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The Will of

Richard REDFORD (1711-1779)


In the Name of God Amen I Richard Redford of Pulborough in the County of Sussex Farmer being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding (praised be God) Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) after recommending my soul to God my most merciful Creator and my Body to the Earth I dispose of that worldly Estate wherewith God of his infinite mercy and goodness hath been pleased to bless me as follows viz I Give and bequeath unto my son Richard Redford Five pounds And unto my Daughter Mary wife of George Peacock the like sum of Five pounds both of Lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto them within Three Months next after my decease And it is my will and meaning And I do hereby direct that the said sum of Five Pounds so given unto my Daughter Mary Peacock shall be for her own use And that her receipt shall be a Sufficient discharge for the same without her husbands understanding therewith or joining in such discharge And it is my further will and meaning And I do hereby also direct that all and singular my household goods store and effects whatsoever may be appraized and valued by my Two friends Hughe Clement and William Hayler within One week next after my decease and the whole amount thereof and of all other my personal Estate (my debts the aforesaid Ten pounds the Expences of taking the Inventory and the proving this my will and all other incidental expenses as well as my funeral Expenses being deducted thereout) I desire may be paid and do give and bequeath as follows (that is to say) One Third part of [---] [---] amount unto my said sone Richard Redford One other Third part thereof unto my Daughter Ann the wife of Thomas Barnard to be paid within Three Months next after my decease And the remaining Third part thereof to remain unto my Daughter Catherine the wife of John Brooks And I do appoint the said Catherine Brooks Executrix of this will It being my desire that her husband and she may continue in the business I now have if my landlords approve of them and they can carry on the same In Witness where I the said Richard Redford the Testator have to this my last will and Testament set my hand and seal this First Day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine The mark of Richard Redford Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Richard Redford the Testator as and for his last will and Testament the words as follows first interlined and the word three being first wrote on a [---] In the presence of Thomas Knight The mark of William Hayler ~ Willm Johnson

This Will was proved Before Mr Richard Tireman Clerk M.A. Surrgt. On the Twenty Seventh Day of November in the year of our Lord 1779 By the Oath of Catherine Brooks Natural and lawful Daughter of the deceased and Sole Executrix thereinnamed To whom [---] well and truly sworn saving