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The Will of

John BOURNE (1750-1830)


This is the last Will and Testament of me John Bourne of Hellingly in the Country of Sussex Yeoman First I ordain and direct that all my just Debts and funeral and Testamentary Expenses be paid and discharged and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath All and every my Messuages Farms Lands Tenements Hereditiaments and Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever as well Freehold as Copyhold And also all my Monies Securities for Money Goods Chattels Effects and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresover unto the use of my son Thomas Cave Bourne and his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns according to the nature and tenure thereof respectively absolutely for ever And I constitute and appoint my said son Thomas Cave Bourne and my Friend Thomas King of Cliff near Lewes in the said County Butcher Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made In Testimony whereof I the said John Bourne the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal the twentieth day of May in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty John Bourne signed sealed published and declared by the above named John Bourne the Testator as and for this last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Frs. Harding Gell Lewes ~ Geo Wm Cocksedge ~ Henry Jones his Clerks 

The Will of John Bourne late of Hellingly but at the time of his decease of Hailsham within the Archdeaconry of Lewes Yeoman deceased was proved the twenty first day of December in the Year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and thirty Before The Reverend Anthony Nott Clerk Surrogate and soforth Upon the Oath of Thomas Henry Bourne (in the said Will called Thomas Cave Bourne) one of the Executors in the said Will named To whom was committed the Administration of the Goods &c He being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth (power being reserved for granting the like Commission to Thomas King the other Executor in the said will named when &c) sworn also that the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased do not amount in value unto Fifty pounds


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. A77 page 291



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012