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The Will of

Edmund SAYERS (1624-1702)

 

Many thanks to Norma Podesta for the following transcript:

 

In the name of God Amen I EDMUND SAYERS th'Elder of PULBOROUGH in the County of Sussex yeoman being aged & weake in body but of sound & perfect mind & memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same calling to mind the uncertaine State of this This Transitory life that All Flesh must yeild unto death when it shall please god to call Doe make & ordaine this my last will & Testament in manner & Forme Following Imprimis I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God trusting in & through the merrits of Jesus Christ my only saviour and redeemer & my body to the ground to be decently interred at the discrecon of my Executor hereafter named Item I give & bequeath unto my son THOMAS SAYRES the Full sum of One Hundred pounds upon Condicion that he pay unto my Executor the Fifty pounds  I lent unto him but if he shall refuse to pay unto him the said Fifty pounds lent That then I give & bequeath unto my said son THOMAS SAYRES but Fifty pounds to be paid unto him of lawfull money by my Executor within Three months after my decease   Item I Give & bequeath unto the Five Children of my son THOMAS SAYRES now borne unto him by SUSAN his First wife (viz. EDWARD, THOMAS, EDMOND, JOHN & ANN the full sum of Five & Twenty pounds to be paid into the hands of their Father THOMAS SAYRES within Twelve months after my decease & he to give under his hand a discharge for the same & likewise that he will lett and put out the same Five & Twenty pounds  to interest  for the best use & benefit of my said Five Grandchildren aforenamed until they shall all attaine to the age of One & Twenty And then that he will well & truly & carefully pay or cause to be paid unto the said Five Children the said Twenty Five pounds afore given together with the use Interest & profitts that shall arise and be made thereof equally divided amongst them And my will & meaning is that if any of them said Five Children shall happen to dye before their part or portcion of money is divided & paid to them that then the part or porcion of money of him her or them soe dyeing shall be paid to the Survivors of them& to be equally divided amongst them And my will is that my son THOMAS at the Receiving of the said Twenty Five pounds Doe give bond to my Executor for the true payment thereof together with the Interest  & profitt that shall arise & be made thereof unto his said Children aforenamed according to the direccions of this my Will And lastly all the rest reasidue & remainder of my Goods & chattells & personall estate whatsoever & wheresoever to be found I doe give & bequeath unto my son EDMOND SAYRES And alsoe I doe here make constitute & appoint my said son EDMOND SAYRES Sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament Revoaking & makeing null & void all former Wills by me heretofore at any time made Soe the Lord be mercifull to me a Sinner   In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal This Twentieth day of MARCH Annoque Domini 1699 EDMOND SAYRES Signed sealed declared & published as his last Will & Testament in the presence of us THOMAS NORMAN, EDMUND NORMAN, ELIZABETH NORMAN her marke                                                                                

Proved 15 MAY 1702 by the oath of EDMUND SAYRES son of the deceased and Executor

 

Transcribed by Norma Podesta (WSRO - STCI/30 f 573)

 

SAYERS