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The Will of

Thomas EDSAW (?-1797)


Many thanks to Ros Dunning for the following transcript:


In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Edsaw of ffittelworth in the County of Sussex Gentleman Do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say ffirst I give devise and bequeath unto my ffriends John King the Younger of Loxwood and Robert ffoard of ffrog ffarm in Idworth All and every my Messuages ffarms Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances in the several Parishes of ffittleworth Egdean Watesbury Cowpham Sulborough and West Grinsted in the County of Sussex or elsewhere in the Kingdom of Great Britain And also all and singular my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever of what nature or kind soever it may be To hold unto the said John King and Robert ffoard and the Survivor of them and his Heirs Executors and Admors  In Trust nevertheless to and for the uses intents and purposes following that is to say In the first Place to pay and discharge all my just debts ffuneral Expences and the charges of proving this my Will and After Payment thereof to Pay and Apply the Rents of my Real Estate and the Interest of my Personal Estate then remaining unto And to the use of my Honored Mother Sarah Edsaw for and during the term of her natural life And from and after her decease to pay out of the Rents of my Real Estate (then remaining) and the Interest of my Personal Estate (if any) unto my Brother William Edsaw One Annuity or Yearly Sum of One hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to him for and during the term of his natural life by half Yearly Payments on Christmas day and Midsummer Day in cash and every Year the first payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said Days as shall first and next happen after the decease of my said Mother And as to the Remainder of the said Rents and Dividends or Interest Money In Trust to Pay and apply the same unto and to the use of my Sister Sarah Tripp Wife of Mr James Upton Tripp for her separate benefit independent of the said James Upton Tripp or any future Husband which she may hereafter intermarry with and do direct her receipt from time to time to be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees Paying the same And after the death of my said Brother William Edsaw I give the said Annuity of One hundred pounds unto my said Sister Sarah Tripp for her sole use independent of her present or any future husband and do direct her receipt to be a discharge for the same And I do also expressly order and direct that no Part of the Money I have given to my said Sister Sarah Tripp shall be subject in Any Degree to the Debts Controul of her present or any future taken husband And from and after the decease of my said Sister Sarah Tripp In Trust to convey my Real Estate and Assign transfer or Pay my Paternal Estate (Subject to the said Annuity to my Brother William in case he shall be then living) unto all and every the Children of my said Sister Sarah Tripp already born or hereafter to be born as well Daughters as Sons equally between them to take as to the Real estate as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants And I do give devise and bequeath the same to the Children of my said Sister Sarah Tripp accordingly And I do hereby make nominate and appoint the said John King the Younger And Robert ffoard Executors In Trust of this to be my last Will and Testament and do declare it to be my Will and meaning that they shall not be accountable the One of them for the Other but each for his own Acts only nor for any loss which shall or may happen to my Estate or Effects And that it shall and may be lawful to and for them and each of them respectively to retain to and reimburse themselves and himself all and whatsoever Sum or Sums  of Money which he or they shall or may expend disburse or lay out in or about the Execution of this my Will and reasonably for their time and trouble In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Edsaw the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this fourteenth day of ffebruary in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four Thomas Edsaw   John Upton Pecl Hart Wm Johnson  

Proved at London 15 December 1797 PCC Prob11/1299

Contributed by Ros Dunning


This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012