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Will of Thomas Tinling, otherwise Tinley


In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Tinley Seaman on board of the Ship Nassau East Indiaman being sick and weak in Body and perfect memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament ffirst I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix not doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same by the Almighty pow[er?] of God and as touching such Wordly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose in the following manner I give and bequeath to Mary Tinley Spinster all my Effects and Money due to me as Wages on board the above said Ship Arthur Gore Esquire Commander In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and Year underwritten Thomas Tinling Signed and Sealed also declared by the abovesaid Thos. Tinley as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us January the seventh one thousand seven hundred and eighty John Dowling - Richd Haines John Ham (?) Snipe


This Will was proved at London the second day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty before the Worshipful Andrew Colter Durand (?) Doctor of Law Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Mary Tinling by mistake in the Will called Tinley the Sister of the deceased and sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administratn. Was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased She having been first sworn duly to Admr.