Will detail

Will of James Durrant of Kirdford

Date signed: 17 Mar 1749, Probate date: 04 Apr 1751

In the name of God Amen I James Durrant of ......... in the parish of Kirdford in the County of Sussex yeoman ........... body but of .... and disposing mind and understanding thanks be unto God for the same do hereby make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following. First I comend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing to be saved by the merits of Jesus Christ and my body I comitt to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter named and as to my worldly estate I dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) I give and devise unto my loving wife Ann all that my copyhold house and land now in my own occupation which I hold of the Manor of Slindon and which I have surrendered to the use of this my last Will to have and to hold to the said Ann my loveing wife and her heirs forever subject to the true payment of all my just debts and funeral expences. Also I I [sic] give and bequeath to her the said Ann my loving wife all and singular my personal estate of what nature or kind soever whom I hereby nominate and appoint sole executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In testimoney whereof I the said James Durrant the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventeenth day of March in the twenty third year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith & so forth & in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred forty and nine. James Durrant.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Durrant to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto in the presence of the said testator. Jo Day; John Martyr; Jo Chandler

This Will was proved before Mr John Hancock, Clerk, Surrogate &c on the fourth day of April in the year of our Lord 1751 by the oath to Ann Durrant widow and relict of the deceased and the executrix named in his Will to whom &c well and truly &c .... saving &c

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.

Notes about this will:

The top of this Will is black & unreadable. According to a note by the West Sussex RO the testator was of Plaistow in the parish of Kirdford. DW



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