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The Will of

Peter AYLING (1717-1771)

 

In the Name of God Amen I Peter Ayling of Treyford in the County of Sussex yeoman being sick and weak in Body but of Sound and --- mind Memord and understand thanks be to God for the same Do publish and Declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I Will and disire that all my Just Debts adn funeral Expenses be fully paid and satisfied Also I give and devise all those two pieces or parcels of coppice lands or --- commonly called or known by the names of the Mill Coppice and ---als Coppice containing together by Estimation three acres (be the same more or less) situate lying and being in the parish of Treyford aforesaid and now in my ow possession and also all those two pieces or parcels of meadow land commonly called or known by the several names of Brownsland Orchard and Mill ---dron ---ing together by Estimation one acre and fifty perches (be the same more or less) Situate lying and being in the parish of Treyford aforesaid and now also in my own possession unto my Brother Thomas Ayling his heirs and Assigns To hold unto my said Brother Thomas Ayling his heirs and Assigns forever Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew James Burton son of my Sister Elizabeth Burton the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid within twelve months next after my Decease Also I will and devise that my Executor hereinafter named do and shall so soon as conveniently may be after my Decease place at interest the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds of like lawful money and do and shall permit and suffer my niece Elizabeth Tribe wife of Richard Tribe and Daughter of my said sister Elizabeth Burton to have receieve and --- the --- and --- thereof for and during the term of her natural life and from and Immediately after her Decease I Give and bequeath the said sum of One and hundred fifty pounds so to be placed out at Interest as aforesaid unto and amongst all the every the child and children of the said Elizabeth Tribe that shall be alive Also I Give and bequeath unto my Sister Mary wife of William Collins the sum of One hundred pounds of lawfull money to Great Britain to be paid within twelve Months next after my Decease Also I Give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Burton One Annuity or yearly sum of Twelve pounds of lawful money of Great Britain and during the term of her natural life to be paid her byanual half yearly payments the first payment thereof to begin and be made within Six Calendar months next after my Decease Also I Give and bequeath unto my Sister Johanna Tribe one Annuity or yearly Sum of Twelve pounds of like lawful money for and During the term of her natural life to be paid her by equal half yearly payments the first payment thereof to begin and be made within Six Calendar months next after my Decease [the next five lines are unreadable] Also I Give and bequeath unto my Nephew Richard Ayling son of my late Brother Robert Ayling the sum of five pounds to be paid within twelve months next after my Decease Also all the rest and residue and remainder of my Estate and Estates but --- and personal of what nature kind or quality soever within the Kingdom of Great Britain or also where I Give devise and bequeath unto my said Brother Thomas Ayling his heirs Executors and Admons and if my personal Estate shall not be sufficient to pay my Debts Annuities and Legacies and Funeral Expenses Then I Do hereby charge my said coppice and lands with the payment of so much thereof as the same shall fall short to pay And I do hereby make and constitute and appoint my said Brother Thomas Ayling whole and sole Executor of this my last will hereby revoking all former wills by me and any unto heretofore made in witness whereof I the said Peter Ayling the testator to this my will have set my hand and seal and have published and decaled the same to be my last will and Testament the tenth Day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy one Peter Ayling signed sealed published and declared by the said Peter Ayling the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses there unto Mary Durman, Thomas Williams, Richard Andrews

This Will was proved at London on the Twentieth Day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand and Seven hundred and Seventy one before the Knight Worshipful George May Doctor of Laws Master Keeper of Commissions of the Prorogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Thomas Aylwin otherwise Ayling the Brother of the deceased and sole executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said --- have been fully sworn by commission duly to administer

 

Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 24 February 2009 from a digitised copy of the original document held at the Public Record Office, ref. PROB 11/969

 

AYLWIN

This page was reviewed on 7 April 2012