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


THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me JOHN TYLER of Sheerness Shipwright after payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses 
I give devise and bequeath unto my son in law JOHN BILBE of Sheerness  Block maker the dwelling house in which he now resides  for the term of his natural life  (he keeping the same in good tenant-able repair together with the ground  at the back east and west in line with the north end and now in my own occupation  and after the decease of the said JOHN BILBE 
I give and bequeath  the said house and land unto my grand daughter SUSANNA BILBE  her executors administrators  and assigns 
I give and bequeath unto my said son in law JOHN BILBE the sum of fifty pounds 
I give devise and bequeath unto my grand daughter MARTHA BILBE  two dwelling houses situate in East Street Blue Town  Sheerness and all the residue of the ground  attached thereto  for her own sole use and benefit  or her assigns for ever  and also the sum of twenty five pounds 
I also give and bequeath unto my  three grand daughters SUSANNA BILBE  FRANCES LOFT and MIRIAM BILBE the sum of five pounds each of lawful British money and
As to the residue and remainder  of all my real and personal estate  whatsoever
I give devise and bequeath  the same unto my daughter  FRANCES the wife of WILLIAM WHARTON Navy Clerk in the Dock Yard at Sheerness 
And I do hereby appoint my said beloved daughter FRANCES WHARTON  sole Executor  of this my last Will and Testament 
As Witness my hand  this fifth day of September  1848 JOHN TYLER Signed sealed and acknowledged  by the said JOHN TYLER 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 hereunto subscribed our names  as witnesses WILLIAM BRIDGE  Joiner Sheerness  RICHARD BRIGHTMAN Estate Agent  Sheerness 
Proved 13th June 1854

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