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The Will of

Jeremiah OLDER (c1700-1767)


In the Name of God Amen This Twenty Fourth day of July in the Seventh year of the Reign of Our Sovreign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and And in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven I Jeremiah Older of Billingshurst in the County of Sussex husbandman being sick in Body but of good and perfect memory (for which I give most humble and hearty thanks to Almighty God) do make Ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend and commit my Soul to Almighty God my Creator trusting most Assuredly to be saved by the death passion and only merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer And my Body I commit to the the Earth to be decently Intered in Christian Burial as my Executrix hereafter named shall order and Appoint And as touching the disposition of all such Temporal Estate As it hath please Almighty God to bestow upon me Too give and dispose thereof As followeth And last I will that all my just debts be well and truly paid I Give and bequeath to my sons Thomas Older and James Older and to my Daughters Ann the wife of Thomas More ~ Elizabeth Older ~ Sarah the wife of John Burchel and Olive Older Twenty pounds Apiece of lawfull money of Great Britain to be respectively paid unto them within two months next after my decease by my Executrix hereinafter named All the Rest Residue and remainder of my monies Bonds Bills Goods Chattles and real and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (After my funeral Expenses just Debts and Legacies hereinbefore bequeathed are fully paid and discharged I Give and bequeath unto my loving wife Ann Older Absolutely at her disposal And I do hereby constitute Appoint and make my said loving wife Ann Older my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby revoke disannul and make void All fomer Wills and Testaments by me in [---] heretofore made [---] and confirming this Only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year first above written Jeremiah Older his mark and seal Signed sealed published and declared by the said Jeremiah Older the Testator unto and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed out names as witnesses to the Execution thereof in his presence William Joyes ~ Jane Mills her mark Wm Puttock


This Will was proved by virtue of A Special commission before Mr Francis Osgood Clerk Surrogate & On the Twenty Fifth day of September In the Year of Our Lord 1767 By the Oath of Ann Older widow and relect of the deced and the Executrix named in his will to whom & well & truly sworn saving....

Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 19 January 2008 from a photocopy of the original document held at the West Sussex Record Office, ref. STC1/41



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012