In the Name of God Amen. I Angel ISTED of Worth in the County of Sussex, widow being in good health and sound memory, do make my last will and Testament as follows:

And first I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, and my Body to the Ground to be decently Buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, Hoping through the merits and mediation of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to find remission of my sins, and at the General resurrection when my soul and Body shall be reunited to enter into Life Eternal.

And as for the worldly Estate which God of his infinite mercy has bestowed upon me in this life I give and dispose of the same as follows: -

First, I give and devise unto my son Thomas ISTED all that my messuage or Tenement and plot of Ground thereunto belonging with the appurtences unto and to the proper use and behoof of the said Thomas ISTED his Heirs and assignes for ever, which said messuage or Tenemt. and plot of Ground is situate lying and being in the parish of Ifield in the said County of Sussex, more or less in the Occupation of Thomas PENFIELD or his assignes.

Also I give and bequeath unto my son William ISTED the sum of fourscore pounds of Lawful money of Great Britain.

Also I give and bequeath unto my son Henry ISTED the sum of forty pounds of like lawfull money.

Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne RIDLEY the like sum of forty pounds of like lawfull money.

Also I give and bequeath unto the four Children of my son John ISTED, or such of them as shall be living after my Decease, the sum of Twenty pounds of like lawfull money to be equally divided between them after their mother Anne ISTED decease and in the mean time the said Twenty pounds to be put forth by my Executor to Interest for the use of my said Daughter in Law Anne ISTED during the Term of her natural life for and toward her maintainance.

Also I give and bequeath one shilling unto Edward JUPP. Also I give and bequeath unto John CARTER, Henry CARTER, and Thomas CARTER my Grandchildren five shillings apiece, all which said Legacys herein before mentioned to be paid by my Executor herein after named within Twelve months next after my decease at which time the Interest of the said Twenty pounds payable to the said Ann ISTED shall commence if the same be reserved in the hands of my Executor.

All the rest of my Goods Chattels and personal Estate whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas ISTED whom I make sole Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Angel ISTED to this my last will and Testament have put my hand and seal the six and twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and forty six

Angel ISTED [her mark]

Signed sealed published and declared by the said
Angel ISTED as her last will and Testament
in the presence of us who set our names as witnesses in the
presence of the said Testatrix the words (for ever)
between the Eleventh and Twelth lines
and the words (one shilling) being first interlined

Thomas MOSLEY his mark
Elizabeth WHITEHEAD her mark
Tho. HALL.

Probate granted to executors 7th August 1762

Note: Angel died 17 Feb 1755 at Worth.

Transcribed by Brian STEADMAN and sent to Bruce ISTED in Sep 2004.