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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)
George Egles
(Bef 1752-Bef 1837)

 

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George Egles

  • Born: Bef 8 Jan 1751/52
  • Baptised: 8 Jan 1751/52, St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1
  • Died: Bef 1837

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• 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, 3 Jul 1769. 3 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]

• Will, 5 Nov 1783. 3 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: codicil, 28 Nov 1783. 3 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

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley December 2005]


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 22 Mar 2021).

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