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The Will of

Churchman FIELD (1735-1815)

 

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Churchman Field of Bletchingley in the County of Surry, yeoman. First I direct that all my just debts funeral expences and the charges of proving this my will shall be paid by my exor hereinafter named. I do hereby give and devise unto my nephew James Field son of my late brother James Field deceased one undivided moiety or equal half part the whole into two equal parts to be divided of & in all that my messuage or tenement farm & lands called Brocksmead containing by admeasurement one hundred and eight acres one rood and twenty five perches little more or less situate lying and being in the parish of Cuckfield in the County of Sussex & now in the joint occupation of my said nephew James Field & of my nephew Michael Field son of my brother John Field or their assigns with the uppurts. And also one undivided moiety or equal half part the whole into two equal parts to be divided of & in all those my Great or Rectorial Tithes issuing out of my aforesaid farms and lands called Brocksmead to hold the same several moieties of the said messuage farm & lands & tithes unto and to the use of my said nephew James Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said nephew James Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said messuage or tenement farm & lands called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of my great nephew James Field one of the sons of my nephew James Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the lifetime of him my said great nephew James Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of my friends Joseph Nash of Reigate in the said County of Surry yeoman & William Stanley of Bletchingley aforesaid Gentleman and their heirs during the natural life of my said great nephew James Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses and estates hereinafter limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasions shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said great nephew James Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof & for his & their own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew James Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and all the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew James Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew James Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred & to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of my great nephew Churchman Field another of the sons of my said nephew James Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the lifetime of him my said great nephew Churchman Field then I do hereby give & devise all the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash and William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said great nephew Churchman Field in trust to support & preserve contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require. But nevertheless to permit and suffer my said great nephew Churchman Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof to and for his & their own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew Churchman Field then I do hereby give and devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew Churchman Field lawfully to be begotten & the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew Churchman Field lawfully begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons and the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred & to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of my great nephew John Field another of the sons of my said nephew James Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the lifetime of him my said great nephew John Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my great nephew John Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require. But nevertheless to permit and suffer my said great nephew John Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof to and for his & their own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew John Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew John Field lawfully to be begotten & the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew John Field lawfully begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons and the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred & to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of my great nephew William Field another of the sons of my said nephew James Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the termination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said great nephew William Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said great nephew William Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose tomake entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require. But nevertheless to permit my said great nephew William Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof to & for his & their own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew William Field then I do hereby give & devise all the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew William Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew William Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons and the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred & to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of my great nephew Thomas Field another of the sons of my said nephew James Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said great nephew Thomas Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in the said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said great nephew Thomas Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses and estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said great nephew Thomas Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof to &
for his own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew Thomas Field I do hereby give and devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew Thomas Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew Thomas Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons and the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred & to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of my great nephew Henry Field another of the sons of my said nephew James Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said great nephew Henry Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in the said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said great nephew Henry Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses and estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said great nephew Henry Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof to & for his own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew Henry Field then I do hereby give and devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in the said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew Henry Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew Henry Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons and the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred & to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout unto such person or persons as shall then be the heir at law of my said late brother James Field to hold the same unto & to the use of such person or persons as last aforesaid & of his her or their heirs & assigns for ever. Also I do hereby give & devise unto my said brother John Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life one annuity or clear yearly rent charge of thirty pounds of lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland current in Great Britain to be issuing and payable out of and charged and chargeable upon all that my messuage or tenement farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean containing by admeasurement forty two acres & thirty two perches little more or less situate lying & being in the parish of Cuckfield aforesaid and now in the occupation of my said nephews James Field and Michael Field or their assigns with the appurts and also out of & upon all those my great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of my said last mentioned farm & lands & also out of & upon the other & remaining undivided moiety or equal half part (the whole into two equal parts to be divided) of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the appurts thereunto belonging & also out of & upon the other & remaining undivided moiety or equal half part the whole into two equal parts to be divided of & in my said great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of my said last mentioned farm & lands. And I do hereby direct that the said annuity or yearly rent charge of thirty pounds so by me given & devised unto my said brother John Field or his assigns as aforesaid shall be free & clear of & from all taxes & deductions whatsoever & shall be so paid unto him my said brother John Field or his assigns on the four most usual feast days or days of payment of rent in the year that is to say the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Nativity of St. John the Baptist Saint Michael the Archangel & the birth of our Lord Christ in every year by even and equal portions the first payment thereof to begin & be made on such of the said feast days as shall first & next happen after my decease and it is my will and meaning and I do hereby direct that it shall & may be lawful to & for my said brother John Field & his assigns from time to time & at all times after any default in payment of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of thirty pounds so by me given & devised unto him my said brother John Field as aforesaid by the space of twenty one days next over or after any of the said feast days whereon the said is appointed to be paid as aforesaid to enter & come into & upon the said messuage farm lands & heredits so charged with the payment of the same annuity or yearly rent charge as aforesaid or into & upon any part of the said heredits so charged therewith as aforesaid there to distrain for the said annuity or yearly rent charge & to take away or impound & keep upon the said premises the distress & distresses there made to sell the same within the space of five days for payment of all arrears of the said annuity or yearly rent charge and all costs & charges attending such distress or distresses & sale or sales. And from & immediately after the decease of my brother John Field then I do hereby give & devise unto Sarah Field the wife of my said brother John Field & her assigns for & during the term of her natural life in case she shall happen to survive her said husband one annuity or clear yearly rent charge of seven pounds of lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland current in Great Britain to be issuing & payable out of & chargeable upon all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean with the appurts. And I do hereby direct that the said annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds so by me given and devised unto the said Sarah Field & her assigns as aforesaid shall be free & clear of & from all taxes & deductions whatsoever & shall be so paid unto her or them on the several herein before mentioned feast days of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Saint Michael the Archangel & the birth of our Lord Christ in every year by even & equal portions the first payment thereof to begin & be made on such of the said feast days as shall first & next happen after the decease of my said brother John Field. And it is my will & meaning & I do hereby direct that the said Sarah Field & her assigns shall in default of payment of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds herein before by me given & devised unto her as aforesaid have such & the like powers of entry & distress & sale into and upon my said messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean so charged with the payment of the said annuity as aforesaid as are herein before by me mentioned and expressed in respect of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of thirty pounds herein before by me given & devised unto my said brother John Field as aforesaid and so respectively charged with the payment of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of thirty pounds unto my said brother John Field or his assigns during his life as aforesaid & with the payment of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds unto the said Sarah Field & her assigns from & after the decease of her said husband in case she shall happen to survive him as aforesaid I do hereby give & devise unto my said nephew Michael Field (son of my brother John Field) all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean with the appurts & all my said great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same farm & lands and also the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the said great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of my said last mentioned farm & lands to hold my said messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean & my said tithes issuing thereout & the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing out of my said last mentioned farm & lands unto & to the use of my said nephew Michael Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life. But nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid from & immediately after the decease of my said nephew Michael Field then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean and my said tithes issuing thereout & the said last herein before mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the said herein before mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout of my said last mentioned farm & lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the son of my great nephew Michael Field one of the sons of my said nephew Michael Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said great nephew Michael Field then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean and my said tithes issuing thereout & the said herein before mentioned undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout of my said last mentioned messuage farm & lands unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said great nephew Michael Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said great nephew Michael Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof & for his & their own use & profit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew Michael Field then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean & my said tithes issuing thereout & the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of my said tithes issuing thereout of my said last mentioned farm & lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the son of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew Michael Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that my messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean & my said tithes issuing thereout and the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the said hereinbefore last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing out of my said last mentioned farm & lands but nevertheless charged chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the son of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew Michael Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after anther as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean & my said tithes issuing thereout
and the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing out of my said last mentioned farm & lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of my great nephew John Field the other son of my said nephew Michael Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the determination of the estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said great nephew John Field then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean and my said tithes issuing thereout & the said herein before mentioned undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead and the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing thereout of my said last mentioned messuage farm & lands unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said great nephew John Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said great nephew John Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof & for his & their own use & profit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew John Field then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean & my said tithes issuing thereout & the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of my said tithes issuing thereout of my said last mentioned farm & lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the son of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew John Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean & my said tithes issuing thereout and the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing out of my said last mentioned farm & lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the son of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew John Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give and devise all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Thorndean otherwise Little Thorndean & my said tithes issuing thereout and the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said messuage farm & lands called Brocksmead & the said herein before last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my said tithes issuing out of my said last mentioned farm & lands unto my brother John Field to hold the same unto & to the only use of him my said brother John Field & of his heirs & assigns for ever. Also I do hereby give & devise unto my said brother John Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life one annuity or clear yearly rent charge of five pounds of lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland current in Great Britain to be issuing and payable out of and charged and chargeable upon all the my messuage or tenement farm & lands called Great Merrifields containing by admeasurement thirteen acres three roods & thirty two perches little more or less with the appurts and also out of & upon all those my messuage or tenement farm & lands called Little Merrifields containing by estimation nine acres one rood and twenty four perches little more or less with their respective appurts all which said several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields are situate lying & being in the parish of Cuckfield aforesaid & are now in the occupation of my said nephews James Field & Michael Field and I do hereby direct that the said annuity or yearly rent charge of five pounds so by me given & devised unto my brother John Field & his assigns as aforesaid shall be free & clear of & from all taxes & deductions whatsoever & shall be so paid unto him my said brother John Field or his assigns on the four most usual feast days or days of payment of rent in the year that is to say the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Nativity of St John the Baptist Saint Michael the Archangel & the birth of our Lord Christ in every year by even and Equal portions the first payment thereof to begin & be made on such of the said feast days as shall first & next happen after my decease and it is my will and meaning and I do hereby direct that it shall & may be lawful to & for my said brother John Field & his assigns shall in default in payment of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of five pounds herein before by me given & devised unto him have such & the like powers of entry distress & sale into & upon the said messuages farms lands & heredits so charged with the payment of the same annuity as aforesaid as are herein before by me mentioned & expressed in respect of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of thirty pounds herein before by me given & devised unto my said brother John Field as aforesaid. And from and immediately after the decease of my said brother John Field then I do hereby give & devise unto Sarah Field the wife of my said brother John Field & her assigns for & during the term of her natural life in case she shall happen to survive her said husband one annuity or clear yearly rent charge of seven pounds of lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland current in Great Britain to be issuing & payable out of & chargeable upon all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts. And I do hereby direct that the said annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds so by me lastly given and devised unto the said Sarah Field & her assigns as aforesaid shall be free & clear of & from all taxes & deductions whatsoever & shall be so paid unto her or them on the several herein before mentioned feast days of the Annunciation of the blesses Virgin Mary the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Saint Michael the Archangel & the birth of our Lord Christ in every year by even & equal portions the first payment thereof to begin & be made on such of the said feast days as shall first & next happen after the decease of my said brother John Field. And it is my will & meaning & I do hereby direct that the said Sarah Field & her assigns shall in default of payment of the said last mentioned annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds herein before by me lastly given & devised unto her as aforesaid have such & the like powers of entry & distress & sale into and upon my said several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields so charged with the payment of the said annuity as aforesaid as are herein before by me mentioned and expressed in respect of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of thirty pounds herein before by me given & devised unto my said brother John Field as aforesaid and so respectively charged with the payment of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of five pounds unto my said brother John Field or his assigns during his life as aforesaid & with the payment of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds herein before by me lastly given & devised unto the said Sarah Field & her assigns from & after the decease of her saidhusband in case she shall happen to survive him as aforesaid I do hereby give & devise unto my said nephew John Field another of the sons of my said brother John Field all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and also all those my great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of the said several farms & lands to hold the same several messuages or tenements farms lands & tithes unto & to the use of my said nephew John Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid and from & immediately after the decease of my said nephew John Field then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms & lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of my great nephew John Field (the son of my said nephew John Field) for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said last named great nephew John Field then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of the said several farms & lands unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said last named great nephew John Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates hereinafter limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said great nephew John Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof to & for his & their own use & profit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew John Field then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms & lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew John Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms & lands that my aforesaid but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of thesecond third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew John Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give devise unto my said nephew Michael Field (son of my said brother John Field) all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great or Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms & lands to hold the same several messuages lands & tithes unto & to the use of him my said nephew Michael Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid. And from & immediately after the decease of my said nephew Michael Field then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of my said great nephew Michael Field (son of my said nephew Michael Field) & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said great nephew Michael Field then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great & Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms and lands Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said great nephew Michael Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said great nephew Michael Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof & for his & their own use & profit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said great nephew Michael Field then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great & Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms and lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew Michael Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great & Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms and lands that my aforesaid but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew Michael Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do herebygive & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great & Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms and lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of my said great nephew John Field (son of my said nephew Michael Field) & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life. And from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said last named great nephew John Field then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great & Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms and lands unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said great nephew John Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said great nephew John Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part & parcel thereof & for his & their own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said last named great nephew John Field then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great & Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms and lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said great nephew John Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great & Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms and lands that my aforesaid but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said great nephew John Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all those my aforesaid several messuages or tenements farms & lands called Great Merrifields & Little Merrifields with their respective appurts and all those my aforesaid great & Rectorial tithes issuing out of the same several farms and lands but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto my said brother John Field & his heirs to hold the same unto & to the only use of my said brother John Field & of his heirs & assigns for ever. Also I do hereby give & devise unto my said brother John Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life one annuity or clear yearly rent charge of five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be issuing and payable out of & charged & chargeable upon all that my messuage farm & lands called Crouchers containing by estimation twenty acres more or less situate lying & being in the parish of Bolney in the County of Sussex with the appurts and also out of and upon all that my part or parcel of woodland called the Inhomes situate lying & being in the parish of Bolney & used with my said messuage farm & lands called Crouchers with the appurts which said messuage farm & lands called Crouchers & part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms are now in the occupation of my nephew James Field son of my said brother John Field. And I do hereby direct that the said last mentioned annuity or yearly rent charge of five pounds so by me given & devised unto my said brother John Field as aforesaid shall be free & clear of & from all taxes & deductions whatsoever & shall be so paid upon the four most usual feast days or days of payment of rent in the year that is to say the feasts of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Saint Michael the Archangel & the birth of our Lord Christ in every year by even & equal portions the first payment thereof to begin & be made on such of the said feast days or days of payment as shall first & next happen after my decease and I do hereby direct that my said brother & his assigns shall in default of payment of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of five pounds herein before by me lastly given & devised unto my said brother John Field as aforesaid have such & the like powers of entry & distress & sale into and upon my said messuage farm & lands called Crouchers with the appurts which said messuage farm & lands called Crouchers & part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms so charged with the payment of the said annuity as aforesaid as are herein before by me mentioned and expressed with respect to the said annuity or yearly rent charge of thirty pounds herein before by me given & devised to my said brother John Field as aforesaid and from & immediately after the decease of my said brother John Field then I do hereby give & devise unto the said Sarah Field the wife of my said brother John Field & her assigns for & during the term of her natural life in case she shall happen to survive her said husband one annuity or clear yearly rent charge of seven pounds of lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland current in Great Britain to be issuing and payable & charged & chargeable upon all that my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Crouchers with the appurts which said messuage farm & lands called Crouchers & part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms with their respective appurts and I do hereby direct that the said annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds so by me given & devised unto the said Sarah Field & her assigns as aforesaid shall be free & clear of & from all taxes & deductions whatsoever & shall be so paid unto her or them on the several herein before mentioned feast days of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Saint Michael the Archangel & the birth of our Lord Christ in every year by even & equal portions the first payment thereof to begin & be made on such of the said feast days as shall first & next happen after the decease of my said brother John Field.  And it is my will & meaning & I so hereby direct that the said Sarah Field & her assigns shall in default of payment of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds herein before by me lastly given & devised unto her as aforesaid have such & the like powers of entry distress & sale into & upon my said messuage farm & lands called Crouchers with the appurts which said messuage farm & lands called Crouchers & part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms so charged with the payment of the same annuity as aforesaid as are herein before by me mentioned & expressed in respect of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of thirty pounds herein before by me given & devised unto my said brother John Field as aforesaid & respectively charged with the payment of one moiety or equal half part of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of five pounds herein before by me lastly given & devised unto my said brother John Field & assigns during his life as aforesaid & with the payment of one moiety or equal half part of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds herein before by me lastly given & devised unto the said Sarah Field & her assigns from & after the decease of her said husband in case she shall happen to survive him as aforesaid I do hereby give & devise one undivided moiety or equal half part (the whole into two equal parts to be divided) of & in all that my said messuage farm & lands called Crouchers with the appurts and of & in all that my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms with the appurts unto & to the use of my said nephew James Field (one of the sons of my said brother John Field) & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said last named nephew James Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their hairs during the natural life of my said last named nephew James Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said nephew James Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof & for his & their own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the decease of my said last named nephew James Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said last named nephew James Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said nephew James Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged and chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of my nephew William Field another of the sons of my said brother John Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said nephew William Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said nephew William Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said nephew William Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof & for his & their own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life. And from & immediately after the decease of my said nephew William Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said last named nephew William Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do
hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said nephew William Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms unto my said brother John Field & his heirs to hold the same moiety unto & to the use of him my said brother John Field & of his heirs & assigns for ever and respectively charged & chargeable with the payment of the other moiety or equal half part of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of five pounds herein before by me lastly given & devised unto my said brother John Field as aforesaid & with the payment of the other moiety or equal half part of the said annuity or yearly rent charge of seven pounds herein before by me lastly given & devised unto the said Sarah Field & her assigns from & after the decease of her said husband in case she shall happen to survive him as aforesaid I do hereby give & devise the other & remaining undivided moiety or equal half part (the whole into two equal parts to be divided of & in all that my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms with the appurts unto & to the use of my said nephew William Field son of my said brother John Field & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of him my said nephew William Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said nephew William Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said nephew William Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof & for his & their own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life. And from & immediately after the decease of my said nephew William Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said nephew William Field lawfully to be begotten & of the hairs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said nephew William Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such son & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of my said nephew James Field (son of my said brother John Field) & his assigns for & during the term of his natural life and from & immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in the life time of my said last named nephew James Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms unto & to the use of the said Joseph Nash & William Stanley & their heirs during the natural life of my said nephew James Field in trust to support & preserve the contingent uses & estates herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed & for that purpose to make entries & bring actions as occasion shall be or require but nevertheless to permit & suffer my said last named nephew James Field & his assigns to receive & take all the rents issues & profits thereof & of every part thereof & for his & their own use & benefit for & during the term of his natural life. And from & immediately after the decease of my said nephew James Field then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid last mentioned undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the first son of the body of him my said nephew James Field lawfully to be begotten & of the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that my aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & land called Crouchers and of & in my aforesaid part or parcel of woodland called the Inholms but nevertheless charged & chargeable as aforesaid unto & to the use of the second third fourth fifth & all & every other the son & sons of the body of him my said nephew James Field lawfully to be begotten severally successively & in remainder one after another as they & every of them shall be in seniority of age & priority of birth & of the several & respective heirs male of the body & bodies of all & every such son & sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing to be always preferred to take before the younger of such son & sons & the heirs male of his & their body & bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue then I do hereby give & devise all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my aforesaid messuage farm & lands called Crouchers & of & in my aforesaid part & parcel of woodland called the Inholms unto & to the only use of him my said brother John Field & of his heirs & assigns for ever. Also I give & bequeath unto my said brother John Field the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money to be paid unto him within twelve calendar months next after my decease by my executors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto my nephew & nieces Michael Field, Ann Bryant the wife of John Bryant, Mary Lewry widow & Elizabeth Smith the wife of Edward Smith (son & daughters of my said late brother James Field) the sum of two hundred pounds apiece of lawful money to be paid unto them respectively within twelve calendar months next after my decease by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto my nephews & niece Joseph Field, Churchman Field & Elizabeth Field (sons and daughter of my said brother John Field) the sum of two hundred pounds apiece of lawful money to be paid unto them respectively within twelve calendar months next after my decease or on their severally attaining their respective ages of twenty one years which shall last happen by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto my nephews & nieces Joseph Potter, William Potter, Ann Hubble widow now dwelling with me & Mary Coles the wife of William Coles (sons & daughters of my late sister Elizabeth Potter deceased) three hundred pounds Sterling apiece in the three pounds per centum consolidated annuities transferrable at the Bank of England the same to be transferred unto them respectively within twelve calendar months next after my decease by my exors herein after named. Also I give and bequeath unto my nieces Lydia Morey now the wife of BLANK Morey & Mary Lewis widow daughters of my late sister Sarah Hamper deceased three hundred pounds Sterling apiece in the said three pounds per centum consolidated annuities transferrable at the Bank of England the same to be transferred unto them my said nieces Lydia Morey & Mary Lewis respectively within twelve calendar months next after my decease by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto my nephew & nieces John Weaire & Mary Weaire & Catherine the wife of William Crook (the son & daughters of my late sister Mary Weaire deceased) the sum of two hundred pounds apiece of lawful money to be paid unto them respectively within twelve calendar months next after my decease by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto my nephew John Steadman (son of my late sister Catherine Steadman deceased) three hundred pounds Sterling apiece in the said three pounds per centum consolidated annuities transferrable at the Bank of England the same to be transferred unto him within twelve calendar months next after my decease by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto all the children of my late nephew John Potter deceased (another son of my said late sister Elizabeth Potter) three hundred pounds Sterling apiece in the said three pounds per centum consolidated annuities transferrable at the Bank of England the same to be equally divided amongst them share & share alike & their respective shares to be transferred unto them on their severally attaining their respective ages of twenty one years by my exors herein after named. Also I give and bequeath unto all the children of my late nephew John Hamper deceased (son of my said late sister Sarah Hamper) three hundred pounds Sterling apiece in the said three pounds per centum consolidated annuities transferrable at the Bank of England the same to be equally divided amongst them share & share alike & their respective shares to be transferred unto them on their severally attaining their respective ages of twenty one years by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto all the children of my late niece Martha Myrth deceased (the late wife of William Myrth & daughter of my said late sister Sarah Hamper) three hundred pounds Sterling apiece in the said three pounds per centum consolidated annuities transferrable at the Bank of England the same to be equally divided amongst them share & share alike & their respective shares to be transferred unto them on their severally attaining their respective ages of twenty one years by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto my great nephew James Sanderson son of my late niece Elizabeth Sanderson deceased the late wife of James Sanderson & the other daughter of my said late sister Mary Weaire the sum of three hundred pounds of lawful money to be paid unto him on his attaining his age of twenty one years by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto my great niece Mary Bannister (the daughter of my late niece Mary Bannister deceased the late wife of Thomas Bannister deceased) & one of the daughters of my said late sister Catherine Steadman three hundred pounds Sterling apiece in the said three pounds per centum consolidated annuities transferrable at the Bank of England the same to be transferred unto her my said great niece Mary Bannister on her attaining the age of twenty one years by my exors hereinafter named. Also I give & bequeath unto all the children of my late
niece Catherine Bilcliffe deceased the late wife of Thomas Bilcliffe deceased & who was the other daughter of my said late sister Catherine Steadman three hundred pounds Sterling apiece in the said three pounds per centum consolidated annuities transferrable at the Bank of England the same to be equally divided amongst them share & share alike & their respective shares to be transferred unto them on their severally attaining their respective ages of twenty one years by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto my said niece Ann Hubble all my household goods & furniture of households which shall at the time of my decease be in the messuage in Bletchingly aforesaid which I now hold of William Henrick Esqr & which was lately in the occupation of Sarah Roffey & is now in the occupation of George Alexander as my under tenant. And also all my household goods and furniture of household which shall at the time of my decease be in the parlour of my leasehold messuage in Bletchingly aforesaid in which I now dwell & in the chamber over the same parlour and also my bed which is in the same chamber & all the furniture to the same bed belonging and also all my plate linen & china whatsoever. And all the rest & residue of my household goods & furniture of household which shall at the time of my decease be in the said messuage in which I now dwell I do hereby give & bequeath unto my said nephew John Weaire. Also I give & bequeath unto my said niece Ann Stubble (? Hubble? DW) the exclusive use & liberty of dwelling in her own proper person only the aforesaid parlour in the said leasehold messuage in which I now dwell & the said chamber over the same parlour for & during all the remainder of the term for which I shall at the time of my decease hold the said messuage without paying any rent or making any satisfaction for the same and subject to the said use of & liberty of dwelling in the said parlour & chamber herein before by me given & bequeathed unto my said niece Ann Hubble as aforesaid I do hereby give & bequeath unto my said nephew John Weaire all & every my leasehold messuages farms & lands with their respective appurts and all my farms & lands which I hold under & by virtue of any agreements or contracts for leases thereof with their appurts and all my estate terms & interest therein respectively to hold the same subject as aforesaid unto him my said nephew John Weaire his exors admors and assigns for & during all the remainder of the respective terms for which I shall at the time of my decease hold the same and it is my will & meaning and I do hereby direct that if my said nephew John Weaire shall be minded to have & take at such evaluation & appraisment as herein after mentioned the crops live & dead stock dressings & implements of husbandry which shall at the time of my decease be upon about or belonging or be used in the cultivation & management of the several farms & lands which shall then be in my occupation then all the said crops live & dead stock dressings & implements of husbandry shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease be valued & appraised by two different persons one of them to be known by my exors herein after named & the other of them by my said nephew John Weaire & if these two persons shall not agree in making the said valuation & appraisment then that the difference between them shall be determined by such third indifferent person as those two shall choose for that purpose which said third person’s determination shall be final & conclusive and that upon such valuation and appraisment as aforesaid having been made & upon my said nephew John Weaire paying to my exors the amount of the same valuation & appraisment my exors shall deliver unto my said nephew John Weaire all the said crops live & dead stock & implements of husbandry which shall have been so valued & appraised as aforesaid & shall permit him to have & enjoy the same as his own proper goods & chattels provided nevertheless & it is my will & meaning and I do hereby direct that no valuation of appraisment whatsoever shall be made of my term estate or interest in the several leasehold & other messuages farms & lands herein before by me given & bequeathed unto my said nephew John Weaire as aforesaid or any of them. Also I give & bequeath unto my friend John Radley of Bletchingly aforesaid carpenter the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money to be paid unto him within twelve calendar months next after my decease by my exors herein after named. Also I give & bequeath unto my friends George Peters of Nutfield in the County of Surry aforesaid Gentleman & Thomas Avery of Bletchingly aforesaid yeoman who are herein after by me appointed executors of this my will the sum of fifty pounds apiece for their care & trouble in the execution of this my Will. And all the rest residue & remainder of my personal estate whatsoever &wheresoever & of what nature or kind soever I do hereby give & bequeath in the parts & proportions herein after mentioned unto the several persons herein after named that is to say one full equal twenty third part thereof (the whole into twenty three equal parts to be divided) unto my said nephew Michael Field (son of my said late brother James Field) one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said niece Ann Bryant one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said niece Mary Lewry one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said niece Elizabeth Smith one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said nephew Joseph Field (son of my said brother John Field) one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said nephew Churchman Field (son of my said brother John Field) one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said niece Elizabeth Field (daughter of my said brother John Field) one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said nephew Joseph Potter one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said nephew William Potter one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said niece Ann Hubble one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said niece Mary Coles one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said Lidia Morey one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said Mary Lewis one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said nephew John Weaire one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said Mary Weaire one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said nephew John Steadman one other like twenty third part thereof unto all the children of my said late nephew John Potter the same part to be equally divided amongst them share & share alike one other like twenty third part thereof unto all the children of my said late nephew John Hamper the same part to be equally divided amongst them share & share alike one other twenty third part thereof unto all the children of my said late niece Martha Myrth the same part to be equally divided amongst them share & share alike one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said great nephew James Sanderson one other like twenty third part thereof unto my said great niece Mary Bannister and the other and remaining twenty third part thereof unto all the children of my other great niece Catherine Bilcliffe the same part to be divided amongst them share & share alike and it is my will & meaning and I do hereby direct that the same several parts & proportions of the said residue of my personal estate shall be respectively paid unto the said several persons to whom the same are herein before by me given & bequeathed as aforesaid at the several & respective times when the several legacies of Sterling & lawful money herein before by me given and bequeathed unto the same several persons herein before by me directed to be paid respectively. And it is my will & meaning and I do hereby direct that my brother John Field do and shall when he shall be thereunto requested by the several persons to whom my real estate is herein before by me given & devised as aforesaid or any of them at the costs & charges of such of the said persons as shall request the same execute & deliver unto such persons as shall require the same one or more good & effectual release or releases in the same of all the estate right title & interest claim & demand whatsoever of him my said brother John Field of in & to all my real estate or any parts or part thereof (save & except the several annuities or yearly rents charge of thirty pounds five pounds & five pounds herein before by me given &
devised unto him my said brother John Field & his assigns during his life as aforesaid. And in case my said brother John Field shall refuse to execute & deliver such release or releases as aforesaid then it is my will and meaning and I do hereby direct that the said several devises or yearly rents charge unto my said brother John Field & his assigns as aforesaid & the bequest herein before contained of the said legacy or sum of fifty pounds unto my said brother John Field as aforesaid shall lapse & be void to all intents & purposes whatsoever & that he my said brother John Field shall not receive & shall not be entitled to receive any benefit under this my Will. And I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint the said George Peters & Thomas Avery joint executors of this my last Will & testament provided always & it is my will & meaning and I do hereby direct that it shall & may be lawful to & for my said exors and the survivor of them & the exors & admors of such survivor to deduct & retain to & for themselves & himself from & out of the monies which shall come into their or his hands under & by virtue of this my Will all & every such lawful & reasonable costs charges expences & disbursements as they or any of them shall or may pay bear sustain expend or be put unto in or about the execution of this my Will provided also & it is my will & meaning and I do hereby direct that they my exors or the survivor of them or the exors or admors of such survivor or any or either of them shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for the acts neglects receipts or defaults of the others or other of them nor with or for any more monies that the person or persons so chargeable or accountable shall respectively actually receive nor with or for any loss or losses which shall or may happen in the execution of this my Will other than such as shall be occasioned by their or any or either of their voluntary or wilful neglects or defaults but each of them shall be charged & chargeable with & accountable for his own acts receipts neglects or defaults only and I do hereby revoke all former & other Wills by me at any time hereto fore made & do declare this only to be my last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I the said Churchman Field the testator have to this my last Will & Testament contained in twenty one sheets of paper set my hand & seal that is to say to the first twenty sheets thereof my hand & to this twenty first & last sheet my hand & seal the seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & eleven. Churchman Field


Signed sealed published & delivered by the above named Churchman Field the testator as & for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who in his presence & at his request & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto the words “and his assigns” “James Field” in the first sheet thereof “and preserve” “first” “aforesaid messuage farm called Brocksmead and all that the aforesaid undivided moiety of & in my said” in the second sheet thereof “there” “heir at law” “the term of” in the fifth sheet thereof “mentioned” in the seventh sheet thereof “term of” in the ninth sheet thereof “or days of payment” in the thirteenth sheet thereof “moiety” “undivided” in the fifteenth sheet thereof “William” in the sixteenth sheet thereof “the” “one” in the seventeenth sheet thereof “said” in the nineteenth sheet thereof and “twenty” “part” in the twentieth sheet thereof being first interlined and part of the words “Merrifields” “Merrifields” in the ninth sheet thereof being first written upon erazures and the following words that is to say “Sterl” “shall” “said” in the nineteenth sheet thereof and “said” in the twentieth sheet thereof being first also interlined & the words “of us” in this attestation being also interlined. Amb Glover, Reigate; Richd Reeves; Geo Morrison, clerks to Mr Glover

Proved at London 27th May 1815 before the Worshipful Augustus Goothing, M of Laws & Surr by the oaths of George Peters & Thomas Avery the exors to whom admon was granted being first sworn duly to adr

Re-typed from a typescript by Peter Field & via Carol King by Dave Woolven, 30/31 July & 1/3/4/5/6/8 August 2006

 

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