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The last will and testament of Nicholas Wisdom

I, Nicholas Wisdom of the parish of Glynde in the County of Sussex, carpenter, now being in my perfect mind and memory:

Hereby bequeath unto my son Thomas all the household goods belonging to me, except three beds, one of which I give and bequeath to my son Richard, and one other I give and bequeath of the said beds to my son George, and the other of the said beds I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Lessingham; I also give and bequeath to my son Thomas all the working tools, also all the slabs, and all other small pieces on the premises not fit for sale.

And after my decease I direct that all and every part of my effects, goods and chattels whatsoever shell be sold, and disposed of as follows, including all my outstanding debts (except as before excepted); viz: that the whole of the amount of the money arising from sale of the effects be equally divided between my son Thomas, my son Richard, my daughter Elizabeth Griffiths, my son George, and my daughter Jane Lessingham; and I also bequeath to my housekeeper, Sarah Brown, the sum of twenty-five pounds, out of the produce of the said effects and before the money arising therefrom be divided as aforesaid that the said Sarah Brown be paid the said sum of twenty-five pounds.

And I appoint Mr John Jenner and Mr John Colgate to be my sole administrators and executors of this my will (both of Beddingham in the County of Sussex).

Witness my hand and seal this fifteenth day of May, 1831.

Signed: Nicholas Wisdom; witnesses: Thomas Wisdom, Stephen Lusted.

On the 18th day of November 1831 were sworn John Jenner and John Colgate the executors of this will named, to whom was committed the execution thereof and the said executors were also sworn that the goods, chattels and credits of the testator were under the value of three hundred pounds.

Testator died 20 May 1831

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