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Will of William Michelmore, Mariner, now belonging to His Majesty's Ship Apollo

Proved 23 Jul 1784

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/1119, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Rockingham Quire Numbers: 366 - 416

Transcribed by Ros Dunning, provided by Michael Mitchelmore

In the Name of God Amen I Wm Michelmore Mariner of now belonging to his Majestys Ship Apollo Capt Philemon Pownall Commandr being of a 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 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 Estates I Give Bequeath and Dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) all my Wages Sum and Sums of Money Lands Tenements Goods Chattells and Estate whatsoever as shall be anyways due Owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I Give Devise and Bequeath the same unto my beloved Wife Susannah Michelmore of Buckfastleigh in the County of Devon and I do hereby Nominate and Appoint the said Susannah Michelmore my true whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all 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 Witness whereof to this my said Will I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the seventeenth day of January in the nineteenth Year of Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third King over Great Britain ffrance and Ireland Defender of the ffaith and so forth and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine William Michelmore signed sealed and published in the presence of us Phil Townall J Milbury Saml Brynn. In the Name of God Amen I Wm Michelmore Mariner of now belonging to his Majestys Ship Apollo Capt Philemon Pownall Commandr being of a 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 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 Estates I Give Bequeath and Dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) all my Wages Sum and Sums of Money Lands Tenements Goods Chattells and Estate whatsoever as shall be anyways due Owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I Give Devise and Bequeath the same unto my beloved Wife Susannah Michelmore of Buckfastleigh in the County of Devon and I do hereby Nominate and Appoint the said Susannah Michelmore my true whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all 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 Witness whereof to this my said Will I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the seventeenth day of January in the nineteenth Year of Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third King over Great Britain ffrance and Ireland Defender of the ffaith and so forth and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine William Michelmore signed sealed and published in the presence of us Phil Townall J Milbury Saml Brynn. In the Name of God Amen I Wm Michelmore Mariner of now belonging to his Majestys Ship Apollo Capt Philemon Pownall Commandr being of a 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 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 Estates I Give Bequeath and Dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) all my Wages Sum and Sums of Money Lands Tenements Goods Chattells and Estate whatsoever as shall be anyways due Owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I Give Devise and Bequeath the same unto my beloved Wife Susannah Michelmore of Buckfastleigh in the County of Devon and I do hereby Nominate and Appoint the said Susannah Michelmore my true whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all 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 Witness whereof to this my said Will I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the seventeenth day of January in the nineteenth Year of Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third King over Great Britain ffrance and Ireland Defender of the ffaith and so forth and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine William Michelmore signed sealed and published in the presence of us Phil Townall   J Milbury Saml Brynn,

Proved at London