Will of John Chapman, 170323rd April 2015
From Vol. II of Edith Carey's book of transcripts, Wills & Legacies, in the Library (Staff).
Know all men &c, I John Chapman, now in the Island of Guernsey, doe constitute ... Susanna Tellier my landlady to be my .... Attorney ... to ... demand & receive all that is due in ye sd Island, specially what is due to me from Capne Daniel Navetel [Daniel Naftel] ... & in case I dye I give to Joseph Chubb my sute of clothes & my greene breeches of chach(?) & three silk handkerches & one in Gyn. And a coat & a waist wasker to Capn John Holland. And a white paire of Breeches & 3 silk handkerches & the bigest of my two gold rings to Marthe Knap [Martha Knapp], & the other Ring to Ester Rogers & the rest of my sea cloaths and whearin (sic: wearing) cloaths to John Griffin, & to my landlady 20 shillings to buy her a mourning ring, & to Mary Patmore one ring of ten shillings; & the rest of the money after all is paid to be distributed to all the poor of ye Parishes of ye sd Island, & for four shirts to give two to Capne Holland & the 2 others to Joseph Chubb. 7 April 1703.
My hand, John Chapman
Thomas Machon, witness, John Chubb. Reg.: 12 April 1707
In 1708 Joseph Chubb was the master of the privateer galley the Guernsey, owned by 'Peter Stephens, Nicholas Lobelly [Le Pelley], Thomas le Marchant, Nicholas Carey, Michael Falla and Widow Poundwell, all of Guernsey,' and the galley Prince Eugene, sent out by 'John Saumares, François Martin, Peter de la Place and Joseph la Falle of Guernsey' and by 'Saumerye, Lawrence Martin and John Lewis of Guernsey, merchants;' John Holland was master of the Churchill galley, sent out by 'Peter Prigent, Francis le Couleur [Le Couteur], Clement le Mesurier and Francis le Brock of Guernsey, merchants,' and again by 'Nicholas Perchard, Michael Falla, Elisha Dobree, Peter Mangier [Peter Mauger] and John le Gruchy of Guernsey, merchants;' in 1707 Daniel Naftel captained the Marlborough galley, owned by 'John du Someris [Jean de Sausmarez], Thomas le Merchant, Michael Fuller, Nicholas Lepelly [Le Pelley] and Peter Stevens of Guernsey, merchants.' Several of the owners are Jerseymen; all the galleys were of 60 tones burthen, with a crew of 50-60, except the Guernsey, which was bigger, at 100 tons, with a 70-man crew. [From Guernsey Letters of Marque, see Useful links.] Daniel Naftel was both a captain and a privateer owner/manager.