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Will detail

Will of Francis Weller of Dallington

Date signed: 27 Feb 1737, Probate date: ?? ??? 1738

FrIn the name of God Amen I Francis Weller of Dallington in the county of Sussex, gentleman, being of sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God therefore, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say),

First, I give and devise unto my honoured father and mother William Weller of Dallington aforesaid, mercer, and Anne his wife, all that my messuage lands and premises situate lying and being in Hellingly in the said county called Hoppers, and also all my free hold land lying and being in the parish of Willingdon in the said county, and also all those my pieces or parcels of marsh lands with the appurtenances called Breashes containing by estimation seventeen acres more or less lying and being in the parish of Hailsham in the said county lately purchased of John Browne and Thomas Browne,

And also all that my messuage, farm lands, tenements and premises called Princkle with the appurtenances wherein I now dwell situate, lying and being in Dallington aforesaid, and also all those my marshlands called the four acres and the Toughes [-?-] with the appurtenances lying and being in the parish of Westham in the said county lately purchased of Mr John Fowle to hold to my said father and mother William Weller and Anne Weller and the heirs and assigns of the said Anne Weller forever subject and […?…] the less to

one annuity or yearly rent charge of sixteen pounds of lawful money of Great Britain unto my sister Anne Weller to be issuing out and yearly payable unto my said sister Anne Weller from and immediately after my decease out of all and singular the messuage lands and premises aforesaid for and during the term of her natural life by even and equal quarterly payments the first payment whereof to begin and be made within three months next after my decease, over and above the yearly sum of sixteen pounds charged on the marshlands called Breashes before mentioned by the will of Francis Bodell late of Dallington aforesaid gentleman do … in such manor as the same was to be paid and applied

And also I give and devise unto my loving sister Mary Weller all that my money or half part of all that one piece or parcel of marshland lying and being in Pevensey in the said county lately purchased of Jeremiah Freash to hold to my said sister Mary Weller, her heirs and assigns for ever,

And also I give and bequeath unto my honoured Aunt Susan May now wife of Henry May of Salehurst in the said county, mercer, the sum of five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her by my executors herein aforenamed within five years next after my decease,

And also I give and bequeath unto George Widowson [-?-] of Dallington aforesaid clerk the sum of two guineas to preach a funeral sermon for me after my decease,

And also I give and bequeath unto my godson Nicholas Carrick son of Nicholas Carrick of Dallington aforesaid butcher the sum of ten guineas to put him to school and towards his education

And also I give and bequeath unto Dorothy Morris of Dallington aforesaid widow the sum of fifteen shillings to be paid to her in such manner and at such times as my executors shall think most proper

[The next section of the will has been crossed out with scribble and large X marks – some of the text is visible “And also I give and bequeath unto …” etc]

And lastly all the rest, residue and remainder of my goods, chattels, rights, credits and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever (my debts, legacy and funeral expenses and probate of this my will being first satisfied and paid) I give and bequeath unto my said honoured father and mother William Weller and Anne Weller who I do hereby make, constitute, ordain and appoint joint executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof and hereby revoking all other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made, I the said Francis Weller the testator have to his my will contained in two sheets of paper, set my hand and seal (that is to say) to the first sheet hereof my hand and to this last sheet hereof my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of February in the eleventh year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred thirty and seven.

Fran: Weller

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Francis Weller the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of the said testator have subscribed our names as witnesses here unto.

W. Shadwell James Coney The mark X of Thomas Isted

Xter 5 1738 William Weller of Dallington gent, was then sworn executor of this will and to him was committed the burden of power of executing the same; (reserving nevertheless a power unto Ann Weller and other executors mentioned in this will to come and be sworn and to take part of the executorship upon herself if she shall think proper).

By the Geo: Jordan

Transcribed by:

Domonic Motto.

Source:

Unknown.

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