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Will of William Berry

of Chatham, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/780
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the Name of God Amen I William Berry of Chatham in the County of Kent Mariner late belonging to his Majesties Ships Cornwall and Elizabeth being in Bodily Health and of Sound and disposing Mind and Memory and considering the Perils and Dangers of the Seas and other uncertainties of this Transitory Life do for avoiding Controversies after my Decease make Publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to Say
first I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall Please God to order and as for and concerning all my Worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say

all such Tickets Bounty Money Prize Money Short allowance Money Smart money Pensions and all other such Pay and Wages Sum and Sums of Money Lands tenements Goods Chattells and Estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing or belonging unto my at the time of my Decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto my beloved Brother John Berry of Chatham in the County of Kent Silversmith his Executors Administrators and Assigns

and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Brother John Berry Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain and ratify these Presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof to this my last Will and Testament I have Set my hand and Seal the Twenty Sixth day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Fifty and in the Twenty third year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Second by the Grace of God over Great Britain etc. the mark of William Berry Signed Sealed Published and declared in the Presence of
Samuel Duer Dorothy Duer

Proved at London 25 June 1750


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