Will detail

Will of Edward Durrant of Buxted

Date signed: 09 Apr 1680, Probate date: 24 May 1681

In the name of God Amen the nynth day of Aprill in the yeare of the raigne of our gratious soveraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith &c the three and thirtieth Anno Dom one thowsand six hundred eightie & one I Edward Durrant of Buxted in the Countie of Sussex miller doe make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament in maner and forme followinge. First I give and bequeate my sowle unto Almightie God my maker hopinge to be saved by the merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my bodye to bee desentlye buryed at the diskretion of myne executors hear after named. Itm I give & bequeth unto Thomas Durrant my eldest sun the sum of twelve pence to be paid him within six months after my desease. Itm I give and bequeth unto Edward Durrant my second son the sum of ten pounds of lawfull mony of England to bee paid him within one year next after my decease by my executor hear after named, Itm I doe give unto Ann Peckham widdow my eldest dafter one shillinge to bee paid her within six months after my desease. Itm I give unto Sarah Durrant my second dafter the sum of tenn pounds to bee paid unto har within one year next after my desease as afore sayde. Itm I give unto Marye now wife of Richard Bawkham the sum of twelve pence to be paid har within six months as afore saide. Itm I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Durrant the fowrth dafter of the said Edward Durrant the sum of tenn pounds of like lawfull mony to be paid unto her within one year next after my desease by myne executors hear after named. Itm I give and bequeath unto Jeane Durrant my yungest dafter the sum of tenn pounds to be paid in trust for har within one year next after my desese. Itm I doe give unto my wife the sum of twentie pounds of lawfull mony of England to bee paid unto her within one year next after my desease. Also I doe give har one fether bed standing in the hal chamber with bowlsters coverlets blankets stedle curtains and vallence and all belonging. Also I doe give unto har one chest of linnin standing in the closett. And I doe hearby appoint my lovinge wife Jane Durrant and my eldest sunn Thomas Durrant executors of this my last will. Lastly all the rest of my goods & howshold stufe my depts legacyes and funerall expences discharged I doe give and bequeath to myne executors and all the rest of my children within named equaly to be devided betweene them, onely I doe alowe my executors fortie shillings apeece over and above for their cear and trowble. In witnes wheare of I have hear unto set my hand and seale the day and year first above written. The marke of Edward (E) Durrant.

Signed sealed published and declared by me Edward Durrant my last will and testament. In the presence of William Snatt; Richard Pye?; William ...?

(Latin)24th May 1681. Proved by Jane Durrant the relict & Thomas Durrant the son of the deceased, the executors named in the said Will to whom admon was granted. Before me Jos: ...., Surrogate

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.

Source:

Unknown.

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