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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 LEANE of Sheerness in the County of Kent Shipwright made published and declared this twenty eighth day of February one thousand eight hundred and fifty six 
First I constitute and appoint my two Friends MATTHEW HELSTONE of Ordnance Row Devonport  in the County of Devon Shipwright and WILLIAM RICHARD BONE of Number nine Ross Street Morrice ? Town near Devonport aforesaid Joiner / Executors of this my will and Trustees  for carrying into effect the provisions thereof 
And I give and bequeath to them the said MATTHEW HELSTONE and WILLIAM RICHARD BONE all the Stock which may stand in my name  at the time of my decease  in the public funds  and all dividends and interest  which shall be then due or arising thereon  and all my ready money and securities for money  debts claims  and demands household  furniture and other effects  and property whatsoever Which I may have or be entitled to in possession reversion remainder expectancy at the tie of my decease  and all monies which shall become payable  to my Executors  or personal representative  upon or after my decease  from any Friendly Society  or Societies In Trust to convert into money or stock  in the Funds (except such parts of my household furniture  as my Daughter MARIAM LEANE shall select and set apart for her own use  and which I hereby  give her the use of during her minority) and to pay there-out in the first place all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses 
and In Trust in the next place to invest the surplus thereof at Interest  in such manner as they shall think proper  and out of the principal  and interest thereof  such Stock  as may be in the Funds  at the time of my decease to pay to my Daughter MARIAM LEANE the annuity of Ten pounds sterling  from the day  [of my] decease until she shall attain the full age of Twenty one years 
and immediately upon that event  happening In Trust  to pay make and transfer and assign all that shall then remain  of my personal property  Stock monies goods chattels and effects unto my said Daughter MARIAM LEANE  for her own absolute use  and benefit but in case  my said Daughter  shall die before attaining the age of Twenty one years
then to pay make over transfer and assign the same in such manner as she shall have appointed by her Will and in default  of any such appointment  then to such person or  persons  as would be by Law entitled to her personal estate  in the event of her dying  Intestate
And I hereby revoke all former Wills and Testaments  Dispositions  by me heretofore made and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament 
In witness whereof I have hereunto  set my hand the day and year first above written JOHN LEANE The foregoing writing was signed published and declared  by the above named JOHN LEANE  as his last Will and Testament  on the day and date thereof  in the presence of us  present at the same time  who in his presence and in the presence of each other  have hereunto set our names  as witnesses  JOHN THOMAS FRENCH?  Baker Sheerness  EDWD. FILKIN Accountant Sheerness 
Proved 6th June 1856 Power reserved to WILLIAM RICHARD BONE

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