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The Will of

Daniel GRANT (1701-1775)

 

This is the last Will and Testament of me Daniel Grant of Cowfold in the County of Sussex Gentleman First I give and devise unto my sister Jane now the wife of Edward Dowler of Cowfold aforesaid Yeoman All that my Customary or Copyhold Cottage or Tenement with the Garden Orchard or parcel of Ground and Premises therein belonging situate lying and being in the Parish of Bolney in the said County now in the several occupation of Simon Reeve and William Heasman or their Assigns and holden of the Manor of Ditcheling Garden in the same County and which I have surrendered to the use of my Will To hold the same Premises with the Appurtenances unto my said sister Jane Dowler and her Heirs and Assigns for ever according to the Custom of the said Manor Also I give and devise unto my Niece Ann now the wife of Joseph Bates of Nuthurst in the said County Farmer All that my Customary or Copyhold Crot or Close of Land containing by estimation half an Acre (more or less) formerly parcel of Freethland And Also all that my Customary or Copyhold Cottage or Tenement with the Garden Orchard or small parcel of Land and Premises thereunto belonging situate and being in the Parish of Cowfold aforesaid now in the occupation of John Coomber or his Assisgns and holden of the Manor of Beeding in the said County and which last mentioned Pemises I have likewise surrendered to the use of my Will To hold the same Croft or Close of Land Cottage or Tenement Garden Orchard or samll parcel of Land and Premises with the Appurtences unto my said Niece Ann Bates and her Heirs and Assigns for ever according to the Custom of the said Manor of Beeding Subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable with the payment of the several Legacies hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) To my Nephew Daniel Batchelor of Shipley in the said County Husbandman the sum of ten Pounds To my Niece Sarah now the wife of John Neeve of West Grinstead in the said County Labourer the sum of ten Pounds To John and Thomas Neeve sons of the aforesaid John and Sarah Neeve the sum of ten Pounds a piece which said four several sums of ten Pounds each I do hereby give and bequeath unto them the said Daniel Bachelor ~ Sarah Neeve ~ John Neeve the younger and Thomas Neeve to be [---] and payable out of the said Copyhold Premises holden of the Manor of Beeding aforesaid and I do hereby charge and subject the same Premises with the payment thereof accordingly Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Richard Grant of Thakeham in the said County Labourer the sum of fifty pounds To my Niece Sarah now the wife of Charles Chate of Henfield in the said County Husbandman and Daughter of my said Brother Richard Grant the sum of Ten Pounds To my Nephews and Niece John ~ William ~ Richard and Sarah Sons and Daughter of my late sister Elizabeth Batchelor deceased the sum of twelve Pounds a piece To the aforesaid Daniel Batchelor who is also another son of my said sister Elizabeth the sum of twelve Pounds more To my Nephew and Niece John and Elizabeth Son and Daughter of my (Daniel Grant) late Brother Thomas Grant deceased the sum of ten Pounds a piece To my Niece Ann another Daughter of my said Brother Thomas Grant the sum of fifteen Pounds And to my said Niece Sarah Neeve the sum of thirty Pounds more All which said several Legacies or Sums of money I do direct shall be of good and lawful money of Great Britain and shall be respectively paid unto my said several Legatees within six months next after my decease All the rest and Residue of my Estate both real and Personal whatsoever and wheresoever that I shall be possess of at the time of my decease not herein before by me disposed of I give devise and bequeath unto my said Brother in Law Edward Dowler and my said Nephew Richard Batchelor to be equally divided between them share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as Joint tenants And I do nominate constitute and appoint them the said Edward Dowler and Richard Batchelor joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament in testimony whereof I the said Daniel Grant the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of Paper set my Hand and Seal to each sheet thereof this fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy three Daniel Grant (LS) Signed sealded published and declared by the said Daniel Grant the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our Names as the Witnesses in the presence of and at the request of the said Testator Nicholas West ~ Thomas Duding ~ Nathl Steer

I Daniel Grant of the Parish of Cowfold in the County of Sussex Husbandman do this 27th day of July 1775 make and publish this Codicil to my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) that John ~ William ~ Richard and Sarah Batchelor Sons and Daughter of Elizabeth Batchelor my sister deceased shall have no more than ten pounds a piece and my Brother Richard Grant being deceased his three youngest Daughters shall have ten pounds apiece and Sarah the wife of Charles Chate shall not have anything and Sarah the wife of John Neeve at West Grinstead shall have no more than ten Pounds and all other Legacies to be paid as the Will directs And lastly it is my desire that my present Codicil be amended to and made apart of my last Will and Testament to all Intents and Purposes In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty seventy day of July one thousand seven hundred and seventy five Daniel Grant (LS) Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Daniel Grant as a Codicil To be annexed to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us Thomas Dench ~ Rich Baker ~ Edmund Parson

The Will and Codicil of Daniel Grant late of Cowfold within the Archdeaconry of Lewes Gentleman deceased were proved the fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six Before the Reverend Edward Lund Clerk Surrogate and soforth upon the oath of Edward Dowler and Richard Batchelor the joint Executors in his said Will To whom was committed the Administration of the Goods & They being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and soforth.

 

Transcribed on 20 January 2007 by Mandy Willard from a photocopy of the original document held at the East Sussex Record Office, ref A65p 454-457.

 

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This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012