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Will of Edward Blaker of Portslade

Date signed: 05 Oct 1653, Probate date: 02 Jun 1654

In the name of God Amen I Edward Blaker of Portslade gent being of perfect healthe and memory the Lord be praised for it doe bequeath my soule to God that gave it mee. And my body when soever it shall please the Lord to call mee out of this present world to be buried in the parish church of Portslade. And as for the personall estate wherewth it hath pleased God to blesse I dispose of as followeth. Imprimis I nominate and ordaine my welbeloved sonne Edward Blaker my sole executor and administrator of this my last Will and Testament. Item my will is that my executor Edward Blaker shall buy as much land as will make up my sonne Richard Blakers land an hundred pounds a yeare. Item I give to my eldest daughter Suzan Alferrers? child one hundred pounds to be payed within three monthes after my decease. Item I give to my daughter Mary Blaker six hundred pounds to be paied at the age of one and twenty and to my daughter Francis [sic] Blaker six hundred pounds to be likewise payed her at the age of one and twenty yeares. Item I will that my sonne Edward Blaker whome I have made my sole executor and administrator shall have the bringing up of my twoe daughters Mary and Francis [sic]. Item I give to my deare wife Mrs Suzan Blaker besides the thirds of my land a bed and tenne pounds to be paied her within a monthe after my decease. All the rest of my estate I give solely and wholie to my executor Edward Blaker. Item I nominate and ordeyne for my overseer of this my last will and Testament Mr William Serace of New Shoreham to whome I give fortye shillings and what reasonable charges he shall be in seeing this Will of mine truly and faithfully performed. Witnesse my hand this fifth daye of October 1653. E Blaker.

In the presence of John Bennet his marke and of John Belgrave, Rectour of Angleton

This Will was proved at Westminster the second daye of June in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fiftye foure before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting administracons lawfully authorized by the oathe of Edward Blaker the sole executor named in the said Will to whome the administration was comitted of all and singular the goods chattles and debts of the said deceased hee being first sworne well and truly to administer the same

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.

Notes about this will:

Contributed by Steve Langridge.



This will also mentions these parishes:

New Shoreham, Hangleton.

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