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Wills of 17th Century Gentlemen of Chatham 1647-1698

Robert SLITER 1695

Robert Sliter was the Master Ropemaker of the Royal Dockyard at Chatham, the Gentleman responsible for the organisation and manufacture of the vast amount of rope needed in warships of the period.

In the Name of God Amen
I Robert Sliter of Chatham in the County of Kent Gentleman being weake in body but of perfect minde and memory (praised be God for the same)doe make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following vizt
   Imprimis I bequeath my soul unto God my most merciful Creator hoping through the Merits and mediation of my dear Redeemer Jesus Christ to obtain eternal salvation and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and as for that worldly Estate wherewith God hath blessed me I bequeath it and every part of it (after my Funerall and expenses and debts are paid) to my deare wife Sarah Sliter whom I appoint sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament during her naturall life and at her death the same or so much of it as shall then remain to be disposed as she shall think fit by her Will and I doe hereby revoke and make void all wills by me formerly made
   In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this Four and twentieth day of September Anno Dni one thousand six hundred ninety four And in the sixth year of the reign of our Soveraign Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queen Defenders of the Faith etc Ro: Sliter Signed sealed Delivered Published and declared in the presence of Anna Pett Ben Rosewell Cast Billingsley
   Proved 23rd August 1695

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