1787 will of Mrs Sarah Marchant nee Winton wife of John Marchant

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					1787 will of Mrs Sarah Marchant nee Winton wife of John Marchant
(3rd cousin of THOMAS MARCHANT the Diarist)                                   ESRO SAS/G31/19

In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Marchant of Danehill in the parish of Horsted Keynes in the County
of Sussex Widow being sick and weak in Body but of sound and disposing Memory and Understanding
(praised be God) Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following
First I resign my Soul to God who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be therein decently buried at the
Discretion of my Executor hereafter named And as touching all the Worldly Estate wherewith it hath
pleased Almighty God to bless me I give and dispose thereof as follows First I give and devise unto my
Niece Anne Tamplin Wife of Richard Tamplin of Danehill in the Parish of Horsted Keynes aforesaid
All that my Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Lands Hereditament and premises thereunto belonging
with their and every of their Appurtenances situate lying and being at West Firle in the said County of
Sussex holden of the Mannor of Heighton St. Clare and which I have surrendered to the use of my Will
now or late in the Tenure of or Occupation of Thomas Moppet and the Widow Richardson their
Undertenants or Assigns To hold to them the said Anne Tamplin and William Winton their Heirs and
Assigns for ever equally to be divided between them Share And Share alike to take as Tenants in
Common and not as joint Tenants subject and chargeable nevertheless and I do hereby charge the said
Messuage or Tenement Lands Hereditaments and premises with the Annuity or yearly Sum of eight
pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain clear of all Taxes and Deductions whatever payable unto my
sister Catharine Wellfare Wife of William Wellfare the elder of Horsted Keynes aforesaid yeoman or
her assigns during the Term of her natural life at or upon the four most General and usual quarterly
Feasts or Days of payment in the Year the first payment to begin and be made on the first of the said
Feasts as shall first and next happen after my Decease with full power for her the said Catharine
Wellfare or her Assigns to distrain for the same or any part thereof on non-payment as in the case of
non-payment of Rent Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother Nicholas Winton the sum of two
hundred pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid to him within six Months next after my
Decease by my Executor hereafter named Also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Elphick
Wife of William Elphick of Framfield in the said County of Sussex Farmer the sum of forty pounds of
like lawfull Money to be paid to her within six Months next after my Decease by my said Executor
Also I give and bequeath unto each of my four Nephews John / Sarah Marchant [presumably this was
the testator's signature at the bottom of the first sheet] / Hart Thomas Hart Richard Hart and William
Hart sons of my late sister Anne Hart deceased late the Wife of John Hart late of Framfield aforesaid
Farmer deceased the Sum of forty pounds a piece of like lawful Money to be paid to them within six
Months next after my Decease by my said Executor Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew
William Foord son of my late sister Mary Foord deceased late the Wife of Edward Foord of Westerham
in the County of Kent Farmer deceased the sum of fifty pounds of like lawfull Money to be paid to him
within six Months next after my Decease by my said Executor Also I give and bequeath unto each of
my two Nephews John Edwards and Henry Edwards Sons of my late Sister Elizabeth Edwards
deceased late the wife of Henry Edwards of Plumpton in the said County of Sussex Timber Merchant
the sum of twenty pounds a piece of like lawfull Money to be paid to them within six Months next after
my Decease by my said Executor Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew William Edwards Son of
my aforesaid Sister Elizabeth Edwards deceased the Sum of fifty pounds of like lawfull Money to be
paid to him within six Months next after my Decease by my said Executor All the Rest Residue and
Remainder of my Estate and Effects both Real and Personal and of what Nature and Kind soever and
wherever (not hereinbefore by me given and disposed of) after payment of my just Debts Legacies
Funeral Expenses and probate of this my Will I give devise and bequeath the same unto my Brother
Wiliam Winton his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever to and for his and their own
Use and Benefit And I do nominate constitute and appoint my said Brother the said William Winton
full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills by me at any
Time heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the
said Sarah Marchant the Testatrix have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of
paper to each Sheet thereof sett my Hand and to the last my Seal this twenty eighth Day of April in the
Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven Sarah Marchant [signature] [seal]
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix Sarah Marchant as and for her last Will and
Testment in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other
have subscribed our Names as witnesses hereto Mary Carr [signature] Elizabeth Stone [signature] John
Stone [signature]
                                    People mentioned in the will

Testatrice         Sarah Marchant nee Winton, married Framfield 1765, died 1790
Husband            John Marchant, born 1712 (son of Peter and Elizabeth nee Heasman) buried 1773
                   at Wilmington as John of Danehill

Sister             Katherine Welfare nee Winton, married 29 Dec 1785 Horsted Keynes botp
Her husband        William Welfare the elder of Horsted Keynes, born 1763

Brother            Nicholas Winton, married Mary/Martha Driver 1761

Brother            William Winton

Sister             Elizabeth Edwards nee Winton
Her husband        Henry Edwards Timber Merchant of Plumpton (deceased)
                   and their sons
Nephew             John Edwards
Nephew             Henry Edwards
Nephew             William Edwards

Sister             Ann Hart nee Winton (deceased), married 1743
Her husband        John Hart of Framfield (deceased)
                   and their sons
Nephew             John Hart
Nephew             Thomas Hart
Nephew             Richard Hart
Nephew             William Hart

Sister             Mary Foord nee Winton (deceased), married 1738
Her husband        Edward Foord farmer of Westerham, Kent (deceased)
                   and their son
Nephew             William Foord

Niece              Ann Tamplin nee Winton, married 1776 Horsted Keynes botp,
Her husband        Richard Tamplin of Danehill, born 1746

Niece              Elizabeth Elphick (widow of John Hart), married 25 Aug 1780
Her husband        William Elphick of Framfield

Witnesses          Mary Carr, Elizabeth Stone, John Stone

                   Thomas Moppet, Widow Richardson

A2A on-line West Firle
SAS / G31 / 23 24 Nov 1790
William Welfare the elder of Horsted Keynes, yeoman and his wife Catharine of an annuity of £8
charged by the will of her sister Sarah Marchant on copyhold surrendered as SAS / G31 / 20 (Sarah
must have died before this date, which fits with a Wilmington burial)

				
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