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The Will of

Samuel OLDER (c1710-1784)


The last Will and Testament of Samuel Older of Billingshurst is as followeth First I give and bequeath unto Hannah Older my now wife all my Goods and Chattles husbandry [---] cattle money [---] or any other thing I may be possesed of at the time of my death to be by her enjoyed without let or molestation from any person whatsoever she paying all my Just Debts I Give unto the four Children of my late son Saml Older Eighty pounds that is Twenty Pounds to Hannah ye eldest Twenty pounds to Samuel the second Twenty pounds to Mary third and Twenty pounds to Ann the youngest aged about 3 years which money is to be paid to them by my Executor within Twelve months after they shal attain ye age of Eighteen years if my wife [---] if not to be paid in like manner 12 months after her Decease if any of the children of my late Son should dye before they are 18 years old their part or portion to be equally divided amongst those that are living But if my Executor should not like the above and it should [---] [---] that their money is greatly wasted or [---] the death of my wife that the above [---] be complied with my will and [---] is that all my Goods and Chattles Horse Brass [---] hay and every other thing that my wife shall be possesed of at the time of her decease should be faithfully [---] appraized valued and in the Justest manner divided unto [---] parts or [---] one part or half to be divided between the children of my late Son equally in the form and manner as mentioned above I desire [---] may be paid to his as he think ever to expect the comforts of this work or the happiness of the [---] my Executor to have one part or half alfter the other is divided amongest the children and lastley I constitute and appoint my son James Older to be my full and sole Executor of this my last will and [---] whereunto I have set my hand and seal this Second day of November and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Five Samuel Older Signed and Sealed in the presence of William Turner ~ Adam Baker The above alteration from thirty pounds to seventy to the four children mentioned above was made by me June 27th 1780 Samuel Older so that now they are to have [---] them Eighty pounds or One half as my Executor pleased to after my wifes Death

This Will was proved before Mr Richard ??? Clerk [---] Surrogate on the sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord 1784 By the oath of James Older natural and lawfull son of the deceased and the Sole Executor named in the .......


Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 19 January 2008 from a photocopy of the original document held at the West Sussex Record Office, ref. STC1/44



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012