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Wills of Sheerness Shipwrights 1693 - 1855
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills  (Pre 1858)


I JOHN CURRY of Sheerness in the Isle of Sheppy in the County of Kent Shipwright being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament 
First I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary charges and expenses  may be fully paid and satisfied and from and after the payment thereof 
I give and bequeath all the rest Residue and remainder of my Estate and Estate of what nature kind or quality  the same shall consist of I may be possessed interested in or any ways entitled unto at the time of my decease unto HEPHZIBAH my lawful daughter to hold during the term of her natural life  and should JOHN BRIMSDEN Shipwright her lawful husband survive at the decease of my lawful daughter  HEPHZIBAH
I give and bequeath the same unto the said BRIMSDEN her lawful husband  during the term of his natural life  to hold
and at the death of HEPHZIBAH my lawful daughter  and JOHN BRIMSDEN her lawful husband I give and bequeath the same to all the lawful children of HEPHZIBAH my lawful daughter  to and for their own sole use and benefit  to be equally divided share and share alike 
Lastly I do hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore  made  and I do publish and declare  this only to be my true last will and testament
And I do hereby make and appoint HEPHZIBAH my lawful daughter  aforesaid Executrix and JOHN BRIMSDEN  aforesaid her lawful husband Executor  of this my said will 
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of June  in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty  JOHN CURRY  Signed sealed published and declared  by the said JOHN CURRY the testator as and for his last will and testament  in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto  JOHN COLE Senr.  JOHN COLE Junr.  THOS. PARRISH
Proved 7th May 1844

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