Yeoman of Sidlesham
(1759 – 1833)
Detail: PROB 11/1824
Will of Napper Challen – 5 December 1833
Repository: The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 1824
Probate: 5 December 1833
Transcribed by: Stephen Kuta
Date: 9th September 2010
This manuscript is out of copyright, but the compilation, the annotation and the textual, editorial, and introductory matter are the copyright of the editors, whose work should be acknowledged in any quotation or reproduction of this work.
In the name of God Amen.
I the said Napper Challen of the parish of Sidlesham in the county of Sussex, a yeoman bring by the gracing of God in a sound stack of mind, so I’m aware this to be my last will and testament.
First I give my soul into the hands of almighty God who gave it me, and the disposal of my body I have to it’s situation of my executors to be interred in a decent manner and all expenses for my interment to be paid out of the stock scrously. I give and device all my property in the forenamed heir following; I give to my son John the sum of one hundred pounds, my telescope and all my books and I give to my son Stephen the sum of one hundred pounds and I give to my daughter Ann Shrubb the sum of fifty pounds. I also give to my son William the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, also a small plot of land called Horcuos Croft / our ano ———– ———– ———- / and I also give to my son William all my live and said Stock excerpting a stone house also all my household goods excrepting the few wider mentioned articles that I give to my two daughters, and I give to my grandchild James Bowermore Challen the sum of ten pounds and I give to my daughter Susanna Briant the bed and furniture bedstead drawers and glass that is in the room over the parlour and I also give to my two daughters Ann Shrubb and Susanna Briant all my silver plates to be equally divided between them and I give to John Briant a stone house and lastly I make James Gray and Luke Bouifont of the parish of Sidlesham my sole executors to this my last will and testament and I also invoke all other will or wills made by me at any time given under my hand this 21st day of September in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-first —— all my monies is in the hands of the Rev’d D’sewry Middleton of Oxfordshire at £5 10 cents per annum payable at size mounts after my service.
Napper Challen, signed, sealed, published and declared by me Napper Challen being the testator of this my last will and testament in the presence of us;
Proved at London, 5th December 1833 – by the Oaths of James Gray and Luke Bouifont.