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Will of Daniel Beverstock

of Chatham, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1763
Transcribed by David Auger
In the Name of God Amen. I Daniel BEVERSTOCK of Chatham in the County of Kent Shipwright 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 following that is to say first I commend 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 every my pay wages sum and sumes of money lands tenements goods chattels and estate whatsoever and shall be any ways out owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto my loving daughter Elizabeth BEVERSTOCK her heirs executors administrators and afsigns for ever

and I do hereby nominate and appoint Robert SMITH of Chatham aforesaid Shipwright sole executor and guardian to my said daughter during her minority of this my Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain and ratify these presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament in witnefs whereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and seal the ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven and in the thirtieth year of the reign of his majesty King George the Second over Great Britain.
Danl BEVERSTOCK signed sealed published and declared in the presence of
Caroline POCOCK, Tho: JOHNSON.

This Will was proved at London on the thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty three before the Right Worshipful Sir Edward SIMPSON Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commifsary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Robert SMITH the sole executor named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn commifsion only to administer the same.

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