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Will of Christopher Youlden, Sailor of Brixham

Proved 15 October 1703

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/472/95, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Christopher Youlden of Brixham in the County of Devon Saylor being sick and weake of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in the following manner and forme Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soule into the hands of Allmighty God that gave it me and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named nothing doubting but at the generall resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God And as touching such worldly estate and goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of the same in the manner and forme following Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Joan Youlden Daughter of Richard Youlden and Elizabeth Vittery Daughter of William Vittery and Joan Vittery Daughter of William Vittery aforesaid the third parte of the House where John and Richard Youlden now liveth during the right that I have therein by them to be possessed and enjoyed during my right as aforesaid Item I give and bequeath unto my foure brothers George Youlden Roger Youlden John Youlden and Richard Youlden to each of them the summe of twenty shillings lawfull money of England to be paid to them by my executrix within one month after my decease Item I give and bequeath to my sister Jane Youlden the summe of two pounds lawfull money of England to be paid to her within one month after my decease by my executrix Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Vittery Wife of William Vittery of Brixham aforesaid (whome I make and ordaine my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament) all my pay due out of his Majesty's Ships the Torbay Quaker Calm and Royal William as is specified under a ...... of Attorney bearing date even with these presents also all my ready money cloathes and money due upon my accompt whatsoever and from whomsoever and all other my goods whatsoever not before by me given and bequeathed I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Vittery aforesaid whome I make and ordaine whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Ratifying and confirming this and noe other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my name and seale this twenty fourth day of January in the eleaventh Yeare of the Reigne of our most Gracious Soveraigne Lord William the Third of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland King and in the Yeare of our Lord Anno 1699/1700 Christopher Youlden

(Attestation Clause)

Humphrey Bartlett _ the marke of Joan Bartlett - Jno Ralph

Proved at London 15 October 1703