In the name of God Amen, the seventeenth day of April in the one and thirtieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second King of Great Britain France and Ireland And the year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy and Nine. I Richard GANDER of Willingdon in the County of Sussex Taylor being sick and weak in Body but of a sound and perfect memory do make and constitute this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth IMPRIMIS I commend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it beseeching him to pardon its unworthyings and accept it for the sake of my blessed Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ And my Body I will to the earth therein decently to be buried Item the goods God hath given me I thus bequeath and dispose I do give unto my son Henry GANDER my Featherbed with the Bolsters and Curtains Two Bolsters and Blankets and all also (?sounto) belonging. Also I do give unto my son Richard GANDER my Floorbed which is at this time upon the mat under my said Featherbed. Item I do give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth RICHARDSON the sum of five shillings of good and lawful Money of England to be paid her at the term and end of one month immediately after my decease. Item I do hereby will and bequeath my Linen Pewter Money and all other my Goods and Chattels whatsoever (not herein before bequeathed) unto my sons Henry GANDER and Richard GANDER equally to be divided betwixt them two Also my will and pleasure in that such Debts as I shall owe at the time of my Decease be paid and satisfied out of my said Money and Goods before that any such variation of them so made unto Two equal parts by and between my sons aforesaid And likewise that the charges of my interment and all other legal charges concerning the establishing and proofs of my last Will and Testament be in equal portions aforesaid by my said Two sons Henry and Richard GANDER. And I appoint my son Henry to be the sole Executor of this my Will. This is the last Will and Testament of me the above said RIchard GANDER in witness whereof I do hereto set my hand and seal the days and years first above written. Richard GANDER.
Signed and sealed in the presence of
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