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In the name of God Amen I Wm Strudwicke of Storrington in the County of Sussex Yeoman being sick and weake in body But of Sound mind Judgement & of perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same yet calling to mind the certainty of Death & the uncertainty of the time when, Doe here make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and forme foillowing

First I comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God Trusting in & Through the merritts of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & redeemer and my body to the Ground to be decently interred at the discression of my executrix hereafter named and as to my Temporall Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with I do here dispose thereof as followeth

Item I Give & Bequeath to my son henry Strudwicke the summe of Twenty Shillings to be paid to him within six months after my decease

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my son William Strudwicke the full summe of five pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid to him within six months after my decease

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Turner the full summe of Tenn pounds of Lawfull money to be paid within six months after my decease

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson William Strudwicke the full Summe of Twenty Pounds of lawful money to be paid to him when he shall attaine to the age of eighteen years

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Grandchild Thomas Batcocke the full summ of Tenty pounds of Lawful money to be paid to him when he attaine to the age of Eighteen years

Item I Give and Bequeath unto the rest of my grandchildren being seven in number twenty Shillings apeece to be paid to every one of them as they shall severally attaine to the age of one & twenty years And my will is that if any of them my seven grandchildren shall happen to dye before they shall attaine to the age of one & twenty years, that then the part or portion of him her or them so dying shall returne amongst the rest of the seven grandchildren

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth the now wife of Thomas Batcocke the full summe of One Hundred pounds

Item I Give & Bequeath to Ann my Dear & Loving Wife All my goods for her use during her life & after her life I doe here will give all my said goods to my Executirx & to her heirs & assigns forever

And I do hereby make Ordaine & constitute my daughter Elizabeth Batcocke full and sole Executrix of this my last will & testament

And I doe hereby revoke make void and Null all former Willls by me heretofore att any time made or declared

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this four & twentieth day of September in the fifth year of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Ann by the Grace of God Of England Scotland France & Ireland Queene Defender of the Faith 1706 William Strudwicke

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said William Strudwicke as his last will & testament in the presence of us who did all of us subscribe our names In the presence of the Testator Edward Norman Richard Green the Marke of John Cxxxx

Probatum to Elizabeth Battcocke als Strudwicke

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