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Wills of Rochester Shipwrights 1652 - 1837
Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) Wills  (Pre 1858)

Richard BROWN 1694

KNOW all men by these presents that I RICHARD BROWNE of the parish of St Margaret's next the City of Rochester in the County of Kent Shipwright and being bound to sea in their Majties Ship the Northumberland for and in the consideration of the natural love and affection which I the said RICHARD have and bear unto MARY my now Wife have made ordained constituted and appointed and by these presence I the said RICHARD BROWNE doe make ordaine constitute and appoint her the said MARY my said Wife her Executors and Administrators my true and lawful Deputy and Deputys and Attorney and Attorneys irrevokable for me and in my name and to my    ?   to all demands and receive of and from the    ?    full payment of their Majties Navy and such other person and persons as    ?    pay the same All and every such sume and sumes of money as it are and shall bee due to me for and in respect of my wages pay and    ?    for my service done and to bee done on board the same shipp Northumberland or on board any other of their Majties shipp or shipps    ?    all and every other sume and sumes of money whatsover upon bond bill or otherwise howsoever due from any person or persons whatsoever to mee and Acquaintences    ?    and other sufficient discharge and discharges upon receipt of the said sumes of money or my part thereof    ?    mee and my name and as my Act    ?    And deed therefore from time to time to make seale and deliver if it bee required    ?    and by these presences moving    ?    all and whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfull doe concerning the    ?    to be as sufficient as if I the said RICHARD BROWNE were all ways present and had done the same And further know all men by these presences that I the said RICHARD BROWNE concerning of the uncertainty of this transitory Life doe declare these presence to contain my last Will and Testament that is to say All and every such my wages pay and sallery and all and every other sume and sumes of money before mentioned and all my plate rings linen woollen bedding pewter brass household stuff goods and chattels whatsoever and all other my Estate both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath to my said Dear and Loveing Wife MARY BROWNE and of my last Will and Testament I ordaine and appoint her the said MARY my said Wife Sole and only Executrix hereby revoking and making void all other Wills by mee made spoken or published att any time before the publishing of these presents In witness whereof I the said RICHARD BROWNE have hereunto set my hand and Seale the fower and Twentieth of February 1690?* RICHARD BROWNE Signed Sealed and published and declared in the presence of JO MOYCE RICHD WOOD RICH SHEAFE

Proved 26th September 1694
* If the year is 1690, in the modern calendar it is actually 1691

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