Peter Brown Family History

Will of Robert Brown 1598


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
Robert Brown Heathfield, Sx   18/01/1598 LEWES A10.P100 Brother: William (executor)
Others: Godman Croutche
Witnesses: Thomas Croutche, Robert Kingsmyle, Robert Rye


The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - March 2013
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of god amen I Robert Browne of the parish of Heathfield made this my last will and testament in manner and forme following; first I give my soule to Allmighty god my maker and redeemer and my body to be buryed at the will and apoyntment of god my maker and redeemer, greeved in body and perfecte in remembrance;
By my own deede I have sold unto Thomas Acroatche, two oxen, a grey mare and a red heyfer the price twelve pounds;
Item I have sold to Robert Rye my black heyfer price twenty shillings to my executor and I make my brother William my executor paying all and giving all where he will;
Item I have sold Godman Croutche a score of sheepe price foure pounds;
If my brother William will have them at that price then this is my will and deede. I make my very friend Robert Rye to deal in all causes as myself.
Witness unto this Thomas Croutche and Robert Kingsmyle and Robert Rye and others

Probate in Latin 18 Jan 1597/8 to William Browne fratri


The following is a copy of the original 'Will' I obtained from the Lewes Will Microfilm