Will detail

Will of Thomas Bourne of Brightling

Date signed: 04 Aug 1801, Probate date: 05 Nov 1801

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Bourne of Brightling in the County of Sussex Farmer being sick and weak in body but sound mind memory and understanding praised be god do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in Manner following that is to say First I will and direct that all my just Debts funeral expenses and the cost and charges of proving and executing this my Will be fully paid and discharged and subject thereto I give and dispose of my Temporal Estate as follows I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann Bourne and her assigns One Annuity or clear yearly sum of fifty pounds per annum of lawful money of Great Britain for and during the Term of her natural life free from all Taxes and Charges whatsoever to be paid and payable by four equal quarterly payments in the year out of all and singular my personal estate hereinafter bequeathed the first payment to begin and be made in three months next after my decease and subject to the payment thereof I give and bequeath all my ready money securities for Money Household Goods Stock Cattle Husbandry Cattle Goods Chattels and all and singular other my Estate and effects of whatsoever nature or kind and wheresoever which I shall die possessed of or entitled to or which shall be any ways due owing or belonging to me at the time of my deceased unto and amongst my Sons and Daughter Thomas Bourne John Bourne Henry Bourne and Sarah wife of George Rollo equally to be divided between them share and share alike Upon Condition nevertheless and I do hereby direct that my said sons and son in law George Rollo do and shall when thereunto requested by or on behalf of my said wife enter into and give unto my said wife a good and legal joint and several Bond or obligation in a sufficient Penalty at the expense of my said sons and son in law for the due and regular payment and discharge to my said wife and here assigns of the said annuity or clear yearly sum of fifty pounds per annum for her life as aforesaid And my Will and meaning is and I do hereby expressly declare and direct that all such sum and sums of money and other property which I have or any time heretofore advanced or shall hereinafter advance to any or either of my sons and daughter and which shall appear to be so advanced either on their ? ? or other Security or by any memorandum or writing made in a by my own hand in or upon an Both or paper ? shall be ? and taken to be part of my personal estate and be ? unto the same and added thereto and be equally shared and divided amongst and between my said Sons and Daughter Thomas Bourne John Bourne Henry Bourne and Sarah Rollo in order that each of them may have and take altogether and this my Will and what I have advanced or shall advance to them respectively in my life time in equal share with the rest and no more And I do hereby nominated constitute and appoint my said son Henry Bourne and William Grigson of Brightling aforesaid Yeoman joint Executors of this my Will and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one Thos Bourne Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Bourne the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses hereto at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other Thos Peters Jas Martin

The Will of Thomas Bourne late of Brightling within the Archdeaconry of Lewes Farmer deceased was proved the fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one before the Reverend Thomas Pullen clerk surrogate and soforth upon the oaths of Henry Bourne and William Grigson joint executors in the said Will named to whom was commuted the Administration of the Goods & they being first sworn well and faithfully to Administer the same and so forth Sworn also that the Goods and Chattels and Credits do not amount in value unto two Thousand pounds

Transcribed by:

Mandy Willard.

Notes about this will:

The above was transcribed by me on 3 May 2005 from a registered copy held at the East Sussex Record Office under reference W/A68, pages 733-736.



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