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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 CLARKSON of Sheerness in the Isle of Sheppy in the County of Kent  Shipwright being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be to Almighty God for the same and considering the uncertainty of this transitory life  do make this my last Will and Testament  in manner following that is to say in the first place 
I do hereby direct that all my just Debts and Funeral expenses and other costs and charges of proving this my Will shall be paid and discharged  by my Executrix  hereinafter named so soon after my decease as is conveniently  may be  and as to my Worldly Estate I give and dispose thereof  as follows
I give devise and bequeath all that my Messuage or Tenement  shop land and premises situate standing lying and being  on the North side of the High Street  Blue Town  in the parish of Minster  in the Isle of Sheppy in the County of Kent  with the appurtenances  thereunto belonging now in the occupation of ELIZABETH CLARK and also all my Household Goods  and Furniture Plate Linen China  Watches ready Money  Securities for money bonds bills book debts and all other real and personal Estate and Effects  whatsoever and wheresoever  and of what nature kind sort or quality  soever the same may be  and consist unto  my loving Wife ELIZABETH CLARKSON  her heirs Executors  administrators and assigns 
And I do hereby nominate constitute  and appoint my said loving Wife ELIZABETH CLARKSON sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time  heretofore made  and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament  written and contained  in one sheet of paper  my [hand]  and affixed my Seal this eighth day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand  and seven  JAMES CLARKSON Signed Sealed  published and declared by the said JAMES CLARKSON the Testator  as and for his last Will and Testament  in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other  have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto JOHN POLLOCK  WILLM. REED  JOHN LEDGER
Proved 25th June 1827

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