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The Will of

William SAYERS (1695-1713)


Many thanks to Norma Podesta for the following transcript:


In the Name of God Amen I WILLIAM SAYERS of PULBOROUGH in the County of SUSSEX yeoman being sick & weak in Body but of perfect mind & memory Thanks be to Almighty God for the same calling to mind the certainty of my Death & the uncertainty of the time when doe here make & ordaine this my last Will & Testament in manner & Forme following   First I bequeath my soul into the Hands of Almighty God trusting in & through the Merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer & my Body to be buried in Christian Burial and as to my temporal Estate I dispose thereof as followeth   Whereas my late dear Father have in his last Will & Testament given & bequeathed to me a Legacy of One Hundred pounds as in & by the said last Will & Testament bearing date the Seventeenth day of this Instant JANUARY more plain appeareth   Item I doe here give Will & bequeath to my Brother THOMAS SAYRES the Full Sume of Twenty pounds part of my said Legacy   Item I give & bequeath to my Brother JOHN SAYRES Twenty Shillings to buy him a Ring Item all the rest of  my legacy & all other my goods & personal Estate I give & bequeath to my Brother EDMUND SAYRES   And I doe here make my Brother EDMUND SAYRES sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament And I doe here will & desire that the Lord of the Manor of NUTBORNE would be pleased to lett my Brother EDMUND SAYRES be fined & admitted into my Copyhold after me   And then  I do here will & give Four score pounds of my Legacy to my Brother THOMAS & but Twenty to my Executor In Witness whereof I have unto this my last Will & Testament set my hand & Seal this Two & Twentieth day of JANUARY Anno Domini 1713 WILLIAM SAYRES sealed and delivered by the said Testator in the presence if us EDMUND SAYRES, EDMUND NORMAN, SUSAN BENNETT

[Proved 25 MAY 1721 by  EDMUND SAYRES brother of the deceased]


Transcribed by Norma Podesta, June 2005 (WSRO - STCI/33 f 29)