(Bef 1627-Bef 1690)
Elizabeth Button 1
Elizabeth's elder sister, Ann, was first married at the age of 14. Therefore, have assumed Elizabeth may also have married at the same age.
Will, 3 Nov 1647. 2 In the name of God Amen the third day of November in the three and twentyth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland Frannce and Ireland King Defender of the Faith I Gabriell Eagles of Tisehurst in the County of Sussex gent being weake of bodye but of sound and perfect memory God bee thanked doe here make and declare my last will and testament as followeth viz I surrender upp my soule into the handes of Almighty God who gave ytt my bodye I leave att the dissolusson thereof to the Earth from whence ytt first came there to be decently buryed and interred by my executrix in faithfull assurance of the resurrection of ytt to lyfe att the last day And I constitute and appointe Elizabeth Eagles my loving wyfe to bee sole Executrix of this my will As for my landes I do hereby will and devize unto my eldest son Gabriell Eagles all my coppyhould messuage and tenement one Barne one Close Fortye acres more or lesse of bondland thereunto aduyning holders of the Mannor of Hamerden late the inheritance of my Uncle Phineas Eagles To have and to hold the said coppyhould messuage and lands unto him my sonne Gabriell Eagels his heires and assignes for ever after the death of my sayd wyfe Elizabeth Egles who hath an estate for lyfe therein And as touching the disposition of my goodes and chattels I will and bequeath them all to my sayd wyfe Elizabeth Egles as my executrix In Witness whereof I have hereto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written Gabriell Eagles Signed and declared in presence of Henry Apsley Jo Cole Tho Lawrence
Will, 14 Aug 1669. In the name of God Amen the fourteenth day of August in the one and twentieth yeare of the
Will, 16 Jun 1672. In the name of God Amen the sixteenth day of June in the foure and twentieth yeare of the reigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith &c Annoq Dni 1672 I John Chantler of Laughton in the County of Sussex yeoman being sicke in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (thanks be therefore given to Almighty God) doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner and forme following. First I doe give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Allmighty God my creator hopeing assuredly to be saved through the meritts and passion of Jesus Christ my blessed saviour and redeemer. And my body I comitt to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried att the discretion of my executrix hereafter named. Item I give and bequeath unto the poore people of the said parish of Laughton the sume of forty shillings to be paid and distributed amongst them within one month next after my decease att the discretion of my executrix. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dynah Chantler the sume of foure hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto her att her age of one and twenty yeares or day or day of marriage which shall first happen. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lucy Chantler the sume of three hundred pounds of like lawfull money to be paid unto her att her age of one and twenty yeares or day of marriage which shall first happen. And my will and meaning is that in case my said daughter Dynah shall happen to dye before her age of one and twenty yeares or day of marriage then I give and bequeath the said foure hundred pounds unto my said daughter Lucy and my sonne Edward Chantler to be equally devided betweene them att their severall and respective ages of one and twenty yeares or the day of the marriadge of the said Lucy which shall first happen. Item I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Edward the sume of three hundred pounds of like lawfull money to be paid unto him att his age of one and twenty yeares. And my further will and mind is that in case my said sonne Edward and daughter Lucy or either of them shall happen to dye before their porcons are in and by this my will due and payable unto them as aforesaid then I give and bequeath the porcon of him or her soe dying to the survivor of them to be paid unto him or her soe surviving at such tyme as his or her porcon is in and by this my will lymitted and appointed to be paid. Item I give and bequeath unto John French and John Boukes two of my servants the sume of twenty shillings a peece if they shalbe liveing with me att the tyme of my decease. And to every other of my servants that shalbe then liveing with me five shillings a peece over and above their wages. Item I give and bequeath unto my three brothers William Chantler, Thomas Chantler and Nicholas Chantler and to my uncle Thomas Weham of Laughton aforesaid gent twenty shillings a peece as a token of my love to buy the rings to weare in remembrance of me. All the rest and residue of my goods chattells and personall estate whatsoever (my debts legacies and funerall expences being first paid and discharged) I give and bequeath unto my loveing wife Elizabeth whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and Testament. And I doe make and ordaine my said uncle Thomas Wenham and my said brother Nicholas Chantler overseers of this my last will and Testament desiring them to be ayding and assisting to my said executrix in the execution of this my will. And I doe will and appoint that they shall put out and dispose of the moneys herein given to my said children for their porcons to interest for the benefitt of my said children and shall from tyme to tyme pay the interest of the said moneys given to my said children Edward and Lucy to my said wife towards their maintenance and educaton. And the interest of the foure hundred given to my daughter Dynah I doe will they shall from tyme to tyme dispose of towards her maintenance and educaton untill the said foure hundred pounds shall grow due and payable to her as aforesaid. In witnes whereof I have to this my will conteyning two sheets sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written. I doe further will and give to my eldest sonne John Chantler the sume of one hundred pounds in case my personall estate doe amount to eleaven hundred pounds over and above my debts which I shall owe att my death to be paid unto him att his age of one and twenty yeares. John Chantler
Probate, 11 Sep 1672, London, GB. (Latin - summary) Proved at London 11 Sept 1672 before the Rev Leolin Jenkins, Doctor of Laws &c by Elizabeth Chantler the relict of the said deceased & executrix named in the said Will &c &v
Probate, 2 May 1690, South Malling, East Sussex, GB.
Elizabeth married Gabriel Egles, son of Theodore Egles and Margery, about 1641. (Gabriel Egles was born before 9 Nov 1618, baptised on 9 Nov 1618 in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, St. Margaret Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX, GB and died between 3 Nov 1647 and 10 Feb 1647/48.)
Elizabeth next married Thomas Porter about 1650. (Thomas Porter died on 31 May 1654 and was buried on 5 Jun 1654 in St. Mary the Virgin's Church, Church Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 1BL, GB 1.)
Elizabeth next married John Chantler, son of Edward Chantler and Unknown, before 1661. (John Chantler was born before 24 Apr 1624, baptised on 24 Apr 1624 in All Saints Church, Church Lane, Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6AH, GB,1 died before 20 Jun 1672 and was buried on 20 Jun 1672 in All Saints Church, Church Lane, Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6AH, GB 1.)
1 Sussex Family History Group (SFHG).
2 England, GB, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, PROB 11/203/308 Gabriel Egles (1618-1648); digital images, National Archives, National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 25 Mar 2021).
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