Peter Brown Family History

Will of Walter Burstow 1633

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Walter Burstow (or Bristow) Horley, Sy 20/03/1633
(Note 'Will' shows 1632)
12/04/1633   Wife: Jane (executor)
Daughters: Jane Gearing (eldest & wife of William Gearing), Elizabeth (wife of John Myles), Catherine Bristow (under 21), Anne Bristow (under 21), Sibilla Bristow (under 21)
Sons: William (executor), Robert (under 21)
Overseers: Kinsmen Edward Rogers (of Leatherhead) & Thomas Comber (of Hothleigh) ; Friends Robert Woodman & William Woodman of Horley,
Witnesses: William Waller, Edward Redforde.
Properties: Kingsley in Slaugham
  Transcript

The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by Jane Wicks:
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)


In the Name of God Amen, I Walter Bristow the elder of Horley in the countie of Surrey, yeoman, doe make this my last will and testament the XXth day of March Anno Dommini 1632 as followeth First of all I bequeath my soule unto Almightie God trusting through the meritts of Christ Jesus that he will receive me unto his mrcie to be an inheritour of his Kingdome of heaven and my bodie to be buried in the church of Horley at the discretion of myne Executrix and Executor, and as for my temporall blessings both for lands and goods which God hath lent me, I give and dispose of them in manner and forme as followeth,
Item I give and bequeath unto Jane Gearing my eldest daughter, the wife of William Gearing, tenn shillings.
Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth, the wife of John Myles, tenn shillings.
Item I give unto my daughter Catherine Bristow, threescore pounds to be payd unto her when she shall come to the full age of one and twenty yeares.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Bristow threescore pounds to be payd unto her when she shall come to the full age of one and twenty yeares.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sibilla Bristow, threescore pounds to be payd unto her when she shall accomplish the full age of one and twentie yeares.
Item I give unto the poore of the parish of Horley, thirtie shillings.
Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Slaugham, tenn shillings.
Item I and bequeath unto my sonne Robert Bristow, tenne pounds to be paid him at the age of 21 yeares.
Item I constitute and ordeine my dearly beloved wife Jane Bristow to be myne Executrix and also my sonne William Bristowe I make joint Executor with my said wife.
Item I intreat my beloved Kinsman Master Edward Rogers of Leatherhead, Esquire and my verie loving friends, Robert Woodman and William Woodman of Horley, yeoman and my beloved kinsman Thomas Comber of Hothleigh in the countie of Sussex, yeoman, myne, Overseers of this my last will and testament and for their care and pains that they shall take herein I give everie one of them two shillings six pence. And moreover I doe give full power and authritie unto my aforesaid Kinsmen and friends to sell one tenement and a parcell of land called Kingsley alias Kilsley, situate, lying and being in the parish of Slaugham in Sussex yf so be that my sonne William shall refuse to pay any of my aforesaid legacies of threescore pounds apeece to my three daughters, and they to account with my Executrix and Executor for the overplus after the sale of the said lands.
In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written. The Mark of Walter Bristow.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us, William Waller, Edward Redforde.

Probate (translated from Latin)
The above written will was proved at London before the most venerable Master William Sames, doctor of law, Surrogate for the most venerable Lord Henry Martin, Knight, same doctor of law at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Master Keeper or Commissary, lawfully constituted, the twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord a thousand six hundred and thirty three on the oath of Jane Bristow, relict of the said deceased and one of the Executors named in this will, to whom administration was granted of all and singular the lawful goods and credits of the said deceased in well and faithful administration of the same, having been first sworn on the holy word of God, power being received of making the like grant to William Bristow, the son of the said deceased and the other Executor named in the said will, when he shall apply for the same.

Note: The spelling of the name here is Bristow, but the children mentioned in the will were all baptized under the name of Burstow