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The Will of James ChedD/CHADD

The 1746 Will of James Chedd, otherwise Chadd, Drummer in Regiment of Marines


In the Name of God Amen I James Ched of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Cordwainer now a Drummer in the Honourable Colonel Frazier's Regiment of Marines being in health of Body and of sound Mind and disposing Memory thanks be to God do make and declare this my lat Will and Testament in manner following that is to say First and Principally I commend my Soul unto Almighty God hoping for pardon of all my Sins through the Merits of Christs Death and my Body I commit to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner as Opportunity shall offer and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath or shall bless God to bless me with in this Life I Give and Dispose thereof in manner following (that is to say) I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my loving Wife Elizabeth Ched all and singular my Lands Tenements Goods Chattells and Personal Estate of what kind soever and wheresoever To have and To hold the same and every part thereof unto my said Wife her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns And I do make my said Wife full and sole Executrix of this my Will and do revoke all former Wills by me made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal the Eleventh Day of March in the twentieth Yeare of King George the Seconds Reign over Great Britain And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six / seven
James Chedd
Signed sealed published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
Martin [Friende ?]     Sam Crowther

On the sixth Day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty Administration (with the will annexed) of all and singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of James Chedd otherwise Chadd late a Drummer in the Regiment of Marines under the Command of Colonell Robert Frazier in the Colonell's own Company in his Majesties Ship Swallow but in the [Eltham ?] deceased was granted to Abraham Boarman the lawfull Attorney of Elizabeth Chadd (Widow the Relict of the said Deceased and sole Executrix for the use and Benefit of the said Executrix now residing at Ditchet Minster in the County of Dorset being first sworn duly to administer


Transcribed by Bob Osborn