Probated: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 26 Apr 1689
Recorded: Piece 395 (Ent), folio 52
George Reeves of the Island of Virginia Merchant now residing in England being in health of body and of good and perfect mind and memory all praise be given to God but mindfull of the ? and uncertaine condicion of this transitory life doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say First and principally I comend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and of Jesus Christ my onely saviour and Redeemer by whose mercy and Merritts I beleive and soe assuredly hope to obtaine free pardon and remission of all my sinns and offences and to inheritt among the elect the joyes and fruition of Eternall life My body I comitt to the Earth from whence it was extracted to be decently buried in sure and certain expectation of a joyfull resurrection at the last day. In respect of my worldly estate which God of his exceeding bounty hath endowed me with I order and dispose the same in manner and forme following vizt Imprimis my mind and will is that my executor hereafter named shall ? & due well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto Anna my now wife the summ of five hundred pounds of lawfull money of England according to the tenor and true meaning of the condicion of one obligation bearing even date herewith wherein I stand bound unto James Johnson of the parish of St Sepuchrus London Gente and James Cary Citizen and Salter of London in the penalty of one Thousand pounds the rest and residue of all and singular my estate money goods and chattells whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto such child or children I ... have by my said wife And in case I have noe issue by my said wife Then I give and bequeath all ..rest and residue of my said estate money goods and chattells (my debts and funerall expences being thereout first paid and surcharged) unto my loveing Brother Charles Reeves whome I make and ordaine sole executor of this my last Will and Testament finally I doe hereby revoak renounce and make utterly voyd all former and other wills by me appointed ordained or made declaring and pronounceing this present testament to be my true and last Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written Geo Reeves Sealed Signed published declared and delivered by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us James Johnson Jo Jackson James Cary John Midgley Sen?