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Wills of Caulkers of Chatham and Gillingham 1638-1841

Phillip CARTWRIGHT 1714

this twenty third day of October in the yeare of our Lord God 1709 I PHILLIP CARTWRIGHT of the parish of Chatham in the County of Kent Caulker late belonging to her Majesties Ship the Salesbury being in good and perfect health and Sound and disposing mind and memory and not knowing how it may please God to deale with me But considering the uncertainty of this present transitory ife doe make and declare these presents to contain my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say
   First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping to be Saved through the Meritts death passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ my only Saviour And my Body to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to order
   And as for my and concerning 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 or of right appertaining unto me
   I do give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved Sister MARY CARTWRIGHT if the parish and County aforesaid Spinster and doe hereby nominate and appoint the said MARY CARTWRIGHT Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament 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 last Will and Testament for ever
   Witness my hand and Seale the day and yeare first above written PHILLIP CARTWRIGHT Signed sealed published and delivered in the presence of DANIEL CRESSWELL JNO RICHARDS JOHN FEATHERSTONE
   Proved 3rd December 1714

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