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Will of William Woodger


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1795
Transcribed by John Woodger
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I, William Woodger, carpenter of His Majestys Ship Medusa 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 (so, for avoiding controversies after my decease) make, publish and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) First I recommend 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 my prize money, wages, Sum and Sums of money, Lands, Tenements, Goods, Chattels and Estate whatsoever as shall be any wages due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto Mr John Hunt of Deptford in the County of Kent, Navy Agent, and I do hereby nominate and appoint Mr John Hunt of Deptford in the County of Kent, Navy Agent, and Mary his wife Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gifts by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain and ratify these presents to stand and to be for and as my only last Will and Testament

In witness whereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and seal the ninth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety three and in the thirty third year of the reign of his Majesty King George the Third over Great Britain
W. Woodger
Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the presence of
Thos. Evans Martha Hall

This Will was proved at London the eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand and ninety five before The Worshipful William Battint Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of John Hunt one of the Executors 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 administer - power reserved of making the like grant to Mary Hunt Wife of said John Hunt the other Executor -


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Will of William Woodger
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