Will of William Mumford, Mariner of Dartmouth

Proved 24 July 1694

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PROB 11/421/328, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Ros Dunning

Know all Men by these Psents that I William Mumford of Dartmouth in the County of Devon Mariner Have and by these presents doe make ordain and constitute George Messington of Bermondsey in Surry and Margarett his wife or either of them my true and lawfull Attorney irrevokeable for me and in my name and for my use to ask demands and receive as and from the Right Honoble the Treasurer or Paymaster of their Majesties Navy and whome else it may concern As well all such wages and pay bounty money Prize money and whome and all other sume or sumes of money whatsoever as now is and which hereafter shall or may be due or payable unto me pursuant to their Majesties gracious Declaration of the 23rd of May 1689 And also all such pensions salaries smart money and all other money and all other money and things whatsoever which now and at any time hereafter is and shall be due to me for my own service or otherwise in any of their Majesties Ships ffrigots or vessels or any Merchant Ship or ships As also to demand recover and receive of all other person and persons whatsoever whome it doth or may concern All and singular such other sume and sumes of money goods wares effects wages Debts dues claimes and demands whatsoever which now and hereafter is and shall be due and payable unto me either by bonds bill Books accompt or otherwise howsoever And moreover in my name and for my proper use re demise and let by Lease in writing or otherwise All and any of my Messuages Lands or Tenements to such person or persons and for such Term of yeares Conditions and reservations as my said Attorneys or their Councell shall think fit and convenient Giving and hereby granting unto my said Attorneys my full and whole power in the premises and to recover and receive all and singular the sume and sumes of money matters and thigns aforesaid and upon non payment thereof or any part thereof all such person or persons whome it may concern and where need shall require their Executors Administrators and goods to sue arrest attach seize imprison prosecute and condemne and to compound and agree and out of Prison to release and discharge And upon receipt of the said premises or any part thereof Acquittances Releases or any other discharges for me and in my name to make seale and deliver and one Attorney or more to substitute and at pleasure to revoke and generally to act and doe all other Acts matters and things whatsoever needfull and necessary to be done in and touching the premises or any part thereof as fully and effectually as I might or could doe if I were personally present Ratifying or Hallowing for firm and valid shall lawfully doe or cause to be done in and touching the premises by virtue of these presents And I the said William Mumford considering the uncertainty of this transitory life doe make and declare these presents to containe my last Will and Testament That is to say after all my last debts and funerall expenses if any be to be fully satisfied and paid Then all and singular all such wages sume and sumes of money Land Tenements goods chattels and Estate whatsoever wherewith at the time of my decease I shall be possessed or invested or which shall then belong or of right appertaine unto me I doe give devise and bequeath unto my said Attorneys George Messington and Margarett his wife their heires and Assignes for ever And doe hereby nominate and appoint the said George Messington and Margarett his wife to be joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament and doe revoke all former Wills and deeds of gift by me at any time heretofore made and doe ordain these presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the Seaventh day of November Anno Dm 1693 And in the ffifth year of the reign of King William and Queen Mary William Mumford his marke Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of William James, Arthur Simms his marke, Thomas Knight the servant to John Allen Senr as above written

Proved at London 24 July 1694