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The Will of

Thomas HOADLY (c1650-1727)

 

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Hoadly on the parish of Shermanbury in the County of Sussex Blacksmith being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be Almighty God for the same revoking all former Wills by me heretofore do hereby make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First and principally I commend and commit my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting through the merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full pardon of all my sins and to Inherite everlasting life of my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the descretion of my Executorix hereafter named and as for the worldly estate which it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me withall I give and bequeath as followeth Item I give to my son John Hoadly the sum of one shilling of law full money of Great Britain to be paid by my Executrix within one month after my decease Item I give to my son William Hoadly the sume of one shilling like lawfull money to be paid within one month after my decease Item I give to my son William Hoadly all my goods and tools in my shop Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth one shilling Item I give to my daughter Ann the sum of one shilling to be paid them within one month after my decease I give and bequeath to Sarah my loving wife my house and shop during the term of her natural life and after her decease to be disposed as I shall herein order and dispose Item All the rest of my goods chattells and all other my personall estate after my debts Legacies and furneral charges are paid and discharged I give and bequeath to Sarah my loving wife during the term of her natural life and do hereby make and appoint her my sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament And I do hereby desire and appoint Charles Mathews of Bolney and George Ashfield of Wivilsfield to be Trustees of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby impower and give them authority (after the decease of Sarah my wife) to sell my house and shop and goods & divide the money thereof arising equally between my children in manner following that is to say to the two sons of my late eldest son Thomas Hoadly one equal part to my son John Hoadly one equal part to my daughter Elizabeth one equal part to my daughter Anne one equall part to my son William Hoadly and to he son William one equal part between them and I give and will that my said Trustees should take care of the half part which shall belong to my said Grandson William & part it out for the use of him my said Grandson till he shall arrive at the age of Sixteen years and then to deliver and pay it to him [---] his order And I will and desire that my said Trustees shall sell my said house shop and  goods within one year next after her decease and dispose of the money thereof arising as above directed and if it shall happen that any of Legatees should dye before full execution of this my Will then my will and mind is that the share or part of any of my Legatees so dying before their part shall be paid I will that it be equally divided between the Legatee or Legatees then surviving And furthermore my mind & will is that my said Trustees shall pay and discharge the Funeral charges of my said wife and to repay themselves out of the money arising by the sale of my house shop and goods and then to divide the residue as before directed and to this my last Will and Testament I have hereto set my hand and seal this nine and twentieth day of March in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of  God of great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith Annoq Din 1727 the mark and seal of Thomas Hoadly published sealed and signed and delivered in the presence of us John Wood ~ John Field his mark John Savage

 

Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 30 March 2006, from a photocopy of ESRO A52 p326-328.

 

HOADLEY

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012