1st August 1782
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Will of a Killenaule Resident who went to sea

In the Name of God Amen I John Phelan Mariner now belonging to his Majestys Ship Princessa Charles Knatchbull Esquire Commander being of sound and disposing Mind and Memory and considering the Perils and dangers of the sea 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 ffirst 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 and concerning 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 beloved Brother David Philan of the Parish of Killenaule in the County of Tipperary in Ireland And I do hereby nominate and appoint the said David Phelan Executor 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 ratify these Presents to stand and be for and as my only this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the first day of August in the twenty second year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland King defender of the ffaith and so forth and in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty two John Phelin Signed sealed and Published in the Presence of us at Sea where no Stamp Paper was to be got Chas Knatchbull _ Robt Barker

Proved at London 18 June 1791

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