Location: Petworth, Sussex, England
Transcript of the Will of George KNIGHT (1773 - 1854)
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me George Knight of Petworth in the County of Sussex Gentleman
I bequeath unto my three sons in law Thomas White Henry Jupp and James Milton their executors and administrators All my money securities for money and other Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever
Upon trust thereout in the first place to pay my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and the following legacies and sums of money that is to say unto my Grandson Stephen Challen the son of my late daughter Harriet the legacy of one hundred and fifty pounds and to each of my three Grandchildren George Jackson Harriet Jackson and Edward Jackson the children of my deceased daughter Sarah the legacy of thirty pounds and I direct that the said four legacies of sums of One hundred and fifty pounds Thirty pounds Thirty pounds and Thirty pounds shall at my decease become severally vested in the respective legatees entitled thereto that the legacy of One hundred and fifty pounds shall be paid to my said grandson Stephen Challen within six months after my death and the said three several legacies of thirty pounds shall be payable as and when the said children of my said daughter Sarah shall severally attain the age of twenty one years with interest thereon from the day of my death at the rate of four pounds percent per annum And after and subject to the payment of the aforesaid legacies
Upon trust for and I hereby bequeath all my personal estate and effects to my three surviving daughters
- Mary the Wife of the said Thomas White
- Jane the Wife of the said Henry Jupp
- and Catherine the Wife of the said James Milton
for their respective sole and absolute use and to be divided amongst them in equal shares and proportions
I devise All that and those my freehold messuage dwellinghouse or Inn known by the sign of the White Hart with all the Garden yard and appurtenances thereto belonging situate in the Town of Petworth aforesaid and now in the occupation of my said son in law James Milton and all other my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate with the appurtenances unto my said three daughters Mary White Jane Jupp and Catherine Milton and their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common and as joint tenants
I nominate and appoint my said three sons in law Thomas White Henry Jupp and James Milton Executors of this my last will and Testament and declare that they any or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any money than shall actually come to their hands respectively in the execution of this my Will nor for any loss happening to or of any part of my estate or effects without gross and wilful neglect nor the one of them for the other or others of them but each for his own acts defaults receipts and neglects only and that they and each of them shall and may from time to time retain to and reimburse themselves and himself all costs charges damages and expences which they any or either of them shall or may expend or be put unto in the execution of this my Will and a moderate compensation for time and trouble I revoke all former and other Wills
In witness whereof I the aforesaid George Knight the testator have to this my said last Will and Testament set my hand the eleventh day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty nine George Knight signed by the said George Knight the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses G Upton - R. D. Fladgen Petworth Solicitors
Proved at London 26th June 1855 before the Worshipful James Deane Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Thomas White Henry Jupp and James Milton the Executors to whom Admin. Was granted having been first sworn duly to admr.
1. Husband of Mary Lintott and father in-law of Henry Jupp, Thomas White & James Milton, also of George Jackson and Stephen Savage Challen, who both predeceased him, as did their wives, who were the other two of his daughters, Sarah & Harriett.
2. He leaves the White Hart equally to his three surviving daughters Mary, Jane & Katherine, and Katherine’s husband James Milton then buys out his other two brothers in law and continues to manage the pub.
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