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The Will of

John Comber (c1710-1803)


This is the last will and testament of me John Comber of Nuthurst in the county of Sussex, farmer touching the disposition of my temporal estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me as follows (that is to say) First I will order and direct that all my just debts funeral expenses and expenses of proving this my will be fully paid and satisfied by my executor herein after named Next I give and bequeath to my sons Stephen and Peter Comber and my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Woodham of Carton in the County of Surrey farmer the sum of forty pounds apiece Also I give and bequeath unto my sons Thomas John and Henry Comber and Mary the wife of William Mitchell the sum of twenty pounds apiece and it is my will and meaning that the said legacy of forty pounds which I have hereinbefore given and bequeathed to my son Peter Comber shall be paid in such parts and proportions and at such times as my executor in his discretion shall think proper and that the said several other legacies shall be paid unto the said respective legatees within twelve months next after my decease by my said executor and all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and what nature or kind the same may be which I shall die seized possessed of or entitled unto I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof to my son Richard Comber his executor administrator and assigns whom I do nominate constitute and appoint sole executor of this my will hereby revoking and annulling and making void all former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this only to be and contain my last will and testament In witness where I hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven John Comber Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator John Comber for his last will and testament in presence of us who have hereunder set our hands as witnesses at his bequest in his presence and the presence of each other John Nash   D Stedman


The will was proved before Mr William Jameson Clerk surrogate on the 29 day of Oct 1803 by the Oath of Mr Richard Comber the sole executor named therein so whom to well and truly sworn


Many thanks to Hurst History Group for the above will.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012