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The Will of

Thomas NYE (c1660-1732)


Many thanks to Ros Dunning for the following transcript:


This is the last will and Testament of me Thomas Nye of Horsham in the County of Sussex Husbandman being Sick in Body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Nye and to my Grandson (his son) the Sume of five Pounds a peice Item I give and devise unto John Leggatt of Horsham aforesaid Tailor and Phillip Jenden of Horsham aforesaid Cordwinder and to their Heirs and Assigns All that my Messuage or tenement together with the Garden and Backside thereunto belonging situate lying and being in the North Street of the Burrough of Horsham aforesaid and now in the Tenure or Occupation of me the said Thomas Nye and Christopher Howard with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging To have and to hold all and singular my said Messuage or Tenement Garden Backside and Premises with the Appurtenances unto the said John Leggatt and Phillip Jenden or the Survivor of them and the Heirs and Assigns of such Survivors shall and do as soon as conveniently ,ay be after my Decease sell and dispose of my said Messuage or Tenement Garden Backside and Premises to the best Purchaser or Purchasers that can be gotten for the same and for the money the same will yeild and the Moneys arising by Sale thereof to pay and distribute to and amongst my Sons Thomas Nye and John Nye and my Daughter Eve the Wife of Brian Chasemore of Horsham aforesaid Butcher in Equal manner share and share alike Provided always and my will and meaning is and I do hereby will direct and appoint that my said Daughter Eveís share of the said Moneye so arising by Sale of my said Messuage and Premises (as also of my household Goods Utensills and Implements of household hereinafter by me directed to be sold and the Moneyes to be equally Divided between my said sons and Daughter) shall be placed out at Interest upon good Security and Securityes ac cording to the good Discretions and in the names of the said John Leggatt and Phillip Jenden their Executors and Administrators to be approved by my said Daughter by her signing such Security and Securityes from time to Time and the Interest arising therefrom to be from Time to Time paid by the said John Leggatt and Phillip Jenden to my said Daughter Whose Receipt in Writing under her Hand shall be a Sufficient Discharge to my said Trustees for the same from Time to Time and the same so to what Time during the Naturall Life of my said Daughter and from and after her Decease her said share shall go to and be equally Divided amongst such Children of her Body lawfully begotten or to be begotten as shall be living at The Time of her Decease It being my will direction that the said Brian Chasemore shall not Intermeddle Or have any thing to do with any Part of my Estate and effects Item I give and bequeath unto the said John Leggatt and Phillip Jenden my household Goods Utensills and Implements of household and my linen Plate and Gold Rings and whatsoever else I shall Dye possessed of upon Trust to sell and dispose thereof as soon as Conveniently may be after my Decease and the moneys arising by sale thereof to pay and Distribute in the same Manner and to place out at Interest for the same intents and purposes as the Moneys arising by the Sale of my said Messuage Premises as is herein before directed and appointed to and for no Other use Intent or Purpose whatsoever and I do make ordain and appoint my said Sons Thomas Nye and John Nye and my said Daughter Eve Wife of the said Brian Chasemore joint Executors and Executrix of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills in Witness whereof I the said Thomas Nye the Testator have to this my last will and Testament Contained in Two Sheets of Paper set my hand and seal at the bottom of each Sheet thereof the five and twentieth Day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Thirty Two The Mark and Seal of Thomas Nye

Tho: Parham
John Carpenter
Tho: Stedman

Proved: 14 December 1732

Sussex Record Office STCI/35 fol 191


This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012