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Will of Joseph Nevill of Arundel

Date signed: 05 Oct 1724, Probate date: 04 Jun 1725

I, Joseph Nevill of Arundel in the County of Sussex, Aphothecary, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, therefore do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

First I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping for salvation through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer, and my body I will to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named. And for settling and disposing such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased Got to bless me, I give and bequeath the same as follows, viz imprimis:

I do give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Nevill the full sum of five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain, to be paid him in one year next after my decease by my executor hereinafter named.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my said brother Thomas Nevill my best hat and periwig and also my best coat, waistcoat and breeches, and also one mourning gold ring. I give and bequeath unto my mother-in-law Mary Nevill , my sister Eleanor Ewen and Mary Nevill and my brother Stephen Nevill and unto each and every of them one mourning gold ring.

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my brother-in-law Edward Ewen, my executor herein made, the sum of five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain, being for his care and trouble to perform and execute the trust, intent and purpose of this my last Will and Testament.

Item: All the rest and residue of my goods and chattels, bills, bonds, mortgages, ready money and personal estate of what kind or nature soever it be after all my debts, legacies and funeral expenses are first paid off and satisfied, I do give and bequeath unto my said brother-in-law Edward Ewen, whom I do hereby make, nominate, constitute and appoint sole executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby utterly revoking and making void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made, nevertheless in trust and to the intent and purpose and I do hereby direct, order and appoint that all my goods and chattels shall and may be sold and disposed of within one year next after my decease or so soon after as conveniently it may be done and that if the money made, raised and received by the sale or disposal shall amount to more than sufficient to pay off all my just debts, charges, legacies and funeral expenses, that then and in such case the surplus money shall be divided into three equal parts: one third whereof I give unto my said executor and the other two thirds parts thereof I do give and bequeath unto my loving wife Joane, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

In witness whereof I, the said Joseph Nevill, the testator, have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand to the first side hereof and to the last side hereof set my hand and seal the fifth day of October in the eleventh year of the reign of his present Majesty King George and in the year of our (Lord) one thousand seven hundred and twenty four.

Signed: Joseph Nevill

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Joseph Nevill the testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who all subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of and at the request of the said testator: Richd. Parratt – John ? – Will Cave jun.

Probatum (follows Latin text) in London on 4 June 1725.

Transcribed by:

Sigi McMahon.



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