Will detail

Will of Thomas Reeve of Ore

Date signed: 13 Jun 1737, Probate date: 06 Jul 1738

June the 13th 1737

I Thomas Reeve of the parish of Ore in the county of Sussex, farmer, being infirmed of body tho in perfect mind and considering the uncertainties of this life make this my last will and testament in manner following:

Imprimis I give unto my son Michael Reeve the sum of five pounds to be paid by my executors within one whole year after my decease,

I give unto my two sons Stephen and William Reeve the sum of fifteen pounds a peace to be paid by my executors five pound a year apiece for their boarding schooling and clothing.

I make my son Thomas Reeve my executor also I make my son in law John Perry my other executor.

And after my funeral charges is paid and all my debts discharged by my executors, I give and bequeath all the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever to be divided into four equal parts:

My son Thomas Reeve to have one part My son in law John Perry another part My son Stephen Reeve an other part And my son William Reeve another part

And I desire the favour of Cousin Christopher Thorpe of St Mary of the castle and my brother Edward Woodgate of Westfield to stand overseers to my four sons being allowed a moderate satisfaction for the same.

Thomas Reeve his X mark.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of

John Baysett [-?-] Sarah Venis her X mark Casimir Warner

6th July 1738.. Then was sworn Thomas Reeve and John Perry the executors of this will to whom was committed the burthen of the execution thereof by us … E. Hill

Transcribed by:

Domonic Motto.



This will also mentions these parishes:

Westfield, Hastings.

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