Will of Charles Stocker, Mariner of Dartmouth

Proved 1 Mar 1694

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PROB 11/419/15, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

Memorandum that upon the Eighth day of January Anno Domini One Thousand six hundred ninety two English Style Charles Stocker late of Dartmouth in the County of Devon Marriner did say and declare these or the Like words following vizt. I give the House wherein I now live and all the Household goods therein unto my beloved Wife dureing her naturall Life and after her decease I desire it may come to my Eldest Sonne Charles for his life And whereas the Terme that I have in the said House expires on myne and my wife's and my sonn Charles's death it is my will and direction that my brothers in Law Thomas and Anthony Plumleigh shall purchase a further estate in the said house determinable on my other Sonns deaths And that they shall enjoy the same successively according to their Seniority I give unto my Sonne Charles my Gold Chaine and Medall my two Swords and my Silver headed Cane all my small Armes and wearing Apparrell And said I Leave it in charge with my Wife that shee never see my Mother want I give unto my daughter two Hundred Pounds provided Mr John ffranke prove Just to me in matters of Accounts which I leave to my trustees to Judge of I give to the poore of Kingsweare tenn pounds to bee distributed by my Trustees within five years after my decease in forty shillings a yeare and like Summe of ten pounds unto the poore of Dartmouth to be distributed likewise by my Trustees All the rest of my Estate I give to my wife and four children Equally to be divided among them I nominate and appoint my brothers in Law Thomas and Anthony Plumleigh my Executors in trust to see my will performed which words or the very like in effect were spoken and declared by the said Charles Stocker in the presence of Anthony Plumleigh Dorothy Plumleigh and Susanna Harvey in the House where hee had lived for the space of Dayes and more then next proceeding And that the said Charles Stocker att the Speaking thereof was Sicke of the Sickness whereof hee shortly after Dyed And that Imediately or Soon after hee had spoken them hee the said Charles Stocker did bid or desire the same three wittnesses or some of them to take notice or bear wittness that the same words soe spoken by him were his last will or to that effect And dureing the premisses the said Charles Stocker was of good mind and memory and talked Sensibly and well In wittness whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands this Twelfth day of January in the yeare abovesaid Antho: Plumleigh _Dorothy Plumleigh _ the marke of Susanna Harvey

Proved at London 1 March 1693 [1694]