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

John QUARKE - 1698

Know all men by these presents
that I John Quarke of Chatham in the county of Kent shipwright have by these presents do make and ordain and constitute Rebecca Sanders wife of Thomas Sanders of Stepney of the county of Middlesex mariner my true and lawfull attorney irrevocable for me and in my name and for my use to ask demand and receive of and from the Right Honble the Treasurer paymaster of their Maties Navy and commsssr for prize money and all other sume and sumes of money whatsoever as now is and which hereafter shall or may be due or payable unto me pursuant to His Matie's glorious declaration of the 23rd of May 1689 and also all such pentions sallerys smart money and all other moneys and things whatsoever which now and at any time hereafter is and shall be due to me for my own service or otherwise in any of His Maties shipps friggotts or vessells or any merchant ship or ships as also to demand recover and receive of all other person and persons whatsoever whom it doth or may concern all and singular such other sume and sumes of money goods wares effects wages debts dues claims and demands whatsoever which now and hereafter is or shall be due and payable unto me either by bond bill booke accompt or otherwise howsoever and moreover in my name and for my proper use to devise and let lease in writing or otherwise all or any of my messuages lands or tenements to such person or persons and for such term of yeares conditions and reservations as my said attorney or her councel shall think fit and convenient giving and hereby granting unto my said attorney my full and whole power in the premisses and to recover and receive all and singular the sume and sumes of money matters and things aforesaid and upon non payment thereof or any part thereof all such person or persons whom it may concern and where need shall require their executors adms and goods to sue arrest attach seize imprison prosecute and condemn and to compound and agree and out of prison to release and discharge and upon receipt of the said premisses or any part thereof acquitances releases or any other discharges for me and in my name to make seal and deliver and one attorney or more to substitute and at pleasure to revoke and generally to act and do all other acts matters and things whatsoever needfull and necessary to be done in and touching the premisses as fully and effectually as it might or could do if I were personally present ratifying and allowing for firm and valid and irrevocable all and whatsoever my said attorney shallmlawfully do or cause to be done in and touching the premisses by vertue of these presents and I the said John Quarke considering the incertainty of this transitory life doe make and declare these presents to contain my last will and testament that is to say after all my just debts being fully paid to whomsoever the same is or shall be become due and oweing all and singular such wages sume and sumes of money lands tenements goods chattels and estate whatsoever wherewith at the time of my decease I shall be possessed or invested or which shall then belong or of right appertaine unto me I do give devise and bequeath unto the said Rebecca Sanders her heires executors adms or assignes for ever and do hereby nominate and appoint the said Rebecca Sanders sole executorix of this my last will and testament and do revoke all former wills and deeds of guift by me at any time heretofore made and do ordain these presents to stand and to be for and as my only last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the eighteenth day of June anno dni one thousand six hundred ninety six and in the eighth year of the reign of King William the Third John Quarke signed sealed published and declared in the presence of Tho Minors Jos Astell John Allen noty. public on Rederiffe Wall.

Proved 30th November 1698

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