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George Goring
(Bef 1646-Bef 1714)
Elizabeth Mill
(Bef 1657-Bef 1684)
James Plumer
(Bef 1663-1751)
Margaret Mathew
(Bef 1661-1749)
John Goring
(Bef 1679-1735)
Elizabeth Plumer
(Bef 1689-Bef 1782)
Elizabeth Goring
(Bef 1723-1812)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. George Egles

Elizabeth Goring 1

  • Born: Bef 12 Mar 1722/23
  • Baptised: 12 Mar 1722/23, St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1
  • Marriage (1): George Egles on 8 Apr 1746 in St. Peter's Church, Old Church Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4AX, GB 1
  • Died: 12 Jul 1812 2
  • Buried: 14 Jul 1812, St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1

  Death Notes:

Mrs Egles of Barcombe, near Lewes aged 88 years. She retired to rest on Saturday night apparently in perfect health and died early Sunday morning.

  Events

• Will, 3 Jan 1726/27. In the name of God Amen I John
Mathew of St Thomas in the Cliffe near Lewes in
the County of Sussex Grocer being in good health in
body and of sound and disposing minde and memory
and understanding (praised be Almighty God therefore)
doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament
in manner and form following (that is to say) First and
principally I resign my soul into the Hands of Almighty
God my Creator hoping and expecting eternal Salvation
in and through the merits Death and passion of Jesus
Christ my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer and my Body
I committ to the Earth to be decently interred at the
discretion of my Executor hereafter named And do dispose
of such temporal Estate and Worldly Substance wherewith it
hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in manner and
forme following (that is to say) Imprimis Whereas I
have heretofore surrendered all and Singular my Customary
or Copyhold Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments
whatsoever with th'appurtenances into the Hands of the
Lords of the respective Mannors of whom the same are
severally holden to the use of my Will Now in pursuance of
such surrender I do hereby Give and devise All those my
Messuages or Tenements Barns Buildings Lands and Hereditaments
whatsoever with the appurtenances situate lying and being in
the several parishes of Lullington Arlington and Alfriston or
some or one of them in the said County and now in the tenure
or occupation of William Woodhams or his assignes And also all
that my Messuage or Tenement barns buildings Lands & Hereditaments
with th'appurtenances situate lying and being in Chiltington
within the parish of Westmeston in the said County and now
in the tenure or occupation of Mathew Comber or his
assignes And also all my Messuage or tenement buildings
and backside with thappurtenances situate and being in
Lewes in the said County and now in the tenure of
Mrs Susan Tourle or her assignes And also all that my Barn
with thappurtenances situate in Fishers Street within the
Burrough of Lewes aforesaid and now in the tenure of
the Widow Palmer and Henry Apps or their assignes
And also all those my two Brooklands lying in the parish of

Southmalling in the said County and all that my
Croft of Land in Southover near Lewes aforesaid which I
lately purchased of Mr Edward Trayton and now in the
occupation of John Adds or his assignes And also all that my
Mansion House and buildings wherein I now dwell together
with the Garden backside and appurtenances thereunto
belonging and situate lying and being in the Cliffe aforesaid
And also all that my Messuage or Tenement Stable
warehouses buildings Gardens backside and appurtenances
in the Cliffe aforesaid now in the Several occupations of Henry
Paine William Baldy Gent and Richard Greenfield or one
of them their some or one of their assignes or Undertenants
And also all other my Freehold and Copyhold Messuages or
Tenements Barnes Buildings Farme Landes Tenements
and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever with their
and every of their appurtenances unto my loving kinsman
Robert Plumer son of James Plumer of Chayley in the said
County Gent and Margaret his Wife and to his heires and
assignes forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my
kinsmen and kinswomen John Plumer James Plumer
Mary Plumer and Sarah Plumer sons and daughters of
my said Kinsman James Plumer of Chayley aforesaid and
Margaret his wife the sume of Two hundred pounds a piece
of lawfull money of Great Britaine to be respectively paid
unto them by my Executor herein afternamed within the space
of Twelve Callender Months next after my decease Item
I give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman Anne the wife
of Henry Manning of Lewes aforesaid Appothecary the sume
of two hundred pounds of lawfull money of Great Brittaine
to be paid unto her within the space of Twelve Calender Months
next after my death by my Executor and I desire that the
same sume after her death may be paid to my Godson Edward
Manning son of the said Henry Manning and Anne his wife
or at the least soon as he shall attaine to the age of One and
Twenty Years Item I give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman
Elizabeth the wife of John Goring of Barcombe in the said County
Gent One Annuity or Yearly Sue of Eight pounds to be paid
to her yearly and every year during the terme of her natural
Life (John Mathew) by my Executor hereafter named by

equal quarterly payments the first payment to begin and be
made in three Calender Months next after my decease And
I hereby order and direct that the receipt Signed with her
own hand exclusive of her Husband shall be to my Executor
from time to time sufficient discharge for such annuity And
from and imediately after her decease in Case Elizabeth the
daughter of the said John Goring and Elizabeth his Wife shall
then be living and within the Age of One and Twenty
years and unmarried then I will order and direct that the
said annuity of Eight pounds per Ann[um] shall be continued
and paid to the said Elizabeth the daughter by equal quarterly
payments by my Executor hereafter named untill she shall
attain to such age of One and Twenty Years or be Married
which shall first happen And imediately upon the said
Elizabeth the said daughter her attaining to the age of One and
Twenty or being Married which shall first happen (and in
Case the said Elizabeth the Mother be then dead if not immediately
after her death) I give and bequeath to the said Elizabeth the
daughter of the said John Goring the sume of Two hundred
pounds of lawfull money of Great Brittaine to be paid unto her
as aforesaid by my Executor hereafter named And my will
and mind is and I do hereby declare my will and meaning to
be that when my said Executor shall have paid the said
Legacy of Two hundred pounds by my given to the said
Elizabeth the daughter of the said John Goring as aforesaid
that then the said Annuity of Eight Pounds shall cease and
be no longer paid And in case the said Elizabeth the daughter
shall happen to dye before her said Legacie of Two hundred
pounds shall become payable then I will that the same shall
be my Executors Item I give and bequeath unto my Maid
servant Elizabeth Adds the sume of one hundred pounds of
lawfull money of Great Brittaine to be paid unto her in Twelve
Calender Months next after my decease by my Executor Item
I give to Thomas Allen of Newhaven fifty shillings to be paid
in Six Months after my death Item I give and bequeath
unto Mary the wife of Nathaniel Austen Sarah the Widow
of Thomas Rose deceased John Preston William Tichenor
John Austen and Henry Paine a Hatter all of the Cliffe aforesaid
Forty shillings a piece to be respectively paid to them in three

Months after my death by my Executor Item I give to the
poor of the parish of St Thomas in the Cliffe the sume of Five
pounds of lawfull money of Great Brittaine to be paid in Three
Months after my death to and among such poor people as
do not receive releif of the said parish in such manner as my
said executor shall think fitt Item all the rest residue and
remainder of my Goods Chattells ready Money plate Household
Stuff personall Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever (after
my Just debts and Legacies aforesaid shall be full paid and
satisfied) I give and bequeath unto my said Kinsman Robert
Plumer whom I constitute and appoint sole Executor of this my
last Will and Testament And lastly I revoke all former
Wills by me made And In Witness that this my last will
and Testament is contained in two Sheets of paper fixed together
with a Label I have to each sheet thereof Sett my hand and Seal
this Third day of January in the first year of the reigne of
our Sovereigne Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of
Great Brittaine France and Ireland King Defender of the
Faith &c Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred and
Twenty Seven (John Mathew) Signed sealed
published and declared by the said John Mathew the Testator
as and for his last will and Testament and afterwards attested
by us whose names are subscribed as Witnesses in the presence
of the said Testator John Newton Thos Foord Juner
Thomas Attree

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley]

• Will, 12 Oct 1734, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8, GB. In the Name of God Amen I John Goring of Barcombe in the county of Sussex Esquire being in good health of Body but considering the uncertainty of this life doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following First and principally I comend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing through the meritts of Jesus Christ my blessed Lord and Saviour to receive a full pardon for all my sins and my body I resign to the Earth to be decently buried near the South Wall in the Chancell of the parish Church of Barcombe aforesaid at the Discretion of my wife and Executors in Trust and as touching the Disposition of such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I doe hereby will give and dispose thereof as followeth First I Give and bequeath unto the poor of Barcombe aforesaid the sum of five pounds to be distributed amongst them by my Executors in Trust within three months next after my decease Also I Give and devise unto my loving wife Elizabeth Goring all that my Mansion house with barns, Stables buildings gardens and Orchard hereunto belonging and all my Land whatsoever as well Freehold as Copyhold lying and being in Barcombe aforesaid (which copyhold land I have heretofore surrendered to the use of my will) To have and to hold unto her and her Assignes for and during the Term of her naturall life and imediately from and after her Decease I give and devise the said Mansion house Barns Stables Buildings Gardens Orchards Lands and premises unto my Daughter Elizabeth Goring her heirs and Assignes forever Also from and after my just Debts Legacies and Funerall Expences are paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my said loving wife for and during thye Term of her naturall life the use and benefit of all and singular my household stuffe plate Linnen furniture Goods Chattels and personall Estate of what ever nature kind or Sort soever and from and after her Decease I Give the same and every part thereof unto my said daughter Elizabeth Goring And I do hereby make nominate and appoint Thomas Godley of Hasting Gent John Plumer of Lewes Gent and Robert Plumer of the Cliffe near Lewes aforesaid Grocer Executors in Trust of this my will and for this Care and Trouble in the Execution thereof I give unto them the sum of five pounds a piece In witness whereof I have to this my last will and Testament sett my hand and seal this Twelfth Day of October in the year of our Lord 1734. (John Goring) Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Goring the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the presence of him have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereof John Sayers John Wood John Wood junr.

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley, December 2005]

• Will, 2 Sep 1752. 3 This is the last will and Testament of me George Egles of Shoesmiths in the parish of Wadhurst in the County of Sussex Esquire being of sound and disposing mind and memory I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Barbara Elizabeth Egles five hundred pounds when she shall attain her age of one and twenty Years Also I give her an Annuity of twenty pounds a year clear of all manner of Deductions for her maintenance and Education untill she shall attain that Age to be paid her Quarterly and to commence from the day of my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Grandson George Egles and my Granddaughters Goring and Lucy Egles the several sums following (that is to say) to George Egles one hundred pounds and to each of my said Granddaughters fifty pounds when they the said Grandson and Granddaughters shall severally and respectively attain their several and respective Age and Ages of one and twenty Years. It being my will that each legacy shall be payable as they shall successively attain their said Age and not when all of them shall have attained the said Age. Also I give unto my son George Egles and Elizabeth his wife and to my intended son-in-law Mr John Luck and my daughter Barbara Egles twenty pounds for mourning each of them to be paid in one month next after my decease Also I give to my said daughter Barbara all my plate and ChinaWare and to my said son George all my Linnen. Also I give unto Alexander Courthop of Horsmunden and Richard Beard Streatfield of Uckfield Esquire and to Mr William Stow of Stonebridge twenty pounds each for Mourning and to the poor of the parish of Wadhurst aforesaid five pounds. All the rest and residue of my Personal Estate together with all my Real Estate I give and devise unto the said Alexander Courthop Richard Beard Streatfield William Stow and my said son George Egles and their Heires in Trust to sell and dispose of the same to such person and persons and for such price and prices as they or any three of them shall think proper or so much thereof as shall be sufficient for the payment of all my just debts Legacys and Financial Expenses together with the Costs and Expenses of Executing this Trust And I Will and appoint the same to be paid accordingly with as much Expedition as conveniently may be and whatsoever shall remain out of my said Real and Personal Estate after payment of my said Debts Legacys and Funeral Expenses with Costs of Executing the said Trust as aforesaid I give and devise unto my said son George Egles amd his Heires and Assignes for ever And Lastly I nominate and appoint the said Alexander Courthop Richard Beard Streatfield William Stow and my said son George Egles to be joint executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal the second day of September in the year of Our Lord 1752
George Egles Signed sealed Published and Declared by the said George Egles the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request subscribed our names as witnesses D Streater Ri Rideout Jr Wm Walter Hunt

This Will was proved at London the twenty sixth day of May in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty three before the Right Honorable Sir George Lee Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by Oath of Alexander Courthop Esquire and William Stow two of the Executors named in the said will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased being first sworn by Commission duly to administer (power reserved to make the like grant to Richard Beard Streatfield Esquire and George Egles the son of the sd deceased and other Executors named in the said will when they or either of them shall apply for the same

This will was proved at London the eleventh day of September in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and fifty three before the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of George Egles the son of the deceased and one other of the Executors named in the said will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased being first sworn by Commission duly to Administer (power reserved to make the like grant to Richard Beard Streatfield Esqu the other Executor named in the said will when he shall apply for the same.

Transcribed by Helen Hartley, December 2005

• Will, 18 Jan 1756. 4 In the Name of God Amen I James Plumer of Chailey in the County of Sussex Gentleman being in good Health and of sound and disposing Mind and Memory praised be God but calling to Mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of this Mortal life doe therefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner follwing First I resign my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors Also my Will and meaning is that all my Debts and Legacies be fully paid and satisfied Also I give to all my Brothers and Sisters Ten pounds a peice Also I give to my Sister [Elizabeth] Goring my Silver Tea Kettle and to my Sister Sarah my Gold Watch Also I give to Elizabeth [Goring] the Wife of George Egles Esqr Fifty pounds To my Nephew John Plumer Thirty pounds To my loving Cousins Henry Elizabeth and Edward Manning Thirty pounds a peice To Barbara Goring George and Lucy Egles Ten pounds a peice To my Godson John Egles Fifty pounds Also I give to my loving Kinsman James Marriott the sum of four hundred pounds all which several Legacies I do hereby desire and appoint shall be paid by my Executors within one year next after my decease Also I do hereby give and bequeath to my loving Kinsman James Marriott all that peice or parcel of Marshland containing by estimation twelve acres lying and being in Crayford in the County of Kent and now in the Tenure or Occupation of Percy or his Assignes To hold to the said James Mariott his Executors Administrators and Assigns for the remiander of the Term of Years in the Lease and Grant thereof and therein mentioned granted and contained in as full and ample manner as I myself may might or could enjoy the same to all intents and purposes whatsoever Also I give to and amongst such industrious Poor of the Parish of Chailey as receive no alms of the said Parish Thirty pounds Also all the rest and residue of my ready Money Goods Chattels Plate Household Stuff Linnen and Woollen not herein before given and disposed of I doe hereby give and bequeath to my loving Brothers John Plumer and Robert Plumer Gentlemen And I do hereby make and ordain my said loving Brothers John Plumer and Robert Plumer full and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and the better to enable them to pay and discharge the abovesaid Legacies I do hereby give and devise to my said loving Brothers John Plumer and Robert Plumer all those several peices or parcels of Land lying and being in Hailsham in the County of Sussex and now in the tenure or Occupation of William Jones his Assigns or Undertenants To hold to my said loving Brothers John Plumer and Robert Plumer their Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants In Witness whereof I the said James Plumer the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Will and Wills set my Hand and Seal this Eighteenth Day of January One thousand seven hundred and fifty-six Jam: Plumer Signed Sealed published and declared by the said James Plumer the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have set our Names as Witnesses hereunto The mark of Elizabeth Steele William Peckham Walter Batchelor

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley December 2005]

• Will, 28 Jan 1762. 5 In the name of God Amen I Martha Goring of Ades in the parish of Chailey in the County of Sussex spinster do make and ordain my last Will and Testament in Manner following I desire to be privately buried in the Day Time in the Parish Church of Chailey aforesaid at the Discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named And I give and Devise All and singular my Messuages lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever as well Freehold as Copyhold with their and every of their appurtenances (having previously surrendered my Copyholds to the use of my Will) unto my respected friend and Kinsman Richard Beard Streatfield of Copwood in the Parish of Uckfield in the said County Esquire and his Heirs In Trust nevertheless to sell the same together or in Parcells for the best price and prices that can be reasonably had or gotten for the same And upon this further Trust that my said Trustee or his Heirs and my Executrix hereinafter named shall by with and out of the Money thereby arising and by with and out of my other Personal Estate pay and satisfy all my just Debts that I shall owe at the time of my decease my funeral Expences and the Costs of proving this my Will and shall thereout likewise pay and satisfy the Annuities and Legacies hereinafter mentioned that is to say I give Devise and bequeath unto my Cousin Thomas Godley the Elder of Hasting in the County aforesaid Gentleman one annuity or yearly sum of Twenty pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain clear of all Taxes and Deductions whatsoever to be paid to him yearly and every year from the time of my Decease for and during his natural Life at and upon the two most usual Feasts or days of Payment in the Year (that is to say) The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Archangel by even and equal Portions and the first Payment thereof on the next Feast Day of the Feast aforesaid as shall happen after my Decease And I give & bequeath unto my Cousin Thomas Godley the younger Son of the aforesaid Thomas Godley the Elder the sum of Five Hundred Pounds of like lawful Money to be paid to him within the space of one whole year next after the Decease of his said Father and my own Decease Also I give and bequeath unto my said Cousin Thomas Godley the Elder over and above the aforesaid Annuity and to Elizabeth his Wife and to my Cousin John Luck and Barbara his Wife and to my Cousin George Egles and Elizabeth his Wife the sum of Five Guineas apiece of like lawfull Money to be paid to them respectively in the space of six Months next after my Decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Lucy Egles daughter of George Egles of Barcombe in the said County Gentleman the sum of Five Hundred pounds of like lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid at her age of Twenty one years with Interest in the meantime to wit from my death until payment of the same Legacie at the rate of three pounds p[er] centium p[er] annum Also I give to my Godson Thomas Fuller son of John Fuller of Uckfield in the said County Appothecary and Surgeon the Sum of Fifty pounds of like lawfull Money to be paid into the Hands of his said Father John Fuller and his receipt to be a sufficient Discharge in six months after my decease. Also I give my Maidservant Martha Snelling one Annuity or yearly sum of Ten pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her clear of all Taxes and deductions yearly and every year from and after my decease for and during her natural Life at and upon the two most usual Feasts or Days of payment in the year that is to say The Feasts of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Archangel by even and equal portions and the first payment thereof on the next Feast day of the Feast aforesaid that shall happen after my decease Also I give to the poor people of the said Parish of Chailey the sum of Five pounds of like lawfull Money to be paid and distributed in the space of one Month next after my decease unto and amongst them or such of them and in such manner and form as my said Trustee and Executor hereinafter named shall in their discretion think fit And I give unto all and every my Servants that shall be living with me at the time of my decease One Guinea apiece to be respectively paid to them within the space of one Month next after my decease And all the rest and residue as well of my Goods Chattells Jewells Plate Books Picktures Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever as of the Monies arising by such Sale of my real estate as aforesaid (after all Costs incident to the performing the said Trusts and my said Debts Annuities Legacies aforesaid and the Costs of proving this my Will and funeral Expences are fully paid and satisfied) I give and bequeath unto my much esteemed friend and Kinswoman Mary Streatfield the Wife of the aforesaid Richard Beard Streatfield whom I constitute and appoint the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Martha Goring And my Will and Mind is that in the meantime and until such sale of my said real Estate as aforesaid the rents and profits of my said Messuages Lands and Premises shall be subject and liable to the payment of my said Debts and the Interest thereof and the said Annuities Legacies and other incidental Expences in like manner as the moneys arising by such Sale are herein before directed to be applied and paid. And for the promoting and facilitating the Sale of the said Messuages Lands and Premises my Will is and I hereby declare that the receipt and receipts of the said Richard Beard Streatfield his Heirs Executors or Administrators shall be good and sufficient Discharges to the Purchasor or Purchasors of the Premises so to be sold as aforesaid And that such Puchaser or Purchasers after such receipt or receipts shall not be obliged to see the Moneys by them respectively applied in pursuance of this my will or be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or non application of such Purchaser Money or any part thereof Provided always and my will and Mind further is that my said Kinsman Thomas Godley the Elder and his Heirs shall upon the request of my said Trustee Richard Beard Streatfield his Heirs or Assigns refuse or neglect to join with him or them in ------ing surrendering and assuring any my real Estate and premises unto and to the use of such purchaser or purchasers and his and theirs Heirs as aforesaid That then upon such refusal or neglect the said Annuity of Twenty pounds per annum so by me given to the said Thomas Godley the Elder and the said Legacie of Five Hundred pounds by me given to the said Thomas Godley the younger as aforesaid shall cease and be void and shall not be paid but shall thereupon be lapsed to and for the use & benefit of my said Kinswoman Mrs Mary Streatfield in like manner as if the same had never been given anything therein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding And Lastly I revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Martha Goring to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of paper have set my hand and seal that is to say To the first sheet thereof my hand and to this last sheet thereof my hand and seal and also my seal to the tape wherewith the same are fixt together at the top the twenty eighth day of January in the second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty two Martha Goring LS Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said Martha Goring the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at the request have subscribed our names as Witnesses Thomas Attree Thomas Bennett George Turle

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley December 2005]

• Will, 18 Jun 1762. 6 This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Plumer of the Cliff near Lewes in the County of Sussex Spinster First after recommending my Soul to God who gave it And my body to the Earth to be decently Interred according to the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named I Give and dispose of my Worldly Estate with which it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in the manner following that is to say I Give and bequeath unto my Brother Robert Plumer of the Cliff near Lewes aforesaid Grocer the sum of Five Hundred pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid him within three months next after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Sister Mrs Goring Widow the sum of Ten Pounds of like lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid her within three months next after my decease. Also I give unto my two other Sisters Mary Plumer Spinster and Ann Mannings now the Wife of Henry Mannings of South Over Gentleman the Sum of Ten pounds a piece of like lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to each of them within three Months next after my decease Also I Give unto my said Sister Mannings aforesaid One Chest of Drawers which was my late Mothers and all the Goods and things whatsoever which may happpen to be found therein at my decease. Also I give unto my Sister Plumer of the parish of St Anns in Lewes aforesaid Widow the sum of Ten Pounds of like lawful money of Great Britain to be paid her within three months next after my decease Also I Give unto my Neice Mrs Egles now the Wife of George Egles of Barcomb in Sussex Esqr the sum of Fifty Pounds of like lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid her within three months next after my decease Also I Give unto my said Niece Egles aforesaid all and every my Wearing Apparel as well Linnen as Woolen of all sorts whatsoever to be delivered her immediately after my decease Also I give unto my Nephew John Plumer Son of my late deceased Brother Mr John Plumer the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be paid him when he Arrives to the Age of Twenty One Years and I desire my Executors to pay my said Nephew John Plumer four Pounds Yearly as Interest Money for his said One Hundred Pounds until the same becomes due and payable to him at his Age aforesaid the said Interest Money to Commence three Months after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Henry Mannings of the Parish of Saint Michaels in Lewes aforesaid Surgeon and Apothecary the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds of like lawful money of Great Britain to be also paid him within three Months next after my decease Also I Give unto my niece Miss Manning daughter of my said Brother Mr Manning of South Over aforesaid the Sum of One Hundred Pounds of like lawful Money of Great Britain to be also paid her within three Months next after my decease Also I give unto my Nephew Edward Mannings Son of my said Brother Mr Manning of South Over aforesaid the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be paid him at his Age of twenty One years And I desire my Executors to pay him Yearly Interest for his said Legacy the sum of four pounds until the same becomes due and payable to him at his Age aforesaid the Interest Money to begin and be Accounted from three Months next after my decease the same as my said Nephew John Plumer aforesaid. Also I give unto all and every of the Children of my said Niece Mrs Egles which shall be living at my decease the sum of Ten Pounds a piece of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to each of them at their several and respective Ages of twenty One years and in the mean time I desire my said Executors to pay yearly to each of them Eight Shillings as Interest Money for their said several Legacys of Ten Pounds a piece until the same shall become due and payable to each of them at their several and respective Ages aforesaid. And the said Interest Moneys to Commence and begin from three Months next after my decease And Lastly all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Ready Money Securities for Money Goods Chattels and Personal Estate of what nature and kindsoever and wheresoever I shall dye possessed of I Give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Brother Robert Plumer and Henry Mannings my said Nephew aforesaid their Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever And I do hereby name and appoint they my said Brother Robert Plumer and my said Nephew Henry Mannings aforesaid joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament they paying all my just debts Legacys Funeral Expenses and Probate of this my last Will hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets and part of a third Sheet of Paper set my hand and Seal to each Sheet thereof this Eighteenth day of June in the second year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty two Sarah Plumer Signed Sealed delivered published and declared by the said Sarah Plumer the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses in her presence John Burtenshaw Wm Henry Benge

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley December 2005]

• Will, 5 Nov 1783. 7 This is the Last Will and Testament of me Robert Plumer of Saint Thomas in the Cliffe near Lewes in the County of Sussex Gentleman First after recommending my Soul to God who gave it and my body to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named I Give and dispose of my Worldly Estate in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath unto my Sister Ann Manning Widow one Annuity or yearly Sum of twenty pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid her quarterly for her life out of my Personal Estate clear of all deductions whatsoever at the four most usual Days of payment in the year (that is to say) Lady day Midsummer day Michaelmas day and Christmas day and the first payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said days which shall first happen after my decease Also I Give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Egles of Barcombe in the said County Widow the Legacy or Sum of two hundred pounds of like lawful Money to be paid her within four Months after my decease Also I give and devise unto her my said Niece Elizabeth Egles one Annuity or Yearly Rent charge of fifty pounds of like money for the term of her Widowhood free and clear of and from all parliamentary and other taxes charges and deductions whatsoever and I do hereby devise the said Annuity or yearly Rent Charge out of and charge .............. upon all those my several Messuages Farms Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premisses situate at or near Blackboys in the Parish of Framfield in the said County and to be paid to her my said Niece Elizabeth Egles or her assigns be even half yearly payments on two of the most usual days of payment in the Year that is to say Lady day Michaelmas day the first payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said days which shall first happen after my decease And in case the said Annuity or Yearly rent charge of fifty pounds or any part thereof shall happen to be behind and unpaid in part or in all by the space of Thirty days next over or after either of the said days of payment on which as aforesaid the same ought to be paid then and so often it shall and may be lawful for and I do hereby give full power and authority to my said Niece Elizabeth Egles and her Assigns from time to time to enter upon all or any part of the said Messuages Farms Lands and Premisses made chargeable therewith as aforesaid and to distrain for the same and all arrears thereof and her Distress and Distresses then and there found to take load dive and carry away detain impound sell and dispose of for the paying or satisfying her said Annuity or Yearly rent charge of fifty pounds and all arrears thereof and all costs and Expences attending the same And if the said Annuity or Yearly Rent charge of fifty pounds aforesaid shall happen to be in arrears and unpaid for the space of forty days after the half yearly payments aforesaid shall be arrived on which as aforesaid the same ought to be paid then I Give full power and Authority to and for my said Niece Elizabeth Egles and her Assigns to enter upon all or any part of the said premisses charged therewith as aforesaid and the same to detain and the rents issues and profits thereof to her own use to receive and keep untill she shall be fully satisfied and paid her said Annuity and all arrears thereof and all costs and charges attending to the recovery of the same Also I give to my said Niece Elizabeth Egles all my provisions of eatables drinkables and F….. which shall be in or about my dwelling House Outhouse and Garden at the time of my decease Also I Give unto my said Niece Elizabeth Egles the use of my House Outhouse and Garden for the space of One Year if she likes to live in it with the use of all the Furniture she paying the taxes for the same. Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Henry Manning of Lewes in the said County Surgeon the sum of five thousand pounds of like lawful money Also I give and devise unto my said Nephew Henry Manning all that my field or one piece of Meadow Land lying in the Parish of Saint John Baptist Southover near Lewes aforesaid now in his own occupation to hold the same piece of Land with the Appurtenances unto him my said nephew Henry Manning for the term of his natural life he keeping the Fences in good tenantable repair. Also I give and devise all those my Messuages Farms Lands Tenements Hereditaments and premisses with their and every of their Appurtenances as well Freehold as Copyhold (the Copyhold being Surrendered to the use of my Will) situate lying and being in the several parishes of Hailsham, Wilmington, Lullington, Alfriston, Rodmell, Chiltington, Chailey, Barcombe, and Saint John Baptist Southover aforesaid my said field or piece of Meadow Land there only excepted for the life of my said Nephew Henry Manning as aforesaid, unto my friend William Henry Benge of Lewes aforesaid Gentleman and my Nephew Anthony Morris of Barcombe near Lewes aforesaid Gentleman and to their Heirs In Trust and to the several uses hereinafter limitted and expressed concerning the same (that is to say) to the use and behoof of my Nephew John Plumer of Lewes aforesaid Gentleman and his Assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and after the determination of that Estate then to the use and behoof of the said William Henry Benge and Anthony Morris and their heirs for and during the natural life of the said John Plumer In trust to preserve the contingent remainders hereinafter limitted from being defeated and destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring Actions as the case shall require but nevertheless to permit and suffer the said John Plumer to receive and take the rents issues and profits of the same premisses to his own use And from and after the decease of my said Nephew John Plumer (subject as aforesaid) to the use and behoof of the youngest son of my said Nephew John Plumer lawfully begotten and the Heirs Male of the Body of such Youngest son lawfully issuing for ever And in default of such issue and in case he shall have only one Son of his body lawfully begotten then I Give and devise the same premisses unto such only Son and the Heirs male of his body lawfully issuing for ever. And for want of such issue then I give and devise the same Premisses unto my said Nephew Henry Manning and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and after the determination of that Estate then to the use and behoof of the said William Henry Benge and Anthony Morris and their Heirs for and during the life of my said Nephew Henry Manning In trust to preserve the contingent Remainders hereinafter limitted from defeated and destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring Actions as the case shall require but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said Nephew Henry Manning to receive and take the Rents issues and profits thereof to his own use and from and after the decease of my said Nephew Henry Manning to the use and behoof of the first second third and all and every other Son and Sons of the Body of my said Nephew Henry Manning lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after the other in order and course as they respectively shall be in Seniority of Age and Priority of Birth and the several and respective Heirs Male of the body and bodies of all and every such son and sons lawfully issuing the Elder of such Sons and the Heirs Male of his body being always preferred and to take before the younger of them and the Heirs Male of his body And for want of such issue then to the use of my Nephew Edward Egles and his Assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and after the determination of that Estate then to the use of the said William Henry Benge and Anthony Morris and their Heirs for and during the life of my said Nephew Edward Egles In trust to preserve the contingent Remainders hereinafter limitted from being defeated and destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring Actions as the case shall require but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said Nephew Edward Egles to receive and take the Rents issues and profits thereof to his own use and from and after the decease of my said Nephew Edward Egles to the use and behoof of the first second third and all and every other Son and Sons of the Body of my said Nephew Edward Egles lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after the other in order and course as they respectively shall be in Seniority of Age and Priority of Birth and the several and respective Heirs Male of the body and bodies of all and every such son and sons lawfully issuing the elder of such sons and the Heirs Male of his body being always preferred and to take before a younger of them and the Heirs Male of his body And for want of such issue to the use and behoof of my Nephew Gabriel Egles and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life And from and after the determination of that Estate then to the use and behoof of the said William Henry Benge and Anthony Morris and their Heirs for and during the life of my said Nephew Gabriel Egles In trust to preserve the contingent Remainders hereinafter limitted from being defeated and destroyed and for that purpose to make Entries or bring Actions as the case shall require but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said Nephew Gabriel Egles to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof to his own use And from and after the decease of my said Nephew Gabriel Egles to the use and behoof of the first second third and all and every other Son and Sons of the Body of my said Nephew Gabriel Egles lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after the other in order and course as they respectively shall be in Seniority of Age and Priority of Birth and the several and respective Heirs Male of the Body and Bodies of all and every such Son and Sons lawfully issuing the elder of such Sons and the Heirs Male of his Body being always preferred and to take before a younger of them and the Heirs Male of his body And for want of such issue then to the use and behoof my Nephew Plumer Egles and his Assigns for and during the term of his life And from and after the determination of that Estate then to the use and behoof of the said William Henry Benge and Anthony Morris and their Heirs for and during the life of my said Nephew Plumer Egles In Trust to preserve the Contingent Remainders hereinafter limitted from being defeated and destroyed and for that purpose to make entries or bring Actions as the case shall require but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said Nephew Plumer Egles to receive and take the Rents issues and profits thereof to his own use and from and after the decease of my said Nephew Plumer Egles to the use and behoof of the first second third and all and every other Son and Sons of the body of my said Nephew Plumer Egles lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after the other in order and course as they respectively shall be in Seniority of Age and Priority of Birth and the several and respective Heirs Male of the body and bodies of all and every such son and sone lawfully issuing the elder of such Sons and the Heirs Male of his body being always preferred and to take before a younger of them and the Heirs Male of his body And for want of such issue then to the use and behoof of my Nephew John Egles and his Assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and after the determination of that Estate then to the use of the said William Henry Benge and Anthony Morris and their Heirs for and during the life of my said Nephew John Egles In Trust to preserve the contingent Remainders hereinafter limitted from being defeated and destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring Actions as the case shall require but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said Nephew John Egles to receive and take the Rents issues and profits thereof to his own use and from and after the decease of my said Nephew John Egles to the use and behoof of the first second third and all and every other Son and sons of the Body of my said Nephew John Egles lawfully to be begotten severally successively and in remainder one after the other in order and course as they respectively shall be in Seniority of Age and Priority of Birth and the several and respective Heirs Male of the body and bodies of all and every such son and sone lawfully issuing the elder of such sons and the Heirs Male of his body being always preferred and to take before a younger of them and the Heirs Male of his body And for want of such issue then to the use and behoof of my Nephew George Egles and his Assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and after the determination of that Estate then to the use of the said William Henry Benge and Anthony Morris and their Heirs for and during the life of my said Nephew George Egles In Trust to preserve the contingent Remainders hereinafter limitted from being defeated and destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring Actions as the case shall require but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said Nephew George Egles to receive and take the Rents issues and profits thereof to his own use and from and after the decease of my said Nephew George Egles to the use and behoof of the first second third and all and every other Son and Sons of the Body of my said Nephew George Egles lawfully to be begotten severally successively and (in) remainder one after the other in order and course as they respectively shall be in Seniority of Age and Priority of Birth and the several and respective Heirs Male of the body and bodies of all and every such son and sons lawfully issuing the Elder of such sons and the Heirs Male of his body being always preferred and to take before a younger of them and the Heirs Male of his body And for want of such issue to the use and behoof of my right Heirs for ever Also I Give and bequeath unto my said Nephew John Plumer the sum of two hundred pounds of like lawful Money to be paid to him within four Months after my decease Also I Give and bequeath unto my said Nephew George Egles the sum of two hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid to him within four Months after my decease. Also I Give and bequeath to my said Nephew George Egles an Annuity or Yearly Sum of forty pounds of like Money for his life to be paid into his own hands also out of my personal Estate clear of all deductions whatsoever by quarterly payments at most usual days of payment in the Year to wit Lady day Midsummer day Michaelmas day and Christmas day and the first payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said days as shall first happen after my decease but in case my said Nephew George Egles shall sign over or otherwise part with his right and interest of and in the said Annuity or Yearly Sum of forty pounds or any part thereof to any person or persons whatsoever for debt or otherwise then the same shall be forfeited re….. and go to my Executor hereinafter named. Also I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew John Egles the sum of one thousand and two hundred pounds of like lawful Money to be paid to him within four Months after my decease. Also I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew Gabriel Egles the sum of Two thousand pounds of like lawful money to be paid to him within four months after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew Edward Egles the sum of five hundred pounds of like lawful Money to be paid to him within four Months after my decease Also I Give and devise all my Messuages Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate situate in the said Parish of Saint Thomas in the Cliffe and in the parish of South Malling in the said County unto my said Nephew the said Edward Egles his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew Plumer Egles the sum of One thousand and two hundred pounds of like lawful Money to be paid to him at the Age of twenty one Years And in the mean time I order and direct my Excutor to pay interest for the same after the rate of three pounds for one hundred pounds per year unto the parent or Guardian of the said Plumer Egles for and towards his maintenance and Education the said Interest to commence from the day of my decease and to continue to be paid untill he arrives to the said Age of twenty (one) years. Also I Give and devise all those my said several Messuages Farms Lands Tenements Hereditaments and premisses situate at or near Blackboys in the parish of Framfield aforesaid (subject neverthelessto the said Annuity or Yearly Rent charge above given to my said Niece Elizabeth Egles for her Widowhood) unto my said Nephew Plumer Egles his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I Give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Manning the sum of two thousand pounds of like lawful Money to be paid to her within four Months after my decease. Also I Give unto my said Nephew Anthony Morris twenty pounds and to my friend the said William Henry Benge twenty pounds to be paid to them within four Months after my decease Also I give to Edward Pul……… of Pevensey Labourer twenty pounds to be paid within four Months after my decease. Also I give to my late servant John ……… ten pounds to be paid in four months after my decease. Also I Give to the three Sons of my late servant John Burtenshaw twenty pounds apiece to be paid to them respectively within four Months after my decease or at their respective ages of twenty one years which shall first happen Also I Give unto every servant that shall be living with me at the time of my decease twenty pounds to be paid within four Months after my decease And likewise to every of them a Suit of Mourning at my death. Also I Give unto the poor of the said parish of Saint Thomas in the Cliffe ten pounds to be distributed amongst them within one Month after my decease by the Churchwardens of the said parish. Also I Give unto the poor of the said Parish of Saint John Baptist Southover five pounds to be distributed amongst them by my Executor within one Month after my decease Also I Give and bequeath unto my Niece Goring Fuller (wife of Thomas Fuller of Ditchling in the said County Surgeon ) one Annuity or Yearly sum of twenty pounds for her life to be paid out of my personal Estate by my Executor clear of all deductions whatsoever by even quarterly payments on Lady day Midsummer day Michaelmas day and Christmas day the first payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said days of payment which shall first happen after my decease And her Receipt notwithstanding her Coverture shall be a good and sufficient discharge for the same to my Executor And from and immediately after the decease of my said Niece Goring Fuller I Give and bequeath the sum of five hundred pounds of like lawful Money to be paid and equally divided unto and amongst all her children (if more than one share and share alike at their several and respective Ages or Age of twenty one Years but if only one Child then to such Child at his or her Age aforesaid. And in the mean time I order and direct my said Executor to pay interest for the same from the death of my said Niece Goring Fuller at the rate of three pounds for an hundred pounds for a year [to the] father or Guardian of such Children or Child if more than one) for and towards their maintenance and Education untill he she or they arrive to his her or their respective Ages or Age aforesaid and if any or either of them shall happen to die before they arrive to that sd Age then I Give such part and share of their ……….. or them so…………unto the Survivor or survivors if more than one equally between them at the respective Age or Ages aforesaid. Also I give and bequeath unto my Grand Niece Lucy Verrall an Infant only daughter of my late Niece Lucy Verrall wife of Henry Verrall of Potton in the County of Bedford Surgeon the Sum of five hundred pounds of like lawful Money to be paid to her at the Age of twenty one years and in the mean time I order and direct my Executor to pay Interest for the same from the day of my death After the rate of three pounds for one hundred pounds for a year to the fathers or Guardian of the said Lucy Verrall for ….. and towards her maintenance and Education untill she shall attain the said Age of twenty one years as aforesaid Lastly all the rest residue and remainder of my Ready Money Securities for Monies Rights Credits Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not hereuntofore given or disposed of after payment of my just debts Funeral Expenses Probate of this my Will Legacies and Annuities aforesaid I Give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my nephew the said Henry Manning whom I hereby name and appoint sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Robert Plumer have to this my last Will and Testament contained in seven sheets of paper to each sheet thereof have set my hand and to this last sheet my hand and seal also the twenty fifth day of November One thousand seven hundred and eighty three Robert Plumer LS signed sealed published and declared by the said Robert Plumer the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses hereto John Ewen Joseph Grover Jos Smith

By this codocil annexed to my Will I give to my Nephew Plumer Egles my Oaken chest now standing in the Dressing Room with all the Linnen contained therein Also I give to my Nephew Edward Egles all the furniture of my dwelling House with the Linnen (except the Chest of Linnen before givenn) plate China Books and Furniture whatsoever Also my Gold Watch my seats in the Garden …… and Working tools belonging to the same Also I Give unto my Nephew George Egles my Silver Watch And all my Wearing Apparel Witness my Hand the 28th day of November 1783 Robert Plumer signed in the presence of Jos Smith

Whereas I have lately purchased a piece of Ground in the parish of Saint Thomas in the Cliffe of the Reverend John Delap Doctor in Divinity adjoining to the Bank part of a Messuage late the property of William Rice Now I hereby Give and devise the said piece of Ground to my Nephew Edward Egles to him and his Heirs for ever Witness my hand Robert Plumer signed in the presence of John Ewen William Chandler Wm Ewen October the fifth 1784

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley December 2005]

• Will, 22 Jul 1786. 5 This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Streatfeild of Copwood in the parish of Uckfield in the County of Sussex Widow (Relict of Richard Beard Streatfeild late of Copwood aforesaid Esquire deceased) as follows that is to say I humbly resign my Soul to Almighty God who gave it and my Body I desire may be buried in the Family Vault of my said late dear Husband at Chiddingstone in the County of Kent And as to the temporal Estate it hath pleased God to give me I dispose of the same as follows to wit I give and devise ..... to my Friends Henry Manning of Lewes in the said County Gentleman Gabriel Egles of Lewes aforesaid Linnen Draper and John Farmer of Mayfield in the said County Gentleman and to the Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor for and during the Term of the natural Life of my Cousin Goring Fuller (Wife of Thomas Fuller of Uckfield aforesaid Surgeon and Apothecary One of the Daughters of my late Cousin George Egles deceased One Annuity or yearly Rent-Charge of Forty pounds of good and lawfull Money of Great-Britain clear of all Deductions or Deflations for Taxes or other Matter or Thing whatsoever To be issuing and goeing out of and from All that my Capital Messuage or Tenement Farm and Lands commonly called Copwood alias Ludsham in Uckfield aforesaid And out of and from All other my Messuages or Tenements Farms Lands and Hereditaments in the several Parishes of Uckfield Isfield and Little Horsted in the said County of Sussex as well Freehold as Copyhold (having surrendered my Copyholds to the Use of my Will) Save and except therefrom All that my Messuage or Tenement Buildings Garden and Appurtenances thereto belonging situate lyeing and being in or near the Town of Uckfield aforesaid now in the Occupation of the said Thomas Fuller which I lately purchased of and from Mary Hall Widow and Elizabeth Apsley Hall her Daughter and hereinafter devised to the Children of the said Goring Fuller ) To be paid and payable to them the said Henry Manning Gabriel Egles and John Farmer and the Survivors or Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor for and during the Term of the natural life of the said Goring Fuller as aforesaid by four equal quarterly payments in the Year to wit on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Michael the Archangel and the Birth of our Lord Christ by even and equal portions The first payment thereof to be made on such of the said Feasts as shall first happen next after my Decease Upon this special Trust and Confidence in them the said Henry Manning Gabriel Egles and John Farmer and the Survivors or Survivor of them and the Executor or Administrators of such Survivor Do from Time to Time pay over the said Annuity or Yearly Rent-Charge when received by them in (Mary Streatfeild) Manner above mentioned unto my said Cousin Goring Fuller for and during all such Time or Times as she the said Goring shall live separate and apart from her Husband the said Thomas Fuller for her separate sole and peculiar Use and Benefitt And her Receipt alone (without her said Husband and none other) shall at all Times be a good and sufficient Discharge to my said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor for the same Provided nevertheless that in Case she the said Goring shall at any Time or Times hereafter think proper to cohabit with and shall actually reside with her Husband the said Thomas Fuller That then my Will is that they my said Trustees and the Survivors or Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall and may either pay the said Annuity or yearly Rent Charge above mentioned to her the said Goring Fuller or retain the same in their Hands to and for the Benefitt of all and every of her Children hereafter named to be paid to them when and as they shall severally and respectively attain their several and respective Ages of twenty-one years as they my said Trustees and the Survivors or Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall think proper And if the said Annuity or yearly Rent-charge of forty pounds or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by the space of forty Days next any or either of the said Feasts whereon the same shall become due (being lawfully demanded) Then I give them my said Trustees and the Survivors or Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor not only the usual Remedy by Distress and Sale but also a power into and upon the said Capital Messuage and other the Messuage Farms and Lands charged therewith or into any part thereof in the Name of Whole wholly to enter and the Rents Issues and Profits thereof to receive and take until thereout and therewith they shall be fully satisfied and paid not only all Arrears of the said Annuity or Yearly Rent-Charge together with what shall become due during such possession but also all Costs Charges and Expences ariseing or that shall be occasioned by the Nonpayment thereof or in or about making such Distress Entry and obtaining and keeping such possession And that from Time to Time as often as such Distress and Entry shall be made Also I do further charge my said Messuages Farms Lands and Tenements (Except as before excepted) with the payment of one other Annuity or yearly Rent-Charge of ten pounds of like lawfull Money of Great Britain which I give devise and bequeath thereout unto Richard-Plumer Fuller (eldest Son of my said Cousin Goring Fuller) and his Assigns for and during the Term of the natural Life of his Mother the said Goring Fuller The same to be paid into the Hands of my aforesaid Trustees for his Use during his Minority by two equal half-yearly payments in the Year (that is to say) On the Feast-Day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Archangel by even and equal portions And on his attaining the Age of twenty-one Years the same to be paid into his own proper Hands on the Feast Days above-mentioned during the natural Life of his Mother the said Goring Fuller as aforesaid (Mary Streatfeild) To his own proper Use and Benefitt And my Will is and I do hereby order and direct that the first payment of the said last mentioned Annuity or yearly Rent-charge shall begin and be made on the first of the Feast Days above mentioned for payment thereof as shall next happen after my Decease And in Default of Payment thereof in Manner aforesaid over and above the Space of Forty Days Then I give and bequeath to my said Trustees during the Minority of him the said Richard Plumer Fuller And also to him the said Richard Plumer Fuller on his obtaining the Age of twenty one Years the like Remedy and Power for Recovery thereof in every Respect whatsoever as is above given and bequeathed to his Mother the said Goring Fuller on Nonpayment of her Annuity or yearly Rent-Charge above mentioned And from and after the Decease of her the said Goring Fuller Then I do hereby further charge my said Messuages Farms Lands and Tenements with the payment of the Sum of one Thousand pounds of like lawfull Money which I give and bequeath thereout unto my aforesaid Trustees Henry Manning, Gabriel Egles and John Farmer and the Survivors or Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor The same to be paid unto them my said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivors of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor within twelve months next after the Decease of her the said Goring Fuller Upon this special Trust and Confidence in them my said Trustees and the Survivors or Survivor of them and the Executor or Administrators of such Survivor reposed That they do pay and divide the same between the Children of her the said Goring Fuller hereafter named (that is to say) the said Richard-Plumer Fuller Mary-Elizabeth Fuller Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller in the proportions following (that is to say) to the said Richard-Plumer Fuller the sum of five hundred Pounds and the remaining part thereof equally between the said Mary Elizabeth Fuller Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller To their own proper Use and Uses and I give them the same in the proportions aforesaid accordingly Provided nevertheless and my Will is that in Case of the Death of one or more of them the said Children of the said Goring Fuller before their part of the said Legacy or Sum of One thousand pounds shall become payable such part or Share or parts or Shares of him or her or them so dyeing shall go and be paid to the Survivors of them share and share alike and I give them the same accordingly And my Will further is that the same be paid to the Children of her the said Goring when and as they shall severally and respectively attain their Ages of twenty-one Years if the same shall have become due and paid into the Hands of my Trustees aforesaid And further my Will is that in Case the said Legacy shall become due in the Minorities of the Children of her the said Goring they my said Trustees do apply such part of the said Legacy in their Education and Maintenance during such their Minorities as they my said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them or the Executor or Administrators of such Survivor shall think proper Also I do moreover charge my said Messuages Farms Lands and Tenements (Except as before excepted) with the payment of the further sum (Mary Streatfeild) of one thousand pounds of like lawfull Money which I also give and bequeath thereout unto my Nephew Henry Streatfeild (eldest son of my late Brother-in-law) Henry Streatfeild esquire deceased) and my two Neices Sophia Streatfeild and Harriott (Wife of Mr Walter Bracebridge) the same to be paid and equally divided between them my said Nephew and Nieces Share and Share alike within twelve Months next after my Decease To their several and respective Use and Uses And charges and chargeable as aforesaid I give and devise my said Capital Messuage Farm and Lands called Cop wood alias Ludsham And all other my Messuages Farms Lands and Tenements with their and every of their Rights Members and Appurtenances in the said several parishes of Uckfield Isfield and Little Horsted aforesaid both Freehold and Copyhold or of whatsoever other Tenure (Save and except my said messuage or Tenement with the Buildings Gardens Orchards Land and Appurtenances thereto belonging situate in or near the Town of Uckfield aforesaid and in the Occupation of Thomas Fuller) unto my Nephew Richard Thomas Streatfeild (youngest son of my said late Brother-in-law Henry Streatfeild Esquire deceased) To hold to him my said Nephew Richard Thomas Streatfeild his Heirs and Assignees for ever Also I give and devise All that my said Messuage or Tenement with the Buildings Gardens Orchard Land and Hereditaments by me purchased of the said Mary Hall and Elizabeth Apsley Hall situate lyeing and being in or near the Town of Uckfield aforesaid and now in the Tenure or Occupation of the said Thomas Fuller with their and every of their Rights Members and Appurtenances thereto belonging And also all that my front Pew or Seat in the old Gallery in the Parish Church of Uckfield aforesaid Which I intend shall at my Decease pass with the said Messuage or Tenement as an Appurtenant thereto unto the said Richard Plumer Fuller Son of said Cousin Goring Fuller To hold to him the said Richard Plumer Fuller his Heirs and Assignes for ever Provided he live to attain the Age of twenty one Years or dieing before shall leave Issue of his Body lawfully begotten But if he the said Richard Plumer Fuller shall happen to die before he attain the age of twenty-one years without Issue as aforesaid Then I give and devise the said Messuage or Tenement Buildings Garden Orchard Land and Hereditaments unto the three other Children of my said Cousin Goring Fuller namely the said Mary-Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller To hold to them the said Mary-Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller their Heirs and Assigns for ever Provided nevertheless that if either of them the said Mary-Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller shall happen to die before they shall arrive to their respective ages of Twenty-one years without leaving Issue of their respective Bodies lawfully begotten That then and in such Case I give and devise the said Messuage or Tenement Buildings Garden Orchard Land and Hereditaments unto the Survivor of them and to their Heirs and Assigns of such Survivors for ever Provided nevertheless That if the said Richard Plumer Fuller or the said Mary-Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller shall happen to die without leaving (Mary Streatfeild) Issue and without leaving either a Brother or Sister living at the Time of such his her or their Decease Then in such Case I give and devise the said Messuage or Tenement Buildings Gardens Orchard Land and Hereditaments with the Appurtenances unto their Mother the said Goring Fuller her Heirs and Assigns for ever And my Will is and I do hereby order and direct my Trustees aforesaid to receive and take the Rents Issues and Profitts of the said Estate above devised to the said Richard Plumer Fuller during his Minority or in Case of his Death under the Age of twenty-one Years and without leaving any Issue of his Body lawfully begotten Then to receive the said Rents Issues and Profitts of the said Estate in such Case devised to the said Mary-Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George-Goring Fuller during their Minorities or the Minority of the Survivor of them And to apply the same for the Use and Benefitt of the said Richard-Plumer Fuller or in Case of his Death as aforesaid for the Use and Benefitt of the said Mary-Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George-Goring Fuller and the Survivors of them in such Manner as they my said Trustees shall think proper And as to for touching and concerning my Personal Estate my Will is that my Executors hereafter named do thereout in the first place pay and discharge all my Debts and Funeral Expences and also the Money Legacies by me hereinafter given and bequeathed (that is to say) I give and bequeath to the poor people of the parish of Uckfield aforesaid ten Guineas and to the poor people of the parish of Chiddingstone (in case I am buried there) the sum of five Guineas to be distributed among them in such Shares and proportions as my Executors hereafter named shall think proper within one Month next after my Decease Also I give and bequeath unto my said Cousin Goring Fuller the Sum of fifty Pounds To be paid to her within six Months next after my Decease by my Executors hereafter named To and for her own sole and peculiar Use and Benefitt and her Receipt alone notwithstanding her Coverture shall be a good and sufficient Discharge to my Executors for the same And my Will is that the said Legacy or any part thereof shall not be subject to the Debts Control Forfeiture Disposal or Engagement of her said Husband Also I give and bequeath unto her the said Goring Fuller the sum of twenty Guineas to buy Mourning for herself and five guineas for each of her Children for Mourning for them at my Decease The same to be paid to her within three Months after my Decease by my Executors hereafter named And her Receipt for the same notwithstanding her Coverture shall be good and sufficient Discharge to my Executors Also I give and bequeath unto her Mother my Cousin Elizabeth Egles (the widow of my late Cousin George Egles deceased) and to all the rest of the children of my said late Cousin George Egles deceased the respective Sums of twenty Guineas a piece To be paid to such of the said Children being Daughters as shall be married and under Coverture into their own proper Hands to their sole and separate Use and Uses respectively And their sole Receipts without their Husbands shall be a sufficient Discharge to my Executors for the same Also I give and bequeath unto the four children of my late Cousin Barbara Luck deceased namely George Richard (Mary Streatfeild) John and Barbarina Goring the respective Sums of twenty Guineas a piece To my Cousin Thomas Godley twenty Guineas To Lucy Verrall (Daughter of Lucy the Daughter of my said Cousin Elizabeth Egles deceased) the Sum of twenty Guineas And my Will is that the Legacies above mentioned shall be paid by my Executors hereafter named within one Year next after my Decease But if any of the Legatees shall be then under the Age of twenty-one Years Then to such of them when and as they shall severally and respectively attain that Age Also I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Anthony Morris the sum of Twenty Guineas for Mourning to be paid to him within three Months next after my Decease by my Executors hereafter named Also I give and bequeath unto the four Children of my said Cousin Goring Fuller namely the said Richard Plumer Fuller, Mary Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller the several and respective sums following (that is to say) To the said Richard Plumer Fuller the sum of five hundred Pounds And to the said Mary Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller the respective sums of three hundred Pounds apiece The said several and respective Legacies to be paid and payable to them respectively by my Executors hereafter named when and as they shall severally and respectively attain the Age of twenty-one Years And my Will and I do hereby order and direct my said Executors to place their said several and respective Legacies out at Interest so soon as conveniently may be after my Decease upon such good Security or Securities as they my said Executors shall think proper And do from Time to Time receive such Interest money for the Use of the said Richard Plumer Fuller, Mary Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller respectively according to their several and respective Legacies above given them And I give and bequeath to them such Interest Money accordingly Provided nevertheless and my Will further is and I do hereby further order and direct that it shall and may be lawfull for my said Executors to lay out and expend such Part of the said respective Legacies and Interest Money above-given and bequeathed to them the said Richard Plumer Fuller, Mary Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller in their Education and Placeing them out Apprentices as they the said Executors shall think proper In which Case it shall and may be lawfull for them my said Executors to deduct such Money so applied out of the Money or Legacies of them the said Richard Plumer Fuller, Mary Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller accordingly And my Will is That in Case either of them the said Richard Plumer Fuller, Mary Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller shall happen to die before he she or they shall attain his her or their Age or Ages of twenty-one Years That then and in such Case I doe hereby order and direct my Executors hereafter named to pay over the Legacy or Legacies of him her or them so dieing or such part thereof respectively as shall remain unapplied as aforesaid unto the Survivors of them And I give them the same accordingly Also I give and bequeath unto my Servant-Maid Jane Head (if she shall be in my service at my Decease and also unto my Coachman Thomas Norman (if he shall be in my Service at my Decease) the respective Sums of twenty (Mary Streatfeild) Guineas apiece The same to be paid to them respectively within six Months next after my Decease to their respective Use and Uses by my Executors hereafter named Also I give and bequeath to them the said Jane Head and Thomas Norman and also to all and every of my Servants that shall be living with me at the Time of my Decease and actually in my Service the respective Sums of five Guineas apiece for Mourning and also the Remainder of their Year's Wages that shall be begun at my Decease The same to be paid to them respectively within one Month next after my Decease Also I will that the Bell at the Top of my said Mansion-House called Copwood and the leaden Cisterns in the Brewhouse and Malthouse and the Pumps in and about my said Mansion-House be deemed Standards and Fixtures and do pass with the House as Heir-Looms to whom I have by this my Will devised the same Also I give and bequeath unto my said Friends the said Henry Manning, Gabriel Egles and John Farmer the several and respective Sums of twenty Guineas apiece for their taking upon them the due Execution of the Trusts hereby in them reposed over and above all their reasonable Costs Charges and Expences and their reasonable Charges for their Time and Trouble therein to be retained by them to their own use within twelve Months next after my Decease Also I give………………………………..Mourning Rings of a Guinea Value each to my several Relations and Friends following ( to wit) To my Sister Streatfeild my Nephew Henry Streatfeild and his Wife, my Nephew Richard-Thomas Streatfeild, my Niece Sophia Streatfeild, Mr Walter Bracebridge and my Niece Harriot his wife, my said Cousins Elizabeth Egles and Goring Fuller, and to my three Trustees Henry Manning, Gabriel Egles and John Farmer and to the Wives of such of them as have any To the Reverend Mr Newton and his Wife, To the Reverend Mr Gereson and to the Clergyman that shall bury me at Chiddingstone and the Curate of Uckfield for the Time being All the Rest and Residue of my Goods Stock Household Furniture Plate Linnen Ready Money Money out at Interest upon Securities Chattels Creditts Effects and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (after payment of my Debts Funerall and Legacies aforesaid) I give and bequeath unto the said Henry Manning Gabriel Egles and John Farmer their Executors and Administrators Upon Trust that they or the Survivors or Survivor of them or the Executor or Administrators of such Survivor do sell dispose and convert the same or what part thereof ………………………shall not be in Money into Money and the Money thereof ariseing together with such part thereof as shall be in Money at the Time of my Decease Do put and place out at Interest upon Government or such other Securities they (with the Approbation of the said Goring Fuller testifyed by her subscribing or indorsing such Securities from Time to Time shall think proper) and call in and replace the same again at Interest in such Manner as they shall see Occasion And do and shall from Time to Time pay and apply the Interest proceed and profitts of such Trust Monies into the proper Hands of her my said Cousin Goring Fuller (Wife (Mary Streatfeild) of the said Thomas Fuller) during the term of her natural Life To her own Use and Benefitt notwithstanding her Coverture To the Intent that the same may not be at the Disposal of or subject or liable to the Control Debts or Engagements of her present or any future Husband but only at her own separate Disposal And upon this further Trust that they my said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor Do and shall….. from Time to Time from and after the Decease of the said Goring Fuller pay and apply the Interest proceed and profitts of the said Trust-Moneys in for and towards the Education and Maintenance of all such Children of her the said Goring Fuller as she may or shall happen to leave at the Time of her Death and the Children of any of them being then dead leaving Issue Untill the youngest Child of her the said Goring shall attain the age of Twenty one Years And then do pay and divide the said Trust-Moneys unto and amongst all and every such Child or Children of her the said Goring Fuller as shall be then living and the Child or Children of such of them as shall be then dead leaving Issue Share and Share alike And I give and bequeath the same to such Children and Grandchildren accordingly To their own proper Use and Uses provided nevertheless and my Will is that such Grandchildren shall take his her or their part or share parts or shares of the said Trust-Moneys shall become vested in him her or them respectively as aforesaid my Will is that the part or share or parts or shares therein of him her or them so dieing shall go and belong to the Survivors or Survivor of them such Children or Grandchildren And I give them the same accordingly Provided allways and my Will is that if she the said Goring Fuller shall at any Time or Times hereafter return to her Husband Thomas Fuller and shall actually cohabit or reside with him for the Space of one Month That then my Will is that she the said Goring Fuller shall have no Benefitt of the Interest or….. other part of the Residuum of my …..Personal Estate during so long Time as she shall cohabit with or reside with him But in such Case I do hereby direct and order my said Trustees to pay and apply such Bequest of Interest Money or other part of the Residuum of my Personal Estate above given to her the said Goring Fuller for the Benefitt of her Children as is above mentioned and directed in Case she the said Goring was actually deceased Any Thing therein contained to the Contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding Provided also and my Will further is that they my said Trustees and Executors shall not place any of the Children of her the said Goring with their Father the said Thomas Fuller to board or otherwise on any pretence whatsoever And my Will and Desire is That they my said Trustees and Executors will prevent his taking them so far as in their Power And in Case he (Mary Streatfeild) the said Thomas Fuller shall at any Time or Times hereafter get into his Custody any of the said Children and shall insist on keeping them my Will and Meaning is and I do hereby order and direct my said Trustees to pay no Money or make any other Allowance to him the said Thomas Fuller for the Board or Maintenance of any such Child or Children so detained by him on any pretence whatsoever And my Will is that if one or two of them the said Henry Manning, Gabriel Egles, and John Farmer shall depart this Life before the Trust hereby in them reposed shall be compleated the Survivors or Survivor of them (whom I hereby impower by any Instrument in Writing to be by them or him duly signed and sealed in the presence of two or more credible Witnesses with the Approbation of her the said Goring Fuller if living to be testified by her indorsing or subscribing such Instrument for that purpose) Do elect chuse nominate and appoint one or more other person or persons whom such Survivors or Survivor shall think proper to be Co-trustees with such Survivors or Survivor for the finishing or compleating the Trust hereby created And their power of electing new Trustees I will shall be exercised by the surviving Trustees or Trustee from Time to Time as ……….. often as the Number of my said Trustees shall by Death be reduced to the Number of two or one And I give and bequeath such after-chosen Trustees (is any shall be appointed) ten Guineas apiece for their Trouble over and besides their reasonable Expences to be taken and retained by them out of the first Moneys that shall be received by them in the Execution of the said Trusts Also I will and direct that my Executors do cause an Inscription to my Memory to be inserted in the Blank Space left for that Purpose on the Monument which I have erected to the Memory of my late dear Husband in the Parish Church of Uckfield aforesaid And further my Will is that my said Trustees or any of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any other or more Moneys than what shall actually come to the Hands or Receipts respectively nor for any Losses that may happen in the said Trust-Moneys or Estate without their willfull or corrupt Neglects Acts or Defaults nor shall one or more of them be answerable or accountable for the other or others of them but every one of them for his own Act Receipt Neglect or Default only And that it shall and may be lawfull for them from Time to Time to stop deduct and retain to their respective Use or Uses out of the said Trust-Moneys coming to their Hands and Receipts All such reasonable Costs Charges and Expences as they or any or either of them shall pay bear sustain or be put unto in about or concerning the Trust hereby reposed in them or anyways relating to the performance or Execution thereof together with a reasonable Allowance for his or their Time and Trouble therein And moreover my Will is that if I shall hereafter think proper to give or leave any further or other Money-Legacy or any specific Legacy of any part of my Plate (Mary Streatfeild) Linnen Goods Wearing Apparell Rings Jewells or other Things or to revoke or alter any Legacy hereinbefore given and shall make any Note or Memorandum thereof in my own Hand-writing or signed with my Hand Although such Note or Memorandum may Want the regular Form or Requisites of a Legal Codicil and may happen not to be attested by Witnesses Yet if it be of my own Hand-Writing or signed by me my Will is such Note or Memorandum shall be taken to be a Codicil or Testamentary Schedule to this my Will and be deemed as part thereof and be so adjudged in every Court of Law or Equity in this Kingdom And lastly I appoint the said Henry Manning, Gabriel Egles and John Farmer Joint-Executors of this my last Will and Testament upon the Trusts aforesaid and do revoke all former Wills and Testaments by me made and declare this only together with such Note or Memorandum if I leave any such to be and contain my whole last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Mary Streatfeild the Testatrix to this last Will and Testament contained in Ten sheets of paper annexed together with Tape at the Corner have to the first nine sheets thereof set my Hand and to the last my Hande and Seal also this twenty-second Day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six ---------- Mary Streatfeild LS------------------ Signed sealed published and declared by the Testatrix Mary Streatfeild as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her Presence of us who in her presence at her Request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto Josias Bornick Edwd Alfry S. Lidbetter

Whereas I Mary Streatfeild of Copwood in the parish of Uckfield in the County of Sussex Widow have on the Day of the Date hereof duly executed my last Will and Testament in Writing And whereas I the said Mary Streatfeild being minded to sell and dispose of as soon as conveniently may be All that my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Barn Garden Orchard Farm and Lands in Easthoathly in the said County and which I purchased of Mr John Rogers and Mary his Wife with the Rights Members and Appurtenances thereto belonging have not given and devised or otherwise disposed of the same in and by my said Will Now therefore I the said Mary Streatfeild Do make this my Codicil to my said last Will and Testament as follows (that is to say) I give and devise unto Richard Plumer Fuller (son of my Cousin Goring Fuller Wife of Thomas Fuller of Uckfield aforesaid Surgeon and Apothecary) All that my said Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Barn Garden Orchard Farm and Lands in Easthoathly aforesaid which I purchased of the said John Rogers and Mary his Wife with the Rights Members and Appurtenances thereto belonging as aforesaid and now in the Tenure or Occupation of William Wenham or his Assigns To hold to him the said Richard Plumer Fuller his Heirs and Assigns for ever Provided he live to attain the Age of twenty-one Years or dieing before shall leave Issue of his Body lawfully begotten But if he the said Richard Plumer Fuller shall happen to die before he attain the Age of twenty-one Years and without leaving any Issue of his Body lawfully begotten Then I give and devise the said Messuage or Tenement Barn Garden Orchard Lands and Hereditaments unto the three other Children of her my said Cousin Goring Fuller (namely) Mary Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller To hold to them the said Mary Elizabeth Fuller, Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller their Heirs and Assigns for ever Provided nevertheless That if either of them the said Mary Elizabeth Fuller Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller shall happen to die before they shall arrive to their respective Ages of Twenty-one Years without leaving Issue of their respective Bodies lawfully begotten That then and in such Case I give and devise the said Messuage or Tenements Barn Garden Orchard Land and Hereditaments unto the Survivor of them the said Mary-Elizabeth Fuller Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller and to the Heirs and Assigns of such Survivor for ever Provided nevertheless That if the said Richard Plumer Fuller or the said Mary-Elizabeth Fuller (Mary Streatfeild) Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller shall happen to die without leaving Issue and without leaving either a Brother or Sister living at the time of such his her or their Decease Then and in such Case I give and devise the said Messuage or Tenement Barn Garden Orchard Land and Hereditaments with the Appurtenances unto the Right Heirs of me the said Mary Streatfeild for ever And my Will is and I do hereby order and direct my Trustees and Executors appointed in and by my said last Will and Testament to receive and take the Rents Issues and profitts of the said Estate above devised to him the said Richard Plumer Fuller during his minority or in case of his Death under the Age of twenty-one Years and without leaving any Issue of his Body lawfully begotten Then to receive the said Rents Issues and Profitts of the said Estate is such case devised to the said Mary Elizabeth Fuller Thomas Fuller, and George Goring Fuller during their Minorities or the Minority of the Survivor of them And to apply the same to the Use and Benefit of the said Richard Plumer Fuller Or in case of his Death as aforesaid for the Use and Benefit of the said Mary Elizabeth Fuller Thomas Fuller and George Goring Fuller and the Survivor of them in such Manner as they my said Trustees and Executors shall think proper In Witness whereof I the said Mary Streatfeild to this my Codicil to be annexed to and taken as part of my last Will and Testament and contained in two Sheets of Paper have to the first sheet thereof set my Hand and to the last sheet thereof set my Hand and Seal also this twenty-second Day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six Mary Streatfeild LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Streatfeild as a Codicil to annexed to and taken as part of her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her Presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto Josias Bornick Edwd Alfry S. Lidbetter

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley December 2005]


Elizabeth married George Egles, son of George Egles and Barbara Godly, on 8 Apr 1746 in St. Peter's Church, Old Church Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4AX, GB.1 (George Egles was born before 11 Oct 1722, baptised on 11 Oct 1722 in St. Thomas ΰ Becket's Church, Church Approach, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NH, GB,1 died before 10 Jun 1767 and was buried on 10 Jun 1767 in St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1.)


Sources


1 Sussex Family History Group (SFHG).

2 "Births, Marriages, Deaths," Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 13 July 1812, p. 3; digital images.

3 England, GB, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, PROB 11/801/406 George Egles (1688-1752); digital images, National Archives, National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 16 Mar 2021).

4 England, GB, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, PROB 11-855-222 James Plumer (1692-1760); digital images, National Archives, National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 25 Apr 2022).

5 England, GB, Prerogative Court of Canterbury; digital images, National Archives, National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 23 Mar 2021).

6 England, GB, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, PROB 11-968-352 Sarah Plumer (1697-1762); digital images, National Archives, National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 22 Mar 2021).

7 England, GB, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, PROB 11- 1122-461 Robert Plumer (1701-1784); digital images, National Archives, National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 22 Mar 2021).

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