Will detail

Will of John Durrant of Mayfield

Date signed: 03 Dec 1726, Probate date: 22 Sep 1733

In the name of God Amen I John Durrant of Mayfield in the County of Sussex yeoman being weak in body but of a sound and disposing mind and memory (praised be God for the same) do make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I comend my soul to God who gave it. And my body I comitt to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried in such Christian manner as my executrix hereafter named shall think fit. All my goods cattell chattells stock household stuff and other my personall estate whatsoever and wheresoever after my debts and funerall charges are first paid and satisfied I give and bequeath the same unto my cosen Mary Ranger who now dwells with me. And I doe hereby make ordain constitute and appoint the said Mary Ranger full and sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament. And I doe hereby revoke disanull and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I the said John Durrant the testator to this my last Will and Testament being written on one sheet of paper have set my hand and seal this third day of December in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith &c Annoq Dni 1726. The marke of John Durrant

Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Durrant the testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said testator. The words (who now dwells with me) being first interlin’d in the above written Will. John Laugham, Jon Wells Luck, the mark of Edward Simons.

The Will of John Durrant late of Mayfield deced was proved the twenty second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty three before the Reverend Mr John Bristed, Surrogate upon the oath of Mary Ranger only executrix in the said Will named to whom was committed the administration of the goods being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth.

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.



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