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The Will of

Richard HOADLEY (1762-1829)


This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Hoadley of the parish of Woodmancote in the County of Sussex Husbandman In the first place I appoint Mr John Leighton Wade Dennett of Woodmancote aforesaid Gentleman my sole Executor and Trustee And I direct that all my just Debts funeral and Testamentary Expences be paid and satisfied And I give unto my dear wife Mary Hoadley for her absolute use All my wines Liquors provisions and Clothes together with all my live stock And I also give her the use of all my Household Furniture Goods Chattels and Effects in about or belonging to my Dwelling house or elsewhere for her natural life And I direct that my said Executor shall stand [---] of all my Monies and dispose of the same in manner hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) shall yearly pay unto the hands of my said wife the sum of Fourteen pounds during her natural life if my monies shall so long last and shall give to my three Children Thomas Hoadley   Christiana Palmer and John Hoadley Five pounds a peice to be paid to them within one Calendar Month after my decease or as soon as my Executor can possibly pay the same And immediately after the death of my said wife I authorize and impower my said Executor to convert into Money all the said Household Furniture Goods Chattels and Effects whatsoever And as to the money to arise by such sale as also all the Residue of my other Monies (if any) of which my Executor may be [---] I direct that the same be divided unto four equal parts or shares and be paid by my said Executor to the persons next hereinafter named (that is to say) one fourth part I give to my said son Thomas Hoadley another to my said daughter Christiana Palmer another to my my said son John Hoadley and another to my two Grand Children Mary Ann Gumbrell and William Gumbrell now living at Billingshurst in the County aforesaid to be divided equally between them as Tenants in Common And I give and bequeath the same monies accordingly provided that if my said two Grand Children or either of them shall be under age at the death of my said wife it shall be the discretion of my said Trustee to pay them or him their Legacy or only a part of if during minority or not All the age of twenty one years just as may seem most advantageous And lastly I will that my Executor would reimburse himself all reasonable Expenses in Execution of this my Will and that he shall not be answerable for any loses without his wilful neglect or default In witness whereof I the said Richard Hoadley have hereunto set my hand and seal the 9th day of October 1827  Richard X Hoadley his mark and seal (LS) signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Hoadley as his last Will and Testament within presence of us William Donald   L Smith


The will of Richard Hoadley late of Woodmancote within the Archdeaconry of Lewes Husbandman deceased was proved the sixth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty nine Before the Reverend George Proctor Clerk Surrogate and so forth Upon the Oath of John Leighton Wade Dennett the Executor in the said will named To whoin was committed the Administration of the Goods &c He being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and soforth [---] also that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased do not amount to Four hundred and fifty pounds


Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 27 March 2006, from a photocopy of ESRO A76 p491-3.



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012