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

Robert MOORCOCK - 1696

In the name of God amen
I Robert Moorcock of Chatham in the county of Kent shipwright in sound and perfect health of body and mind praised be God being now bound to sea in Their Majties ship Greewich and not knowing whether it may please God I shall live to return home againe doe for the quieting my mind and setling that estate which God of his mercy hath afforded me make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following Imprimis I give and devise unto my loveing mother Mary Moorcock all and every my messuages land tenements and hereditaments situate and being in the parish of Chatham aforesaid or elsewhere in the county of Kent to have and to hold to my said loveing mother Mary Moorcock to her heires and assignes for ever Item all the rest and residue of my ready money wages pay goods and chattels whatsoever after payment of my debts I give and bequeath the same unto my said loveing mother Mary Moorcock whom I dow make and ordaine full and sole executorix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all and every former and other will and wills by me formerly made in witness whereof I the said Robert Moorcock have hereunto sett my hand and seale this eighteenth day of December in the first yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God King and Queen of England etc. one thousand six hundred eighty nine Robert Moorcock signed sealed published and declared by the above named Robert Moorcock the testator to bee his last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto in the said testator's presence John Poole Wm Eddye hen commander David Jones.

Proved 8th October 1696

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