In the Name of God Amen the eighth day of July one thousand six hundred and twenty eight. I Richard GANDER of the parish of Hurstpierpoint being in good health and in good and perfect remembrance I give thanks unto the Almighty God for it. I do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I give and bequeath my soul unto the Almighty God my maker and Creator trusting through the death and passion of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to be saved and my body be buried within the Christian burial of Hurst churchyard.
Item I give and bequeath unto Richard GANDER the son of my brother Edward GANDER five shillings.
Item I give unto Francis GANDER the son of my brother Francis GANDER five shillings.
Item I give unto my brother (Edward GANDER deleted) Henry GANDER one whole suite of apparel at the discretion of my Executor. Item I do forgive him all such debtes as he doth now owe unto me.
Item I give unto Jane GANDER the daughter of my brother Henry GANDER two shillings sixpence.
Item I do give unto my cousin and God daughter Joan BARTLEY one fine Christening sheet and one pair of other sheets one fustian pillow and one pillow coate to it.
Item I give unto Henry GANDER the son of my brother John GANDER two shillings and six pennies.
As for all the rest of my goods and chattles not yet given or bequeathed my Debts and legacies being paid and my funeral discharged I do give unto my well beloved wife Susan(ne) who I do make and ordaine my Sole Executor(sic) to this my last will and testament and I do make my well beloved friend in Christ Thomas TURNER of Keymer overseer to this my last will and testament to see this my last will performed and I do give unto him five shillings for his pains.
In witness whereof I have written this my will with my own hand and have here unto subscribed my name the Day and year above written first. Richard GANDER.
Made: 8 July 1628
Proved: 15 Jun 1630. Susanne GANDER Executrix.