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Will of John Potts

of Woolwich, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1555
Submitted by Ros Dunning
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Potts of Waterman’s Fields in the Parish of Woolwich in the County of Kent
First I recommend my Soul to God who gave it And my mortal body I direct shall be decently Interred in hopes that at the last day it will be raised a Glorious body the Charges attending my Interment I direct shall be paid out of the first Sale of such part of my Worldly Property as my Exors & Executrix hereafter named shall think proper first to dispose of

I will & bequeath to my Exors & Executrix upon trust the house I now live in with all my household Furniture Tools & wearing Apparel & whatever of this World Goods I am or may be possessed of at the time of my decease for the Maintenance & support of my Son Henry James Potts and my Daughter Mary Ann Potts

and my Will is that my said Exors & Executrix do either sell or keep for the benefit of my Children the said house & any part of my household Furniture they may think proper so far as such Sale or detaining such house or Furniture may appear to be most beneficial to my said Children

and further my Will is that should the said house be in the possession of my Exors & Executrix when the Youngest of my said Children shall have attained the Age of twenty Years then the said house to be sold and the Money equally divided between them after every Expence attending such Sale shall be fully paid and discharged

And I do hereby constitute nominate & appoint Mr Charles Chapman of Woolwich my Brother Thomas Potts of Horton Grange in the County of Northumberland and my Mother in Law Martha Thomas to be my Exors & Executrix
hereby revoking & disannulling all Wills by me heretofore made and do declare this & this only to be my last Will & Testament

In Witness whereof I the said Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this Sixteenth day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen John Potts
(Attestation Clause)
John Woodhead _ Cha: Dadd

Proved at London 16 April 1814


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