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Handwritten will of Matthew Flinders (FLI06) Page 1

In the name of God, Amen. I Matthew Flinders Es-
quire captain in the Royal Navy, now residing in London,
being at this time in sound mind and understanding, and
in health of body, think it just and neceƒsary to pro-
-vide against accidents, by making this my last
will and testament in the form and manner following.

I do name and appoint my dear wife Ann
, my friend Mr Charles Hursthouse, farmer of
Tidd St Marys in the county of Lincoln, and my
friend John Newbald Esquire, merchant, of
Hull in Yorkshire, to be the guardians, trustees,
and executors of this my will and testament.
And in case of the death, or the incapacity, or
refusal of John Newbald Esquire to act as above,
I do name and appoint Mr Robt Newbald,
his son to be trustee & executor, in the place
of his father; and should any of the above cir-
-cumstances occur to Mr Charles Hursthouse
I do name and appoint Mr ______ to act in
his stead. And my will is, that they, the
said three trustees and executors, do dispose
of my monies, securities for money, real or
personal estate, and property of every dis-
-cription whether in my poƒseƒsion, or that
may devolve to me by bequest or otherwise in
the form and manner following.

First, In the case where I should die without
iƒsue lawfully begotten, either actually existing
or posthumous, then my will is, that the

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