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Will of Isaac Newton

of Deal, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1795, PROB 11/1256
Transcribed by Miriam Smith
In the Name of God Amen I Isaac Newton of Deal in the County of Kent – but now of His Majesty’s Ship Hermoine John Hills Esq Captain being of sound and disposing mind and ____ do hereby make this my last Will and Testament. First and principally I do Commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping for remission of all my Sins through the merits of Jesus Christ my beloved Saviour and Redeemer and my body to the earth or sea as it shall please God and so for such worldly Estate and Effects which I shall be possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my decease I give and bequeath the same as followeth (that is to say)

I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Dorcas Newton of Deal in the County aforesaid all such wages sum and sums of money as now is or hereafter shall be due to me for my service or otherwise on board the said ship or any other ship or vessel belonging to His Majesty’s Service or otherwise on board in which I may serve at the time of my decease and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Dorcas my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament

and I do so give and bequeath unto my said Executrix all the rest and residue of my Estate whatsoever both real and personal ____ revoking and making void all other and former wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament as witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety three and in this thirty third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of The Faith CP Isaac Newton – Signed – Sealed published and declared by the said Isaac Newton the Testator ___ and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have _________ subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator
Jno Hills Capt – Jno Davies Master

This Will was proved at London the Fifth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and ninety five before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight ____ of ____ Master keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Dorcas Newton widow the relict and Sole Executrix named in the will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to so administer – by Commission.

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