In the name of God Amen. I Richard GANDER of Ninfield in the County of Sussex farmer of sound and clear mind and memory (Praise be to God for the same) do this Twentyeth Day of January in the second year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Anno Dein 1728 make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner following First and Imprincipally I surrender my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator trusting only through the merits of Jesus Christ to enjoy his blessed kingdom and my body I will shall be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor heresoafter named and as for the Worldly Estate wheresowith it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof forthwith First I give and devise unto my son William GANDER one Guinea to be paid by my Executor hereafter named. Item I give and devise unto my son Richard GANDER one Guinea to be paid by my said Executor Item I give and devise unto my Daughter Mary BARBER wife of Thomas BARBER of London one Guinea to be paid by my said Executor hereafter named within three months most after my decease All the rest of my real and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever after my debts legal and Funeral Expenses being paid and satisfied I give and devise to my loving wife Elizabeth GANDER (?for) her natural life and from and after her decease I give and devise the same unto James MANSER of Battle farmer and his heirs for ever and I do hereby make and ordain the said James MANSER sole Executor of my last Will and testament And lastly I revoke all former Wills by me made In Witness that my last Will and testament is contained in one sheet of paper I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Richard GANDER.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard GANDER testator as of his last will and testament and afterwards attested by us whose hands are subscribed in the pleasure of the said Testator.
Joseph GIBSON - X - his mark
Made: 20 January 1728