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The Will of Thomas Teague, dated 6 February 1747

In the name of God amen I Thomas Teague, Cooper now belonging to his Majestie’s ship Prince Frederick, being weak in Body but of Sound and disposing mind and memory and Considering the danger of the Seas and other many uncertainties 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 recommend my Soul to God that Gave it and my Body to the Earth or Sea as it Shall Please God to Order and as for all my worldly Estate I Give Bequeath and Dispose thereof as followeth. That is to say all and Singular Such Scullary, Wages, Prize money, Smart money, Short allowance money, Pensions that is any way due payable or Belonging unto me for my own or for any other Service as likewise all other Wages Sum and Sums of money Lands, Tenements, Goods and Chattels and Estates whatsoever as shall any ways due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I Give Devise and Bequeath the same unto my Dear Beloved Wife Esebella Teague of Pensance in Cornwall one Third part of what I Shall be possessed of at my Death and all the Remainder that is to say two thirds to my Dear Daughter Jane Teague of Merryzion in the County of Cornwall and I do hereby nominate and appoint Jane Teague (my Honoured Mother) of Merryzion in the County aforesaid whole and 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 Ratifye these presents to Stand and be for my only Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof to this my said Will I have sett my Hand and Seal the Sixth day of February and in the Twenty first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second Over Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth: And in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Seven.

Signed Sealed and Published
In the presence of us
Thomas Teague his mark
Sams Keast
William Jones

The before written Will of the above named Thomas Teague is a true Copy Examined & Compared with the Original this 8th June 1748 by us.

John Bennett
John Blight

The before written Will of the before named Thomas Teague decd was Proved in common forme 6th May 1748 Before the Reverend Mr William Waddon Clk Mr of Arts Official in and admion of the Goods ? of the said decd and of all things howsoever concerning the said Will was Granted to the Executrix therein named (being first sworn in / and Oath being first made in Swering in).
? Belonged to his Majesties Ship Prince Frederick.

Source: CRO ref: AP/T/2590

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