Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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The Will of

Martha NYE (c1700-1752)


Many thanks to Ros Dunning for the following transcript:


This is the last Will and Testament of me Martha Nye of Horsham in the County of Sussex Widow (thanks to say) As touching such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life I Give devise and dispose of the same in Manner and form following First my Will is that my Debts and funeral Expences be Paid and Discharged Also I Give and bequeath unto my Son John Nye One Shilling Also I Give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Nye One Shilling All the Rest and Residue of my Estate (my Debts Legacies and funeral Expences being first paid as aforesaid) Goods Chatteles Creditts and ready Money I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Martha Nye And if my said Daughter Martha Nye shall happen to dye without Issue of her Body lawfully to be begotten then I give and bequeath the said Residue of my Estate to my said son Thomas Nye And I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my Brother John Pope and Walter Gatford of Horsham aforesaid Hatter Executors In Trust to this my last Will And I do hereby Give unto them the Guardianship and comit unto them the Care of my said Daughter Martha Nye and of the Goods and Chatteles herein and hereby bequeathed hereby Giving them full Power and Authority to demand and take up all Moneys to me belonging and the same to be put out at Interest or otherwise to employ for the use and benefit of my said Daughter as to them shall seem most proper and convenient And my Will and meaning is that my said Executors in Trust shall be Allowed and paid all reasonable Charges and Expences which they or either of them shall be at in the said due Execution of this my Will And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul All and every other former Wills Legacies Bequests and Executors by me in any way before this time Named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Martha Nye the Testatrix have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal the Seventeenth Day of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Six Martha Nye

Elizabeth Sharp

John Tasker

Proved 5 January 1753/4 (John Pope and Walter Gatford renouncing) to Martha Nye

Sussex Record Office STCI/32 228


This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012