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Wills of Caulkers of Chatham and Gillingham 1638-1841

John DAVIS 1715

I JOHN DAVIS of Chatham in the County of Kent Caulker being in bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the perils and dangers of the Seas and other uncertainties of this Transitory Life (do for avoiding controversies after my decease) make publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say
   First I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to order
   And as for and concerning all my Worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) all and Singular such pay Wages sum and sums of money Lands Tenements Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever as shall be any waies due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my Decease
   I do give devise and bequeath the same unto my loving Wife ELIZABETH And I do hereby nominate and appoint her executrix of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordaine and ratify these presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament
   In Witness whereof to this my said Will I gave sett my hand and Seale the one and Twentieth day of August in the second Year of the reigne of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the Grace of God Queen of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith etc Anno Dni 1703 The mark of the said JOHN DAVIS Signed Sealed and Published in the presence of us CHARLES ANNOTT ANNA ANNOTT EDWARD CODD Attorney in Chatham
   Proved 10th February 1714 *

* 1715 in the modern calendar

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