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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 JOHN DAVIS  of the Ville of Sheerness in the County of Kent Shipwright  being in Sound health of body and of Sound mind praised be God for the same  but considering the Uncertainty of Human life  and to avoid Controversy after my decease do make and constitute  my last Will as follows
First and principally I recommend my Soul  to Almighty God hoping for Salvation through the merits of Jesus Christ  and for the Worldly Goods wherewith it hath pleased  God to bless me
I give as follows to my Children  all my Household Goods and Chattels  Plate and China 
Also my Dwelling House and all my Effects  to be divided equally among them also
All my ready money  when my Funeral Expenses are paid 
I likewise desire that this may be completed within three Calender months after my decease whereas I have set my hand and Seal  
I likewise desire that my Executors  receive nothing for their troubles  more than the rest of my Children 
Here I constitute  make ordain  WILLIAM WINTER and THOMAS DAVIS and JAMES DAVIS  Executors of this my last Will JOHN DAVIS 8th of October 1824 Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us EDWD. NEEVES  WM. FRENCH
Proved 26th March 1828 THOMAS and JAMES DAVIS are the sons, Power reserved to WILLIAM WINTER 

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