The Will of William Collett (Ref. 54M3) of Stepney, London

 was made on 14th February 1793

and proved on 14th December 1815



Unfortunately the handwriting is not easy to read



William Collett gunner of His Majesty’s Ship Agamemnon being in bodily health and being of sound and disposing mind and memory .......... this transitory life so for avoiding doubt do publish and declarer this my Last Will and Testament in the manner following


That is to say first I surrender my soul to God that gave it and my body I summit 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 lands tenements goods chattels and estate whatsoever as shall be any ways .......... owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath my entire estate unto my dearly beloved wife Hester Collett living at Chatham and I do hereby nominate and appoint my friends Isaac Clementson and Samuel Denton of Clements Inn London Navy Agents and my said wife Hester as executors of this my Last Will and Testament


And I do ordain and ratify those presents to stand before me that this is my only Last Will and Testament and to this my said Will I have set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Three and in the thirty third year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the King over Great Britain



William Collett – signed sealed published and formed in the presence of Carington Frome and Ewell Cave




Will Proved at London 14th December 1815 before the worshipful Samuel .......... by the oath of Hester Collett widow the relict one of the surviving executors to whom administration was granted being first sworn duly to .......... power to Isaac Clementson the other surviving executor