Will detail

Will of William Durrant of Kirdford

Date signed: 05 Jun 1736, Probate date: 27 Aug 1736

In the name of God Amen the fifth day of June in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred thirty & six I William Durrant of Kirdford in the County of Sussex husbandman being sick & weak of body but of sound & perfect mind & memory thanks be given to God therefore calling unto mind the mortallity of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following (that is to say) First & principally I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it & for my body I comend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian & decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter named nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God & as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath please God to bless me in this life I give devise bequeath & dispose the same in manner & forme following. First I give & bequeath unto my eldest son William Durrant the sume of five shillings of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid him within six months after my decease. Also I give & bequeath unto Sarah my beloved wife all my household goods. Also I give & bequeath unto my youngest son James Durrant my coppyhold messuage & garden situate lying & being about a quarter of a mile from Playstow Chappell South East. And of this my last Will & Testament I make and ordain my welbeloved son James Durrant & Sarah my wife my full & whole executors & I do hereby utterly disalow revoke & anull all and every other former Testaments Wills bequeasts & executors by me in any wise before this time named Willed & bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first above written. William Durrant his mark. Signed sealed published pronounced & declared by the said William Durrant as his last Will & Testament in the presence of Jon Booth; Edward Marten; Daniel Muggaridge his mark.

This Will was proved before Mr Thomas Ball, Clerk, Master of Arts, Surrogate &c the twenty seventh day of August in the year of our Lord 1736 by the oath of Sarah Durrant widow relict of the said deced & one of the executors (power being reserved of granting the like Comission to James Durrant the other executor when he shall come &c) to whome &c well & truly &c sworne.

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.



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