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Will of Richard Ellis, Sailor of Clovelly

Proved 4 September 1700

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/457/109, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I Richard Ellis of Clovelly in the County of Devon Sayler being at this time weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory (praised be God for the same) Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following ffirst I commend my Soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken Item I give and bequeath unto my Aunt ffrances Sharp twelve pence in money Item I give unto Jane Keyes my best Holland Handkerchiefe as a token of my love to her All the rest of my goods not before given and bequeathed I give and bequeath wholley and soly unto my dear Mother Mary Ellis whom I make and ordain to be my sole Executrix In witness and testimony of this my last Will and Testamt I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord God One thousand six hundred ninety and two Richard Ellis Sealed and published in the presence of Sign of Jane Sharp Elizabeth Bass

Proved at London 4 September 1700