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Probate of the Will of William Cock Esq. deceased (docket title)
"Before me Georg Ekholtz by Royal Authority exercising the functions of Notary Public for... Saint Bartholomew Personally appeared William Cock Esquire of this Island Burgher and Merchant born in... England and now about Fifty nine years of age and his Spouse Mrs. Ann Mary Cock born Fabio a Native of the Island of Saint Eustatius and now about fifty years of age Who... have both freely and voluntarily dictated... their last Will and Testament..."With smaller (20 cm.) vellum sheet attached at signature fold containing deed of probate dated 22 July 1829, ms. on printed form. "We Thomas Parkinson, Doctor in Divinity, Vicar General, and Official Principal, of... John Bird... Lord Bishop of Chester... Do By These Presents Make Known To All Men..."Beneficiaries include the Roman Catholic and Swedish Lutheran churches of Gustavia; the poor of the island; and their four domestic slaves, who are freed., Original digital object name: bei-m537, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.