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The Will of

Richard FREEMAN (c1685-1755)


This is the Last will and Testament of me Richard Freeman of West Grinstead in the County of Sussex Yeoman made the Fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and fifty Two First I Give and bequeath unto my Two Daughters Mary and Ann the sum of Thirty Pounds a peice of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto them respectively within Twelve Months after my decease by my Executor hereafter named Also I give and bequeath unto my wife the sum of One and Twenty Shillings of like money to be paid her by my Executor herein after named Also I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Mary Freeman the Sum of Ten pounds of like lawfull money to be paid her by my said Executor at the age of One and Twenty years I give Devise and bequeath unto my Son Richard Freeman All that my messuages Tenaments Garden and Orchard with the Appurtenances situate lying and being in Shipley in the said County of Sussex and now in the tenure or occupation of John Barnard or his Assisgns To have and to hold the same with the Apputenances unto my said son Richard his heirs Executors and Administrators All the rest and residue of my Goods Chatteles and personall Estate whatsoever my Debts Legacies and Funeral Expenses being first paid and satisfied I give and bequeath unto my said son Richard Freeman and do make and ordain my said son Richard sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament 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 Richard (his X mark) Freeman signed sealed and published by the said Richard Freeman the Testator to be his Last will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witness In the presence of the said Testator Jo Browne ~ Elizth Browne ~ John Newhouse

This Will was proved before the Reverend Mr John Bancock Clerk Surrogate On the Second Day of October in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Five By the Oath of Richard Freeman natural and lawfull son of the Deced And Executor named in the above written will to whom was well and truly by sworn saving


WSRO ref. STC1/39 - transcribed by Mandy Willard on 13 January 2007





John Barnard of West Grinstead married Mary Shaw on 9 January 1731/2 in Shipley.



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012