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John Goring
(After 1610-Bef 1669)
Eleanor Garret
Henry Mill
(Bef 1617-Bef 1657)
Rebecca Rycraft
George Goring
(Bef 1646-Bef 1714)
Elizabeth Mill
(Bef 1657-Bef 1684)
John Goring
(Bef 1679-1735)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Plumer

John Goring 1

  • Born: Bef 13 Jan 1678/79
  • Baptised: 13 Jan 1678/79, St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Plumer on 9 Feb 1716/17 in St. Thomas Becket's Church, Church Approach, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NH, GB 1
  • Died: 17 Nov 1735 2
  • BuriedMale: 22 Nov 1735, St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1

  Events

Apprenticeship (apprentice): Andrew Hutchinson, citizen & clothworker, Jul 1695, London, GB. The son of George Goring Esquire of Barcombe.

Will, 27 Jul 1705. In the name of God Amen I John Godley of Chayley in the County of Sussex
Gentleman doe this seaven & twentieth day of July - Anno Domini 1705 (being in good Health) make and
ordaine this My Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First and
principally I Comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God My Creator hopeing thro'
the Meritts of Jesus Christ My most blessed Lord and Saviour to Receive a full pardon for
All my Sinns and My Body I Committ to the Earth to be decently buryed att the discretion of my
Executors in Trust and as to my Worldly estate I give and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis
I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parishe of Chayley aforesaid five pounds to be
distributed amongst them by the Overseers of the said parishe within a Month after my death Item I
give and bequeath unto all my servants which shall be Liveing with me at my death over and
above their wages the sume of Twenty shillings a piece Item whereas I did Att a Court Holden
for the Mannor of Ditchling garden the Ninth day of June 1702 surrender by the Rodd
into the hands of the Lord of the said Mannor by the acceptance of John Whitpaine Gent
Steward of the said Mannor all that Messuage or Tenement called Byneham with the
Appurtenances in Chayley and holden of the said Mannor To such use and uses Intents and
purposes as I should by my last Will and Testament in writing limitt direct and
appointe Now my will and meaning is and I doe hereby give and devise the same unto
my Son Thomas Godley and to his heires and assigns forever Item I give and bequeath unto My
two daughters Mary and Barbara Godley the summe of seaven hundred pounds a piece
to be paid unto them att their respective ages of one and twenty yeares or dayes of Marriage
which shall first happen togeather with Interest for the same after the rate of
five pounds per cent until their respective Legacyes shall become due and payable for their
Mainteynance and education and for the more certaine payment thereof I give and devise
all my Lands whatsoever in Chayley aforesaid with their and every of their appurtenances unto
George Goring of Barcombe in the County aforesaid Esqr George Goring of Chayley aforesaid
Gent James Plumer of Chayley aforesaid Gent and Walter Vinall of Chayley aforesaid
yeoman and to the Survivor and Survivors of them and to the heires of the survivor of them
In Trust to sell the same if occasion require or by the Rents and profitts thereof to pay to my said two
daughters their said respective Legacyes & Interest till the same shall become due and
payable and if it happen that either of my said daughters dye before they come to age or
be marryed then my will is that three hundred and fifty pounds of the porcon of her soe dyeing
shall be paid unto my surviving daughter at her age of one and twenty yeares or day of Marriage
which shall first happen by the said George Goring Esqr George Goring Gent James Plumer
& Walter Vinall whome I make Executors In Trust of this My Last Will and Testament
And in Case my Executors In Trust shall raise money out of my personal estate sufficient with
the Rents of my Lands to pay my said daughters porcons Then I give and devise All and singular
the said lands unto my son Thomas Godley and to his heires and assignes forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen Thomas Midmor and unto my Brother and sisters
John Mary & Hannah Goring Each a Ring of twenty shillings value Item I give and bequeath
unto my Executors & to their Wives Each a Ring of the same value All the Rest of my Goods
Chattells and personall estate I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Godley And
I doe hereby appointe my said Executors In Trust & the survivors of them to be Guardians to my said son and daughters
untill they shall Attaine to their respective ages of fourteene yeares In witnesse whereof I
have to Each sheete of this my Will being two in number sett my hand and seale the day
and yeare above written

Signed sealed published and declaredJohn Godly
by the said John Godley to be his
Last Will and Testament in the
presence of

Math Artridge
N? Langford
Ann Langford

Will, 22 Mar 1708/09. In the Name of God Amen I George
Goring of Barcombe in the County of Sussex Esqr being in good health & of
perfect mind & memory (Almighty God be praised therefore & for all other his
great mercies& blessings to me) Yet knowing by certainty of death & uncertain
ty of the time when doe make & declare this my last will & Testament First
& Principally I yeild & consigne my poore & precious Soule to Almighty
God my heavenly Father stedfastly beleiving through the meritts of Jesus
Christ my blessed Saviour & Redeemer to obteyne full pardon and remission
of all my sinns And I committ my body to the Earth from Whence it came to bee
decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix & Executors herein
after named And touching such worldly goods & Estate as God in his mercy
hath lent mee I dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I give and
devise All that my Messuage where I now dwell with the Barnes Stables Gardens
Closes Outhouses & other buildings with the appurtenances thereunto belonging containing
one acre or thereabouts And alsoe All those foure pieces or parcells of land with an
Orchard & Milking close thereunto adjoyning conteyning together by estimation
Fourteen acres & an halfe Abutting & bounding to the Queens highway leading
from Barcombe Church to Camois Court green on the East, to a parcell of ground
called Churchfeild on the South, to A mead called the Church mead on the West, & to
A land called Douseland? on the North, late the lands of . Beecher & before
Combers And also All those three pieces or parcells of land called the Churchfeild
with the green Close lying before the Messuage aforesaid conteyning together by
estimation Eleven acres more or lesse lying & adjoyning to the aforesaid lands
late Beechers & before Combers on the East & North to a lane leading from Barcomb
Church to Cobb greene on the South, & to the lands of Thomas Earle on the West All which
lands & premisses are situate lying & being in Barcombe aforesaid & are now in
Geo Goring

my owne occupacon, To my deare wife Mary Goreing & her assignes for & during
the terme of her naturall life And imediately from & after here decease To my youngest
sonne John Goreing & his assignes for & dureing the terme of his naturall life And
from & after his decease To his first sonne of the body of the said John Goreing
lawfully to bee begotten & to hs heires Males of the body of such first sonn lawfully
yssuing And for want of such issue To the second son of the body of the said John
Goreing lawfully to bee begotten & to the heires Males of the body of such second soon
lawfully yssuing And for default of such yssue To the third son of the body of the said
John Goreing lawfully to bee begotten & the heires Males of the body of such third
sonne lawfully yssuing And for default of such yssue To the fourth fifth sixth & all &
every other son & sonnes of the body of the said John Goreing lawfully to bee begotten
severally successively & respectively one after the other in order & ^^ as they shalbee
in seniority of age & priority of birth, & the severall heires Males of his & their severall
& prospective body lawfully to bee begotten the elder of such sonnes & the heires Males
of his or their bodys And for default of such yssue To the heires female & females of
the body of the said John Goreing lawfully to bee begotten & the heires of her or their
bodys lawfully yssuing And in default of such yssue To my eldest sonne George
Goreing his heires & assignes for ever And whereas I have surrendered A Copyhold
Messuage with the Barns buildings & lands thereunto belonging commonly called or known
by the name of Shaws & Crowchfeilds conteyning by estimacon Fourscore acres more
or lesse with the appurtenances situate lying or being in Chailey in the said County of Sussex
adjoyning to the lands of Sir Thomas Mansell Barronet called the Old Parke on the East
& South, to the Queens highway leading from Markstakes Common to Newick Church
on the West & to the lands of John Carpenter on the North, holden of the Mannor
of Allington in the County aforesaid & now in the tenure of John Weller his under
Tenants or assignes To the use of my laast Will Now in pursuance thereof I doe
hereby give & devise the said messuage lands & premisses with th'appurtenances
To my said sonne John Goreing & his assignes for & dureing the terms of his
naturall life And imediately from & after his decease To the heires Males of his
body lawfully to bee begotten And for default of such yssue To the heires female
of his body lawfully to bee begotten & the heires of the body or bodys of such
yssue female lawfully yssuing And in case my said sonn John Goreing shall dye
leaving no yssue of his body lawfully begotten Then I give or devise the said
Copyhold Messuage Lands and Tenements with th'appurtenances thereunto belonging
To my loveing friends James Plumer & Francis Langford of Chailey aforesaid Gent
their heirs & assignes for ever To the end intent & purposes that they or the
Survivor of them or their heires of such Survivor shall within one yeare next
after the decease of the said John Goring my sonne without yssue of his body
sell & dispose of the said Messuage lands & premisses for the best price &
most money that can be made thereof And my will & mind is & I doe
hereby give & bequeath the money arising by such sale To my Granddaughters
Mary Martha & Elizabeth Goreing daughters of the said George Goreing my
sonn, to Mary & Barbary Godly daughters of my late sonn in Law John Godly
Gent & to the daughter or daughters (not exceeding three) of my daughter Mary
now Wife of John Egles Gent to bee equally divided between them. And for
my personall Estate I dispose thereof as followeth Item I give to the poore
of the parish of Chaily Forty shillings to bee paid & distributed amongst them within
one moneth next after me decease at the discretion of my Executrix & Executor
hereinafter named. Item I give & bequeath unto my said sonn Georg Goreing
& to my said daughter Mary Egles five pounds A piece & to my daughter
in Law Elizabeth now wife of my said donn Georg Goreing & to my said sonn in
law John Egles & to my sonne in Law John Smith Clerk Four pounsa A piece All
which last mentioned Legacies soe given & bequeathed as aforesaid shalbee
paid unto each of them within three moneths next after my decease Item I
give unto the aforesaid Mary Martha & Elizabeth Goreing & to Thomas Godly
& the said Mary & Barbary Godly my Grandchildren Twenty shillings A piece
to buy them Rings in remembrance of mee Item I give & bequeath unto the
said Mary my wife the use of my Coach & Coachhorses & all & singular my
Goods & household stuffe plate linnen woollen pewter brass Bedds & bedding & all
other utensills & implements of household whatsoever in or about belomging to
my now dwelling house situate in Barcombe aforesaid for & dureing the
terme of her naturall life And from & after her decease I give & bequeath
All & Singular my said Goods household Stuffe plate linnen woollen pewter
brasse Bedds bedding & all other utensils & implements of household To the
said John Goreing All the rest residue & remainder of my Goods Chattells
ready money arrears of Rent bills bonds mortgages Leases & personall
Estate whatsoever (my debts Legacies & funerall expences being first paid
& discharged ) I give & bequeath unto my said wife & sonn John Goreing
whom I does hereby make ordaine constitute & appoint Executrix & Executor
of this my last will and Testament And my further will and meaning is
& I doe hereby likewise make & appoint my said loveing friends James
Plumer and Francis Langford Overseers of this my last will desireing
and requesting them to bee aiding and assisting to my said Executrix &
Executor in the due performance hereof & I doe give unto each of them
Twenty shillings to buy the Rings in remembrance of mee And I doe
hereby Revoak & make void all former will or wills by mee at any
time heretofore made & doe declare this to bee my last will & Testament
In Witness whereof I have to a Labell at the top of this my will affixed my
Seale & to each halfe sheet or side hereof being five in number have sett
my hand this two & Twentieth day of March One Thousand seven hundred
& Eight . .Anne nunc Regine Magne Britannico &c octavo

Signed sealed published & declared by the saidr
George Goreing the Testator as & for his last will &r
Testament in the presence of us who all subscribed ourr
names as witnesses hereunto yn his presencre
Tho Medley
Edwd Medley
William Rootes

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley]

Probate, 29 Jun 1719, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. 29no die mensis Junii Anno Domin 1719
Juratus fuit Johannes Goreing Gent Executor hujus Testamenti
Cui Commissa fuit Administraco et onus Executionis ejiusdem
Per Nos

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley]

Probate, 29 Jun 1719, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. 29 die mensis Junii Anno 1719 fuit Johannes Goreing Gent Executor
huius Testamenti Cui Commissa fuit Administratio
et Onus Executionis ejusdem (Maria
Goreing alti de Executoribus demortua)
P Nos

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley]

Will, 28 Dec 1727. In the name of God Amen I George Goring of Chailey in the County of Sussex gent being in good health of Body and of Sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding (God Almighty be praised therefore) do make ordain publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner and form following First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing for Salvation through the merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour and Redeemer and my body I resign to the earth to be therein decently buried according to the discretion of my Executors hereafter named 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 And first I give and devise unto my loving wife Elizabeth Goring and to my brothers John Goring of Barcombe gent and John Egles of Uckfield gent and George Egles of Wadhurst gent All that my Mannor of Barcombe with all the rights Members and appurtenances thereunto belonging And also All that Mesuage or Tenement Barns Buildings Farme Lands Hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances and usualy called or known by the name of the Court Farm And also All that Barne Farm lands and premises with'appurtenances called Culvers situate lying and being in Barcombe aforesaid in the said County of Sussex and now in the tenure and occupation of James Cripps Yeoman or his Assignes And also all other my Freehold Messuages Buildings Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate lying and being in Barcombe aforesaid & which I have not heretofore setled in Jointure on my said Wife Also I give and devise unto the said Elizabeth Goring John Goring John Egles and George Egles all and every my Copyhold Messuages Tenements Barns Buildings Lands Tenements Hereditaments and premises ......... of the Mannor of Allington which I have heretofore Surrendered to the use of my last Will situate lying and being in Chailey and Barcombe aforesaid and now in my own occupacon and in the occupacon of John Heasman and Tho[ma]s Holman or their Assignes And also All that my piece or parcell of Freehold land lying near Copperdsbridge in Chailey aforesaid And also all other my Freehold Copyhold Mesuages Lands and Tenements lying and being in Chayley aforesaid and which are not Setled in Jointure as aforesaid To have and to hold the said Mannor Mesuages Barnes Buildings Lands Tenements Hereditaments as well Freehold as Copyhold and every part and parcell thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Elizabeth Goring John Goring John Egles and George Egles and their Heirs upon Speciall Trust and Confidenc and to the intent and purpose that they the said Elizabeth Goring Jogn Goring John Egles and George Egles and the Survivors and Survivor of them or the Heirs of such Survivor do and shall with all convenient speed after my decease make Sale thereof and dispose of the moneys arising from such Sale (after the Mortgages and Incumbrances thereon shall be discharged towards the payment of such Debts as I shall owe at the time of my death Also I give and bequeath unto my Aunt Dorothy Ellis to my brother John Goring and to his Wife and daughter to my brother John Egles and to his Wife Son and daughter to my brother George Egles and to his Wife Son and daughter and to my Nephew Thomas Godley and to each and every one of them twenty one Shillings to buy them rings in remembrance of me Also I give and bequeath unto my said Wife and to my Four daughters Mary, Martha, Elizabeth and Dorothy Goring and to each of them the Sume of Twenty pounds of lawfull money of great Britain to buy them mourning Also I give and bequeath to the Poor People of the Parish of Chailey the Sume of Five pounds and to the poor People of the Parish of Barcombe the like Sume of Five pounds to be distributed amongst them by the Churchwardens of the said parishes within six months next after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto every one of my Servants that shall be living with me at the time of my death over and above their wages the Sume of twenty Shillings to be paid them within six months next after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Goring the aforesaid John Goring John Egles and George Egles and to the Survivors and Survivor of them all and Singular my goods chattells and Personal Estate or what nature kind or sort soever In Trust also to Sell the same as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and dispose of the money arising by the Sale thereof towards payment of my just debts Legacys and Funeral expences And also upon this further trust that my said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them do and shall pay all such moneys as shall be remaining in their hands after my Debts legacys and Funerall expences are fully paid & satisfied unto my said four daughters Mary Martha Elizabeth and Dorothy Goring share and share alike And I do hereby make & appoint my said Trustees joint Executors of this my Will revoaking and declaring void all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore had made & published In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal the eight and twentieth day of December in the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereigne Lord George the Second 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 Seaven hundred and twenty seven George Goring Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said George 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 Plumer Abra. Standen Thomas Earle

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley, December 2005]

Probate, 8 Feb 1728/29, London, GB. Probatum fuit Testamentum Georgii Goring Chailey infra Archde Lewes Def[unc]ti Octavo die Mensi February Anno d[o]m[in]i 1728 Coram Magistro Ric[ard]o Gardner LLB Surrto et Jurat Eliz Goring John Goring John Egles George Egles Extors in

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley, December 2005]

Will, 12 Oct 1734. 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]

Probate, 18 Mar 1734/35, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. The Will of John Goring late of Barcombe Esq dece[ase]d was proved the Eighteenth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty five Before the Reverend Mr Edward Lund Surrogate Upon the Oaths of Thomas Godley John Plumer and Robert Plumer only Executors named in the said Will To whom was Comitted Administration of the Goods and so forth Being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth.

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley, December 2005]


John married Elizabeth Plumer, daughter of James Plumer and Margaret Mathew, on 9 Feb 1716/17 in St. Thomas Becket's Church, Church Approach, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NH, GB.1 (Elizabeth Plumer was born before 7 Jan 1688/89, baptised on 7 Jan 1688/89 in St. Peter's Church, Chailey Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DA, GB,1 died before 29 Apr 1782 and was buried on 29 Apr 1782 in St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1.)


Sources


1 "Sussex Family History Group (SFHG)".

2 East Sussex Record Office, Lewes.

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