The Will of Henry Hunnisett,
yeoman of Hailsham
Will dated - 2 December 1788
Probate granted - 4 June 1791
In the name of God Amen I Henry Hunnisett Yeoman of the parish of Hailsham in the County of Sussex being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to the Almighty God and minding to settle those temporall Estates which God hath bestowed upon me to prevent all Differences concerning the same after my Decease I do hereby revoke and make void all other wills heretofore made and I do nominate and appoint Richard Hunnisett of the parish of Herstmonceux William Arry of the parish of Warbleton and Mr Robert Pursglove Gentleman of the parish of Herstmonceux within County of Sussex to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
First I will order all such just Debts as I shall owe at the time of my Decease together with my funeral charges and others shall be paid and discharged by my Executors above mentioned.
Item my will and desire is that all my part of that Estate cal'd Bartons or Pents Bartons situated and being in the Parish of Herstmonceux in the County of Sussex shall be sold as soon as it conveniently can after my Decease at the Discretion of my above named Executors and also all that Messuages or Tenement Buildings Lands and all thereunto belonging cal'd Coggers situated and being in the parish of Hailsham in the County of Sussex shall be sold as soon as it conveniently can after my Decease at the Discretion of my above named Executors and also all that Land situated and being in the parish of Wartling in the County of Sussex shall be sold as soon as it conveniently can after my Decease at the Discretion of my above named Executors. And all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate or Estates real and personal not hereinbefore named by me together with all my Chattels my Stock and my Goods whatever and all my Bonds my Bills and my Book Debts, leashold and personal, be sold and collected as soon as it can conveniently be done after my Decease at the Discretion of my before named Executors.
Item my will and desire is that as many of my children lawfully born in wedlock that are not or have not been put as Apprentices or be not of the Age of twenty one Years at the time of my Decease that each and every one of them not haveing any trade or be not of Age shall be allowed the Sum of fifteen Pounds of good and lawfull Moneys to put them to some good trade at the Discretion of my before named Executors.
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my beloved Wife the Sum of five pounds five shillings a year to be paid her at to half yearly payments and my Will and Desire is that my Executors shall keep in there hands the Sum of one hundred and fifty pounds for the purpose of the above payments of five pounds and five shillings per Yeare for the Terms of her life but after her Decease what and all that one hundred and fifty pounds that shall remain in my Executors hands shall be divided eaquelly between all my Children
and my Will and Desire is that all the Moneys profits Gains Benefits and Advantages be kept in my before named Executors hands and Care til my youngest Child lawfully born in Wedlock shall be the Age of twenty one Years. Then my Will and Desire is that my before named Executors shall then devide all the Sum and Sums of Money profits Gains Benefits and Advantages arising from all my before named Estate or Estates Chattels Stock or Goods whatever with all the Bonds Bills and Book Debts leashold and personal Estates whatever eaquelly share & share alike between my Children viz Elizabeth my Daughter Richard my Son Henry my Son Jane my Daughter and Charles my Son equelly share and share
And I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty eight 1788
signed sealed published and declared by the above named Henry Hunnisett as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us who in the presents of him at his request have hereto set our hands as witnesses
The Will of Henry Hunnisett late of Hailsham within the Archdeaconry of Lewes Yeoman deceased was proved the fourth day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one before the Reverend William Gwynne Clerk Surrogate and so forth upon the Oaths of Richard Hunnisett, Willian Arry and Robert Pursglove the joint Executors therein named to whom was committed the Administration of the Goods etc of the deceased they being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth Sworn also that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased do not amount in value unto three hundred pounds
East Sussex Record Office, Lewes - Reference A66-167
Relationships shown by this will
Children: Elizabeth, Richard, Henry, Jane, Charles
Henry was buried in Hailsham on 12 May 1791
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