Will of William Lelliott of Henfield 1843
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Lelliott of Henfield in the County of Sussex Bargemaster. I appoint my Wife Frances Lelliott and my Son William Lelliott Trustees and Executors hereof I direct the payment of all my just Debts and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees All my Barges Monies Goods Chattels personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever Upon Trust to permit and suffer my said Wife to hold enjoy and receive the benefit thereof respectively for and during the term of her natural life And immediately after her decease I give my Barge called the Stag Barge with its Tackling unto my said Son William Lelliott. Also I give my Barge called the Sion Barge with its Tackling unto my son James Lelliott. And as to all the rest and residue of my said Monies Goods Chattels personal Estate and Effects after the decease of my said Wife I direct that the same shall be sold or divided or sold and divided unto and equally between all my children namely the said William Lelliott Frances Payne Ann Stringer Jane Lelliott Sarah Lelliott the said James Lelliott Mary Lelliott and John Lelliott and their respective Executors Administrators or Assigns to whom I give and bequeath the same accordingly In Witness whereof I the said Testator William Lelliott have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this twelfth day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty nine. The Mark and Seal X of William Lelliott signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator William Lelliott as and for this last Will and Testament in the joint presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed out Names. Wm Trower — Thomas Muzzall — Law[renc]e Smith Sol[icito]r Hurst Sussex
The Will of William Lelliott late of Henfield within the Archdeaconry of Lewes Bargemaster deceased was proved the third day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty three Before the Reverend Carey Hampton Borrer Clerk. Surrogate and so forth Upon the Oath of William Lelliott one of the Executors in the said Will named To whom was committed the administration of the Goods &c. He being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth (Power being reserved for granting the like Commission to Frances Lelliott the other Executor therein named when &c) Sworn also that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased did not Amount in Value unto Four hundred and fifty pounds.
Transcribed by Janice Ferris from copy of microfilm of original document W.S.R.O. A81 Pg 216,217 MF1337