James Glanvill

17 Aug 1808

In the Name of God Amen I James
Glanville boatswain late of H.M. Ship Mewe now of Portsea being in bodily health and of sound and displosing mind and memory and considering the perils and dangers of the seas and other *** 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) 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 and concerning all my wordly estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) all my prize money 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 do give devise and bequeath the same unto my beloved wife Elizth Glanville of Portsea And I do hereby nominate and appoint my friend Mr Jno Devereux of Gosport Navy agent my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testment hereby revoking all former and other wills testaments and deed of gift by me at any time heretofore made And I do ordain and ratify those presents to stays and be for and as my only last will and testament In witness whereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and seal the seventeenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight and in the forty eighth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the third over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland &c James Glanville Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us Jno Chas Devereux - John Joseph Sauvan

Proved at London 1st Decr 1825 before the Judge by the oath of John Devereux the sole executor to whom admon was granted being first sworn by Commission duly to administer