12 May 1757 Will of Matthew Strickland, steward (proved 28 August 1762)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/879

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In the Name of God Amen
I Matthew Strickland Steward on board his Majestys Ship
Nassan being in Bodily health and of Sound and Disposing
Mind and Memory and considering the Perils and Dangers of
the Seas and other Uncertaintys of this Transitory life (Do for
Avoiding Controversies after my Decease) make Publish and
Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following)
(That is to say) First I recomend my Soul to God that Gave
it and my Body I commit 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 thereof as followeth
that is to say all such Wages Sum and Sums of Money
Lands Tenements Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever as
Shall be any ways due owing or belonging unto me at the
time of my Decease I do Give Devise and bequeath the
same unto my well beloved Sister Olave Pike of Poole in
the County of Dorset In Trust for my well beloved Sons John
Strickland and Thomas Calvert Strickland both of the Parish
of St Sepulchres London And I do hereby Nominate and 
Appoint my said Sister Olave Pike Sole Executrix of this
my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former
and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at
any time heretofore made And I do Ordain and ratify these
Presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and
Testament in Witness whereof to this my said Will I have
set my hand and Seal the Twelfth Day of May in the year
of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Seven
And in the Thirty first year of the Reign of his Majesty
King George the Second over Great Britain &c Mattw
Strickland Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the
Presence of Chase Bussell  Joseph Sparrow

This Will was proved at London the Twenty
Eighth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven
hundred and Sixty two before the Right Worshipful Sir
Edward Simpson Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or
Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully
Constituted by the Oath of Olive otherwise Olave Pike
(Wife of John Pike) the Sole Executrix named in the said Will
to whom Administration was Granted of all and Singular the
Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased she having been
first sworn by Commission duly to Administer

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