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Will of Samuel Sales

of Rotherfield, Sussex

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1855
Submitted by Kathy Wallwork
I Samuel Sales of Park corner in the Parish of Rotherfield in the County of Sussex do make this my last Will and Testament.

I hereby appoint my son Joseph Sales of Park corner aforesaid and William Walter Rake Maker also of Park Corner afresaid Executors of this my last Will
I give and bequeath unto my s[ai]d Executors their heirs and assigns all my real and personal property of what nature or description soever In trust as hereinafter mentioned that is to say (after payment of my just debts and testamentary and funeral expences) out of the rents and profits of the said property to apprentice my great grandson Joseph Sales who is now a Cripple
And to pay the residue of the s[ai[d rents and profits to my dear wife Lucy for her life
and after her death to pay her funeral expences out of he s[ai]d rents and profits and after the s[ai]d payments shall have been made then to pay the residue of the s[ai]d rents and profits to my son Joseph Sales for and during the term of his natural life
And after her? death I desire my s[ai]d executors to sell and dispose of my s[ai]d property so divided and given to him in trust as aforesaid and to divide the proceeds thereof equally share and share alike between Margaret Sales the now Wife of my Son Joseph Sales and the children of my s[ai]d Son Joseph Sales (who shall be living at the time of his death) and the children of my daughter Sarah Botten, who shall be living at the time of the death of the said Joseph Sales)
Provided that if any or either of my said grandchildren shall have died leaving no lawful issue then the share of such grandchild or grandchildren so dying whatever original or accruing shall go to and be divided equally amongst the survivors
And I further desire my s[ai]d executors ... during the time that my s[ai]d Son is entitled to the s[ai]d rents and profits to cut down and sell timber to the amount of £5 and to pay the proceeds thereof to my s[ai]d Son for his better maintenance
And I further strictly enjoin and desire my s[ai]d Grandchildren to treat their parents with all due respect and attention.

Witness [Cr? -initials?] Witness my hand this ninth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two – The mark X of Samuel Sales ---- Signed by the said Samuel sales the Testator in the presence of W[itnesse]s present at the same time who in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses –
Cecil Long 1 Gloucester Place, Portman Square London – Nevill Gream – Rotherfield Sussex.

Proved at London the 17th day of September 1855 before the Worshipful Samuel Fewkes Wainboy Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of William Walter the surviving executor to whom administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer.

This will was made on 9 March 1852 for Samuel Sales born about 1759 (baptised 13 March 1763 St Mary Speldhurst), who married Lucy Turk 12 October 1785.
Samuel was buried 11 February 1855, so it took seven months for the will to be proved on 17 September 1855.
Samuel's son Joseph was buried on 30 May 1855, which is why William Walter became the sole executor.
Margaret Sales (née Cramp, formerly Tooley), was the second wife of son Joseph Sales

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Will of Samuel Sales
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