Thursday, March 23, 2017

Will of Benjamin Blake, Chirurgeon's Mate on board the Ship President - The National Archives PROB 11/369, probated 2 Mar 1682

Benjamin Blake is the testator. There are a couple of possibilities for Benjamin in Family Search but there aren’t any particular references in this will to an area in the British Isles.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 22 Mar 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/369
Name of testator: Benjamin Blake
Place: Chirurgeon’s Mate being on board the Ship President
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 15 Nov 1680, probated 2 Mar 1682

[In margin] Test: Benjamin Blake

1    Memorandum That Benjamin Blake late Chirurgeons
2    Mate being on bord the Ship the President and falling very ill did upon the High and
3    open Seas dureing such his illnesse and pertinently over about the Fifteenth day of
4    November One thousand six hundred and eighty being then of sound and perfect
5    mind and memory and having a mind to make and declare his last Will and Testament
6    Nuncupative or by word of mouth as to the disposeing of his wages due on boat the said
q    Ship and what else hee had in the world hee did give and bequeath unto Joseph Branch
8    Chirurgeon his Fellow mate and do make him the said Joseph Branch his Executor
9    All which words or the same in effect hee the said desired uttered and declared for
10    and as his last Will and Testament and with an intent the same should stand for
11    and bee his last Will and Testament which words were spoken on bord the said Shipp
12    on or about the said Fifteenth day of November One Thousand Six hundred
13    and eighty hee being then in his perfect mind and memory and dyed within one or two
14    dayes then next following Richard Featherston John Guittings
15    Probatum fuit humoi Testum Nuncupation apud London Coram venerabli
16    viro Henrico Ganton beinge Legum Doctour Surragato venerabilis et egrigij viri Dri
17    Seolim Jenkins Militis Legum etiam Doctoris Curie Prerogative Cantuariensis
18    Magri Custodi sive Commissarij legitime Constituti Secundo die mensis
19    Martij Anno Domino (Stylo Anglia) Millesimo Sexcentismo Octogesimo primo
20    Juramento Joseph Branch Executoris in dicto Testamento nominate Cui Comissa
21    fuit Administratio omnium et Singulorum bonorum _____ dicti
22    defuncti de bene et fideliter Administrando eadem ad Sancta Dei Evangelia _____
23    Richarde Featherston et Johane Guittings Ertibus Tempore Conditioni ____
24    declar___ eadem Testamenti Nunc _entibus etiam Jurat

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Will of Abraham Blake, Private Marine, HM Ship Vigilant - The National Archives PROB 11/1095, probated 18 Sep 1782

There is a baptism for an Abraham Blake 5 Dec 1756 in Kensington, Middlesex, England son of Richard and Isabel Blake. Richard was a labourer working in the gravel pits.

Abraham Blake, testator, was a private Marine and it isn’t possible to guess his age but this baptism would have him 25 years of age at the time of writing the will. There is another baptism in London in 1744 which would make him 37 years of age. Abraham Blake baptized 18 Sep 1744 in London, England son of John and Mary Blake.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 21 Mar 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/1095
Name of testator: Abraham Blake
Place: Private Marine, HM Ship Vigilant, Sir George Home Baronet, Commander
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 10 Jun 1781, probated 18 Sep 1782

[In margin] Test: Abraham Blake

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I Abraham Blake private Marine belonging to his
3    Majesty’s Ship Vigilant Sir George Home Baronet Commander
4    being of sound and disposing Mind and Memory do make
5    publish and declare this my last will and Testament in manner
6    following that is to say to my Trusty Friend John Plinker
q    private Marine belonging to the aforesaid Ship I do
8    give devise and bequeath all the Wages Goods Chattels
9    and Estate whatsoever as may be due payable and
10    belonging unto me at the time of my decease I do give
11    and bequeath the same unto my trust friend John
12    Plinker as aforesaid and I do hereby nominate and
13    appoint the said John Plinker Executor of this my last
14    Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other
15    Wills Testaments or Deed of Gifts by me at any time
16    heretofore made and I do ordain and ratify this to be
17    for and as my only last Will and Testament In Witness
18    whereof to this my said Will I have hereunto set my
19    hand and seal the Tenth day of June 1781 and in the
20    twenty first year of his Majestys Regine Abraham Blake
21    his Mark Signed sealed and delivered in the
22    presence of us at sea where no Stamp proper could be
23    had Geo Home Benjn Walmsley J Corearan Serj
24    On the eighteenth day of September in the year of our
25    Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two
26    Administration with the Will annexed of all and singular
27    the Goods Chattels and Credits of Abraham Blake late
28    a Marine belonging to his Majesty’s Ship Vigilant deceased
29    was granted to Joseph Blake the lawfull attorney of John
30    Plinker the sole Executor named in the said Will for the use
31    and Benefit of the said Executor now at Sea he having
32    been first sworn by Commission duly to administer

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Will of William Kipp, Bednall Greene, Stepney, Middlesex - The National Archives PROB 11/212, probated 20 Jun 1650

My husband does a Kip/Kipp one name study and this will was for him.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 20 Mar 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/212
Name of testator: William Kipp
Place: Bednall Greene, Stepney, Middlesex, England
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 13 May 1646, probated 20 Jun 1650

[In margin] Test: William Kipp

1    William Kipp being at this tyme
2    sick in Body but in perfect sense and memory God bee praised therefore yet in respecte of
3    the fraylety of my life here today and gone tomorrow doe make and ordayne this my last will
4    and Testament in manner and forme following First I bequeath my soule to God Allmighty who
5    gave it to mee and unto my Saviour Jesus Christ who hath redeemed it by his blood on the Crosse
6    thereby satisfying my debt which by him against my mercifull God I was wune into Praying to
q    the Allmighty to strengthen mee and keepe more stedfast in the faith without doubting to my
8    last ende Secondly I bequeath my body to the grave (as my Executrix and friends hereafter
9    named shall dispose) there to remayne till our Resurrection to his heavenly Kingdome which
10    God grante Amen And as for my worldly Estate I give and bequeath all whether in moveables
11    or unmoveables ready money debts bonds bills Leases pictures housholdstuffe Plate Jewells
12    or whatsoever shall be found due or belonging unto mee at the tyme of my decease or to bee due
13    hereafter unto my deere and welbeloved wife Elizabeth, my fellowe helper and Comforter
14    in all my troubles making her by these presents my full Executrix of all my sayd Estate
15    (my debts which I owe and my funeral charges first being paid and deducted) And my
16    will is That after her decease (she having and receiving such maintenance and necessaries
17    as shalbe fitting for her life) Then the residue which shall be left I leave them to the possession
18    and benefit of our welbeloved daughter Debora Gerbeer and to such only of her children
19    as she shall please to dispose And I doe appointe Overseers of this my last Will and Testa
20    ment my beloved friends Sidney Bare and William Saunderson Esquires to ayde and assiste
21    my loving wife and daughter herein And if it shall please God to take my sayd wife to his
22    mercie before I dye then I make my sayd daughter Debora Gerbeere my sole heyre
23    And unto her I give and bequeath all my sayd Estate Moveables and immoveables ready
24    money debts bonds bills Leases Pictures housholdstuffe Plate Jewells or whatsoever shall
25    be found And in case my sayd daughter should be absent at the tyme of my death
26    and after my sayd wife’s decease then I make my sayd friends Sidney Bare and
27    William Sanderson Executors of this my last will and Testament for the use and behoofe
28    of my sayd daughter and her children And whereas I am now lawfully possesser of
29    a Lease in being for yeares of a house and houses Lands Orchards gardens with the
30    appurtenances in Bednall Greene in the parish of Stepney in the County of Middle
31    sex In parte whereof I now reside I doe alsoe give and bequeath the sayd house
32    and Lease and the benefit of the yeares unexpired unto my sayd wife Elizabeth
33    during her life and after her decease to my sayd daughter Debora Gerbeere and to
34    such only of her children now being as she shall please to dispose in her life tyme
35    under her hands and seale Read signed sealed and delivered to the use and uses
36    above sayd this thirteenth day of May and in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand
37    six hundred forty and sixe William Kip Witnesses present us Nath: Birkhead
38    Elizabeth Lindsey Katherine Gerbier Debora Gerbeer
39    Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum apud London nono die
40    Mensis Maij Anno domini Millesimo sexcentesimo quadragesimo nono Coram
41    Magistro Henrico Smith Clerico Surrogato venerabilis viri domini Nathanielie Brent
42    Militis legum doctoris Curia Prerogativae Magistri sive Custodis legitime constituto
43    Juramento William Saunderson primo Executorum in dicto testament nominat sub
44    limitationibus in humoi testamenta nominat Cui Commisso fuit Administratio omnium
45    et singulorum bonorum Jurium et Creditorum dicti defuncti de bene et fideliter Adm
46    inistranda eadem ad sancta dei Evangelia Jurat salvo Jure et Reservata potestate
47    similem Commissionem facienda Sidney Bare alteri Executor in dicto testament sublimitata
48    in eadem inencanat nominat cum venerit eandem petiturus

Monday, March 20, 2017

Will of Johanna Kip, Kleyn Heylig Land, Haarlem, The Netherlands - The National Archives, PROB 11/898, probated 25 May 1764

My husband does a Kip/Kipp one name study and this will was for him.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 19 Mar 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/898
Name of testator: Johanna Kip
Place: Kleyn Heylig Land, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 4 Nov 1763, probated 25 May 1764

[In margin] Mrs Johanna Kip
[Top] Translated out of Low Dutch

1    On this day the fourth of November in the year one
2    thousand seven hundred and sixty three before me Wernerus
3    Kohne Notary admitted by the Court of Holland residing at
4    Haarlem appeared Mrs Johanna Kip Spinster of Age dwelling
5    on the Kleyn Heylig Land in this City who declared that having
6    some effects in England and Great Britain she hath by
q    these presents nominated and appointed Messrs Cornelis
8    van Ghennenick Clark of the Conveys and Licences here
9    Nicolas Galle Notary and Attorney in this City and Mr Francis
10    Jacob Galle Advocate in the respective Courts of Justice at the
11    Hague to be the only Executors and Administrators of all such
12    Effects which she at the time of her decease shall or may
13    have in the said kingdom of England and Great Britain
14    giving unto them full power and authority immediately after
15    the death of her the Testatrix to cause all the said Effects
16    none excepted to be placed upon the Names of them the
17    Gentlemen Executors or the Name or Names of such other
18    person or persons as they shall think fit and accordingly to
19    manage administer sell alienate or incumber the same
20    and to receive the Moneys arising therefrom and give
21    acquittances for the same she the Gentlewoman appearer
22    desiring that after her decease Letters of Administration may
23    be granted to the aforesaid Gentleman Executors in Common
24    Form Thus done paper signed and sealed in the City of
25    Haarlem in the presence of Jan Vermeulen and Pieter de
26    Grocg as Witnesses who have also signed these presents
27    the day Month and year as above
28    Johanna Kip
29    J Vermeulen
30    P Du Grocg
31    W Khone Notary
32    Faithfully Translated out of Low Dutch London
33    the 25th day of April 1764 By me Geo Schutz
34    Notary Public 1764
35    This Will was proved at London before the Most
36    Reverend Father in God Thomas by divine providence Lord
37    Archbishop of Canterbury primate of all England and Metropolitan
38    on the twenty fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one
39    thousand seven hundred and sixty four in the prerogative
40    Court of Canterbury by the Oaths of Cornelis Van Ghennenick
41    and Nicolas Galle two of the Executors named in the said
42    Will as to the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased lying
43    and being in the kingdom of England and Great Britain to
44    whom administration was granted they having been first
45    sworn by Commission duly to administer Power reserved of
46    making the like Grant to Francis Jacob Galle the other Executor
47    named in the said Will when he shall apply for the same

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Will of Dulcia Lavinia Kip, Zierikzee, Zeeland, The Netherlands - The National Archives, PROB 11/1570, probated 27 Jul 1815

My husband does a Kip/Kipp one name study and this will was for him.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 18 Mar 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/1570
Name of testator: Dulcia Lavinia Kip
Place: Zierikzee, Zeeland, The Netherlands
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 31 Dec 1803, probated 27 Jul 1815
[In margin] Johannis Kingdon

1    On this Day the thirty first December in the year
2    One thousand eight hundred and three before me I Mosselmans
3    Notary admitted by the Court of Holland and Zeeland residing at
4    Zierik Zee and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses appeared
5    Madam Dulcia Lavinia Kip widow of the late Mr Georgus
6    Hoogendorp whilst living Minister of the Dutch Reformed Community
q    in this city living here who declared to have some effects Stocks in
8    the public funds and other Goods and Credits in the Kingdom of Great
9    Britain has by these presents constituted and appointed Executor
10    of this her last Will and Testament limited to her said effects Stocks in
11    the public funds and other goods and Credits and for administrator of
12    all such effects Stocks in the public funds and other goods and credits
13    as she at the time of her decease may have in
14    the aforesaid kingdom of Great Britain or which at any time may
15    belong to her in the aforesaid kingdom Mr William Adrian de Jonge
16    doctor of Laws practicing advocate and living in this city giving to him
17    all such power and authority as can or may be given to testamentary
18    Executors to put and transfer immediately after her the testatior decease
19    all and singular the said effects Stocks in the public funds and other
20    goods and credits now accepted into the name or names of all or any
21    of her executors or to any other person or persons and further to
22    manage administer sell alienate charge and nominate to receive the
23    consideration money and to give receipt for the same as she the
24    testatrix requested that after her decease a probate may be granted of
25    this her testament and administration of all and singular her effects
26    Stocks Goods and credits situate in the aforesaid kingdom of Great Britain
27    to her aforesaid executor she the lady testatrix requesting that by me
28    Notary be ______ An Act there of in form and being her testament and
29    last Will respecting her effects Stocks goods and credits in the said kingdom
30    of Great Britain This passed  signed sealed and declared by the said
31    Lady Testatrix in Zierik Zee aforesaid in the presence of Francois
32    Adriaan van Landyk Abraham Steemdyk as witnesses who together
33    with the lady appearer and me Notary signed these presents on the
34    day and year above written Dulcia Lavinia Kip and Hogendorp
35    I Mosselmans Notary Signed and sealed in the presence of us as
36    Witnesses Francois Adr v Landyk A Steemdyk
37    Registered at Zierik Zee the 27 May 1815 vol 3 page 196 v die 3
38    received for duty with additional one Guilder 16 ____ W de Jonge
39    Faithfully translated from the original Dutch last will
40    to English in London the 14 Jun 1818 Quod al testor
41    A J Guitard Not Pub
42    Proved at London 27th July 1815 before the Judge by the Oath of
43    Willem Adrian de Jonge Doctor of Laws the sole Executor to whom
44    admin was granted (limited by the effects Stocks in the funds and other
45    Goods in Great Britain) being first sworn by Comon duly to admin