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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 ROBERT BUTLER Shipwright of His Majesty's Dock Yard at Sheerness in the County of Kent being in good Health of Body  and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding  praised be Almighty God  for the same but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life  do make & publish and declare this my last Will and Testament  in manner following that is to say 
In the first place I do hereby direst that all my just Debts and Funeral Expenses and the Costs and Charges of proving this my Will  shall be paid and discharged by my Executor hereafter named  as soon after my decease  as conveniently may be 
And as to my Worldly Estate  I give and dispose thereof as follows I give and bequeath  All Wages   and Sum and Sums of Money  that shall or may be due to me  as a Shipwright or in any other  capacity in the Service of his present or any future Majesty 
And also all my Linen Wearing Apparel  Watches Working Tools Ready Money Bills Bonds promissory Notes and other Securities and all my personal Estate  and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever  the same may be and of what kind sort or quality soever the same may be and consist at the time of my decease  Unto my dear Brothers and Sisters  following that is to say JOHN BUTLER  of the parish of Poulton  in Lancashire Shoemaker  WILLIAM BUTLER  of the same Parish Shoemaker  AGNES HULL Wife of MATTHEW HULL of Marton near Poulton aforesaid Labourer JOSEPH BUTLER now of Preston Joiner  and BETTY TURNER Wife of ROBERT TURNER of Poulton aforesaid  Shoemaker  to be equally divided between them share and share alike 
And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Brother JOHN BUTLER Executor of this my last Will and Testament  and I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament 
In Testimony whereof I have subscribed my name  and affixed my seal  this twenty fourth day of February  in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred  and twenty ROBERT BUTLER Signed Sealed published and declared  by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament  in the presence of us who at his Request and in his presence  have in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names  as Witnesses hereto ROBT. HOSKING Junr. Solicitor  Sheerness EDWD HOOKER Clk to Mr HOSKINGS Sheerness
Proved 10th February 1824

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