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Will of William Attree of Ditchling, co. Sussex, 1747.

William Attree of Ditchling bricklayer, will dated 8th September 1746. Whereas I have surrendered into the hands of the lord of the manor of Camoise all that my now dwelling house, outhouse, garden and orchard with the appurtenances to such use or uses as I sho'd direct by my last will and testament, I do hereby give all that my aforesaid dwelling house, outhouse or shop garden orchard and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging also my croft or field thereunto adjoining unto my son John Attree of Ditchling maltster his heirs and assigns for ever but paying out of the said house and premises three pounds a year by quarterly payments to my daughter Elizabeth Fuller now wife of John Fuller of Ditchling, Timber broker, and afterwards to her children till they shall be of the age of twenty one years and no longer. Also out of my personal estate I give to the said Elizabeth Fuller the sum of seven pounds yearly to be paid quarterly and afterwards to her children. I also bequeath to the said child or children the further sum of two hundred pounds to be equally divided amongst them but only in case my son-in-law John Fuller shall cause my said daughter Elizabeth to be admitted into the copyhold lands and premises lately purchased by him of John Turner and Susan Palmer, and then my executor shall deliver in John Fuller's note of hand for one hundred pounds which he owes me fully cancelled and this being done my daughter Elizabeth shall receive but five pounds instead of seven pounds yearly out of my personal estate and the child or children but one hundred and fifty pounds instead of two hundred pounds. And I do hereby appoint my son John Attree maltster whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament, and do give him full possession of my real and personal estate to pay my just debts and funeral expenses, and the residue I leave to him, his heirs, executors and assigns for ever, solemnly enjoining him to give proper security by bond or otherwise to my kinsman John Lucas of Barcombe Gent, or some other trustee named by my daughter Fuller for the punctual performance of anything relating to her annuity, if she think such security necessary. Witnesses: Peter Browne, Henry Browne, John Browne.

Proved at Lewes 1st August 1747.