The Will of
This is the last Will and Testament of my
of Burwash in the County of Sussex Miller ?ing
such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and
dispose thereof as follows First I give and bequeath unto my loving
all and singular my Goods & Chatteles sum
and sums of money debts and demands as whatsoever do hold and ? as her sole
right and property for all ? the term of her natural life if she shall so ?
my Widow and ? ? and from and ? after her decease for ? ? ? ? bequeath the ?
to my children
Sarah now wife of Thomas Botten Mary now wife of Joseph Cruttenden Ann now
wife of William Istead Henry Monk ffrances Monk & Elizabeth Monk
to be equally divided unto my children
before mentioned one shilling a piece of Lawfull money of Great Britain to
be paid them by my Executrix here after mentioned within one month next
after my decease and I do hereby make ? ? & Appoint my said loving
full and sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testerment revoking any
former Will by me at any time heretofore made and hereby declaring this ? to
be my Last Will & Testerment In Witnefs whereof I the said
the Testator have to this my Last Will
contained on one sheet of paper set my ? and seal this twelfth day of
December in the thirteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George
the Second by the Grace of God ? King of Great Britain & soforth and in the
year of our Lord 1739 The Mark of
X signed ? published & declared by the said
the Testator as and for his last Will &
Testerment In the presence of ? the presence of the said Testator have sub?
our Names a witnefses here?
Robt Vine Mary Vine
The Will of
late of Burwash within the Archdeaconry of
Lewes Miller deceased was proved this sixteenth day of June in the year of
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Fifty Nine before the
Reverend Mr John Courtail
Clerk by virtue of a Commifsion to
him and another directed upon the oath of
the only Executrix in the said Will named To
whom ? ? administration of the Goods being first sworn well and faithfully
to administer the same and soforth
Reference: East Sussex Record Office A60
The photocopy I have of Henryís Will is difficult to read in places. When I
get the chance, I will compare the above with the original document held at
the East Sussex Record Office.
For the moment I donít know if the witnesses
to the Will, Robert and Mary Vine, were related to Henry and Sarah Monk.
by Licence on 4 November 1734 in Burwash.
They had 5 known children baptised in Burwash:
(1741-1741). John was described as the
posthumus son of Robert and Mary and at Johnís burial Mary was described as
a widow. However, I can not find Robertís burial in Burwash. According to
the IGI Robert was born about 1709 and Mary about 1713.