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Will of John Wycott or Waycott, Mariner belonging to His Majesty's Ship Blandford

Proved 16 September 1763

© Crown Copyright

National Archives Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/892

Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Caesar Quire Register Numbers: 439-489

Transcribed by Maureen Kenchington

Will of John Waycott otherwise Wycott 1759

In the Name of God Amen

I John Wycott Mariner belonging to his Majesties Ship Blanford [sic] being now sick at Plymouth Hospital but of a sound and disposing Mind and Memory and considering the Uncertainties of this Transitory Life do for avoiding Controversies after my Decease make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say first I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my Body to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to order and as for all my Worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say all such Wages Sum and Sums of Money Lands Tenements Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my Decease I give devise and bequeath all the same unto my friend Thomas Hannaford of Plymouth in the County of Devon Innkeeper and do hereby nominate and appoint the said Thomas Hannaford whole and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain and ratify those presents to stand and be for my only last Will and Testament in witness thereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of January and in the thirty second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second over Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine - John Waycott - signed sealed and published in the presence of us John Gollan [?] Tho Rich

This Will was proved at London before the Right Worshipful Sir Edward Simpson Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty three by the Oath of Thomas Hanaford otherwise Hannaford the sole executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credit of the Deceased having been first sworn by Commission only to administer