Transcript Thomas Stilgoe HMS Chester

Transcript of Will of Thomas Stilgoe of HMS Chester

Proved 28 January 1752

I Thomas Stilgoe Mariner now belonging to his Majesties
Ship Chester and not knowing how it may please God to deal
with me but considering the uncertainty of this Transitory Life
do make and declare these presents to contain my last Will and
Testament in manner and fform following  that is to say first and
principally I commend my  soul unto the hands of Almighty
God hoping to be saved through the Merit Death Passion &
Resurrection of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and my Body to
the Earth or Sea as it shall Please God to order and as for
and concerning all my Worldly Estate I give bequeath and
dispose as followeth  that is to say to my loving Wife Mary
Stilgoe of the parish of St George Bloomsbury in the County of
Middlesex all such Wages Sum and Sums of Money Lands Tenements
Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever wherewith at the time
of my decease I shall so be possessed or invested or which shall
then belong or of Right appertain unto me  I do give and devise
and bequeath unto the aforesaid Mary Stilgoe and do revoke
all former Wills and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore  
made and do ordain these presents to stand and be for and as
my last Will and Testament forever  Witness my hand and seal
the day and year above Written Twelfth Day of April 1744 Signed
Sealed Published and delivered in the presence of Frans Geary
Willm Panton   Rowland Crisp    Richard Beale

ON the twenty eight day of January in the year of Our
Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty two Administration
(with the Will annexed) of the Goods Chattels and Credits of
Thomas Stilgoe late of the Parish of St. Sepulchre London and
formerly belonging to his Majesty’s Ship Chester deceased was
granted to Mary Stilgoe Widow the Relict of the said Deceased and
Universal Legatee named in the said Will for that no Executor is
named therein being first sworn duly to administer