Will of William French, Mariner of Dartmouth

Proved 22 August 1747

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PROB 11/756/235, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

In the Name of God Amen I William French of Dartmouth in the County of Devon Marriner being of sound and perfect Memory hereby revoking all former Wills by me made Do this Eighteenth day of June in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty five make and Publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first and Principally I bequeath my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it me and my Body to the Earth to be decently Interred in Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix after named and as touching such Worldly Estate as God hath blessed me with I dispose thereof as follows vizt. ffirst I bequeath unto my Mother Rachel ffrench thirty Pounds to be paid her by my Wife and Executrix hereafter named in five pounds a Year till the whole thirty Pounds be paid up if my said Mother so long lives and if she dies before the whole of the thirty Pounds by such Yearly Payments be Exhausted then my Will is that the remainder of the same shall go and return to my Executrix after named all the rest and reissue of my Goods Chattles Personal and Testamentary Estate not before given (my just Debts ffuneral Expences and Legacy hereby given being first discharged) I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Jane ffrench who I also appoint and make whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written Wm French

(Attestation Clause)

Thos Dering _ Jno Browne

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