In dei nomen amen (in the name of God Amen). I Dudley GANDER of Limehowse in the countie of Mid[dlesex] Marriner beinge of perfect healthe and memorye thankes be giuen to God therefore, and nowe bounde forth to sea vpon a voyage now pretended by Godes grace to be made vnto the Easte Indies in the good Shipp called the Starr. Doe therfore make & ordaine this my last last will and testament in manner and forme following That is to say ffirst I commend my soule and spirit into the handes of Almightie God my onelie Saviour and Redeemer by whose most precious deathe and bloud sheddinge I doe vnfeynedly beleeve to haue free pardon and forgiueness of all my synnes by me committed, And my bodie to the earthe or Seas where it shall please god with full assurannce of the resurrection. And for such transitorie goodes chattells wherewith it hath pleased god to bestowe vpon me, As alsoe for anie other goodes Chattells wages debtes duties some or sommes of money whatsoeuer that shall or maye growe due owing belonging or anye wayes apperteyninge vnto me as well for my service in by or thoroughe the said pretended voyage or by anie other wayes or meanes whatsoeuer. I doe absolutelie giue and bequeathe vnto Elizabeth my lovinge wife. Alsoe I doe make and ordaine Elizabeth my wife my full and sole Executrix of this my said last will and testamente. And I doe vtterly renounce all former wills heretofore by me alreadie made and doe fullie ordaine ratifie and confirme this my said last will and testament. In wittnes whereof I the said Dudley GANDER haus herevnto put my hand and Seale Dated the sixt daie of December one thowsand sixe hundred and eighteene, and in the sixteene years of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lorde James by the grace of god kinge of England ffrannce and Ireland defendor of the faithe &c. and of Scotland the twoe fiftith Dudley GANDERr Sealed subscribed published and confirmed as the last will and testament of the said Dudley GANDER in the presence of James Hall Scr. William Haywarde.
Probatum: The above-written will was proved at London before the Worshipful Hugo Barker, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir William Bird, also Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted on the third day of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three, by the oath of Elizabeth GANDER, widow and executrix named in the same will, to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods, chatteles and credits of the said deceased, having duly sworn on the holy gospels of God to adminster the same well and faithfully. Exd