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Wills of 17th Century Chatham Shipwrights
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills 1603 - 1699)

Edmond TWYMER - 1635

In the name of God amen the sixt day of march anno dmi one thousand six hundred thirtie two and in the eight yeare of the raigne of our Soverigne Lord King Charles of England etc I Edmond Twymer of Chatham in the countie of Kent shipwright being nowe       ?       ?       to goe to sea to the East Indies in the good shipp called the Comfort belonging to the right worth company of merchants of London trading to those parts being now in good health and pfect mynde and memory praysed be God therefore but considering the fickle estate of this transistory life and howe many causualties may happen unto mee doe therefore now make and declare this my present last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to saye first and principally I commend my soule into the hands of almighty God my maker and creator and my body I comitt unto the earth or seas where it shall please God to take mee Item I will that my executor of this my last will and testament hereafter named shall paye out of my wages goods meanes as shal be due or belonging unto mee at the tyme of my decease unto John Damelowe of Lymehouse aforesaid (sic) chandler his executors and assignes all such debts somes of money as I do owe and indebted unto him by a bond therof made under my hand and seale yt doth and maye appeare or els shal he the said John Damelowe his executors and assignes shall take and recover the said debte or money of the right worth company of merchants out of my foresaid wages or monies before my other debt or somes of money be recovered or payed and for all the residue of my wages goods and meanes whatsoever I do give and bequeath unto my loving brother Robert Twymer and his executors and assigns forever and I do make and ordayne the said Robert Twymer my brother sole executor of this my present last will and testament hereby renouncing all other wills by mee formerly made of spoken in witness wherof I have here unto putt my hand and seale the daye and yeare first above written Edmond Twymer signed sealed and published and delivered in the presence of us Edw. Singleton ser. John Hopkins John Stevenson

Proved 12th August 1635

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