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Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC) Will

William GANDAR - Made 1734 and Proved 1735

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In the Name of God Amen. I William GANDAR of London Mariner being under Indisposition of Body but of Sound mind and memory do commit my Soul into the hand of Almighty God in hope of Resurrection to Eternal Life through the Merit of Our Lord Jesus Christ and my Body to the Earth to be buried according to the discretion of my Executor herinafter mentioned. And as to my Worldly Estate I give and bequeath as follows viz: to my Sister TOWNER her husband Thomas TOWNER not to have anything to do with it, Twenty pounds to be paid her according to the discretion of my Executor. And in case of her death the whole thereof or any part She shall not have received to my Sister Elizabeth SCOTT or her heirs. Item I give to my brot. Jno. SCOTT my Executor herein mentioned Ten pounds Ten shillings to buy him Mourning and whatever else I shall be worth to be found invested with I give to my brot(her)s Benjamin GANDAR, Timothy GANDAR, Leonard GANDAR and my Sisters Mary TOWNER and Elizabeth SCOTT or the Survivors of them to be equally divided among them share and share alike. And I do appoint (?Mr.) John SCOTT full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have herunto set my hand and Seal this sixteenth day of September One Thousand Seven hundred thirty four.

signed) Willm. GANDAR
Witnesses: ?Sahr DOWSON, Elner SUDDES(?)

This Will was proved at London before the Worshipfull Charles PINFOLD Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull John BETTESWORTH Doctor of Laws Master Keeper (and?) Commissiary of the Perogative Court of Canterbury lawfully instituted on the twenty ninth day of March in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty five by the Oath of John SCOTT the Sole Executor named in the Said Will to Whom was granted Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased he being first sworn duly to administer the same.

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