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The Will of

Frances BOURNE (c1685-1755)

 

In the Name of God Amen I Frances Bourne of the parish of Arlington in the County of Sussex widow do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I commit my soul unto the hands of Allmighty God and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the descretion of my Executors hereafter named and as to all my worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me after payment of my just Debts and funeral Expenses I Give and Bequeath as followeth --- I Give and Bequeath to my son John Bournes children the sum of One Guinea each of good and lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid them by my Executors hereafter named Item I Give and Bequeath to my loving son Edward Bourne of the parish of Herstmonceux in the County of Sussex wheelwright one join Chest marked with E.B. Item I Give and Bequeath to my loving son Thomas Bourne of the parish of Hellingly in the County aforesaid farmer one Feather bed and bedstead And all the furniture thereto belonging Item all the rest and residue of my personal Estate whatsoever and of what nature kind or quality soever I give and bequeath to my two loving sons Edward Bourne and Thomas Bourne aforesaid to be equally divided between them share and share alike And Lastly I do hereby make and ordain constitute and appoint my said two sons Edward Bourne and Thomas Bourne joint Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former will or wills by me at any time heretofore made And I do declare this only to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Testator Frances Bourne have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifthy day of September One thousand Seven hundred and forty seven The mark of Frances Bourne signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Frances Bourne for her last will and Testament in the presence of use who have subscribed our names as witness thereto John Walker ~ Thomas Bray

 

The will of Frances Bourne late of Arlington in the Archdeaconry of Lewes widow deceased was proved the first day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and fifty five before the Reverend Mr. Edward Lund Clerk Surrogate lawfully consitituted upon the oaths of Edward Bourne and Thomas Bourne the Executors therein named To who was committed the Administration of all and singular the Goods etc of the Deceased they being first sworn well and faithfully to adminster the same and so forth

 

Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 13 June 2006, from a microfilmed copy of a certified copy of the original will, held at the East Sussex Record Office, reference Vol. A59, page 149

 

BOURNE

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012