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Will of Henry George Shipwright in Her Majesty's Dock Yard Stoke Damerel

Proved 5 April 1847

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/2054/148, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Irene Marlborough

In the Name of God Amen

In the Name of God Amen
I Henery George of the parish of Stoke Damerel in the County of Devon a Shipwright in Her Majestys Dockyard being in bodily health and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but considering the 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 and as for and concerning all my worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof that is to say all Club money pension wages and all other sum or sums of money lands houses tenements goods chattels and Estate whatsoever as shall be in any ways due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same (after payment of all my just debts) unto my well beloved and lawful wife Honor George and I do hereby nominate and appoint her Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and deeds of Gift by me at anytime 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 I have set my hand and seal this twenty second day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and in the first year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria the first over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Henry George

Signed sealed published and
declared in the presence of G. Newman S. H. Bateman

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
In the Goods of Henry George Deceased
16 th March 1847
Appeared Personally Samuel Herbert Bateman of Stoke Damerel in the County of Devon Gentleman and made oath that he is one of the subscribing witnesses to the last Will and Testament of the said Henry George late of Devonport in the County of Devon a Shipwright in Her Majestys Dockyard there deceased which Will is now hereunto annexed bearing date the twenty second day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and thus subscribed "Henry George" that the said deceased executed his said Will on the day of the date thereof by writing his aforesaid subscription at the foot or end thereof as the same now appears in the presence of him this deponent and of George Newman the other subscribed Witness thereto both of whom were present at the same time and attested such the execution of the said Will by writing their names thereon as they now appear in the presence of him the said deceased and in the presence of each other - S. H. Bateman - Same day the said Samuel Herbert Bateman was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit by virtue of the annexed [word] Commissions. Before me
W. I. St. Aubyn Rector of Stoke Damerel Devon Commissioners.

On the 5th day of April 1847 Admon (with the Will annexed) of the goods chattels and Credits of Henry George late of Devonport in the County of Devon a Shipwright in Her Majestys Dockyard there deceased was granted to Florence George Spinster the daughter and sole Executrix of the Will of Honor George Widow deceased whilst living the Relict the sole Executrix and Universal Legatee named in the said Will having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer the said Honor George died without having taken upon herself the Probate and execution of the said Will.