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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 SAMUEL OSBORNE of Mile Town  Sheerness in the County of Kent   Superannuated Shipwright being sick in body  but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding  praise be unto Almighty God  for the same  do make publish and declare  this my last Will and Testament  in manner following  that is to say 
I give and bequeath unto MARY BARLING Spinster  daughter of NATHANIEL  BARLING of Sheerness aforesaid Caulker the sum of nineteen pounds nineteen shillings 
I give and bequeath unto RICHARD ATKINS  HANNAH TURKER Wife of ALFRED TURKER  and ESTHER CLAYTON Wife of EBENEEZER CLAYTON children of JOSHUA ATKINS  of Sheerness aforesaid  Shipwright the sum of ten pounds sterling each  to be paid to the said respective legatees within one month next after after my decease  to and for their sole and absolute use and benefit 
And I do hereby declare and direct that the legacies so given to the said HANNAH TURKER  and ESTHER CLAYTON shall not be subject or liable to the control debts or engagements of their respective husbands  but shall go to and be received  by the said HANNAH TURKER and ESTHER CLAYTON whose receipt alone (notwithstanding their covertue) shall be good and effective discharge to my Executors hereinafter named  for the same
I give and bequeath to the said JOSHUA ATKINS  the sun of ten pounds sterling  to cover and fully  discharge all the expenses to be incurred by him for my funeral  or incident thereto and also the further sum of two pounds sterling for his trouble on the occasion
And as to all the Rest Residue  and Remainder  of all monies securities for money  debts Dock Yard  pension  Club money  household goods and furniture linen  wearing apparel  and all other my personal estate  whatsoever and wheresoever (not otherwise hereinbefore disposed of  by me) After payment of all my just debts  and testamentary expenses
I give and bequeath  that same unto my Cousin  WILLIAM OSBORNE of Chancery Lane  in the City of London  Law Messenger for his absolute use and benefit 
And I do hereby appoint the said WILLIAM OSBORNE and JOSHUA ATKINS Executors of this my last Will and Testament  and do hereby revoke  all other Will or Wills  by me at any time  heretofore made  and declare this only  to be my true last Will and Testament  
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this  thirteenth day of October  one thousand eight hundred and fifty five  SAML. OSBORNE Signed declared and acknowledged  by the said Testator  as his last Will and Testament  in the presence of us  present at the same time  and who in his presence  at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses attesting the same  EDWD. HOOKER Solicitor Sheerness  JAMES CRADDOCK Sheerness 
Proved 15th November 1855

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