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The Will of

John HOADLEY (1700-1778)

 

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Hoadley of Ashurst in the County of Sussex Yeoman First I give and bequeath all and singular my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my two friends John Margesson of Offington in the parish of Broadwater in the said County Esquire and Edward Wilson the younger of Ashurst aforsaid Clerk upon Trust and Confidence  nevertheless that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of their living Executors and Administrators shall permit and suffer my loving Wife Sarah Hoadley to have and make use of and receive and take the use of my Household Goods Stock on the farm and all my Personal Estate whatsoever for and during the term of her natural life But my Will and Mind is that as soon as conveniently may be after my decease an Inventory and Appraisement shall be made and taken of all my household Goods Plate and Linnen in my Dwelling House an also of all my Stock Husbandry Tackle and Chattels on my Farm And also of all my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever And my Will and Mind further is that my said Loving Wife after such Appraisement shall be had and taken shall give Bond to my said Trustees in Double the Value of such Goods and Stock that her Heirs Executors or Administrators shall within one month after her decease deliver up such Stock and Goods or the full value thereof to my said Trustees or the Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators to be by them Disposed of for the purposes herein after mentioned I Will and direct all my said household Goods Linnen and Plate in my Dwelling house shall then be delivered up to Sarah Lelyott daughter of Henry Lelyott and Mary his wife if she shall be then twenty one years of age but if not my said trustees shall deliver them up her at her age of twenty one years and also I Will and direct that my said Trustees or the Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators shall within six months after the decease of my said loving Wife assign over one hundred and seventy five pounds which I have now owing to me on an assignment of the Tolls or Duties Granted by an Act of Parliament for repairing the Roads from Horsham to Steyning and all Interest due thereon unto the said Sarah Daughter of the said Henry and Mary Lelyott her Executors Administrators and assigns in case she shall then be twenty one years of age if not at her age of twenty one years subject nevertheless and Charged with the payment of one annuity or yearly sum of five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain clear of all deductions whatsoever unto my Kinsman Richard Blake to be paid to him yearly and every year for and during the term of his natural life and to commence from the day of the death of my said Loving Wife and my Will and Mind further is that in case the said Sarah Lelyott shall happen to die during the lifetime of him the said Richard Blake that then and in such case I do hereby give and bequeath unto the said Richard Blake all the Interest and produce of the said sum of one hundred and seventy five pounds for and during the term of his natural life and also I give and bequeath unto the said Sarah Daughter of the said Henry and Mary Lelyott the sum of five hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid by my said Trustees and Executors within six months next after the decease of my said loving wife in case she shall then be of the age of twenty one years if not at her age of twenty one years And also I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman John Curtis of the Cliffe near Lewes in the said County of Sussex Flaxdresser son of my late Brother in Law Abraham Curtis the sum of two hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid him by my Executors and Trustees within six months next after the decease of my said loving wife and also I give and bequeath unto Mary Curtis Daughter of my said late Brother in Law Abraham Curtis the sum of twenty pounds of like lawful money to be paid her by my said Trustees and Executors within six months next after the decease of my said loving wife All the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate which shall be then left in my said Trustees hands (after my Debts Legacies and Funeral Expenses and probate of this my Will shall be paid) I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman the said John Curtis and the said Sarah Daughter of the said Henry and Mary Lelyott equally to be divided between them share and share alike And my Will and Mind further is that in the case the said Sarah the Daughter of the said Henry and Mary Lelyott shall die before the Legacies herein before given to her shall become due and payable without leaving any issue of her body lawfully begotten that them and in such case I do hereby give and bequeath unto John Lelyott Mary Lelyott and Henry Lelyott Sons and Daughter of the said Henry and Mary Lelyott the sum of one hundred pounds apiece part thereof and also the sum of one hundred pounds other part thereof unto the said Mary Curtis Daughter of my said late Brother in Law Abraham Curtis and all the rest that shall be then remaining of what I have by this my Will given to the said Sarah the daughter of the said Henry and Mary Lelyott I do hereby give and bequeath unto the said John Curtis his Executors and Administrators But in case the said Sarah Lelyott shall have any child or children lawfully begotten that then and in such case I do hereby give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto such child or children equally to be divided between them if more than one if but one then wholly to such one child and I desire the said Sarah Lelyott may be put out and brought up by my said Trustees in such manor as they shall think fit and necessary for a person in her station ? I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said John Margesson Edward Wilson and my said loving Wife Sarah joint Executors in Trust of this my Will and I do hereby revoke all former Wills in Witness where of I the said John Hoadley the Testator have to this may last Will and Testament Contained in two sheets of paper to the first sheet thereof set my hand and to the second and last sheet thereof my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five The Mark and Seal of John Hoadley X signed sealed and published and declared by the said John Hoadley the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and also in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto the Word (pounds) being first Interlined between the eighth and ninth lines from the bottom of the first sheet hereof - John Hold - William Attree

 

This Will was proved at London the fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and seventy eight before the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by the Oath of Sarah Hoadley otherwise Hoadlee Widow the Relict of the deceased and one of the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration was Granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased she having been first sworn by Commission Duly to administer power reserved of making the like Grant to John Margesson Esquire and Edward Wilson the other Executors named in the said Will when they or either of them shall apply for the same

 

In margin:

Proved at London 27th January 1794 before the Judge by the Oath of the Reverend Edward Wilson Dr. of Laws the other surviving Executor to whom Admon was granted have Been first sworn by ? duly to Administrator

 

Transcribed by Mandy Willard and Melissa Zimmerman on 8-11 August 2004 from a digitised copy of the original document held at the Public Records Office, reference PROB 11/1042

 

Notes

 

John Margesson married Mary Penfold by Licence on 30 July 1754 in Broadwater.  Their Marriage Licence was issued on 29 July 1754 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which stated that he was a Gent of Offington in Broadwater and she a Spinster of Sompting.

 

Edward Wilson was probably the son of Edward Wilson and Mary Back who were issued a Marriage Licence by the Archdeaconry of Canterbury on 7 June 1721.  At the time he was a Clerk of Ashurst and she a Spinster of Tenterden.

 

Richard Blake - I have know idea how he comes to be a kinsman of John Hoadley!

 

Sarah Lelyott's mother was Mary Curtis who married Henry Lilliott in 1762.  But was Mary the sister of John's wife Sarah?  (Henry was the nephew of my 6x Great Grandfather Thomas Lelliott (c1705-1765).)

 

HOADLEY

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012