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The Will of

Richard Comber (c1750-1841)


This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Comber of Nuthurst in the County of Sussex, Farmer. I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be fully paid and satisfied with all convenient speed after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary the sum of Five pounds to be paid to her within one month after my decease And I give and bequeath unto my said Wife the sum of Twenty five pounds a year clear of all deductions whatsoever payable half yearly for and during the term of her natural life to commence from the day of my death And I also give unto my said Wife the use of such parts of my Household Furniture, Plate, Linen and China as she shall make choice of not exceeding in value the sum of Twenty five pounds during her life And I give and bequeath unto my Son James Comber the sum of One hundred pounds and unto the three Children of my late Son David Comber the sum of Ten pounds each And I direct the said Legacies to be paid to them within twelve calendar months after my decease And I give and bequeath All the residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my Sons John Comber, Peter Comber, and Simeon Comber in equal shares and proportions And I do hereby explicitly declare that it is not my intention to give my Daughters any Legacy or Share under this my Will I having some years since given them the sum of Fifty Pounds each which I intended for a share of my Property And I do hereby direct that in case any of my said Legatees shall happen to die in my lifetime or before his or their Legacy or Legacies shall become due and payable leaving issue of his or their body or bodies lawfully begotten that the Legacy or Legacies of him or their so dying shall be paid to and equally divided between his or their issue share and share alike if more than one and if but one then to such only child when and as they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years and the interest in the mean time shall be paid and applied for and towards their respective benefit.
And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Sons John Comber, Peter Comber and Simeon Comber Executors of this my my Will And I do hereby revoke all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of October one thousand eight hundred and forty. Richard Comber (seal)
Signed sealed and delivered by the said Richard Comber the testator as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Ann Gambrell, Nuthurst Geo. Elphick, Horsham

This will was proved on the 20th day of November 1841 before the Recr John Fisher Hodgson, Clerk, Surrogate Etc. on the oaths of John Comber, Peter Comber and Simeon Comber the Executors therein named. To whom a day was given for exhibiting and Inventory etc.

Effects sworn under 1,000

Many thanks to Steve Sunderland for transcribing the above will.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012