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The Will of

John STREETER (c1710-1783)

 

In the Name of God Amen I John Streeter of Crawley in the County of Sussex Yeoman being Aged but of well perfect mind memory and understanding be praised by God for the same do this twenty third day of May in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Eight make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I will and direct that all such just debts that I do owe at the time of my decease and my funeral expenses be paid and satisfied out of my personal Estate and I desire to be decently Buried by my Executors hereinafter named in the next place I give and desire all that freehold messuage or Tenament Garden Orchard and premises with their and every of their Appurtenances thereto belonging situate lying and being in the parish of Crawley aforesaid late Richard Dou--- and now in my own occupation or my under Tenants to hold the said Messuage or Tenament Lands and Premises with their and every of their Appurtenances unto my Daughter Joane Lambert and to her heirs and assigns for ever Also I give unto my Daughter the said Joane Lambert all my household Goods of all Sorts and all my ready money that shall be in my dwelling house at the time of my Death also I give unto my Daughter the said Joane Lambert all Interest Money that shall be due and owing to me [---] Bond or Bonds Mortgage or Mortgages Note or Notes of hand and also all other Interest Money that shall be due and owing to me [---] any Security whatsoever together with all Rents that shall be owing [---] any of my Estates up to the day of my Death free and clear of all my Debts and funeral Expences to hold all the same to my said Daughter Joane Lambert and to her heirs and assisgnes for ever Also I give and bequeath unto oath of my Children hereinafter named (that is to say) to Jane Streeter ~ Thomas Streeter and James Streeter the sum of Fifty pounds apiece to each of them of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to them respectively within Six Calender Months next after my Death out of the residue of my personal Estate by my Executors hereinafter named and I hereby charge and make Chargeable the same with the [---] payment thereof accordingly as is in herebefore directed for the payment thereof I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate except what is hereinafter expected unto my Children (that is to say John Streeter ~ Mary widow of John Vigar ~ Sarah the wife of John Bridger of Ridgwick farmer Ann the wife of William Bridger of Wisborough Green Elizabeth the wife of John Knight of Worth farmer William Streeter ~ Jane Streeter ~ Thomas Streeter and James Streeter equally to be divided between them share and share alike within the space of Six Calender months next after my Death and I hereby will that my Executors sell my two freehold house which are situate at Lowfield -eath in the parish of Charlwood in the County of Surry and my leasehold Estate situate in Worth in the County of Sussex within the space of four Calender months next after my Death for making the [---] payments of the Legacies and dividing the shares as is in herebefore mentioned and I hereby make appoint Consititute and ordain my son John Streeter and my son in law John Knight whole and sole Executors of this my last will and Testament and do give my two Executors the sum of Five pounds a piece for their Trouble to be paid out of my personal Estate In Witness whereof I the said John Streeter the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written John Streeter Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his desire have set our names as Witnesses hereunto James Snelling ~ Sarah Snelling ~ James Goble

This Will was proved at London the thirty first day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousnad Seven hundred and Eighty Four before the Worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master [---] or Commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully consitituted by the Oaths of John Streeter the son of the deceased and John Knight the Executors named in the Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased they having been first sworn duly to Administer

 

Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 18 January 2007 from a digitised copy of the original document, ref. Prob 11/1112.

 

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