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Richard Mort of Christ Church City of London Jul 26, 1659

Memorandum That on or about the eleventh day od December in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and fifty six Richard Mort late whilst he lived of the Parish of Christ Church London but being bound out to sea in the good Ship the Virgin for the East Indies being in very good and perfect health That the boy ago would be long and he thereof made and declare his last will and testament by word of mouth in manner and form following or in provide to the like effect vizt. Landlord and Landlady meaning Robert Aprefrott? And Ellen Aprefrott? his wife I am now going to Sea and know not whether it pleaseth God that I shall ever return into England again and therefore I define you to take notice of what I declare unto you. That is to say all my estate goods chattells rights and credits of what nature or quality so be they be. I do give devise and bequeath unto my dear and welbeloved brother Edward Mort whom I do constitute ordain and appoint the sole Executor of this my last will and Testament all where words or ye like in effect he declared whilst he was in perfect health and of very sound and perfect mind and memorie with a serious intent to dispose of his estate and that these vowd words should remaine and be as and for his last will and Testament. In the hearing of me witnessed Co witt The mark of Robert Aprefrott the mark of Ellen Aprefrott.

This will Nuncupative was proved at London the six and twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and fifty nine before the Judges for probate of will and granting Administrations by the oath and in the name of Edward Mort the brother and sole Executor named in the said will to who was comitted Administration

 
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