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The Will of

Laurence TILLETT (c1610-1672)


In the name of God Amen the three & twentieth day of July in the year of our Ld God one thousand six hundred & seventy two accordinge to ye calculation of ye church of England I Laurence Tillett of Billingshurst [---] in ye county of Sussex Carpenter being of perfect memory & remembrance but sick in body praised be God doo make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form followinge First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker hopinge if through the meritisious death & passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & redeemer to receive free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins and as for my body to bee buried in Christian buryall in the churchyard of Billingshurst att ye discretion of my Extrix hereafter named Item I give unto my eldest son Laurence Tillett one shilling to bee pd him within one month after my decease Item I give to my second son Jo Tillett one shilling to be pd him within one month after my decease Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth Tillett one shilling to bee pd to her within one month after my decease Item all ye rest of my goods & chattells my debts & Legacies & funerall expenses beinge first discharge I give unto Elizabeth Tillett my lovinge wife duringe the terms of he nrall life if shee doth not marry again after my decease and thenafter her decease dyinge my will & pleasure is that my goods & Chattells bee equally divided between Laurence Tillett & John & Elizabeth my children but in case ye sd Elizath my wife shall marry againe after my decease then my will & pleasure is imediately after such marriage that my goods & Chattles bee equally divided between four ye sd Elizabeth my wife & Laurence Tillett & Jo & Eliza my children And I doo make Elizabeth my wife sole Extrix of this my last will & testament & I doo desire my lovinge friends Thos Sturt of Billingshurst in ye County of Sussex [---] & Richard Carpenter of Pulborough in ye sd County [---] to bee ye overseers of this my last will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the day & year above written Laurence Tillett his marke & seale acknowledged to bee ye last will & testament of Laurence Tillett said in ye presence of Thos Oram ~ Richard Penfold ~ Thos Cupper his marke Richard Carpenter


Transcribed by me, Mandy Willard, on 24 September 2008, from a photocopy of the original document held at the West Sussex Record Office, ref. STC1/26.


This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012