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The Will of

Elizabeth BOTTING (?-1792)


This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Botting of Henfield in the County of Sussex widow made the fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine as follows I give and divise unto my kinsman Thomas Dennett of Rock in the parish of Washington Esquire All my Copyhold Estate lying near the windmill then and every of their Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in Henfield late the Estate of my Brother Thomas Dennett and also all that my Copyhold farm Lands and Premises with their Appurt thereunto belonging called little [---] Leigh or by [---] other name or names the same or any part [---] is or are called or known by late the [---] my Brother John Dennett situate lying and being in [---] aforesaid and held of the manor of Streatham all of which copyhold I have surrendered to the use or [---] my Will to hold the same unto the said Thomas Dennett his heirs and assigns I give and devise unto my kinsman Thomas Beckett of Henfield all that my freehold Brook called the Dayy Brook [---] in Henfield aforesaid To hold unto the said Thomas Beckett his heirs and assigns Also I give and bequeath unto the said Thomas Beckett All that my Leasehold Estate called Blackland lying in Henfield aforesaid To hold unto the said Thomas Beckett his Executors Administrators and Assigns I do give and bequeath unto Mary Woolven Daughter of Thomas Woolven of Oram in the parish of Henfield the sum of Fifty pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to her by my Executor hereinafter named within six months next after my decease I give and bequeath unto my God Daughter Catherine Beckett one of the Daughters of [---] Beckett of Henfield aforesaid the sum of Fifty pounds of like money of Great Britain to be paid by my Executors into the hands of her father within six months next after my decease and by him to be placed out at Interest for the use of my said God Daughter until she shall attain her age of twenty one years I give and bequeath unto my Godson John [---] of Henfield aforesaid the sum of twenty pounds to be paid to him by my Executors at his age of twenty one years and I order and direct my Executors to pay yearly during the Minority of my said Godson the sum of twenty shillings for his Education and [---] I give to my Brother in Law John Botting the Interest of all monies due to me on Security and Money that shall or may be due to me for [---] the time of my decease all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Real and Personal Estate of what kind soever my just Debts funeral expenses and Legacies being first paid and satisfied I give and bequeath unto my said kinsman Thomas Beckett and I make and appoint him to be Executor of this my last Will and In witness that this is my last will and Testament I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year first above written ~ Eliz: Botting ~ signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Botting the Testatrix to be her last will and Testament in the Presence of us who have in her presence and at her request subscribed our names as witness ~ Mary Gates ~ John Lanaway ~ J Gates

This Will was proved at London the second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two before the worshipful Maurice Swabey Doctor of Laws Surrogate of teh Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Thomas Becket the sole Executor named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and signular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer


Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 21 January 2007 from a digitised copy of the original document, ref. Prob 11/1221.





James Botting and Elizabeth Dennet married by licence on 30 April 1747 in Newtimber, Sussex.  He was then of West Grinstead and she of Patcham.

A marriage licence was issued on 25 September 1750 by the Deanery of Chichester in respect of Thomas Becket and Katherine Hill.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster.

John Beckett and Mary Dennett married on 10 October 1723 in Woodmancote, Sussex.  He was then of Henfield and she was the daughter of Thomas Dennett of Blackstone.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012