Peter Brown Family History

Summary of Wills of Family Name Wicking


The 'Wills' are of five types. a) Transcripts, b) Abstracts, c) Copies from Microfilm, d) Seen 'Will' microfilm and extracted base information, e) 'Will' listed in an index and not seen or is unreadable. These are in listed in forename/date order.

A lot of 'Wills' do NOT have a transcript but over time hopefully this situation will be improved. Wherever possible I try to show an original copy of the Will' with a transcript. This then enables any later queries to be resolved. NOTE: If anyone reading this page has a Transcript or a good copy of any of the 'Wills' mentioned then I would be very thankful for a copy.

'Wills' have been cross referenced to/from Family Group pages in this site (but in a few cases the link has yet to be established). Where a link is shown under Copy/Transcript, then either a Transcription (or Abstract) of the Will is provided if available or a photocopy from the microfilm.

For shortcut click on appropriate first letter of the forename (if forename letter not shown then no Will details are held).

Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
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Ann Wicking (widow) Withyham, Sx 09/01/1694
(Note: 'Will' shows 1693)
1694 LEWES A42.P9 Three children of late husband, John Wicking of Pickstones
Kinsman: John Berbour of Rotherfield (executor) - my sisters son
WiJ1581 Read-some
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Drew Wicking East Grinstead, Sx 16/05/1653 21/03/1655 PCC Prob 11/234/526 Sons: William , Jo (deceased)
Daughters: Anne Saxby, Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Velvicke), Mary (wife of Peter Humphrey), Suzan (wife of Richard Payne)
Daughter in law: Anne (wife of son Jo)- executor
Grandchildren: Mary, John, Dinise and Joane children of Daughter in law Anne.
Overseers: Peter Humphrey (son in law) and John Turner
Witnesses: Robert Marchant, John Turner
WiD1569 Transcript
Drew Wicking East Grinstead, Sx 27/06/1700 1710 LEWES A48.P39 Wife: Margaret (executor)
Daughter: Margaret & her husband William Lindley
Grandchildren: William, Margaret and Helen Lindley.
Overseers: John Bodle, Edward Viroll and John Best
Witnesses: Charles Russell, Richard Homewood
WiD1569 Transcript


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Francis Wicking the Elder (Weekeing - Tailor) Cowden, Knt 17/03/1610 (Note: 'Will' shows 1609) 26/04/1610 PCC Prob 11/115/348 Sister Margaret Cheeseman
Sons: Francis (eldest son, executor and residual beneficiary) and Thomas (under 21)
Daughters: Elizabeth, Joan & Mary.
Neice: Agnes the daughter of my sister Margaret
Overseers: Edward Swaysland and John Knight the younger of Cowden
Others: Mr Steere the minister of Lingfeilde in Surrey
Witnesses: Robert Hooley, John Knight, Edward Swaysland, and Richard Collyn
WiT1500 Transcript


Francis Wicking Cowden, Knt   22/03/1616   Administration; 'Relict' Faith WiT1500  
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James Wicking Tandridge, Sy   01/04/1829 PCC Prob 11/1755/27      
Joan Wicking East Grinstead, Sx 30/12/1693 15/03/1692 LEWES A41.P144

Brothers: son of Richard , Word?
Cousins John Anstom (execotor and prime beneficiary) & William Anstom, sons of John; William Linbies
God daughter: Joane Tooth daughter of Nicholas Tooth



John Wicking (Wyking) Horsham, Sx   14/10/1513 PCC Prob 11/17/487      
John Wicking     1604   Wicken or Wykyn:    
John Wicking East Grinstead, Sx 27/08/1638 10/09/1638 PCC Prob 11/177/773 Wife: Ann
Sons: Thomas (eldest & heir), William, Matthew, Henry (executors)
Daughters: Elizabeth, Jane
Overseer:John Sampson of Hartfield
Witnesses: Robert King , John Sampson, John Head
Properties mentioned: Pickstones
WiJ1581 Transcript
John Wicking (innkeeper) Cowden, Knt   28/04/1640 PCC Prob 11/182/536 Relict - Margery; Inn keeper; Wicking/Wickinge    
John Wicking Leigh, Knt   1646   Wicken Senior:    
John Wicking Cowden, Knt   1646   Cowden Gren    
John Wicking Fletching, Sx 11/11/1655 15/02/1658 PCC Prob 11/273/412 Brother: Richard (deceased) and his son Richard plus Richard's five children including second son John (all under 21);
Sister: Mercy Drewry (widow) and her children John (executor), Richard, Elizabeth, Katherine, Mary & Mercy (who is now Mercy Coldgate wife of Henry Coldgate of Sevenoaks, Kent, cooper & her children under 21)
Sister in law: unnamed wife of Richard Randoll of Sevenoaks.
Kinsmen: Nicholas Wicking of Cowden; John Wicking of Leigh, Francis Wicking of Hellingly; unnamed wife of Henry Bankes of Chiddingley; unnamed wife of John Payne of Buxted; children of kinswoman Ann Wicking, deceased, late the wife of George Martin of Leigh.
Cousin: George Drewry of East Grinstead
Others: William Root of Fletching, John Smith of Maresfield (servant); Mary, wife of John Godley (servant); Joan Ridgway (servant); Elizabeth, wife of Aspell (servant); Thomas Herman of Fletching,
Godchild: John Wicken (under 21), son of Peter Wicking of Cowden; Children of William Tree, William Kenward, Thomas Kenward, John Streetfield, deceased, and Edward Streetfield.
Overseers: John Roate and Richard Dane both of Fletching.
Witnesses: Judith Rootes, John Burges, Thomas Harman (codicil).
WiT1500 Transcript
John Wicking East Grinstead, Sx 20/08/1686 02/10/1686 LEWES A37.P147 Wife: un-named
Son: John (executor)
Daughters: Mary , Elizabeth
Son in law: Thomas Matthew (husband of Mary)
Overseers: William Bannester of Fletching and John Hills of Horsted Keines
Witnesses: William Greene, Olliver Peirce, Mary Godwin, Anne Albourne
Properties: Perkstones, Leames
WiJ1581 Transcript


John Wicking Ifield, Sx   09/02/1698 PCC Prob 11/444/102      
John Wicking (innkeeper & farmer) Godstone, Sy 7/11/1754 29/11/1754 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1754/071 Wife: Mary
Children (of John & surviving wife Mary) James, Thomas, Mary (all under age 21)
Sons: John, William, (eldest sons & executors), Ethelbert,
Witnessed by John Hollamby, William Wicking, Edward Green
WiJ1696 Transcript


John Wicking Ardingly, Sx 23/08/1753 1759 LEWES A60.P111 Note: very long will - 7 pages
Wife: Catherine
Son: John
Daughters: Mary wife of Thomas Stanbridge !!, Catherine Wicking
Grandson William Allen!! (under 21)
WiJ1660 Read-little
John Wicking Crowhurst, Sy   10/03/1766 PCC Prob 11/917/220      
John Wicking Ardingly, Sx   1781 LEWES A64.P398    
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Nicholas Wicking (school master) Cowden, Knt   15/12/1658 PCC Prob 11/285/417   WiP1555  
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Peter Wicking (taylor) Cowden, Knt 29/01/1618 (Note: 'Will' shows 1617) 06/07/1618 PCC Prob 11/132/94 Wife: Katheryne (executor & residual beneficiary)
Sons: John (eldest), Thomas, Edward, Nicholas, Peter and Richard (all under 21 except John))
Daughters: Elizabeth (& her husband Simms? Jesop), Mary, Dorothy, Jane, Judith (last three under 21 & unmarried)
Grandchildren: Mary daughter of Mary, un-named children of Elizabeth
Overseers: Cosin Edward Swaysland and Thomas Wicking my son-in-lawe
Witnesses: Robert Hedley scrivener and John Pigott.
WiP1555 Transcript


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Richard Wicking Cowden, Knt   1562   Wicken or Wickinge:    
Richard Wicking Sevenoaks, Knt   16/04/1638   Administration: Relict- Prudence Wickinge    
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Thomas Wicking Cowden, Knt   09/09/1510        
Thomas Wicking (Wickinge) Cowden, Knt 28/09/1601 27/10/1601 PCC Prob 11/98/278 Wife: Marie (executor & residual beneficiary)
Brother: Francis (overseer)
Sons: Thomas, John, Francis, Edward (all under 21)
Daughters: Mary, Dorothy, Anne , Joan (all under 21 and unmarried) and Elizabeth (wife of George Knight)

Others: Henry and Richard Sheffeild, John Brenchley
Overseers: John Saxbee, John Knighte, Richard Piggott
Witnesses: Willm Dixon, Samuell Undrell
Properties: Fidlers in Cowden
WiT1500 Transcript


Thomas Wicking Cowden, Knt   29/10/1619   Administration: 'Relict' Mary WiT1500  
Thomas Wicking (Wickinge) East Grinstead, Sx 10/07/1650 10/09/1655 PCC Prob 11/213/650 Wife: Elizabeth (joint executor)
Daughter: Anne (under 21)
Son: John (under 21)- inherited Pickstones- joint executor
Properties mentioned: Pickstones
WiJ1581 Transcript
Thomas Wicking (Wickens) Keymer, Sx 18/07/1710 1722 LEWES XA26/56 Daughters: Mary the wife of Richard Dumbrel , Sarah the wife of James Cox, Elizabeth, Anne the wife of John Attree. Dorothy
Son: John
Witnesses: Joseph Webb(?) William Haselgrove
Thomas Wicking (farmer) Lingfield, Sy   22/01/1799 PCC Prob 11/1318 /239 Maybe mentions- not confirmed
William, Thomas, James, Elizabeth
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William Wicking (Wickinge) Lud Wells, Cowden. Knt 24/01/1620 21/02/1620 PCC Prob 11/135/225 Wife Joan
Son: William (under 10)
Daughter: Elizabeth (under 10)
Nephews: William & John sons of brother John
Overseers: John Wickinge (brother), Edward Bannister (brother of wife), Samuel Underhill
Witnesses: Richard Titchbourne, John Swaysland, Roberte Hedley
WiT1500 Abstract
William Wicking Godstone, Sy   02/05/1809 PCC Prob 11/1498/158 Maybe mentions- not confirmed
Wife Martha,
Sons: William, James, Ethelbert, Benjamin, Francis, Daniel, George
Daughters: Sarah, Ann, Martha, Amy,
William Wicking Crowhurst, Sy   04/10/1841 PCC Prob 11/1953/102      
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