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The Will of

John LANGRIDGE (c1560-1646)


In the name of God Amen I John Langridge of East Grinsted in the Countie of Sussex yeoman beinge of perfect memorie thankes bee given to Allmightie God doo make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme followeing First I bequeath my soule unto allmightie God hopeinge that through his merrits and the merritts of his sonne Jesus Christ to [---] [---] of all my sinns and [---] salvation in thy [---] to [---] Item I give to the poore of the parish of East Grinsted twenty shillings to be [---] paid [---] to the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named Item I will and bequeath unto my loveinge sister Ann Drewe widowe All that dwellinge house and garden [---] [---] and [---] [---] and [---] [---] as shee nowe holdeth the same to have and to hould the same unto my said sister Ann Drewe for & duringe her natural life And after her deceased I doo hereby will and devise unto my three daughters Joane Judith and Elizabeth for and duringe their naturall life and the life of the longer living of them beinge unmarried All the said dwelling house garden & other the [---] Item I give unto my daughter Bridgett Cole six poundes thirteen shillings and foure pence Item I will devise and appointe that my Sonne William Langridge shall give unto my said three daughters Joane Judith and Elizabeth three hundred pounds of lawfull money in manner and forme followeing that is say within one year being the first yeare next after my decease the some of one hundred poundes to bee equally divided amongst them within the second yeare after my decease the some of one hundred pounds to be equally divided amongst them And within the third yeare next after my decease the some of one hundred poundes beinge the remainder of the said some of three hundred poundes to be equally divided amongst them [---] have severall forms of money I will shalbe paid unto them as aforesiad at or in my nowe dwellinge house situated in East Grinsted And if my said sonne William Langridge shall not give unto my said three daughters the said three hundred poundes in such manner as I have before directed then I doo hereby give and bequeath unto Bridgett my loveinge and deare wife and to her [---] for ever All [---] my lands tenaments and hereditaments called Sheppards [---] and dwellings [---] neare Crawleye Downe in the parish of Worth upon [---] [---] nevertheles And I doo here by will and direct my said loveinge wife to sell or [---] of the said lands for the best value shee or they can And with the money there upon [---] to [---] unto my said three daughters the said three hundred pounds Item I give unto my [---] Grandchildren [---] one of them twentie shillings Item I give unto every one of my servants that shll live with mee at the time of my decease tenn shillings a piece Item I give and bequeath unto my said loveing and deare wife All that my dwellinge house in which I noew dwell Barnes Stables Orchard and gardens with [---] And all that parcell of land called Black---] [---] [---] [---] [---] To have and to hould the same for & dureing her naturall life in the [---] [---] [---] [---] and [---] All the rest of my Goods and Chatells and [---] my debts and legacies beinge first paid I give and bequeath unto my said loveinge and deare wife Bridgett and yo my said loveinge sonne William Langridge whome I make my Executor Item my will and meaninge is that if any of my said three daughters happen to dye before shee have received her portion of one hundred poundes as aforesaid I doo will and appointe that the said portion after [---] shall remaine and be paid unto the survivor or surviors of them my said three daughters In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand to both the sheets and fixed them together with my seale this Tenth of January in the [---tenth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles nowe King of England I John Langrydge signed read seald and published in the presence of John [---] ~ Robert Pickeringe ~ Tho Moore


Transcribed by me, Mandy Willard, on 16 April 2006 from a digitised copy or the original will, reference PROB/11/196.



This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012