Peter Brown Family History

Will of George Tidey 1708

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George Tidey (the Elder) Crawley, Sx 23/01/1708 (Note: 'Will' shows 1707) 03/07/1708 LEWES A47.P111 Wife: Mary
Daughter: Eleanor, wife of Henry Burstow (+ children)
Sons: John, Henry, William, Thomas, George (executor & prime beneficiary)


Grandson: Ellis Gilham
Witnesses: George Brett, Thomas Gurr, James Jordan.
TyG1559 Transcript

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The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - January 2013
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the Name of God Amen the twenty third day of January in the in the sixth year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of England, Scotland France & Ireland Queen, Defender of, Anno Dmi 1707 I George Tidy the elder of Crawley in the county of Sussex Blacksmith being stricken in years but of sound & perfect mind & memory (thanks be given to God Almighty for the same) doe make & ordain this my last will & testamt in manner & form following (that is to say) ffirst & principally  I commit my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to be decently buried in the Christian buriall place at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named.
Item I give to Mary my loving wife ten shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid within one month next after my decease by my Extor.
Next two lines added in the margin at this point:
I give unto my sonn henry tydy the sum of ffifty pounds of good and lawful money to be paid at twelve months after the decease of me & my now wife Mary to be paid by my executor.
Item I give unto my sonn John Tidy the sum of ffifty pounds of good & lawfull money of England to be paid within the space of twelve months after the decease of me &  my now wife Mary by my executor.
Item I give unto my sonn William Tidy the sum of ffifty pounds of good & lawfull money of England to be paid within twelve months after the decease of me & my now wife Mary by my executor.
Item I give unto my sonn Thomas Tidy the sum of twenty pounds of good & lawfull money of England of which ten to be paid within twelve months after the decease of me & my now wife Mary and the other ten pounds to be paid within twenty four months after our decease by my executor.
Item I give unto my daughter Elianor now the wife of Henry Burstow the sume of ten shillings of good & lawfull Money of England to be paid to her every six months during the term of her naturall life and the ffirst payment to begin at the end of six months after the decease of me & my wife to be paid every six months by my Executor.
Item I give unto the children of my daughter Elianor the sume of twenty pounds of good & lawfull money of England to be equally divided amongst as many as shall be living at her decease to be paid within twelve months after the decease of me & my wife by my Extor.
Item I give unto my grandson Ellis Gilham the sume of twenty shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid within twelve months after the decease of me & my wife Mary by my Executor.
All the rest of my goods, chattels, debts, creditts, ready money, plate, household stuff, lands, hereditaments, tenemts, all other my substance whatsoever ungiven, my debts & legacies & Funerall expenses being ffirst satisfied & paid I give unto my son George Tidy whom I make my wholw & sole Extor of this my last will & testamt and my mind and will is that if my aforesaid Extor George Tidy doe refuse or neglect to pay my debts and above mentioned legacies that it shall be lawfull and I doe hereby empower my Henry & William to enter upon my now dwelling house & shop & barne in Crawley and alsoe that house & land now in the occupation of Willi Ede of Ifield senr which house & land I doe empower to make sale of to pay & discharge the legacies: But if my Extor George Tidy doe pay & discharge all my debts & legacies then my sons Henry & William shall have noe power in that nature.
And this is my last will & testament hereby making void all other wills by me formerly made. In Witness whereof I the said George Tidy have hereunto putt my hand & seale the day & year first above written (George Tidy )-
Signed, sealed, published & declared to be the very true & last will & testament of the above named George Tidy the testator in the presence of George Brett, Thomas Gurr, James Jordan.


Probate in Latin to George Tidy on 3 Jul 1708

 

 

The following is a copy of the original 'Will' I obtained from the Lewes Will Microfilm