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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 WILSON SEWELL of Sheerness in the County of Kent and Isle of Shepey 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 to Obtain Salvation through the Merits of my All Sufficient Saviour and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently Interred  at the discretion by my Executors hereinafter named  and for the Worldly Goods  wherewith it hath Pleased God to bless me  I give and bequeath as follows
Item I Give to my loving Brother   JOHN SEWELL that large Brick House now in the occupation of BRYANT BENTHAM  and the House joining  thereto now in the occupation of JOHN FAULKNER  upon the Condition of his Paying or causes to be paid to my beloved Wife REBECCA  SEWELL the Sum of four Shillings per Week during the Term of her natural Life to be Paid her Quarterly  regularly and without Fail by my Brother JOHN SEWELL his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns  I likewise Give to my Brother JOHN SEWELL one Silver Table Spoon my Gold Ring with all my Wearing Apparel 
Item I Give for divers Good causes and consideration to WILLIAM ROSE House Carpenter  the House in which I now live during his Life upon the condition  of his Paying to my Brother JOHN SEWELL  the Sum of two Pounds  a year and if MARY ROSE the Wife of the before Mentioned WILLIAM ROSE should outlive her husband  I Give the aforesaid House  which with the other Houses before Mentioned  and situated at the blue Houses in the Parish of Minster  to her the said MARY ROSE during her Life  Upon the Payment  of the said Annuity of two Pounds a Year and after their deceases I Give and bequeath the said House to my Brother JOHN SEWELL his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns
Item I Give to my Wife REBECCA SEWELL all my Household Furniture  of what ever kind  or nature 
Item I Give to JOHN LYNCH Shipwright five Pounds  for Mourning 
Item I Give to my Wife REBECCA SEWELL two suits of Mourning  suitable for a Widow
I Give to JOHN HOLINES? Taylor One Guinea for a Mourning Ring  a Silk Hatband  and Gloves 
I Give to WILLIAM BARLING  Caulker One Guinea for a Mourning Ring  a Silk Hatband and Gloves and my Will and Pleasure is that these Legacies be paid in One Month  after my decease  by my Executors  upon Average  according to their value Willed and I do appoint my Brother JOHN SEWELL and WILLIAM ROSE  Executors of this my last Will and Testament 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty second of July and in the Year of our Lord  one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty two  THOMAS WILSON SEWELL Signed Sealed  and delivered  in the Presence of us  WILLIAM INCE ? JAMES HELSEY ?  SHELSEY ? HELSEY ?
Proved 14th August 1782

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