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

Thomas CULLEN - 1683

In the name of God amen
I Thomas Cullen of Chatham in the county of Kent shipwright now bound for the East Indies with Capt. Gore in the good ship Societie of London merchant being in pfect health of body and mind not knowing whether it may please God I shall live to returne home alive againe doe make and declare this my present last will and testament in manner following that is to say I doe hereby give and bequeath all and singular my debts wages pay goods and chatts. whatsoever of what nature kind or quality soever in whose hands custody or possession soever the same now is or hereafter shall or may bee found unto my loveing brother Caleb Cullen of Chatham aforesaid labourer whom I doe hereby nominate and appoint to bee the full and sole executor of this my last will and testament and lastly I doe hereby revoke annull and make void all and any former and other will and wills by mee made or published at anytime before the date hereof in witness whereof I have to this my present last will and testament sett my hand and seale dated the two and twentieth day of May in the four and thirtieth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc. annos dni. one thousand six hundred eighty two Thomas Cullen signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Cullen to be his last will and testament in the presence of the marke of Peter Amos the marke of Richard Griggsbee John Rosewell.

Proved 9th October 1683

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