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Wills of Caulkers of Chatham and Gillingham 1638-1841

John TOWERS 1805

I JOHN TOWERS of Brompton in the Parish of Gillingham in the County of Kent Ship Caulker being in good health of body and of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding (praised be God) Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say
first and principally I surrender my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator hoping to be saved by and through the only Merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried by and at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named
also I make constitute and appoint JOHN DRIVER of Brompton in the Parish of Gillingham in the County of Kent Shipwright and RICHARD RECORD of Brompton in the Parish of Brompton aforesaid Shipwright Executors of this my last Will and Testament
Also I give and bequeath unto my two Sisters MARY COOPER wife of THOMAS COOPER and ELIZABETH (    ?    ) Spinster the sum of fifty pounds apiece Sterling Money
Also I give and bequeath unto MARY COOPER aforesaid one Black? Chest with all my wearing apparel Woollen and Linen of all and every kind and sort soever and I do order and authorise my said Executors to pay and give up the same within three moths after my decease
and as for all the rest of my Real and personal Estate as Messuages Lands Tenements Heridits whatsoever and wheresoever with all and every kind of their appurts and also all my personal Estate as Money Securities for Money Monies in the publick Stocks or Funds Plate Linen Woollen Pewter Brass China Beds Bedding Household Stuff and implements of Household Debts Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever and wheresoever both Real and personal my just Debts Legacies and Funeral Expenses being thereout first paid and satisfied I give and bequeath the same to my Daughter MARY ADAMS wife of JAMES ADAMS and to the heirs of her respective Body lawfully issuing for ever
and I hereby revoke and make void all former wills by me at anytime heretofore made and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament
but it is my further will and desire and I do authorise and empower my Executors to take ? themselves out of my said Real and personal Estate all their reasonable Charges that they shall be put to in the execution of this my will
In Witness whereof I the said JOHN TOWERS have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and four JOHN TOWERS Signed Sealed published and declared by the said JOHN TOWERS the testator to be in last Will and Testament in the presence of us and of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto JOHN JEFFERY SUSANNA SOMERTON JNO. SOMERTON
Proved 4th April 1805

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