I Give and Bequeath unto my Grand daughter Elizabeth Turner who now lives with me the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid her by my Executor hereafter named within three months next after my decease
also I Give and Bequeath unto my son Richard Sales the sum of fifty pounds of like Money
to be paid to him within three months next after my decease
and I do hereby Charge and make liable all those my Messuages or Tenements Lands and Premises with their Appurtenances situate lying and being at or near a certain place called Hook Green in the parish of Lamberhurst aforesaid in the County of Sussex and now in the several Occupations of James Hickmott Edward Latter and David Quaterhouse their assigns or undertenants with the payment of the said legacy to my said son it being the desire of my son John Latter deceased that my said son Richard Sales should after my decease receive fifty pounds out of the said premises
also I give and desire the said
messuages or tenements Lands and Premises (subject to the payment of the said legacy) and all
the Rest and Residue of my Real and personal Estates whatsoever and wheresoever (after
payment of my debts legacies and Funeral Expences) unto and amongst the same persons and
their Respective heirs Executors and administrators and in the like proportions as my former
husband James Latter the Elder of the parish of Fant otherwise Frant in the County of
Sussex yeoman did by his last will and Testament in Writing bearing date the nineteenth Day of
April one thousand seven hundred and forty nine give and dispose of the remainder of his real
and personal Estates (after my decease)
and in case of the death of any or either of the Legatees or decisees named in the said will of my said late husband before me then my will and mind is that the part and share or parts and shares of him her or their so dying of and in the remainder of my said Real and Personal Estates Representatives and their Respective heirs and I do hereby give and devise the same Accordingly
and I do hereby appoint my son in law Samuel
Bellingham of Hamsell in the parish of Rotherfield in the County of Sussex Farmer Executor
of this my Will and do revoke all former wills by me made declaring this to be my last Will and
Testament In Witness whereof I the said Susanna Sales to this my last Will and Testament set
my hand and seal the day and year above written Susanna Sales - Signed
sealed published and declared by the said Susanna Sales as and for her last will and Testament
in the presence of each other have Subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto
Elizabeth Taylor, Samuel Winder, Jn Pope.
This Will was proved at London the tenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven before the worshipful George Harris doctor of Laws. Surrogate of the right Worshipful Peter Calvert doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Samuel Bellingham the sole Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.
It would appear that Susanna was married twice. She mentions Richard Sales as her son, but also John Latter deceased as her son. Since her husband James Latter the Elder is deceased, it would seem that she remarried, to a Sales. We think that this is the Susanna Latter from Fant, or Frant, in Sussex, who married Joseph Sale from Hadlow in Kent. They married in Wilmington, Kent 15 September 1750, a strange move.
She was a landowner, letting some lands at Hook Green to three tenants, including Edward Latter, who sublet to 'undertenants'. A daughter had married Samuel Bellingham of Rotherfield. She had a grand daughter Elizabeth, whose surname was Turner.
There is a marriage in the Frant registers for James Latter and Susanna Beecher, 3 June 1729. Found a baptism for James Latter, parents Edward and Mary, 7 September 1706. Found an IGI baptism for Lamberhurst for a Susanna Beacker, parents Richard and Mary, 30 November 1708.
Will of Susanna Sales