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

John BADCOCK - 1694

In the name of God amen
in the fourth yeare of the reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queen Defenders of the Faith annos dni one thousand six hundred and ninety two I John Badcock of Chatham in the county of Kent shipwright being in good health and sound and disposing mind and memory for which God be praised I make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following first and principally I comend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator hoping and assuredly believing that through the precious death and merits of my blessed saviour and redeemer I shall be everlastingly saved and my body I comit to the earth from whence it was taken in hopes of a joyfull resurrection at the last day into glory everlasting I give and bequeath as follows Item I doe give and bequeath to my daughter Whyborne the furniture of one chamber vizt one bed one bolster four pair of sheets half a dozen of chairs one pair of curtains Item I doe give and bequeath to my daughter Berthia Skinner all credits after paying my debts also all bonds bills or anything whatsoever and I the aforesaid John Badcock doe make and ordaine the said Berthia Skinner my daughter my sole executorix of this my last will and testament lastly I doe hereby revoke and countermand all other wills whatsoever by me made or declared in witness whereof unto this my last will and testament I the aforesaid John Badcock have set my hand and seale this fourteenth day of May one thousand six hundred and ninely two John Badcock sealed subscribed and published by the aforenamed John Badcock for his last will and testament in presence of us the witnesses hereunder named and subscribed by us the same witnesses in the presence of the said testator Isaac Adams John Moses William Cockerell Thomas Hutchins.

Proved 27th July 1694

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