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The Will of

Mary EDE (?-1778)


This the Last Will and Testament of me Mary Ede of Steyning in the County of Sussex widow made the Twenty fifth Day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Six as follows First I commend my soul unto the hands of almighty God my Mercifull Creator trusting through the meritts of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of my sins And as for the worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof in manner following I Give and bequeath unto my son Robert Ede my Silver half pint pot and a Gold Ring All the rest residue and Remainder of my Chattles and personal Estate whatsoever my Just Debts and funeral Expenses being first paid and satisfyed I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Ede and my son William Ede to be equally divided between them share and share alike my household goods linnen and wearing apparel except which I give unto my said Daughter Mary Ede And I make and appoint my said son William Ede and my said Daughter Mary Ede Joint Executor and Executrix to this my last will And In Witness that this is my last will and Testament I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year first above written Mary Ede Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Mary Ede the Testatrix to be her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have in her presence and the presence of each other subscribed our Names [---] hereto Richard Penfold ~ J Gates

This Will was proved (by virtue of a commission) before Mr John ??? Clerk  Commisoner On the Eleventh day of June in the year of our Lord 1778 By the oath of William Ede and Mary Ede natural and lawful children of the deceased and Joint Executors therein named To whom & well and truly & sworn saving..


Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 19 January 2008 from a photocopy of the original document held at the West Sussex Record Office, ref. STC1/43.



Anthony Ede and Mary had the following child:

  1. William Ede was baptised on 12 August 1737 in Steyning.



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012