TRANSCRIPT OF THE WILL OF GILES APSEY OF THE PARISH OF CHARDSTOCK
Will of Giles Apsey, now belonging to His Majesty’s Ship Seaford
Date Will written: 17. 5. 1743 Proved: 17. 4. 1749 Ref: PROB 11/769
I Giles Apsey now belonging to His Majesty’s Ship Seaford being in bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the perils and dangers of the seas and other 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 after all my just debts and funeral expenses be discharged the rest residue and remainder of all such wages sum and sums of money lands tenements goods, chattels and estate whatsoever as shall be anyways due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decrease. I give devise and bequeath the same unto my well beloved wife Mary Apsey of the parish of Chardstock in the County of Dorset and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Mary Apsey of the parish and county aforesaid executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills testaments and deeds of gift by at any time here before made and do ordain and notify those present to stand and before my only last will and testament in witness whereof this year of the reign of our sonvereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God over Great Britian, France and Scotland King and founder of the faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty three Giles Apsey signed sealed and published in the presence of us Tho. Pye John Rowe John Dynn.
This will was proved at London on the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine before the right worshipful John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master keeper of commissionary of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Mary Apsey otherwise Apsey widow the relict of the deceased also executrix named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased being first sworn by commission only to administer etc.