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The Will of

Sarah HOADLEE (1717-1793)


In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Hoadlee of Southover in the County of Sussex widow make this my last Will and testament in manor following that is to say first I give to my niece Mary Curtis daughter of my late Brother Abraham Curtis deceased the yearly sum of Ten pounds during her life to be paid her by her Brother John Curtis whom I shall nominate and appoint my Executor I likewise give unto Abraham Curtis son of John Curtis Mary his wife the sum of One hundred pounds of lawful money to be paid him at the age of twenty one years likewise I give unto Mary Curtis daughter of John Curtis and Mary his wife the sum of One hundred pounds of Lawful Money to be paid her at her age of twenty one years I likewise give unto John Curtis son of John Curtis and Mary his wife the sum of One hundred pounds of lawful money to be paid him at the age of twenty one years and my Will Likewise is that the Book debts and Bills that are in my keeping be outset in Sarah Lilliots portion to pay my Nephew John Curtis for the care he has had of me and my effects since Sarah Lilliott left me for I was Great Sufferer at the time and after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid I give bequests unto my Nephew John Curtis now living in the Cliff near Lewes all goods monies credits and effects whatsoever and wheresoever making him sole Executor of his my Last Will and Testament whereof I the said Sarah Hoadlee have to this Six day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand and Seven hundred and eighty three Sarah Hoadlee signed sealed published and declared by the said Sarah Hoadlee asind for her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in presence of the said Testatrix and at her request here set out names as witnesses thereof Edwd Willett James Francombe Dudne


This Will was proved at London the thirtieth day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand and Seven hundred and Ninety three before the worshipful John Kirkoll Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right honourable Sir William Wynne Knight of Doctor of Laws Master Keeper of Commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by the oath of John Curtis the Nephew of the deceased and Sole Executor named in the said Will of the said deceased whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer


Transcribed by Mandy Willard and Melissa Zimmerman on 9-11 August 2004 from a digitised copy of the original document held at the Public Records Office, reference PROB 11/1237



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012