Will detail

Will of Daniel Braby of Amberley

Date signed: 13 Nov 1812, Probate date: 20 Apr 1814

This is the last Will and Testament of me Daniel Braby of Amberley in the County of Sussex cordwainer made when in ill health but of sound disposing mind memory and understanding whereby I give devise and bequeath all my copyhold estate held of the Manor of Amberley in the County of Sussex (which I have this day surrendered to the use of my Will from and immediately after the decease of my wife Hannah Braby or forfeiture of her widows bench which by the custom of the said Manor she will be intitled to in my said copyhold estate upon my death (which shall first happen) unto the Reverend John Handley of Amberley, Clerk, and Edmund Searle of Amberley aforesaid farmer, their heirs and assigns upon trust to sell and dispose of the same either altogether or in parcels by public auction or private contract as they may think fit and to pay and divide the monies to arise by sale thereof unto and amongst my four daughters Hannah, Frances, Elizabeth and Sarah and my two sons Daniel and Robert in equal parts share and share alike and my will is that upon sale of my said copyhold estate or any part thereof the receipt of the said John Handley and Edmund Searle or of the survivor of them or the heirs of such survivor shall be a sufficient discharge for the purchase money and the purchaser or purchasers shall not be obliged to see to the application of the purchase money nor be answerable for the misapplication or nonapplication thereof. And I give the use of all my household goods and furniture to my said wife during her widowhood and after her decease or marriage which shall first happen I give my said household goods and furniture to the said John Handley and Edmund Searle upon trust to sell the same and to divide the money to arise by sale thereof amongst all my said children equally. And my will is that immediately upon my decease the shares of my six children of and in the monies to arise by sale of my said copyhold estate and household goods shall be considered as vested interests in them respectively and the annual interest of such of them as shall be under age shall be applied for their respective support during their minorities. And I give all the residue of my personal estate to my said wife subject to the payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expences. And I particularly request my said wife to permit my uncle Richard Lockyer? to occupy the room and shop he now uses in my dwelling house as long as he thinks proper at an annual rent of six pence only. And my will is that my said trustees may reimburse themselves all such costs and expences as they may be put unto in the execution of the trusts of this Will and that they shall be answerable only for their own wilful neglect or? default? respectively. And I nominate and appoint the said John Handley and Edmund Searle executors of this my Will and Guardians of such of my children as shall be under age at my decease. In witness whereof I the said Daniel Braby have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve. Daniel Braby his (X) mark.

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Daniel Braby as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. John Goble?; William Hollist; .....?

This Will was proved before the Revd James Baden Carpenter, Clerk, Surrogate &c on the 20th April in the year of our Lord 1814on the oath of the Revd John Handley and Edmund Seale the executors named therein to whom a day was given for exhibiting an inventory &c.

Effects sworn under £100

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.

Notes about this will:

Transcribed for and contributed by Stephen Langridge.

NOTE: Transcribed from a poor photocopy, the last part of the Will, the witnesses & the probate being almost unreadable. DW



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