Will of Pedro RocheTranscribed and contributed by Mona Hura
Book 3; # 247
In the name of the almighty God Amen.
Be it remembered by this my last will and testament to all whom it may concern, that I Pedro Roche an inhabitant of the city of Pensacola, being very sick and fearing death which is natural, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament with sound and disposing mind in manner following.
First I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the Earth leaving the funeral at the discretion of my Executor herein after named.
Item - I declare that I am an unmarried man and have no lawful heirs in proof thereof.
Item - I declare that I do not owe to any person anything in this place or elsewhere in proof thereof.
I do hereby [curstitate] and appoint Maria Luisa Bobe, a female mulato slave belonging to Mrs. [Conlon] to be my sole and universal heir of everything to me appertaining and known as my property in this city or elsewhere in order that she may enjoy the same as she may think proper which [ligucey] is hereby made to her in consideration of the good services which I recieved from her and am yet receiving in my sickness all of which is hereby declared in proof thereof. And in order that the foregoing may be carried with effect, I do hereby appoint Don Manuel del Barco, an inhabitant of the city to be my Testamentary Executor so that he may proceed accordingly with all the requisite herein set forth in this my last will and Testament agreeably to my last wish annulling and revoking all former wills by me here to fore made in writing or verbally ratifying and confirming this and none other in due form of Law.
In Testimony whereof this presents is executed in the city of Pensacola on the first day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
Pedro [his X mark] Roche
C. Evans Judge C. C. E. C.