Will of William Redman Catalogue Reference: prob/11/168 1634-5 National Archives, Public Record Office, London Transcription of Will of William Redman, passenger on the ship Ark: Instructions receaved from Mr. William Redman for the delivery of his goods if in case he decease aboard the good ship Arke. I doe intreate my loving friends George Downes and Edward Gage to take into their hands all my goods and servants that I have aboard the Shipp Arke and for their paines of factoridge I desire to allowe them joyntly according to the customs of the country, also my desire is that my aforesaid friends doe make payment unto Mr. Richard Low for the passage of three of my servants and alsoe for the passage of Margaret Finch and her two children and alsoe what favor I am most indebted in the Shipp. Also I desire my loving friends that they wille pleased to make sale of what goods they ran this yeare and to send retourne of them home this yeare unto my brother John Redman now at Ludgate at the signe of the Griffin to be disposed to each Adventurer according to their parts' debt. I give to my aforesaid loving friends my full power and authority to recoupe all such quantities of tobacco as are to me due in Virginia by one or another. In witness hereof I have hereunto sett my hand this _______ first daye of December 1634. William Redman. Thomas Cely John Bowlter. The deposition of Richard Low master of the Ship the Arke sworn and examined saith that the within mentioned will was the last will and Testament of William Redman and that he was perfect sense and memory at the signing and delivery thereof. Taken this twentie seventh of March 1635 before Capt. Samuel Mathews Capt. Wm. Harris and Mr. George Menefie. ____ Ben. Harison ___ ____ Memorand. that I Thomas Celie doe testify and am ready to tender my oath when occasion is sente that the within specified writeing was the absolute and perfect Will of Mr. William Redman deceased and that it was by him caused to be written when he was in his perfect sense and remembrance though frail and weake in body, and that this is truth do hereunto sett my hand this day 13th of February 1634. Thomas Celey. Teste. Robert Scotchmore Thomas Burbage. The Deposition of John Boulter Purser of the Ship the Arke sworne and examined saith that the with mentioned will was the last will and Testament of William Redman and that he was in perfect sense and memory at the signing and delivery thereof. Taken this third day of Aprill 1635 before Sir John Harvey Knight Governour and Richard Kemp. Secretary John Bowlter. [Latin portion] first line has date 29 July the seventh line has the phrase "tanquam ab intestato" meaning "as of an intestate" No Executor nominated in the will & I think John renounces appointment as same.