Peter Brown Family History

Will of William Brown 1637


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
William Brown West Hoathly, Sx 14/11/1637 15/02/1638 LEWES A25.P84 Wife: Anne
Daughter: Mary (under 21)
Son: James (executor but under 21)
Brothers: Thomas, Richard, Joseph (all overseers & witnesses)
Witnesses: John (Pulldoleroke?), the sayed Thomas Browne, Richard Browne and Joseph Browne.
BrT1516 Transcript


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)

Memorandum that William Browne late of Coombe in the parrishe of Westhothely in the county of Sussex, deceased being in good & pfecte minde & memory though sicke in body did uppon the fourtennth day of November anno dmi 1637 make and declare his lat will & testament nuncupative in manner & forme  in effects following which first hee willed his soule to Almighty god and his body to Christian buriall.
Item he did will & bequeath unto his daughter Mary browne fifty pounds of currant English money to bee payed unto her at her age of one and twenty yeares; Allso hee did will and bequeath unto the sayed Mary his daughter fifty pounds more of like lawfull money of England to be payed unto her when she shall accomplish the age of six and twenty yeares;
Item hee did will and bequeath unto his loving wife Anne Browne ten pounds of lawfull English money;
All the rest of his goods, chattels and creditts after his detts and legacys were payed hee gave unto his sonne James Browne whom hee nominated to bee the executor of this his will;
And did request and appoynt his three brothers Thomas Browne, Richard Browne and Josef Browne to bee the overseers.
Hereof witnesses present at the declaring hereof John (Pulldoleroke?), the sayed Thomas Browne, Richard Browne and Joseph Browne.

Probate in Latin to Thomas, Richard and Joseph Browne as James (jacobis) Browne was still a minor on 15 Feb 1637/8


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