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Wills of Caulkers of Chatham and Gillingham 1638-1841

John WARD 1703

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents That I JOHN WARD of Chatham in the County of Kent Caulker have and by these presents Doe make ordaine and constitute my owne deare and loveing Wife ELLINOR WARD of Chatham aforesaid Housewife my true and lawful Attorny irrevokable for me and in my name and for her use to aske demand and receive of and from the right honorable the Treasur ot Paymaster of their Majesties Navy and Comissioners for prize money and whom else it may concern 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 persuant to their Majesties gracious declaration of the 23rd of May 1689 and also all such pensions      ?       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       ?       service or otherwise in any of their Majesties shipps friggetts or vessels or any Merchant shipp or shipps as alsoe to demand recover and receive of all other person or persons whatsoever whom it doth or may concerne All and singular such other sume and sumes of money goods chattels effects wages debts and claimes and demands whatsoever which now and hereafter is or shall be due and payable unto me either by bond bill book accompts or otherwise however And moreover in my name and for my proper use to devise and lett by lease in writing 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 of my said Attorney or her councell shall thinke fitt and convenient       ?       and hereby granting unto my said Attorney my full and whole power in the premisses and 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 needs shall require their Executors Administrators and       ?       to sue arrest attack seize imprison prosecute and condemn And to compound and agree and out of prison to release and discharge and upon receipt of the said damages for me and in my name to make seale and deliver And one Attorney or more to substitute and at       ?       to revoke And generally to act doe all other acts matters and things whatsoever needful ans necessary to be done in and touching the premisses as fully and effectively as I ought or could doe if I were personally present ratifying and allowing for ? and valid and irrevokable all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done in or concerning the premisses by virtue of these presents
   And I the said JOHN WARD now considering the uncertainty of the transitory life do make and declare these presents to contain my last Will and Testament that is to say I give and bequeath unto my owne dear Wife ELINOR WARD 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       ?       or which shall then belong or of right appertain unto me
   I give devise and bequeath unto my said Wife ELINOR WARD her Executors and Assigns for ever
   And I doe hereby nominate and appoint my said Wife ELINOR WARD my said Attorney my Sole Executrix of the same
   And 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 my only last Will and Testament
   In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the twenty eighth day of this present December Anno Domini One thousand six hundred ninety one and in the third yeare of the reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady William and Mary etc JOHN WARD Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of ROBERT GELL EDWARD WILLSON JOHN MARTIN Snr.

Proved 21st July 1703

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