Ancestors of Mandy Willard

Number of pages

in this site:


Please bear this in mind when you contact me, as I can not always remember what I've said where.  It would be really helpful if you could tell me the page title or URL you are contacting me about.


Links to other pages in this site or other websites are in BLUE or RED.


Family History is my hobby.  I am not a professional genealogist.


Thank you for taking the time to view my humble effort.  Also, a very BIG THANK YOU to all those who have kindly contributed information.


Please check the data for yourself against original sources.


Tip:  You may need to hit your F5 key to see any changes to the page since your last visit.




The Will of

Thomas DENYER (c1670-1731)


In the name of God Amen I Thomas Denyer the elder of the parish of Woolbeeding in the County of Sussex Brickmaker being infirme in Body but of sound & perfect mind & memory praised be Almighty God for the same Doo make & declare this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following that is to say First & principally I doo bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the meritts death & passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer to have a full & free pardon of all my Sins And to inheritt Eternal Life My Body I will to the Earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of my Exetor hereinafter named And for Settling that Worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with I order & dispose thereof as followeth Impris whereas I have surrendred unto the hands of the Lord of this Manor of Woolbeeding in the said County of Sussex One Close of Land call Reyden & a Messuage there upon lately [---] late parcell of the Customary Tenement called Pigeons Hill in Woolbeeding aforesaid containing by Estimacon Three Acres of Land more or less To the Use & behouse of such person & persons their heirs & to for such use & uses intended & purposes as I should in by my last will  & Testa devise [---] & appoint Now for the more full [---] I appointment of the uses of the said Surender I do hereby give & devise the said Customary Messuage Close of Land & premisses & every part & parcell there of with the Apptents unto my Eldest son Robert Denyer & his heirs for ever according to the Custome of the Mannor aforesaid Item I do give & bequeath unto my loving wife Ann Denyer All that [---] feather with the Curtained Vallance Stedle & all thereto belonging now standing in the Hall Chamber of my said Messuage Two pair of my best sheets One of my best Table Cloths One dozen of my best Napkins One new Chest of by the said Chamber [---] Chest of drawers Standing in the [---] Chamber of my said Mussuage my [---]- least [---] [---] One new [---] my least [---] [---] [---] barrells of fourteen Gallons [---] One barrell of eight Gallons my [---] [---] my new Table my new great Chair & two of my best ofther Chairs One [---] pott [---] [---] my best pair of pothangers my best pair of [--irons [---] [---] [---] One pair of gardirons One [---] & [---] thereto belonging One pair of pillows One wooden Stand in the [---] Cellar in my said Messuage my longest [---] [---] One [---] pudding pan One dozen of Quart Bottles Two of my pewter dishes of [---] size Six hollow Trenchers my Warming pan Two pottage dishes Two Spoons The little frying pan that I have lent my said son Robert Denyer & a spinning wheel Item my Will & desire is that my said son Robert Denyer & his heirs shall permitt & suffer my said wife to dwell & live in my said Messuage for & during One Month next after my decease & find & provide for her [---] [---] during that time Item I do give & bequeath unto my said wife the sum of Twenty pounds of lawfull mony of great Britain to be paid to her in manner following viz the Sum of five pounds part thereof within One Month next after my decease & the sum of Fifteen pounds residue thereof within Twelve Months after my decease Item I do give & bequeath unto my daughter Margarett Denyer the sum of Fifteen pounds of lawfull mony of Great Britain to be paid unto her with Twelve Months next after my decease Item I do give & bequeath unto my son William Denyer the sum of Forty pounds of like lawfull mony to be paid unto him within Twelve Months next after my decease Item I do give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Denyer the Sum of Fifteen pounds of lawfull mony of Great Britain to be paid unto her at her age of One & Twenty years Item All the rest & residue of my Goods Chattles personal Estate whatsoever wheresoever after all my debts Legacies funeral expenses & probate of this my last Will & Testament are first paid discharged I do give & bequeath unto my said son Robert Denyer whom I make ordaine & appoint Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking All former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Denyer have to this my last Will & Testament contained in two sheets of paper sett my hand & Seal to each sheet the Eight & Twenty day of May in the Third year of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britaine France & Ireland Defender of the faith & Anno Dmi 1730 Thomas Denyer [---] Signed Sealed published declared by the said Thomas Denyer to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as Witnesses to the same in his presence Nicho: Austin ~ Tho Heather ~ Tho Heather junr

Proved in April 1731 by Robert Denyer


Transcribed on 20 January 2007 by Mandy Willard from a photocopy of the original document held at the West Sussex Record Office, ref. STC1/35/22.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012