Source: TNA, PROB 11/1593
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In the Name of God Amen I John Durell a Native of Brunswich in Germany and a private Soldier in the Grenadier Company Honorable Companys Bengal European Regiment being perfect in mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto recollection the mortality of my Soul knowing there is a time appointed for all Men once to die do make this my last Will and Testament first I recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again through him who gave it and as for touching all worldly affairs wherein it hath pleased the almighty God to bless me in this life I bequeath of the same as follows Item to Ouller Anderson a native of Copenhagen Denmark and an ordinary Seaman belonging to His Majestys Ship Volage and to Peter Jansen a Native of Christiansand in Norway all my property personal and Real together with all pay arrears of pay Clothing ?? that may be due to me at the time of my decease revoking all former Wills made by me Item to the said Ouller Anderson and Peter Jansen the amount of all Wills bequeathed to me by several men of the Honorable Companys Bengal European Regiment deceased the orginal Copies of which I have lodged in their hands I declare this to be my last Will and Testament at the General Hospital Welkoreden near Batavia island of Java this thirtieth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & fifteen John Durell his mark Witness John Landy Pat Mathews Surgeon Genl Hospital On 13th June 1817 admon with the Will annexed of the Goods Chattels & Credits of John Durell late a private in the Grenadier Company of Bengal European Regiment in the East Indies deced was granted to Peter Jansen one of the universal Legatees having been first sworn duly to admr
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