Will of Thomas Otway, South Shields, 1740

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Otway of the Parish of South Sheild in the County of Durham Mariner now belonging to his Majesty’s Ship Suffolk being of sound and disposing Mind and Memory do hereby make this my last Will and Testament

First and Principally I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God hoping for the Remission of all my Sins through the Merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour and my Body to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God And for such Worldly Estate and Effects which I shall be possessed of or intitled to at the time of my Decease I give and bequeath the same as followeth that is to say unto my loving Wife Rachael Otway of the said Parish of South Sheiles my Debts and Funeral Charges being first duly paid and discharged I give and bequeath all my Wages Bounty Money Price Money and all other Sum and Sums of Money Debts Dues and Demands Good Chattels and Effects whatsoever belonging unto me at the time of my Decease

And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife Rachael Otway sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do give and bequeath unto my said Executor all the rest and residue of my Estate whatsoever both real and personal revoking and making void all other and former Wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty eighth Day of June one thousand seven hundred and forty and in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Thomas Otway

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Theophilus Smith _ Joseph Manward

Administration with Will annexed to Thomas Otway Son and Administrator of Rachael Otway deceased granted 1 August 1762

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