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George Egles
(Bef 1688-Bef 1752)
Barbara Godly
(Bef 1697-Bef 1737)
John Goring
(Bef 1679-1735)
Elizabeth Plumer
(Bef 1689-Bef 1782)
George Egles
(Bef 1722-Bef 1767)
Elizabeth Goring
(Bef 1723-1812)
Lucy Egles
(1749-Bef 1776)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Verrall

  • Harriet Verrall
  • Cherry Verrall

Lucy Egles

  • Born: 18 May 1749, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8, GB
  • Baptised: 2 Jun 1749, St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1
  • Marriage (1): William Verrall on 4 Jun 1767 in Holy Cross Church, Church Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AR, GB 1
  • Died: Bef 3 Nov 1776
  • BuriedFem: 3 Nov 1776, Holy Cross Church, Church Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AR, GB 1

  Events

• Will, 2 Sep 1752. 2 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. 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. 3 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, 3 Jul 1769. 4 This is the Last Will and Testament of me Mary Plumer of Southover near Lewes in the County of Sussex spinster touching the Disposition of my Worldly Estate First I Give and bequeath to my Sister Elizabeth Goring the Interest and produce of the sum of Two hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid her from Six Months after my Decease for and during the Term of her Natural life by my Executors hereinafter named which said Sum of Two hundred pounds I Direct my Executors to place out at Interest with the Consent of my said sister Goring for that purpose and Immediately after the Decease of my said Sister Goring I Give and bequeath the said sum of Two hundred pounds to my niece Lucy Eagles Also I give and bequeath to my Brother Robert Plumer Two hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid him by my Executors hereinafter named Six Months after my Decease Also I Give and bequeath to my sister Sarah Plumer Two hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid her by my Executors herein after named Six Months after my Decease Also I Give and bequeath to my sister [Anne] Manning the Interest and produce of Six hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid her from Six Months after my Decease for and during the Term of her Natural life by my Executors hereinafter named which said sum of Six hundred pounds I direct my Executors to place out at Interest with the Consent of my said sister Manning for that purpose and Immediately after the Decease of my said sister Manning I Give and bequeath three hundred pounds part thereof to my Nephew Henry Mannung the younger over and above what is hereinafter Given to him and the Three hundred pounds Residue thereof I Give and bequeath to my neice Elizabeth Manning Also I Give and bequeath to my brother Brother Manning Fifty pounds six Months after my decease over and above what necessary Charges and Expenses he may be .... in the execution of this my Will Also I give and bequeath to my nephew John Plumer Twenty pounds to be paid him Six Months after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named Also I Give and bequeath to my Niece Elizabeth Eagles Twenty pounds to be paid her by my Executors hereinafter named Six Months after my decease Also I Give and bequeath to my Neice Barbara Eagles Ten pounds to my neice Goring Eagles Ten pounds and to my Niece Lucy Eagles Ten pounds to be paid them Six Months after my Decease by my Executors hereinafter named Also I Give and bequeath to my Nephew George Eagles Ten pounds to my Nephew John Eagles Ten pounds to my neice Sophia Eagles Ten pounds to my Nephew Gabriel Eagles Ten pounds to my Nephew Edward Eagles Ten poundsand to my Nephew Plumer Eagles Ten pounds to be paid them at their several ages of one and Twenty years by my Executors hereinafter named Also I Give and bequeath to my nephew Henry Manning the younger all my Old Gold Also I Give and bequeath to my Sister Manning the use of all my Plate (Except what I have hereby otherwise Disposed of) During the Term of her natural life and after her Decease I Give and bequeath the same to her Children in such manner Shares and Proportions as my said Sister Manning shall by will or otherwise order Direct and Appoint the same. Also I Give and bequeath to my said Sister Manning my two Chests of Linnen and my Chest of Drawers and also my New Cloth that is unmadeup and also all my Wearing Apparel of all Sorts and Kinds Except which I shall otherwise dispose of Also I Give and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Chailey in the County of Sussex the sum of Two pounds and Ten Shillings and to the poor of the Parish of Saint John Baptist Southover near Lewes aforesaid the like sum of Two pounds and Ten Shillings to be paid and Distributed one month after my Decease by my Executors hereinafter named in such manner as they shall think proper And it is my Desire to be buried at Chailey aforesaid beside my Father or as near to him as may be and that my Executors shall provide a hearse and everything that is decent and Give Gloves to my Relations All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate not hereby otherwise Disposed of I Give and bequeath the same and every part thereof after payment of my Just Debts Legacys aforesaid Funeral Expenses and the Charges of proving and Executing this my Will unto my said Nephew Henry Manning the younger his Executors Adm[inistrat]ors And Lastly I do hereby Nominate Consistute and appoint my said Brother Henry Manning and nephew Henry Manning the younger Executors of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of paper set my hand and seal to each sheet thereof this third Day of July in the Ninth 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 in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and sixty-nine Mary Plumer signed sealed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Mary Plumer as and for her last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in the presence of her and each other have hereunto subscribed our named as Witnesses I. 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This peice of paper is a Codicil to my Will I Give to my sister Goaring my long Te……..scarf my white Damask Gown and my Blew Cal ………. quilted Coat and my best stay I Give to my Niece Elizabeth Eagles my Grey Tabby Gown I Give to my niece Elizabeth Manning my Gold Watch my Perl Neckless and two Rings with red Stones I Give her in my Will Three hundred pounds after her mothers Death but if she marry James Bonnyface or any such as he is or if she keeps Company with him or any such as he is I Give it to my Nephew Henry Manning after his Mothers Death I Give to my Niece Lucy Eagles two pritty pair of Stone Earrings set in Gold and two stone Girdle Buckles I Give her my Pink Satten Night Gown and my Green Damask Gown and all the peices I Give to my Nephew Henry Manning the little Box of Treasure my Father Gave me and their is everything in it as is set down on the paper that is in the Box and one Stone Ring more that is for him I would have a thick Oak Coffin covered with black Cloth and lined within side I Desire to be kept Seven days above Ground after I am Dead if I can without being Offensive I would have a very Good Shroud to be buried in I Give to my Neice Elizabeth Manning Ten pounds my Gold Watch my Pearl Neckless and the two Rings She is to Receive Six Months after my Decease I have Given all the rest of my Cloathes which I have not disposed of here to my sister Manning May the 9 1770
And all the rest of my Rings I Give to my sister Manning Witness my hand Mary Plumer

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley December 2005]


Lucy married William Verrall on 4 Jun 1767 in Holy Cross Church, Church Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AR, GB.1 (William Verrall died before 26 Feb 1809 and was buried on 26 Feb 1809 in Holy Cross Church, Church Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AR, GB.)


Sources


1 "Sussex Family History Group (SFHG)".

2 England, GB, PROB 11/801/406 George Egles (1688-1752); digital images, National Archives, <i>National Archives</i> (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 16 Mar 2021).

3 England, GB; digital images, National Archives, <i>National Archives</i> (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 23 Mar 2021).

4 England, GB; digital images, National Archives, <i>National Archives</i> (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 22 Mar 2021).

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