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Wills of 17th Century Gentlemen of Chatham 1647-1698

Henry WRIGHT 1694

In the Name of God Amen
The three and twentyeth say of April Anno Domini one thousand six hundred eighty eight and in the fourth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord King James the second etc I Henry Wright of the parish of Chatham in the County of Kent gent being now bound out to Sea in his Majesties service and being in good health of body mind and memory (praised be God)yett calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and the time most uncertainte Doe make and declare this my last Will as followeth
   Imprimis I commend my soule to Almighty God And my body I comitt to the earth from whence it came
  And as for touching and concerning all such sumes of money wages and pay from my service to be performed aboord any of his Majesties Shipp ot Shipps or any other debts dues or personall estate whatsoever I doe hereby give and bequeath the same and every parte thereof unto my Trusty Friend Joseph Ryves of the parish of Stepney in the County of Middlesex Gentleman his Executors Administrators and Assignes And I doe hereby make and ordaine my said trusty Friend Joseph Ryves full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament revokeing all other Wills by me heretofore made and this to remaine as my last Will and Testament
   In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written Hen. Wright Sealed published and declared to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of John Tustian Henry Gromwell Ant. Haynes Senr
   Proved 5th June 1694

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