15 September 1794 Will of Richard Edwards of Fordwich, Kent, Admiral of the White (proved 13 March 1795)

The original document can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1257

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In the Name of God Amen
This is the last will and Testament of Richard Edwards
Esqr Admiral of the White of his Majesty's Fleet I desire
all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences only decent ????
paid and Discharged I Give and Bequeath unto my ??
Relation Captain Sampson Edwards of the Royal Navy
all my Real and Personal Estates whatever and whereever
which I may be entitled to to hold to him and his Heirs Exors
Admors or Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common ???

the following Bequeaths and Legacies to my Nephew
Major Blason Tinker two thousand pounds Principal
and Interest of my money in the Trade and business and
hands of Messrs Dawson and Wilson in East Queen ????? Street
London if they fail in their agreement to me Mr ??ds
attorney at Law Great Queen Street Lincolns Inn Fields
to be employed to sue for it out of their hands he has
their Deeds for Four thousand Pounds lent them the first
of Janry 1792 by me I Give and Bequeath to my Niece
Elizabeth Hunne Wife of the Referend Mr Hunne five
hundred pounds of the said Four thousand Pounds Principal
and Interest I Give and Bequeath to my Friend Frederick
Booth Esquire my Gold Watch and thirty pounds for a Ring to
my Servant Peter Greenwood if with me on my Decease to
be paid  him within three Months or Directly after my
decease eighty Pounds Sterling and all my wearing Apparell
Bed Linnen Stockings &c to my Relation Captain Samp
Edwards of the Royal Navy all my Plate Real and
French Plate Household Linen Arms Swords Wine and
Pictures and I make and appoint him Executor of this
my last will and Testament and revoke all others made
before In witness whereof I have this Fifteenth Day of
September one thousand seven hundred and ninety Four in
one sheet of paper set my hand and Seal  R Edwards

                 7 March 1795
On which Day Appeared Personally 
Frederick Booth of Craven Street in the Stra?? Esquire and
Thomas Oliver of Bond Street in the County of Middlesex
Esquire and made Oath that they knew and were well
acquainted with the Deceased Richard Edwards late of
Fordwich in the County of Kent and an Admiral of the
White in his Majesty's Service for several years before and to
the time of his Death which happened on the third Day
of February in the present year and during such their
knowledge of and acquaintance with him the said deceased
and they have often seen him write and subscribe his
Name to writings and were and are thereby become
well acquainted with his manner and Charact of hand-
writing and subscription and having now carefully viewed
and perused the paper writing hereunto annexed
purporting to be the last will and Testament of the said
Deceased the said will beginning thus "In the Name of
God Amen This is the last Will and Testament of Richard
Edwards Esqr Admiral of the White" ending thus "this
Fifteenth Day of September one thousand seven hundred
and ninety Four in one sheet of paper set my hand
and Seal and thus subscribed" R Edwards they these
deponents to jointly and severally depose that they do
??ily and their Consciences believe the whole Body

series and Contents of the said will and the subscription there??
to be all of the proper handwriting and subscription of the
said Richard Edwards Esquire the Testator Deceased  Fred
Booth  Thos Oliver  Same Day the said Frederick Booth and
Thomas Oliver were duly sworn to the Truth of this Affidavit
before me  J Fisher Surgate ???? J Walker N P

This Will was proved at London the thirteenth
Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and ninety Five before the worshipful Samuel P????
Parson Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honourable
Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper
or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully
constituted by the Oath of Sampson Edwards Esquire the sole
Executor named in the said will to whom Administration of
all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased
was granted having been first sworn duly to Administer

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