Will detail

Will of John Langridge of East Grinstead

Date signed: 10 Jan 1635, Probate date: 06 May 1646

In the name of God Amen I John Langridge of Eastgrinsted in the Countie of Sussex yeoman beinge of perfecte memorie thankes bee given to Allmightie God doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme followeinge. First I bequeath my soule unto Allmightie God hopeinge that thorough his mercies and the merritts of his sonne Jesus Christ to receive remission of all my sinnes and eternall salvation in the world to come. Item I give to the poore of the parish of Eastgrinsted twentie shillinges to be p’sentlie paid accordinge to the discretion of my executors hereafter named. Item I will & bequeath unto my loveinge sister Ann Drewe widowe all that dwelling house and garden wth all waies easements and comodities accordinge and in such manner as shee nowe holdeth the same to have and to houlde the same unto my said sister Ann Drewe for & duringe her naturall life. And after her decease I doe hereby will and devise unto my three daughters Joane, Judith and Elizabeth for and duringe their naturall life and the life of the longer liver of them beinge unmarried all the said dwellinge house garden & other the premisses. Item I give unto my daughter Bridgett Cole six poundes thirteene shills and fowre pence. Item I will devise and appointe that my sonne William Langridge shall paie unto my said three daughters Joane, Judith and Elizabeth three hundred poundes of lawfull money in manner and forme followeinge that is to saie within one yeare being the first yeare next after my decease the some of one hundred poundes to bee equallie devided amongst them, within the second yeare after my decease the some of one hundred poundes to be equallie devided amongst them. And within the third yeare next after my decease the some of one hundred poundes beinge the remainder of the said some of three hundred poundes to bee equallie devided amongst them, which said severall somes of money I will shalbe paid unto them as aforesaid at or in my nowe dwellinge house scituate in Eastgrinsted. And if my said sonne William Langridge shall not give unto my said three daughters the said three hundred poundes in such manner as I have before directed then I doe hereby give and bequeath unto Bridgett my loveinge and deare wife and to her heires for ever all those my lands, tenements and hereditaments called Sheppards Warne? and Wellcroft lyeinge neare Crawleyes downe in the parish of Worth upon trust & confidence nevertheles. And I doe hereby will and desire my said loveinge wife to sell or anie of the said lands for the best value shee or they can. And with the money thereupon raised to paie unto my said three daughters the said three hundred pounds. Item I give unto my seaven grandchildren everie one of them twentie shillings. Item I give unto everie one of my servants that shall live with mee att the time of my decease tenn shillinges a peece. Item I give and bequeath unto my said loveing and deare wife all that my dwellinge house in which I nowe dwell barnes stables orchards and gardens with thappurtenances and all that parcell of land called Black Well ........................ to have and to houlde the same for & dureinge ......................... thirds and dower. All the rest of my goods and chatells and leases ................... being first paid I give and bequeath unto my said loveinge and deare wife ...................... to my said loveinge sonne William Langridge whome I make my executors. Item my will and meaninge is that if anie of my said three daughters happen to dye before she have received her porcon of one hundred poundes as aforesaid ............ that the said porcon of her said ............ shall remaine and bee paid unto the ........... survivors of them my said three daughters. In witnes whereof I have here unto sett my hand to both the sheets and fixed them together with my seale this tenth of January in the ....teenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles nowe King of England ........ John Langridge.

Signed, read, sealed and published in the presence of John Imans; Robert Pickeringe; Tho Moore

(In Latin) This Will was proved at London before William James?, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate of Nathaniel Brent, Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted 6 May 1646 by William Langridge the natural & legitimate son & executor of the deceased to whom admon was granted &c

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.

Notes about this will:

NOTE: This Will is on two pages, the top corner of the second sheet is covered in black & unreadable. DW

Contributed by Steven Langridge



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