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The Will of

John WHITEMAN (c1700-1765)

 

I have copied the following transcript from the web site of Andrew David William Geering.

Will Registers 1541-1857
Transcribed by K. W. Holmes on the 13th February 2002 from WSCRO Film No. 1317
Whiteman John, Farmer, Udimore 1765 Register No. A61. p200. 43

"In the name of God, Amen. I, John Whiteman of Udimore in the County of Sussex, Farmer, being weak of body but of sound and disposed mind, memory and understanding do this twenty-fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five Make and ordain this my last Will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God my Creator and my body I commit to the Earth to ? a decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and as for my worldly Estate I dispose thereof as follows Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Woodhams the sum of forty pounds of Lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid her by my Executors within Six months next after my Decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my son in law Charles Hills the sum of Ten pounds of like lawfull money to be paid him by my executors within six months next after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto Susan my loving wife my best bed Two pair of sheets and the furniture of one room to be delivered to her by my executors immediately after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto the said Susan my Wife the sum of Ten pounds per annum of like lawfull money for and during the Term of her Natural Life to be paid her quarterly by my Executors hereinafter named. Item All the rest residue and Remainder of my Estate, whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature and kind soever I give and bequeath unto my two sons Thomas Whiteman and John Whiteman (charged and chargeable nevertheless(?) with the payment of the said sum of Ten pounds per annum to the said Susan my wife for and during the term of her natural life by quarterly payments without any deductions whatsoever) they paying and discharging all my just debts my aforesaid logary's(?) funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my Will and my Will and desire is and I hereby direct and appoint that if any dispute shall happen to arise between the said Susan, my wife and my said sons Thomas Whiteman and John Whiteman ? their dwelling together that then and in such case my Will and mind is and I do hereby direct that my said sons Thomas Whiteman and John Whiteman shall at their own proper costs and charges find and provide her a decent room for her residence for and during the term of her natural life. Item I do hereby nominate and appoint my said sons Thomas Whiteman and John Whiteman full and sole executors of this my Will and revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me made do declare this to be my last Will and testament. In witness hereof I the said John Whiteman the Testator have hereon set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. -----The mark of John Whiteman signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator for and as his last Will and testament in the presence of us who have in the said Testators presence and at his request and also in the presence of ..? other Subscribed our names as witnesses.
The mark of Elizabeth Russell   Edwin Dawes

(Probate)
The will of John Whiteman late of Udimore within the Archdeaconry of Lewes Farmer deceased was Proved the sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five before the Reverend William Williams Clerk Surrogate and so forth upon the oath of Thomas Whiteman one of the executors therein named to whom was committed the administration of the Goods &c He being the first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth (Power being reserved of granting the like Commission to John Whiteman the other executor in the said Will named when he shall come in due form of Law to require the same.

 

WHITEMAN

This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012