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The Will of

Thomas BURBERRY (?-1845)

 

Many thanks to Ros Dunning for the following transcript:


This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Burberry of Horsham in the County of Sussex Yeoman ffirst I desire and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences be fully paid and satisfied by my Executors hereinafter named I give and devise all my freehold and copyhold estates situate lying and being in the several parishes of Betchworth in the County of Surrey and Cuckfield and Horsham in the County of Sussex unto my friends Edward Hamshar and Thomas Burberry or the Survivor of them or the heirs and assigns of such survivor upon trust to let my farms lands houses cottages and premises and to continue the present tenants or to change the tenancies and to alter or raise the rents thereof as they may consider necessary and for such purpose to give notices to quit and to do all other acts from time to time as to accomplish the same as they may consider necessary and the rents to be received by them to be paid and applied as they may become payable unto my Wife Elizabeth for the maintenance of my said wife and the maintenance clothing and education of all my children up to the time that my son Thomas shall attain the age of twenty one years subject to such deductions out of my said rents from time to time as may be expended by my said trustees in keeping my said houses cottages and premises in repair And I do hereby empower my said Trustees or the Survivor of them to cause all the premises to be repaired whenever it should be needful and necessary that such repairs should take place and deduct the costs and expences thereof out of the rents of my said lands and premises and to cut timber if required for repairs and to do all other acts necessary for the keeping of the said premises respectively in decent and tenantable repair and at and immediately on my son Thomas attaining the age of twenty one years I give and devise to my said son Thomas all that my freehold farm and land in the occupation of my said trustee Thomas Burberry situate at Brockham aforesaid And also all that my freehold land called the Elm field in the occupation of Batchelar Bishopps at Brockham aforesaid To hold to him my said son Thomas Burberry his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to the payment of twenty pounds yearly and every year to his mother during the term of her natural life to be paid to her half yearly by equal moieties clear of all deductions to begin from the time at which my said son Thomas should attain the age of twenty one years and I do hereby charge my said lands so devised with the payment thereof and with the payment of such other charges as may be chargeable thereon and upon trust that my said trustees on my son Thomas attaining the age of twenty one years shall nevertheless possess to let all my said other lands and premises and receive the rents thereof and keep the same in repair and pay and apply the moneys after such deductions to my said Wife Elizabeth for and during the term of her natural life and upon further trust that after my said wife’s decease I do hereby order and direct my said trustees or the Survivor of them or the heirs and assigns of such survivor to sell and dispose either by public sale or Private Contract as they shall think proper or to defer the sale thereof for a longer period if my said trustees should deem it advisable for the benefit of my children all those my four cottages and four pieces or parcel of meadow land situate at Staplefield Common in the said parish of Cuckfield and also all that my freehold premises called Doomsday situate in the said parish of Horsham in the occupation of Henry Redford And also all that my copyhold field called the Isle Grove situate at Brockham aforesaid in the occupation of the said Batchelar Bishopps And also all that my freehold field situate at Brockham aforesaid in the occupation of Thomas Humphrey and the clear and nett money arising from such sales after payment of all charges and expences occasioned thereby I divide the same to and between my daughters Elizabeth and Mary and my son Michael equally share and share alike and to whom I respectively give the same and to be payable to them immediately after such sales have taken place in case they should be of the age of twenty one years but in case they should not be of that age then their respective shares shall be placed out in government security at interest in the names of my said trustees and be paid to my said two daughters and my son Michael on their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years the interest in the mean time to accumulate or be applied to and for their own separate uses or uses whereas if it should happen that my said son Michael should die under the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue then it is my desire and I do hereby will and direct that my freehold field situate at Brockham in the occupation of the said Thomas Humphrey herein by me devised to be sold shall go to my son Thomas Burberry his heirs and assigns but if my said son Michael shall survive that age then the same shall be sold and the proceeds applied in manner before herein directed And I do hereby order direct and declare that the receipt or receipts of my said trustees or the survivor of them or the executors and administrators of such survivor for any sum or sums of money to any person or persons as consideration for the purchase of the messuages lands cottages or tenements herein by me devised to be sold or any of them shall alone be a good and sufficient discharge to such purchaser or purchasers respectively his her and their heirs and assigns and that the purchaser or purchasers shall not be obliged to see to the application thereof I give and bequeath all my household goods and furniture unto my said Wife Elizabeth to and for her own use and benefit absolutely I also give and bequeath all my monies and securities for money (if any) and all the Rest and Residue of my personal estate unto my friends the said Thomas Burberry and Edward Hamshar for the purposes of liquidating my just debts and liabilities And whereas it should become necessary in order to enable my said trustees fully to discharge all my debts funeral & testamentary expences fines fees and all other costs my said trustees or the survivor of them shall be at full liberty and then or either of them are hereby fully and especially authorised and empowered to borrow money on my said freehold house farm and lands devised to my said son Thomas and I do hereby accordingly charge the said property and my said son Thomas his heirs and assigns with the payment thereof provided if it should happen that my said son Thomas should die under the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue then my will and meaning is that all and every the lands houses and premises so devised to him as aforesaid shall be put up for sale (subject to such incumbrances as may be charged thereon) and the money which may arise therefrom shall be equally divided to and between all the rest of my children share and share alike and to whom I respectively give the same and the receipt of my said trustees or the survivor of them for such purchase money shall alone be a good and sufficient discharge and that such purchaser or purchasers shall not be obliged to see to the application or non application thereof provided also that if either of my said daughters Elizabeth and Mary or my son Michael shall die under age then it is my desire that the portion or share of such child so dying shall go to and be equally divided between the survivor of them share and share alike and And my will is and I do hereby declare that my said trustees and executors shall and may from time to time deduct and retain out of the monies which come into their hands all charges for loss of time and expences in collecting the rents and all charges expences losses and damages which they or any of them shall expend be put unto or sustain in or about the execution of the trust hereby in them reposed and that they my said trustees shall not be charged and chargeable only for their own separate and respective receipts payments acts and wilful defaults and not the one for the other and shall not be chargeable or accountable with or for any sum of money other than such as shall actually come to his or their hands by virtue of this my will nor with any loss of rents or any other involuntary loss or damage which may happen in the management or execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed and hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made do declare this only to be my last will and testament and I do hereby appoint my said friends Edward Hamshar and Thomas Burberry Trustees and Executors and my said Wife Executrix under this my will In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Burberry have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal to the first three sheets thereof my hand only and to this fourth and last sheet my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of July one thousand eight hundred and forty five Thomas Burberry

William Freeman ~ Sarah Freeman both of Horsham in the County of Sussex

Proved 25 April 1846
PCC
Prob11/2033

 


1841 census - Doomsday Green, Horsham, Sussex (HO107/1097, folio 18, page 29)

Henry Redford, 30, Rat Catcher, born in Sussex

Charlotte Redford, 30, born in Sussex

Charlotte Redford, 8, born in Sussex

Emily Redford, 4, born in Sussex

Elizabeth Redford, 2, born in Sussex

 

1851 census - Near Tatteltons, Lower Beeding, Sussex (HO107/1648, folio 365, page 6)

Henry Redford, Head, Mar, 42, Ag Lab, born Surrey, Abinger

Charlotte Redford, Wife, Mar, 42, born Surrey, Ewhurst

Charlotte Redford, Daur, U, 18, Dress Maker, born Sussex, Horsham

Eliza Redford, Daur, 9, Scholar, born Sussex, Horsham

Caroline Redford, Daur, 6, Scholar, born Sussex, Horsham

Naomi Redford, Daur, 3, born Sussex, Horsham

Martha Redford, Daur, 1, born Sussex, Lower Beeding

James Vernham, Lodger, Widr, 70, Ag Labourer, born Surrey, Horne

 

(Henry Redford and Charlotte Isemonger married by banns on 30 November 1830 in Horsham.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Horsham.  Henry was baptised on 7 May 1809 in Abinger and was the son of Thomas Redford and Mary Colman who had married on 5 May 1801 in Ockley, Surrey.  Thomas was then of Warnham.  He may have been baptised there on 8 April 1781 and have been the son of William Redford and Sarah Hollands.)

1841 census - Doomsday Green, Lane Horsham, Sussex (HO107/1097, folio 6, page 5)

William Freeman, 75, Blacksmith J., born in Sussex

 

1841 census - Coolhurst, Horsham, Sussex (HO107/1097, folio 7, page 7)

Philip Freeman, 50, Bailiff, born in Sussex

Sarah Freeman, 40, not born in Sussex

William Freemam, 14, born in Sussex

 

1851 census - Coolhurst Farm, Horsham, Sussex (HO107/1648, folio 290, page 9)

Philip Freeman, Head, Mar, 70, Farm Bailiff, born Sussex Shipley

Sarah Freeman, Wife, Mar, 60, born Essex, Dagenham

Elizabeth Freeman, Daur, U, 27, Farmer's Daughter, born Sussex, Horsham

William Freeman,  Son, U, 24, Farmer's Son, Ag Lab, born Sussex, Horsham

 

BURBERRY

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012