Will of Robert Bundish


Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Robert Bundish
National Archives

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1  Know all men by these presents that I Robert

2  Bundish of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex Marriner being now

3  outwards bound on a voyage to the East Indies in the ship Beufort have

4  made ordained and constituted and by these presents doe make ordaine and

5  constitute Ann Weldin of Woodbridge in the County of Suffolk Widdow

6  my true and lawfull Attorney for me and in my name and to my use to

7  demand sue for levy recover and service of and from all and every person

8  and persons whatsoever whom e it doth or may concerne and his her and

9  theire Executors and Administrators all such sume and sumes of money

10 Wages debts and other things of what kind and nature soever as now are

11 or hereafter shall be to me due owing or payable after by Bond Bill

12 booke account or otherwise howforever And I do hereby give and grant

13 unto my said Attorney and her Assigns my full and whole power and

14 authority to use all such lawfull ways and means in and about the

15 Executing of the premises as to my said Attorney or her assigns shall

16 see me meet and convenient and upon the receipt of the said monies Debts

17 wages or other things acquitanses or other reasonable discharges to make

18 scale and deliver for the same And all and singular other acts matters and

19 things in the law whatsoever needful and requisite to be done in or about the

20 executing of the premises in my name to doe constitute and performe as fully

21 and effectually and in an ample manner to all intents and purposes as my

22 self might or would doe if I were personally present and did act prosecute and

23 perform the same and one Attorney or more under her to make and substitute

24 and the same at pleasure to revoake All each and whatsoever else my said

25 Attorney or her substitutes or Assigns shall lawfully doe or cause to be done

26  in or about the connection of the premises by virtue of these presents I doe

27 hereby covenant and promise for my self my Executors And Administrators to

28 ratifie allow and confirme And in case of my death or decease before my

29 returne from my present intended voyage to sea Then my Debts and

30 funeral expenses being first paid and discharged I doe fully and wholly give

31 and bequeath all my lands Tenements leases ready money Wages plate

32 rings jewels household stuffe goods and chattles whatsoever and wheresoever

33 unto the said Ann Weldin and unto her heirs and Assigns And I doe in

34 such case make and ordaine the said Ann Weldin full and sole Executrix

35 of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto

36 sett my hand and seale Dated the Seaven and twentieth day of January

37 Anno Dom 1688 (Latin)

Robert Bundish

Sister Weldin this I direct to you it is my last Will that I have made

January the twentieth seventh day sealed delivered and published in the

Presence of John Clarke Jonath CranwellSnr William Parsons Servt


Probate November 1688


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