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Medieval & Later Kent P.C.C. & C.C.C. Wills
Wills of 17th Century Gentlemen of Chatham 1647-1698

Edward HOMEWOOD 1688

Edward Homewood was Clerk of the Survey at Chatham Royal Dockyard. He was responsible for all the stores at that establishment. Like all other senior officials, such as Clerk of the Cheque and Master Shipwright and Master Ropemaker, the post of Clerk of the Survey were held by Gentlemen. Pepys refers to him in his Diary

In the Name of God Amen
I Edward Homewood now of Chatham in the County of Kent Gent being at present in a competent measure of health and enjoying my right memory praised be him from whom all our mercies do proceed yet being sensible of that naturall frailty which attends this mortall and corruptible state Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme namely
   First I bequeath my soule to the Almighty God that gave it in hopes through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour and Redeemer that hee will receive it unto blessednesse with himselfe My body until the promised resurrection of the last day I committ to our common Mother the earth to be decently buryed by the order of my Executors after named
   And for what worldly estate it hath pleased God to privilege me with after the of my interment shall be defrayed and my debts paid I doe thus dispose vizt.
   Item I doe give and bequeath unto such poore prisoners as are or may be detained in custody for small Debts such as are under or within tenne pounds whether in London or any adjacent County the sume of Two hundred pounds sterling money to the end of they appeare in the conscience of my after named Executors industrious and honest their enlargement may be compounded for upon such advantagious termes for the sake of others who may be concerned in the extent of such release as my Executors in their best judgement may in respect to which I desire the assistance of Mr Fran. Button of Chatm. Sailmaker may be given unto them for their better guidance in the premisses And I doe hereby impower and authorize my Executors after mentioned as to possesse themselves with soe to dispose and pay the same in such parcells and unto such persons within the space of twelve months from and after my decease as shall to them joyntly approveable but to prevent any difference in the opinion hereof which may arise between my Executors I desire that one may nominate one and the other one be ? subject most capable and best qualified to receive the goods hereby intended And in case they should not reconcile in the ? or of circumstances of quality quantity time or place Mr Button aforesaid his conclusion with any one of my Executors by writing under his hand shall enable and     ?     the distribution accordingly my said Executors takeing such Releasees and securities as shall be judged proper in the persons behalfes that noe abuse soe farr as it can be hindered may frustrate the intendment thereof I say two hundred pounds
   Item I doe give and in like manner bequeath as before To such other poore prisoners upon what accompt soever they may be committed or putt under restraint out of compassion to their distresse who may be impoverished and in want of release lett their cases be what they will and their judgements and persuasions soe they are not convicted malefactors persons factions or irreligious in their principles where ever they may in custody or under bonds the sume of One hundred pounds ster money to be disposed to them in such parcells and at such times according to the numbers of them as shall be thought in the conscience of my Executors to be most agreeable to my purpose to preserve them (as men) from perishing All which I desire that Mr Abra. Tilghman of Debtford would satisfy himselfe about and gett the best information hee may in the truth of any pretensions made hereunto for the better governing my Executors in    ?    this piece of charity But if any difference should arise between my Executors in their judgement hereupon Mr Tilghman aforesaid is desired to nominate under his hand soe it be with the consent of one of them what shall be done therein according to the order and method except in the foregoing clause the said one hundred pounds to be disposed in twelve months from and after my decease
   Item I doe give and in like manner bequeath to such poore either gentlemen Tradesmen or Labourers that are incapable of relieving themselves or families by their honest endeavors or that are past their worke such as are not     ?     or idle such as have not beene impoverished by ill husbandry but would take paines and be industrious if able such as may not be of the parishes charge or (if they be) yet not sufficiently provided for and soe not to be taken of by this wherein I desire that Mr Tilghman before mentioned would satisfy himselfe in the best manner hee can for the better enabling my Executors after named to dispose this Release The sume of Two hundred pounds sterling money to be sett forth and paid as above unto such persons in such parcells and and at such times as my Executors in their judgment and consciences shall thinke most fitt to supply (in measure) their necessities and want But in case of their non accordance or disagreement as before in or about the same upon any circumstance thereof That then Mr Tilghman before named with the consent of one of my Executors may and is hereby impowered to nominate and appoint by writing under his hand To whom what where and when the same shall be issued which my Executors are to comply with and pay accordingly as in the clauses before goeing willing also that the said two hundred pounds may be distributed within twelve months from and after my decease
   Item I doe give and in like manner bequeath to such poore widowes and towards the disposing or putting forth parent or friendlesse children as are not of a parish charge some such where they inhabit e are not thought sufficiently provided for by the releife afforded them whom in such cases I would include but not take of The sume of one hundred pounds sterling money to be disposed by my Executors for their better subsistance according to the judgement of charity and education wheresoever they may understand and find objects suitable within the space of twelve months from and after my decease In the capacity of which persons Mr Button aforenamed to make enquiry and take ? But in concluding upon the distribution if my Executors not both accord and agree as is before specified That then Mr Button shall with the consent anyone of my said Executors determine by writing under his hand To whom what and when the same shall be be paid as in the other clauses fore going I say 100
   Item doe give and bequeath towards the better subsistence of my Kinsman Wm. Homewood junior of whom I had the bringing up (to remain in the interim in the hands of my Executors till within twelve months from and after my decease they may see a proper occasion to imploy or dispose it for his most good) the sume of Forty pounds sterling money But in case of his death ere ?hee shall have received the benefitt thereof That then all or what shall remaine unbestowed upon him doe goe and is to be paid by my Executors to the Father and Mother of the said Willm. Homewood with respect had to their other Sonne To the survivor or survivors of them in a month after 40
   Item I doe give and bequeath to my poore Relations in Sussex who I understand may be about foure in number the sume of Forty pounds ster. money to be disposed and paid by my Executors unto such or soe many of them as cozen Peirson of Kingston shall advise to be most in need thereof     ?     Mr Tilghman before named in a journey by him to be made for that intent (whose charges to be borne by my Executors ) shall find and approve to be soe in such proportions as shall be concluded may best doe them a pleasure by putting them in a way of subsistence or livelihood in the world and this to be rendered in or at the end of three months from and after my decease in case their yeares and capacity doe then     ?     I say to the survivors or survivor of them 40
   Item I give and bequeath to my kinsman Andrw. Pedder towards the better bringing up or maintenance of his two daughters Avery and Anne ( besides the plate household stuffe etc afternamed) the sume of Thirty pounds sterling money to be paid or allowed him    ?    by my Executors for such purpose upon his obligation soe employ it it and produce a particular thereof within the space six months from and after my decease But in case hee should not then be alive That then the whole or what parte is undisposed be rendered and paid to their Grandmother my cozen Avery for that use shee giving some kind of security for the better answering my intendment according to the to the discretion of my Executors for the good of both or either of the said children which shall survive I say 30
   Item I doe give and bequeath to Edward Ames sonne of Mr John Ames deceased in case the hundred pounds principal money unpaid to his late Father by Mr Colvile or Assignes doe continue out of prospect of satisfaction by the space of twelve months from and after my decease and that Mr Willm. Hewer doe answer to my order two hundred pounds due from him upon Bond I say under both the considerations the sume of Twenty pounds sterling money and with the same promise to each of his two naturall sisters the sume of Tenne pounds sterling to be paid bu my afternamed Executors unto him and them at the end of thirteen months from and after my decease But in case of either of their deaths before expiration of that time That then the whole Forty pounds To be divided betweene the survivor of them or all of it disposed to the survivor presently after I say 40
   Item I doe give and bequeath to any of the Daughters of Capt. Clay deceased as may appeare in the judgement of my Executors to have need thereof within the space of six moneths from and after my decease The sume of Tenne pounds sterling money according the advice and with the ? of the elder of them and to be paid to one or more from her or their     ?     present supply 10
   Item I give and bequeath to Mrs Cooke of Sydenhan in this County widow the sume of Five pounds sterling money to be paid unto her at the end of two moneths after and from my decease But in case shee may not then be living to be disposed and be paid either to her daughter or grand daughter at the discretion of my Executors I say 5
   Item I give and bequeath Mr Abra. Denderseld and to Mr John Christian of London both Dutch painters to each of them the sume of Five pounds ster to be paid unto them by my Executors in two moneths after my decease In case they should then not be both alive the whole sume of Tenne pounds to be paid unto him that shall survive I say 10
   Item I doe give and bequeath unto Steph Newall late servant to Mr Button the sailmaker of this place who hath beene sometime usefull to me in my lodging etc the sume of Five pounds ster moneyto be paid unto him by my Executors at the end of sixe moneths from and after my decease or as may otherwise seem best for his accommodation in the judgement of my Executors and to be paid unto him accordingly I say 5
   Item I doe give and bequeath to the persons under and after mentioned namely to my cozen William Homewood father of my kinsman before mentioned in Sussex if his sonne before legacied shall have received what I allotted him and this his Father in case of his death be not concerned in the same which may not be concluded upon till twelth moneths after my decease soe then and in that case to be paid unto him by my said Executors if hee be at that time alive else to goe to the mother and other brother or the survivor of them the sume of Five pounds sterling money I say 5
   To my cozen Elizabeth Peirson of Kingston to be paid unto her by my Executors in three moneths after my death but if shee should not then be living to be disposed to her sonne Robert of that place five pounds sterling money I say 5
   To my cozen Robert Peirson of Kingston last named to be paid to be paid unto him by my Executors in three moneths after my decease but id hee should not then be living to his Mother above named the sume of Five pounds sterling I say 5
   To my cozen Mary Avery late of Shoreham to be paid unto her by my Executors within three moneths after my decease But if shee should not then be living To her sonne and daughter at my Executors discretion or to the survivor of them five pounds 5
   To my cozen Adam Daniel in Sussex to be paid unto him by my Executors in three moneths after my decease But if hee should not be then living to be disposed at my Executors' discretion to the use of one or more of his children Five pounds sterling money five pounds
   To my cozen George Hudson now 'tis said gone towards Hambro To be paid him by my Executors within three months after my decease But if hee should not be then living To his Wife or or her Father Five pounds sterling money I say 5
   To Mr Richard Peirre of Chatham that sometime writt in my Office To be paid unto him by my Executors within three moneths after my decease or in case of his death to his wife Fivepounds sterling money 5
   To Mr Peter Jeyes now my Ins???m of this place the sume of Five pounds sterling money to be paid him by my Executors in three moneths after my decease If hee be not then living To Robt. Wilkins that lately served under me in that capacity I say 5
   To the Boy William Fitzhugh who now lives with me in the House in case hee continue and wellbehave himselfe the sume of Five pounds sterling money to be paid by my Executors at the end of three moneths after my decease But if hee be not then living to his Mother I say 5
   To the Maidservant upon the condition above mentioned the sume of Five pound sterling money to be paid by my Executors at the end of three moneths after my decease If shee should not be then living the Boy last mentioned to enable his disposition otherwise I say 5

Item I doe give and bequeath
to each of the persons here
??????scribed being all under
the same ????? causes of
respect with me and in
number six
To Hen Cole 
To John Bayley
To Michl. Wiggens
To Goodmn. Carkett 
To Goodmn. Higgins
To Widow Gore now of Depd.
5
5
5
5
5
5

To each of the six persons here noted the sume of Five pounds sterling money to be paid by my Executors within three moneths after my decease But in case they should not then be all living the whole Thirty pounds to be equally disposed and divided betweene them vizt. those of them who shall survive 30

Item I doe give and bequeath to Mr Fran. Button and to Mr Abram. Tilghman whose trouble I have engaged to assist as Overseers in the disposition and distribution herein the the sume of Tenne pounds sterl. money to each to be paid unto them by my Executors within three moneths after my decease But in case of eithers' death before that time the whole to be paid to the survivor I say 20
   Item I doe give and bequeath to Valentine Corklin of this place the summe of five pounds sterling to be paid unto him by my Executors within three moneths after my decease But if hee should not be then living to Edward Chatterton of the Fraternity in a Weekes time I say 5
   Item I give and bequeath to the Poore of the parish of Warnham? in Sussex where I received my first breath And to the Poore of that of Chatham or where else I may at last resigne it To those of the two places mentioned certaine and the third uncertaine the sume of five pounds to each said no of poore persons or community ? Which are in a capacity of receiving Almes therefrom To be paid by my Executors within a moneth after my decease to the Minister and churchwardens of each place to be distributed by them at ? apart from their other collections at the moneths end I say 10? or 15?
   Item I doe give and bequeath to the poore of the parish where I may happen to be buried the sume of five pounds sterling money to be paid by my Executors to the Minister and Churchwardens of that place for them to distribute to such community? of necessitions? p[ersons] aparte from their other collections in a weeke after my internment 5
   Item I doe give and bequeath to Mr Chas. Smith of Chatham Apothecary and to Mr Peter Pett of London gentleman who I doe nominate and hereby appoint Executors of this my will in confidence of their care and paines if they doe undertake and performe what I doe here by these presents enjone and     ?     (besides what I doe allott them in the latter parte of this writing ) To ech of them the sume of Tenne pounds sterl. They to withdraw the same to their owne uses in a moneth's time after my decease But in case of one's death after hee hath enjoyed upon this last piece of service and respect in my behalfe 'ere hee may have gone through with what is incumbent I desire that the survivor ? May accept his parte towards his better enablement to complete what I have given in charge? and to receive the whole twenty pounds as a testimony of my thankfull heart I say 20
   Item I doe hereby forgive and acquitt the persons following of whatever money they are in my debt vizt. Mr Morden Mrs Parker Mr Gregory the Parson and Mr Palmer who I conclude may be all living hereby wholly discharging them or their Executors of any further reckoning or account for or about the same
   Memd. The last charge relating to me in the Codicill affixed and for all other moneys that will remaine either in cash or what shall come in by proceeds of Debts Salary Bills in arrears or otherwise besides what sumes are herein by these presents disposed and allotted as before mentioned I say the rest and residue soe remaining or arising (if any be left) I doe give and bequeath to such     ?     poore and necessitous persons as my Executors in their judgments shall think fitt to bestow the same upon after the expiration of twelve moneths or the utmost time of any allotment before wherein the other distributions may be run out each of my said Executors dividing the said sume oe sumes of money whatsoever it may bee betweene them to give and deale forth in such parcells to such poore and needy whome they may encounter wheresoever and whensoever
   Item I doe give and bequeath that my 1/32 part of the Messenger Pinke (Pinnance?) burthen about 150 Tunns whereof Mr Glover is now Master and of the Boates Apparell and Furniture to her belonging and appertaining together with my parte of the stock and of profitts that are arisen and undivided at the time of my decease and what may hereafter arise by the said Vessell's earning or freight to Mr Charles Smith one of my nominated Executors if hee shall please in that capacity to concerne himselfe To hold and enjoy the same to his owne proper use and behoofe for ever
   Item I doe give and bequeath my 1/16 parte of the Blackmoore Pinck burthen about 120 Tunns of which Capt Fermes may be Master and of all the boates apparell and furniture to her belonging together with my parte of the stock and of the profitts that are arisen or may arise as in the head above To Mr Peter Pett my other nominated Executor in case hee shall please in that capacity to concerne himselfe To hold and enjoy the same to his owne proper use and behoofe for ever
   Item I doe give and bequeath my collections of Spirituall and Morall matter in transcripts some of my owne slender experiences in severall indigested notes and papers with with certaine other bundles of mixt kindes contained in a small redd trunck at my lodging To Mr Abra. Tilghman to be disposed unto him in tenne dayes after my decease But if hee may not be then liveing to Mr Chas Finch of Deptford in either of whose respects for passing by the plaine dresse and ordinary manner of laying them downe as they were summaries for my owne composure and satisfaction in some passages of my life I doe in some measure intitle myselfe that noe advantage may be taken therefrom But that they (comprehending my mind and meaning therein) doe make the best of it to themselves
   Item I doe give and bequeath my manuscripts and all papers relating to the Navy in severall covers and bundles and some in a haire trunck at my lodging To Mr Samuel Pett To be disposed unto him by my Executors in tenne dayes after my decease But in case hee may not be then liveing To Mr Finch before named
   Item I doe give and bequeath all my bookes of sortes and kinds (a catalogue of which doth remaine with them) in two open frames a presse three shelves and other places To Mr Charles Smith and Mr Peter Pett aforenamed my nominated Executors together with Mr Samuel Pett Mr Rich. Mr Gibson Mr Finch and Mr Tilghman aforenamed to be disposed unto them in a moneths time after my decease or to soe many of them as may then be living Themselves meeting together where my said bookes are lodged and making choice of each one by turnes round till the whole of them shall be run out and their numbers made equall
   Item I doe give and bequeath all my pieces of painting and other pictures and figures of sorts and kinds with the Frames thereto belonging or otherwise To the six persons last before named vizt Mr Smith Mr P Pett Mr Samuel Pett Mr Gibson Mr Finch and Mr Tilghman to be disposed unto them or the survivors of them in a moneth's time after my decease Themselves meeting together as in the clause of my bookes before mentioned and making their owne choice after they are put aparte in their sizes according to the order I have placed their names each of them round until the whole of them shall be withdrawne
   Item I doe give and bequeath my modell of the Royall Charles her hull a first Rate whose body (under water) was made by Mr Fra. Sheldon before shee was pitcht which after was called the Naseby since finisht by Phancy to Mr Willm. Hewer to be disposed unto him in a moneth's time after my decease But if hee may not be then liveing To be given by my Executors to Mr Robt. Maddox in a weeke after
   Item I doe give and bequeath my fifth Rate modell with one deck rigged in a glassed frame as shee is now completed to Mr John Tong neare Town Malling in this County to be rendered hm by my Executors at a moneth's end after my decease But hee may not be then liveing To Mr Finch in a weeke after
   Item I doe give and bequeath my Modell of the Crowne hull a fourth Rate first molded by Mr Willm Castle that built her To Mr Richd Isles of Tower Hill Sailmaker with the Crotches shee is to stand on To be disposed unto him by my Executors in a moneth's time after my decease But if hee may not be then liveing To his brother Ames in a weeke after
   Item I give and bequeath my Modell of the Katherine Yacht in her launching posture halfe bodyed in a Walnutt tree glassed frame for her To Mr Abra Tilghman to be rendered unto him by my Executors in a moneth's time after my decease But if hee may not be then alive to be disposed to Mr Charles Finch in a weeke after
   Item I doe give and bequeath my rigged Hoy framed in timber the paper'd     ?     case and Frame shee sitts in to Mr Fran. Button To be rendered him by my Executors in a moneth's time after my decease But if hee may not be then liveing To Mr Steph. Lee of Chatham in a weeke after
   Item I doe give and bequeath the Hull of a third Rate Modell rigged? out of First uncompleted together with a third Rate Block of Molds in a halfe body and of two small yachts rigged To Mr Chas Finch to be disposed unto him by my Executors in a moneth after my decease But in case hee may not be then liveing To be rendered to Mr Jeye my present Instrument in a weeke afterwards
   Item I doe give and bequeath the silver Watch now in use with me to Mr Samuel Pett from whom it did proceed To be rendered by him my Executors in a month's time after my decease together with a black velvett Cap a sword belt and paire of stockings of the late King's But in case hee may not be then living To Mr Thos Hooke of London in a weeke after
   Item I doe give and bequeath to Mrs Burton of this place my large black fram'd looking glass a redd cabinett on a black frame together with a silver plate and porringer of the same to be rendered unto her by my Executors in a moneth after my decease but But (sic) if shee may not bee then living
to be disposed between the daughters or to the daughter surviving
   Item I doe give and bequeath to Mrs Martha Smith of this place my best cabinett of Wallnuttree wood on a Frame of the same as alsoe a silver cup with two cares? to be disposed to her in a moneth after my decease
   Item I doe give and bequeath to Mrs Jane Lee of this place all my Chinaware and glasses where they now are together with my round hollow magnifying looking glass in an olive frame to be disposed unto her by my Executors in a moneth's time after my decease
   Item I doe give and bequeath to Andrew Pedder my late Kinswoman's Husband all my wearing apparell of Lynen and woollen hatts and other kind And towards compleating his House furniture my two featherbedds with bolsters and pillowes and two flock quilts to lye under them A Portugall hard wood bedstead in two parts and another with quilt topps and feet a paire of sad stuffe curtaines and vallence fringed with with [       ] eight chaires of the same suitable a Pantado Quilt twoo greene ruggs and foure blanketts a paire of new Holland sheets and pillowbeers the callicut inwards Hangings Headcloth coverlid and window curtaines my wenscott chest of drawers in two partes two Spanish Tables two wenscott framed tables two shag Carpetts one paire of fireirons with brass tops a double grate or range an iron stove together with all the appurtenances to the same belonging a large copper Kettle now fixt a brasse kettle two brasse or bell metal skilletts and a warming pan my minuit 30 howers clocke six pewter dishes two large two middle two lesse twelve pewter plates a bason cisterne two chamber potts close stoole and bedd panne a still upon a frame and two flagon potts with an old bason and Ewer two iron potts two gridirons Lignuum vitae mortar and pestle and punch bowle my large haire trunk and wooden one iron bound two chests and two wenscott boxes fir Lynen a Jack two spitts wood firesreene hanging shelfe with glasses five cane chaires two peeles and cloth beaters six tumblers and a dozen such casks as hee shall choose All the above together with a silver Tankard six silver spoones and a small one card cup of the same and two olive fram'd lookinge glasses I doe allott and dispose to the said Andr. Pedder with respect had to the child Avery and the other or to the survivor of them that they may have somewhat hereof secured to or for them accordinge to the discretion of my Executors and as they think most agreeable to my purpose supposeing hee may marry againe and have children by some other woman of the quite obliterating our relation every of which parcells above ( under the provision which may be made in particular for the girle Avery) to be disposed and dealt for and by my Executors to the aforesaid Andrew Pedder in a moneth or six weeks time after my decease But in case of his death to be otherwise secured or the proceeds thereof imployed for her or their most good in the donation of the Thirty pounds in money by a clause foregoing
   Item I doe give and bequeath my gunns and other weapons or Armes unto two Executors Mr Smith and Mr Pett themselves making choise of one and one as in my Bookes and pictures to be withdrawn by them or the survivor of them in a moneth after my decease
   Item I doe give and bequeath to Mr Benjamin Rosewell what of my Carpentry tooles and such like implements hee cares to accept and the same of my canes and sticks To be disposed unto him by my Executors within a moneth's time after my decease for accompanying of which I desire hee may receive a silver wyre hatband and a crimson silke Turkes Sash now in my Seale skin Trunk with about half a score combs in my dressing box All my other furniture reliques or implements of what sort soever which I shall stand possessed of at the time of my decease my Executors may dispose at their pleasure I say whatever shall be undealt forth by the foregoing donations I doe give and allott to them according to be withdrawne to their order in two mineths after my decease And lastly as before expressed I doe constitute and appoint my loveing and approved friends Mr Cha. Smith of Chatham Apothecary and Mr Peter Pett of London gentleman to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament upon whom by meanes hereof doe hope noe great trouble will arise The six leases before written under my owne hand I confirme to the revokeing and making void all former ones of this nature
   At Chatham This Thirtyeth of August 30th One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Seaven Edw. Homewood Signed and sealed and declared to be my last Will and Testament after the addition of pasting in of a piece of paper (since written through) at the latter end of the foregoing leafe and the incerting of two olive framed looking glasses with ye comprehension of the Codicill affixted in the presence of The marke of Jos. Avery Richard Medhurst William Cakett
   I could desire that the necessaries or conveniences which shall by vertue hereof be distributed may not be withdrawne together or at once but with deliberation by degrees without a general wreck? Uprore or confusion till at the quarters end or soe longe as my Lodgings may be held They may be fairly unfurnished
   I doe desire that whenever it shall please the Almighty God to require the breath of my life That my body may have a quiet and calme buryall without that confusion noise and cbservation that does accustomarily attend such ceremonyes And in case I should decease at Chatham cold wish and doe desire that my body might bee carryed up by water in the evening of the day accompanied with some few of my friends to Freindsbury over the River and there disposed in some green spott ot plott of ground neare unto the Church wall until the morning of the generall summons from the dead into which wall desire that a stone may be affixed of about 30" long and sixteen deep thus inscribed or cut

Memd such 
a stone is
among my 
things at 
the Hill 
Here resteth in hope until the promised resurrection them
body of Edw. Homewood late Clerke of the Survey in his
Majesties Yard at Chatham whose soule being withdrawne
from it's visible forme in this temporall and mortall state was
translated into Eternity the [         ] of [            ] 168[  ]

   And if I doe    ?     time to the last under my present circumstances of Imployment doe nominate for rings of about eight shillings each and a glass or two of wine All the warranted Officers of the yard tha Victuall and Tower Agents here together with the Guard Captaines and about 20 in the streete or Towne which I have borne most respect to not exceeding in all above Fifty Men To each of them that shall trouble their appearance on this occasion one such Ring And that as many more Rings of the same sorte be provided and sent to the persons on the other side named...... which will be in all....... 
                                  100 Rings
                                     at 8s
                                    800------ 40
suppose in oth charges               10 = 50

   If it shall please God to deprive me of life at London or thereabouts I desire that my body be then conveyed with foure or five particular Friends to Crayford in this County and there for the delightfull sight thereof bee committed in like sorte as before is splendid Otherwise if businesse or divertizement shall occasion me to travell elsewhere remote from those parts of Chatham or London in which severall accidents or occurences may happen to put a period to my dayes I desire (being abroad) that my friends would please in such case to contrive for my buryall in the same Churchyard where I may happen to dye in like manner as is before mentioned at a very moderate expence yet in either That the whole hundred persons be accommodate with Rings Supposing still that my relation to the Navy service at Chatham doth soe bespeake it and in such case only
such as The Officers of the yard reckon 30

       such as
Mr Cheaf Mr Lee 
Mr Modersly Mr Davis 
Mr Ben Rosewell Mr Haugh Mr Clay Mr Lately
   ?    Shadborn    ?    Penre?
my Instruments 
The Officers of the yard reckon 30
My Executors and two friends
intrusted as Assistants 4
Others in Towne etc to the number of 16
Nominated beside for Rings altho not present
   in person
Sir Jo. Tippetts 
Mr Hayter 
Mr Maddocks 
Mr Whitfield 
Mr Liewsly Redriffe 
Mr North Raccliffe 
Capt Ratford at Sea 
Mr Hatton at Sea 
Mr Pet, Thomson Morefields 
Mr Jo. Burroughs Strand 
Mr Sherwin St Olive Street 
Mr Finch Deptford 
Mr Harding Deptford
Capt Manley Rochester 
Mr Jo Stewentw.? 
Mr Wyval
Memd. 50 Rings may be first 
provided the residue in tenne 

Mr Pepys 
Mr Hevater 
Mr Sam Pett 
Mr Brown Hawth
Mr Alford Sheerness 
Mr Dormer Sheerness 
Mr Fuszer Sheerness
Mr Daniel Sheerness
Mr Petts Woolwich 
Mr Curtis Woolwich
Mr Bayfine Woolwich
Mr Yeo Rochester 
Mr Tong of Malling 
Mr Holland of Poole 
Mr Dixon 
Kinsman Pedder
Sir Ph. Pett
Mr Stephens
Mr R Gibson
Mr Geo Hudson     Cozen
Mr Ric Isles
Mr Edw Ames
Mr Bell                   Compassmaker
Mr Sellers              Compassmaker
Mr Laurence Woolwich
Mr Bodham Woolwich
Mr Pelham Woolwich
Mr Cheney the Purser
Mr Atkins
Mr Hook
Mr Saunders Battersey

May be taken in to make up this
no of 50 or of the 16 above
dayes after Mrs Burton Mrs Lee
Mrs Smith cozen Avery

   Now after all in case I dye a private person unconcerned with the Navy businesse The afore named or specified Officers not at all to be concerned as such except some distinguishing friends among them Not otherwise and to the order of my allotment in 100 Rings to be broken and only to the no of 40 or 50 provided in all as my Executors shall best approve to be disposed unto such a number of persons of the above noted Edw. Homewood
    Proved 29th August 1688

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