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Wills of 17th Century Gentlemen of Chatham 1647-1698

William GREGORY 1696

In the Name of God Amen
I William Gregory of Chatham in the County of Kent Gent Purser of their Majesties Ship the St. Andrew being bound to Sea in the same Shipp and at this present in good heath of body and of a sound and disposing mind and memory praised be Almighty God And not knowing how soon it may please Almighty God to take me out of this mortall life Doe therefore for the quieting of my mind and disposing of that estate wherewith it hath pleased Allmighty God in his mercy to blesse me make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say
   I give and bequeath unto the honourable Edward Gregory of Chatham aforesaid Esq one of the Comissioners of their Majesties Navy Royall and to his Executors Administrators and Assignes All and every my Salary wages and pay due and to be due to me in their Majesties service And all my plate ready money debts credits goods chattels and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever to his and their own uses
   And of this my last Will and Testament I constitute and ordaine him the said Edward Gregory the sole and only Executor
   And lastly I the said William Gregory doe hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me made spoken or published at any time or times before the publishing of these presents
   In witnesse whereof I the said William Gregory have to this my present last Will and Testament sett my hand and seale the seaven and twentieth day of March in the second yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady William and Mary King and Queen of England Scotland France and Ireland Defenders of the Faith etc Anno Domini onr thousand six hundred ninety W. Gregory
   Signed sealed and published by the above named William Gregory as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of Jo. Moyse John Martine Richd. Sheafe
   Proved 4th December 1696

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