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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 PETER STURGESS of Sheerness Shipwright being very sick and weak in Body but of perfect Mind  and Memory thanks be given unto God  calling unto Mind the Mortality of the Body and Knowing that it is appointed  for all Men once to die  do make and ordain this my last Will and that is to say
Principally and first of all I give and bequeath my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent and Christian Burial  at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection  I shall receive the same again  by the Almighty power of God  and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
First I give and bequeath to my loving Sister SUSANNAH KNIGHT the Wife of JOHN KNIGHT living at Portsmouth  the sum of thirty pounds  of lawful Money of Great Britain to be raised  and levied out of my Estate 
Also I give to my loving Brother in law JOHN KNIGHT Husband of the above named SUSANNAH the sum of ten pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain 
and as to the rest residue and remainder of my Monies Securities for Money and Credits Goods Chattels and all other my personal Estate and Effects  whatsoever and wheresoever subject and chargeable with the payment of my Debts Funeral Expenses  and the above Legacies 
I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my Son in Law WILLIAM AUSTIN and to and for his own proper  & absolute use and benefit  and 
I nominate and appoint my said Son in Law WILLIAM AUSTIN  sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament 
In Witness whereof I the said PETER STURGESS the Testator to this my last Will and Testament  set my Hand and Seal this twenty fourth day of October in the year of our Lord  eighteen hundred and six PETER STURGESS Signed Sealed and Declared  by the said PETER STURGESS the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament  in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other we hereunto subscribe our Names as Witnesses  THOS PENNY  JAS THOMAS  AMBROSE PIPER during the ?
Proved 25th November 1806 

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