Will detail

Will of John Langridge of East Grinstead

Date signed: 13 Jul 1641, Probate date: Not given

In the name of God Amen the Thirteenth day of July Anno Dni One thousand six hundred and forty one I John Langridge of Callins [?Dallins] in the Parish of East Grinstead in the County of Sussex yeoman being sick in body but of good and perfect memory praised be God do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping assuredly through his mercies and the only merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to be made partaker of life everlasting and my body to be buried in the churchyard of East Grinstead aforesaid Touching the disposition of all my lands and tenements lying in East Grinstead aforesaid I give out thereof yearly during and until twenty pounds shall be raised to make stocks for my two youngest children to be levied by Three pounds six shillings and eight pence yearly out of the rents and profits of my said lands until the same shall be raised and to be paid them as they shall accomplish their ages of one and twenty years in manner and form following, that is to say fifteen pounds to my youngest son Robert and five pounds to Ann my daughter and for non-payment thereof I will it shall be lawful for my overseers hereunder named and their assigns to enter into my said lands and the rents issues and profits thereof to take yearly until the said three pounds six shillings and eight pence yearly is to be paid he or they shall be paid as aforesaid And I appoint my loving friends George Drewery and Richard Cole both of East Grinstead aforesaid yeomen Overseers hereof whom I desire to take up receive the said yearly sum of £3.6s.8d out of my lands during the term afore mentioned, towards my said children’s stocks praying them to employ the same, as it yearly arises, for the best benefit and profit may be thereof made and if any of my said two youngest children happen to die before their several and respective stocks shall grow due and payable then I will the part of him or her so dying to the survivor of them Item I name and appoint Bridget my wife executrix hereof to whom I give all my goods and chattels, my debts, funeral expenses and the legacies herein specified discharged. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

And further my Will and meaning is before the sealing hereof that it shall and may be lawful for my Overseers above named and for their assigns to cut and sell all such wood as is mentioned in a note under my hand in the presence of John Langridge the weaver, William Croxton and Edward Lucas and is left in the custody of the said Edward\Lucas to be sold this next winter for and towards the payment of my debts if my goods and chattels will not do it, and if my goods and chattels will do it then it shall for the sooner paying of the legacies above said, and I do give unto my said wife all the residue of the rents and profits of my land yearly for the space of six years she claiming no other dower towards the brining up of my said two children until their several ages of one and twenty years and after the same to go and remain to my eldest son John and his heirs as by law it ought to descend. John Langridge X his mark

Signed sealed declared and published in the presence of John Langridge the weaver his mark X, William Croxton, Edward Lucas

Transcribed by:

Steven Langridge.



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