live to be putt Aprentice their or his share shall be for that use  and as for my Daughter or Daughters  their or her share  shall be given them or her at the age of twenty one  or on the day of Marriage  which shall first happen
Item I give to Eldest Son THOMAS BARRETT my Silver Watch
and all other my Goods Money  Household Furniture  I give to my loving Wife ANN BARRETT for her sole use  and benefit
 And I do appoint JOHN LYNCH junr of Sheerness  Sole Executor and Trustee  for my Wife and Children of this my last Will and Testament
 In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth of November in the year of our Lord  one thousand seven hundred and eighty THOMAS BARRETT Signed sealed and delivered  in the presence of us  JOHN HOLMES  JOHN HOOKER
Proved 20th June 1781

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