Will detail

Will of John Vidler of Battle

Date signed: 10 May 1775, Probate date: 12 Dec 1780

In the name of god amen, the tenth day of May 1775 I John Vidler mason of Battle in the county of Sussex being suddenly taken ill and remaining weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be unto god for it and rallying to mind the morality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men are to die so make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and commend my soul into the hands of almighty god that gave it and as to my body I commend it to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my executor not doubting but at the general resurrection to obtain everlasting happiness in the life to come through the merits and mediation of my blessed redeemer Jesus Christ and as ...... my worldly goods I give and dispose of them in the manner and form following that is to say in the first place to collect the book debts and to pay Mr John Vidler fifty pounds which is the part to pay upon a bond given to the said John Vidler by myself my beloved son John Vidler and my trusty friend William Badrick therefore to the will doing of this I constitute make and ordain my son John Vidler and the said William Badrick and Elizabeth my dearly beloved wife to be my executors of this my last will and testament furthermore to the better bringing up and maintaining my family. I order and ordain you to make an inventory of all my goods and chattels of all things whatsoever I shall have my disposal which I give to my dearly beloved wife and my Beloved son Richard Vidler to enable them to carry on the business jointly together for the benefit of the younger children so long as my wife shall live and after her demise I say that all goods and chattels to be sold and the money to be given hereafter followeth to my beloved children Richard Sarah Mary William Thomas and Grace Vidler share and share alike between them. Six ...... my beloved sons John and Edward Vidler are much better provided for than the rest of my children and as to my beloved daughter the wife of John Longly she having had her part before now than the rest will amount there will be nothing for her.

Transcribed by:

Lisa Smith.



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