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

Daniel EDERIDGE - 1672

In the name of God amen
I Daniel Ederidge of Chatham in the county of Kent shipwright being sicke and weake in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it do make and ordaine this my present last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to say first and principally I committ my spirit into the hands of Almighty God my saviour and redeemer in whom and by the merits of the precious blood of Jesus Christ I hope to have eternal salvation and my body I committ to the ground from whence it was taken assuredly believing the glorious resurrection of soul and body through the meritts of Christ's death and as for that temporal estate goods chattels and debts which it hath pleased God far above my deserts to bestow upon me I do order give and dispose of the same in manner and forme following viz. first I will that all those debts which I owe or shall be owing by me after my decease be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by the overseer of this my will by me hereafter named Item I give and bequeath unto my deare and loving wife Jane Ederidge all my stock household goods ready money and debts to me owing after the payment of my debts by my overseer as cept a debt due to me from Mr John Pader? of Gillingham, gent. concerning      ?      house goods which he bought of me Daniel Ederidge and were by Mr Thomas Rogers of Luton and John Baniard of Chatham yeoman? rated at six score and seaven pounds lawfull money of England whereof I have received? but thirty pounds which said debt I will and desire my loving friend Mr Ralph Twiss of Gillingham clerke and Mr Francis Allenson of Chatham gent. to get in of the said Mr Parder and pay in that debt I owe that one of them are engaged with me for and the charge that shall be at in getting the same being deferred to pay the remainder to my said loving wife to whom I also give and bequeath my house called The Ship Taverne in Gillingham with the barn stable out houses yard backside garden orchard and field with all thae appurts. to the same belonging during her natural life and from and after her decease I give the same to my oldest son Daniel Ederidge he paying to each of his brothers James , Edward and Samuel Ederidge the sume of tweny pounds of lawfull money of England at their respective ages of one and twenty yeares if he then enjoy the same and the like sume of twenty pounds to his sister Joanna Ederidge to be paid to her at the age of sixteene yeares and if any his brothers and sister dye first then what is given them to be devided betweene the survivors of them and I do hereby appoint my son Samuel Ederidge executor of this my last will and testament and my loving friends Thomas Dean? of chatham shipwt. and Daniel Painter? of Chatham ropemaker overseers of this my last will and testament and guardians of my said children during their minority in witness whereof I have hereto sett my hand and seale this twentieth day of September in the four and twentieth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord King Charles the Second anno dni. 1672 Daniel Ederidge signed sealed published and declared to be the last will of the said Daniel Ederidge in the presence of Peter Carter John Rosewell.

Proved 9th October 1672.

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