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

Richard TAYLOR 1697

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents That I RICHARD TAYLOR of St. Margaret's near Rochester in the County of Kent Shipwright now belonging to their Maties shipp Royall William have and by these presents I doe make ordaine and constitute my loveing Wife KATHERINE TAYLOR of St Margaret's aforesaid my true and lawfull Attorney irrevokable for me and in my name and for my use to ask demand and receive of and from the right honourable the Treasurer or Paymaster of their Maties Navy and Commissioner for prize money and whom else it may concerne As well all such wages and pay bounty money 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 their Maties gracious Declaration of the twenty third of May One Thousand six hundred eighty nine And also all sume pensions sallerie s smart money and there after is and shall be due to me for my own service or otherwise in any of their Maties shipps friggetts or    ?    on any Merchant shipp or shipps As also to demand recover and receive of all other person and persons whatsoever whom it doth or may concerne all and singular all other sume and sumes of money goods    ?    effects wage debts and claimes and demands whatsoever which now and hereafter is or shall be due and payable unto me either by Bond bill books accompe or otherwise howsoever And    ?    in my name and for my proper use to ? and lett by Lease in writeing or otherwise all or any of my Messuages Lands or Tenements to such person or persons and for such terme of yeares conditions and reservations as my said Attorney or her councell shall think fitt 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 and persons whom it may concerne and where need shall require their Executors Administrators and Assigns    ?    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 acquainttances Release or any other discharges for me and in my name to make sale and deliver and Attorney or more to substitute and at pleasure to revoke and generally to act and doe all other Acts matters and things whatsoever needful and necessary to be done in and touching the premisses as fully and effectualy as I might or could doe if I were personally present    ?    and allowing for    ?    and valid and inrevokable all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done in and touching the premisses by virtue of these presents And I the said RICHARD TAYLOR considering the uncertainties of this transitory life doe make and declare these presents to contain my last Will and Testament that is to say all 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 as of right appertaine unto me I doe give devise and bequeath unto my said Wife KATHERINE TAYLOR and her heires Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever And I doe hereby nominate and appoint my said Wife KATHERINE to be sole Executrix of this my last Will and I doe revoke all former Wills and deeds of gift by me at any time heretofore made and doe ordaine these presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the second day of May Anno Domini one thousand six hundred ninety two and in the fourth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady William and Mary King and Queen of England etc RICH. TAYOR Signed Sealed published and declared in the presence of THOMAS SIMMONS A. COCKRELL JAMES TAYLOR

Proved 28th June 1697

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