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Wills of Caulkers of Chatham and Gillingham 1638-1841

Edward KENNETT 1753

I EDWARD KENNETT of Chatham in the County of Kent Caulker now Caulker's mate of the Exeter India-man being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make this my last Will and Testament
   First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping for remission of all my Sins through the Merits of Jesus Christ my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer and my Body to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God
   And as for such worldly Estate and Effects which I shall be possessed of or intitled unto at the time of my decease I give and bequeath the same as followeth that is to say I will and bequeath all my Estate both real and personal unto my Trusty Friend WILLIAM TRATTLES* of Chatham Caulker And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint him my aforesaid Friend WILLIAM TRATTLES of Chatham my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testaments
   And I do give and bequeath unto my said Executor all the rest and residue of my Estate whatsoever both real and personal hereby revoking and making void all other and former Wills by me heretofore made and also declare this to be my last Will and Testament
   In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this second day of December in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty one and in the twenty fourth Year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc EDWARD KENNETT Signed sealed published and declared by the said EDWARD KENNETT as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator THOS. JEYES NATHANEAL FRANCKLIN
   Proved 18th June 1753

* See William TRATTLES 118 Chatham St Mary Monumental Inscriptions on this site

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