Will of George Blake of Instow

Proved 24 September 1741

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PROB 11/711/447, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Elizabeth Kipp

1 To all whom these may concern  
2 I George Blake of Instow in Devensheire in Consideration of
3 Mortality either by sickness dangers of the Sea or being cut of by
4 An Enemy do constitute and appoint my good friend Edmund
5 Gewan or Berthelomew Lee to be jointly or severally in case
6 Of the abovesaid mortality my lawfull Executors or Executor to
7 Receive all Money due to me viz[ a vit] all pay due to me for his
8 Majesties Ship Chichester all bounty Money prize Money Short
9 Allowance Money all Cloaths Beding or whatsoever belongs to
10 Me on board the said Ship or Elsewhere Reposing a certain and
11 Undoubted friendship in the abovesaid Edm Gewan and Barthw
12 Lee
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13 Lee I do further more Will and request that they or
14 Either of them if it should please Almighty God either of them should
15 Survive me should return or cause to be returned to my
16 Sister Esther Lee of the above said Town the Effects Money or
17 Wearing Aparell that belongs to me whereunto I have my
18 Hand and Seale this 5th day of June 1741 George Blake
19 Being present Dennis Donovan Humphery Gregory
20 This Will was proved at London before the Worshipfull
21 Robert Chapman Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right
22 Worshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper
23 Or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
24 Lawfully constituted on the Twenty Fourth day of September
25 In the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seaven hundred forty
26 One by the Oath of Bartholomew Lee one of the Executors
27 Named in the said Will to whom administration was
28 Granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of
29 The said deceased being first sworn duly to Administer power
30 Reserved of making the like grant to Edmund Gewan the
31 Other Executor when he shall apply for the same

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