Thomas GANDER of Slaugham, tailor:
Leaves everything to his wife Anne then to be divided amongst his children. There is reference to "wellbeloved son(s?) Thomas GANDER and Gerald WHELLER" - latter also Witness plus Thomas BOURDDING
Made: 6 Feb 1600/1
Proved: 26 Feb 1600/1.
Francis GANDER of Shermanbury, husbandman.
No children at time of Will - "if my wife be with child".
2 Godchildren - not named.
Probate to Ann GANDER.
Made: 15 Apr 1612
Proved: 20 April 1612.
Thomas GANDER husbandman of Cuckfield.
Left twelve pence to:
Remainder to his wife Margaret GANDER, she also appointed Executrix
Made: 1 Mar 1618
Proved: 15 Mar 1619 (or 1618?)
Edward GANDER of Beeding.
I give my son-in-lawe Richard AGATE five (or fifteen?) shillings.
I give my grandson John AGATE son of Richard AGATE (?seven) shillings.
I give unto my daughter Charlotte the sum of 20 shillings with three months after my decease.
The remains of personal estate, goods and chattels whatsoever wheresoever unto my dear and loving wife Editha GANDER - she also made sole executrix.
John BLACKNELL jnr
Henry [ ............ ]
Made: 9 Feb 1673/4
Proved: 14 May 1674
George GANDER, flax dresser of East Grinstead, Sussex.
To sell all my goods and chattels to pay my debts.
What goods remain after debts paid and funeral I give to my three children: Francis GANDER, Henry GANDER and Ann GANDER equally divided between them.
I make my loving daughter Ann sole executrix.
Edward [ ........... ].
Richard GANDER of Cuckfield.
Beneficiary seems to be Elliott WOOD.
Administration Order made: 1729.
Henry GANDER of Hurstpierpoint.
Mentions wife Ann GANDER and children Christiana, John, Ann and ('not of age')Henry GANDER.
Henry GANDER Widower of East Grinstead.
All goods and chattels to sister-in-law Elizabeth TAYLOR, cousin Joseph TAYLOR and they also made joint executors.
To pay legacies to sister Ann JENNER £10 in one year, sister-in-law Ann TAYLOR widow £5 in one year, cousin George OWEN £ in one year, cousin John CHART £5 in one year, cousin Henry (?surname) £10 and silver oint pot in one year, Mary GEARE £1 and one shilling in one year.
Made: 23 Sep 1779
Proved: 23 Oct 1779 - by oath, Joseph TAYLOR power to Elizabeth TAYLOR.
NB: very weak film
William GANDER of Ditchling.
Ann GANDER was widow and Relict.
Inventory of Goods made - available at the National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office), Kew under Reference IR26/318/64.
Administration Order made: 7 February 1805.
Thomas GANDER of Bexhill carrier.
Wife Nahomy GANDER - Messuage Bexhill.
John COLMAN of Bexhill farmer made executor.
After decease of my wife to sell for my 2 children George and Jane at 21.
Son may make offer to buy waggons and carts.
Son George to have my new bureau and Jane a silver watch, wife to have bonds and bills etc.
Made: 7 May 180(8?).
Proved 15 December 1813.
NB: Very faint film.
James GANDER of Hurstpierpoint, Yeoman.
3 sons Henry GANDER, William GANDER and Charles GANDER receive £100 after one year.
Grandchild Lydia (daughter of late son Thomas GANDER) to receive £100 at age 21.
Daughter-in-law Ann widow (living with me) and Frances MAY of Brighthelmstone spinster (reputed daughter of my late deceased son Francis GANDER) to receive £20.
All rest of Real Estate and copyhold, freehold to son James GANDER who is also made Executor.
Made: 6 Mar 1813.
Proved 6 December 1814.
James GANDER of Brighton, gentleman.
After debts paid legacies to copyhold house, shop and garden in Hurstpierpoint, freehold house in Dean Street Brighton (own occupancy) and rights to George HILL of Cowfold publican in trust for Mary wife of Stephen LYNN of Amelia Street Walworth Road Surrey for life, to receive rents (own use) then to beneficiaries of her will.
Freehold house Gardener Street, Brighton, No. 12 Richmond buildings and rights to Sarah HEDGECOCK widow of Philip HEDECOCK of Henfield, Sussex.
Freehold house No.13 Richmond buildings, Brighton, and 2 freehold houses in Laurel Place (or Row) and rights to William Heaseman STEELE and heirs.
£80 to Frances ROSSER wife of John ROSSER a stableman of [ ....... ], Middlesex.
Rest to Mary LYNN and Sarah HEDGECOCK and William HEASEMAN STEELE (children of my deceased wife).
If George HILL dies then Mary LYNN to appoint another trustee.
Old friend John POCOCK gardener, Brighton, parish clerk - made sole executor.
Witness: Edward CORNFORD solr, Brighton.
Made: 7 January 1840.
Proved: 9 February 1841.
James GANDER of Henfield, Gardener, wife Martha.
Children - John GANDER given £75 and Martha Ann WARD (deceased) - the latters unnamed children would have remainder of James' estate at 21 years of age.
James GANDER of Brighton, Carrier.
All real estate to wife Penelope and after her decease to pass to his children.
Wife Penelope GANDER and Mr John BLAKER, Coachmaker, Regent Street, made Executors.
Made: 11 July 1845
Proved: 28 November 1854.