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Robert Plumer
(Bef 1615-Bef 1678)
Sarah Geere
(Bef 1633-Bef 1666)
John Mathew
(Bef 1626-Bef 1675)
Margaret
(-Bef 1685)
James Plumer
(Bef 1663-1751)
Margaret Mathew
(Bef 1661-1749)
Elizabeth Plumer
(Bef 1689-Bef 1782)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Goring

Elizabeth Plumer

  • Born: Bef 7 Jan 1688/89
  • Baptised: 7 Jan 1688/89, St. Peter's Church, Chailey Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DA, GB 1
  • Marriage (1): John Goring on 9 Feb 1716/17 in St. Thomas ΰ Becket's Church, Church Approach, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NH, GB 1
  • Died: Bef 29 Apr 1782
  • BuriedFem: 29 Apr 1782, St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1

  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. 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, 1 Oct 1747, Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8, GB. 2 In the Name of God Amen I James Plumer of Chailey in the County of Sussex Gentleman being aged and infirm but of Sound Mind and Understanding do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in Writing in manner following that is to Say first I Commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping for Salvation through the Merits and Mediation of Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour and Redeemer and my Body I resign to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as touching the Disposition of such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me I do hereby give and dispose thereof as followeth First I give and bequeath unto the Poor of the Parish of Chailey aforesaid the Sum of forty Shillings to be distributed amongst them by the Minister of the said Parish within Six months next after my decease also I give and bequeath unto every one of my Servants who shall be living with me at the time of my decease the Sum of five Shillings over and above their Wages then due also I give and devise unto my dear and wellbeloved wife Margaret Plumer all and every my Freehold and Copyhold Messuages Barns Buildings Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever Situate lying and being in the Parishes of Chailey and Newick or either of them in the said County of Sussex and hold......of the Manors of Allington and Houndean in the said County which Copyhold Premisses I have surrendered to the use of my Will to hold to her the said Margaret and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life and from also after her decease I do hereby give and devise all and every my said Freehold and Copyhold Messuages Barns Buildings Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever Situate lying and being in the said Parishes of Chailey and Newick or either of them unto my Son John Plumer his Heirs and assigns forever also I give and devise unto my son John Plumer......................and his Heirs forever all that my Messuage or Tenement Ba....side and Garden Situate lying and being in the Parish of Saint John Baptist Southover in the County of Sussex also I give and devise unto my said Wife Margaret Plumer all and every my Copyhold Messuages or Tenements Barns Buildings Lands and Hereditaments whatsoever Situate lying and being in Radmill in the County aforesaid and holders of the Manor of Radmill which I have heretofore surrendered to the use of my Will to hold to her the said Margaret and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life and from and after her decease I do hereby give and devise the same and every part thereof unto my son Robert Plumer and his Heirs forever and Whereas John Goring late of Barcombe in the County of Sussex Gent deceased by his surrender in Writing bearing date on or about the nineteenth day of November in the Year of our Lord 1722 did Surrender into the Hands of the Lord of the Manor of Barcombe by the Acceptance of Thomas Medley, Esquire, Steward there four Peices or Parcells of Land with the appurtenances called Cheelane alias Deco???.......... containing by Estimation fourteen Acres lying in Barcombe nigh the Church late Woods to the use and behoofe of me the said James Plumer and my Heirs forever under condition nevertheless to bevoid on payment of the Sum of one Hundred Sixty and five Pounds as is therein mentioned and Whereas the Principal Sum of one Hundred and Fifty pounds hath never been paid but is Still due to me on the said surrender now I do hereby give and bequeath the said Principal sum of one Hundred and Fifty pounds due to me on the said recited Surrender unto my Daughter Elizabeth Goring Widow of the said John Goring also I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Goring the sum of three Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my Executor hereafter named within three Months next after my decease also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Manning wife of Henry Manning of Lewes in the County aforesaid Apothecary the Sum of three Hundred Pounds of like lawful Money to be paid unto her by my Executors hereafter named within three Months next after my decease also I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Mary Plumer and Sarah Plumer and to each of them the sum of Seven Hundred Pounds of like lawful Money to be paid unto them respectively by my Executor hereafter named within three Months next after my decease also I give and bequeath unto my Son John Plumer the Sum of three Hundred Pounds of like lawful Money to be had and received by him within three Months next after my decease also I give and bequeath unto my son James Plumer the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds of like lawful Money to be paid unto him by my Executor within three Months next after my decease also I give and bequeath unto my five Grandchildren to wit Elizabeth Eagles Henry Manning Elizabeth Manning Edward Manning and John Plumer and to every one of them the Sum of Ten Pounds of like lawful Money to be paid unto them by my Executor hereafter named at their Several ages of Twenty and one years also I give and bequeath unto my dear and wellbeloved Wife Margaret Plumer for and during the term of her natural Life the Sole and Seperate use of all and every my Household Goods Plate Linnen and Furniture in and about my now dwelling House in Chailey aforesaid and also the use of all my Cattle Corn Hay Husbandry Tackling and Stock in and upon my Farm and Lands now in my Occupation as also the use of the Money the same or any part thereof shall at any time or times be sold for and also the use of the remainder of all such Money as I shall leave from and after the Legacys before herein by me given and bequeathed my just Debts Funeral Expenses and Probate of this my Will are fully paid Satisfied and discharged and from and after the Decease of my said Wife I do hereby give and bequeath my said Household Goods Plate Linnen and Furniture Cattle Corn Hay Husbandry Tackling Stock and the Money that the same or any part thereof shall be sold for and also the remainder of all such Money as I shall leave as aforesaid unto and amongst all and every my Sons and Daughters to be equally divided between them share and share alike and I do hereby make and appoint my son John Plumer Executor of this my Will also I revoke all former Wills by me made Published and declared In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament Set my hand and Seal the first Day of October in the Twentyfirst Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second 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 forty seven James Plumer Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said James Plumer 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 James Browne Benjamin Turle George Chantler

[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, 1 May 1760. 3 I John Plumer of Lewes in the County of Sussex Gentleman being of sound and disposing Mind and Memory do make Publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner following that is to say first I give and bequeath unto the Poor of the parish of St. Anns in Lewes aforesaid the Sum of Five pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be distributed amongst them by my Executor in Trust hereafter named within one Month next after my decease also I give and bequeath unto my servants who shall be living with me at the time of my decease Ten shillings each also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Robert Plumer and to my Sisters Elizabeth Goring Mary Plumer Sarah Plumer and Ann Manning and to every one of them the sum of Ten pounds to be paid unto them by my Executor within Six Months next after my Decease also I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved Wife Elizabeth Plumer the Sum of Thirty pounds to be paid unto her by my Executor within one Month next after my decease to buy her Mourning and for other her Necessary Occasons And whereas before my Marriage I entered into a Bond for Payment from and after my decease unto my said Wife for and during the Term of her natural Life the Sum of Eighty pounds by the year at the times and in such manner as is therein mentioned to be paid now I do by this my Will ratify and Confirm the said Bond and order and direct the payment thereof accordingly also I give and devise unto my Son John Plumer and his Heirs forever all and every my Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever both Freehold and Copyhold which Copyhold I have Surrendered to the use of my Will Situate lying and being in the Countys of Sussex and Kent or either of them also I give and bequeath unto my said Son John Plumer all my Money Securities for Money Goods Chattels and personal Estate of what Nature kind or sort soever after my just Debts Legacys and Funeral Expences are paid and discharged provided nevertheless my Will and Mind is and I do hereby order and direct that my said Wife shall have hold and enjoy my now dwelling house with the Wood house Coal house yard and Garden thereto belonging and use of the Well for and during such time and so long as she shall remain a Widow form and after my decease if she shall think fit to abide and dwell therein at the yearly Rent of Twenty shillings she also paying and discharging from time to time and at all times as well the Kings Taxes as also all other Taxes payments and assessments whatsoever that shall or may become due and payable for the same and I do hereby further Will order and direct that my said Wife during her Widowhood as aforesaid shall have the free and Sole use of all my plate China Linnen Beds Bedding Goods Household Stuff and Furniture whatsoever in about and belonging to my now dwelling House and that my Executor shall and do as soon as Conveniently may be after my decease take a true and perfect Inventory thereof also I do order and direct that my said Wife shall not during her Widowhood take or remove any of my Goods or Furniture out of my dwelling House and I do hereby make and appoint my loving Brother Robert Plumer Executor of this my Will also I hereby direct and appoint the said Robert Plumer to have the Tuition and Guardianship of my Son John Plumer until he shall attain his age of Twenty and one years and I do hereby Authorise and impower my Executor at any time during the Minority of my said Son to lay out any such Sum or Sumes of Money out of such Money as I shall leave at the time of my decease as she shall think proper and Convenient in purchase of Freehold Messuages Lands and Tenements or or Copyhold Messuages Lands and Tenements at a Fine and Heriott certain for the use and Benefit of my said Son and his Heirs and also that my said Executor in Trust his Executors and Administrators shall deduct and receive to his and their own use and uses out of what money as shall come to his or their hands by Virtue of this my Will all such necessary Charges and Expences as they or either of them shall lay out and Expend in and about the Execution of the Trust hereinbefore in him or them reposed and shall not be answerable or accountable of any Money that at any time shall happen to be by being plated out in bad Securitys provided also and my Will and Mind farther is that if my said Son shall happen to dye before he attaineth his age of Twenty and one years that then from and after his decease I do hereby give and devise unto my Brother Robert Plumer and his Heirs all and every my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever Situate lying and being in the Countys of Sussex and Kent or either of them he and they permitting my Wife to hold and enjoy my said dwelling House and the Furniture thereof during her Widowhood as aforesaid and from and after the decease of my Son as aforesaid I give and bequeath unto my sisters Elizabeth Goring Widow Mary Plumer Sarah Plumer and Ann Manning Wife of Henry Manning and unto every one of them the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid unto them respectively within six Months after his death by my said brother Robert Plumer also from and after the decease of my said son I give and bequeath unto my Brother Robert all the residue and remainder of all my Moneys Securities for Money Goods Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever after my Debts Legacies and Funeral Expenses are paid and discharged as also all my Goods and Furniture in my dwelling House from and after the Marriage or decease of my said Wife and then also I make him Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time made or published In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper to each sheet thereof sett my hand and Seal the first of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty John Plumer Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Plumer the Testator as and for his last Will and Testment in the Presence of us who in the presence of him have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereof Ant. Blundell John Webb Wm Kemp

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley December 2005]

• Will, 18 Jun 1762. 3 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, 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]


Elizabeth married John Goring, son of George Goring and Elizabeth Mill, on 9 Feb 1716/17 in St. Thomas ΰ Becket's Church, Church Approach, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NH, GB.1 (John Goring was born before 13 Jan 1678/79, baptised on 13 Jan 1678/79 in St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB,1 died on 17 Nov 1735 4 and was buried on 22 Nov 1735 in St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB 1.)


Sources


1 "Sussex Family History Group (SFHG)".

2 England, GB, PROB 11/792/150 James Plumer (~1663-1751); 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).

4 East Sussex Record Office, Lewes.

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