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Will of James WINDEATE, Seaman, now belonging to his Majestys Ship Apollo - 1780 

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The Will of James WINDEATE, Seaman, now belonging to his Majestys Ship Apollo Capt ? POWNALL Commander 
Made:  9/07/1779, WITNESSES:  Philemon POWNALL - J. MILBURN - Samuel PRYHN
Proved 11/08/1780 by Elizabeth GODFREY
SOURCE:  Scanned image from PRO 

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 Elizabeth GODFREY of Totness blood Cousin All his estate


This transcription has been made from the scanned  image held at the PRO. I have made this rough transcription so, be warned, there may be errors.  I have changed the surnames to uppercase to aid family historians. 
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In the Name of God Amen.
I James WINDEATE, Seaman, now belonging to his Majestys Ship Apollo Capt Philomen POWNALL Commander being of a 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 Willl and Testament in manner following that is to say first I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my Body I commit 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 all my Wages Sum and Sums of Money, Lands, Tenements Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due, owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I give devise, and bequeath the same unto my blood Cousin Elizabeth GODFREY of Totness in the County of Devon And I so hereby nominate and appoint the said Elizabeth GODFREY of TOTNES aforesaid to be whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments, and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain and satisfy those present to stand and be for my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof to this my said Will I have set my Hand and Seal the ninth Day of July and in the nineteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third King of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy nine 

James Windeate his mark (??)

Signed Sealed and Published in the presence of Us Phil POWNALL - J. MILBURN - Samuel PRYHN

This Will was proved at London the eleventh day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Eighty before the Right Worshipful Peter CALVERT Doctor of Laws Master ? or Commission of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Elizabeth GODFREY Spinster the sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased she having been first sworn by the Commission only to Administer.


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Scroll down the page to the bit about Apollo 32 to read about the battle where 6 were killed in 1780.  One of the six was, presumably, James.


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