Will detail

Will of William Bragg of Pett

Date signed: 14 May 1794, Probate date: 25 Feb 1797

In the Name of God Amen I William BRAGG of the parish of Pett in the County of Sussex Gralsyer being of sound and disposing mind Memory and Understanding (praised be God for the same) do make constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament Manner and Form following And first and principally I recommend my Soul to God that gave it hoping and assuredly believing thro' the merits of our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ of Forgiveness of all my sins And my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereinafter named ltem I give to my Son John Beaver Bragg and his heirs or assigns the sum of five pounds lawful money to be paid within twelve months next after my Decease And all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my real and personal Estate which I shall die Prosest of ( after paying all my' debts and Funeral Expences) I give to my three sons and daughter in the manner following vizt Nathaniel BRAGG, Kanes Bishop BRAGG and Richard BRAGG to them and each of them and to their and each of their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns Share and. Share alike And to my daughter Sisceliar Maria OGILVIE and to her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns half so much as either of my three Sons last named and to be paid within twelve months after my decease And I appoint my Sons Nathaniel BRAGG and Kanes Bishop BRAGG joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this fourteenth day of May in the year of our lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety four.

The mark X of Wm BRAGG Signed sealed published and declared by The said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of the said Testator and at his Request James Drury Thos Stephens

The Will of William BRAGG late of Pett within the Archdeaconry of Lewes Grazier Deceased was proved the twenty first and twenty fifth day of February in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and ninety seven before the Reverend William Whitcar Clerk Surrogate and so forth upon the Oath of Nathaniel BRAGG and Kanes Bishop BRAGG the joint Executors in the said Will named to whom was committed the Administration of the Goods &c they being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth (Sworn also that the Goods Chattels and Credits &c do not amount in Value unto six Hundred pounds

Transcribed by:

Mike Carnahan.



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