Peter Brown Family History

Will of John Daniel 1637


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
John Daniel (Danyell) Shipley, Sx 14/06/1637 12/07/1637 Chichester STC I 19/67b Wife: Anne
Son: John (executor)
Daughter: Mary Hurst
Grandaughter: Mary Hurst, dau of Mary
Brother: William (overseer)
Stepsons: William Cowper, Thomas Cowper
Overseers: James Hurst the elder
Witnesses: Edward Tredcrofte, James Hurst, William Danyell
DaJ1540 Transcript

The following is a transcription of the will provided from the SFHG library - Transcribed by Claire Wickens August 2009
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of God Amen The xiiiith day of June Anno Dni 1637 I John Danyell of the parrish of Shipley in the County of Sussex husbandman being sicke in body but of good & pfect memory Thanks be given unto God therefore doe ordayne & make [illegible] will & Testament in manner forme [as followeth]
ffirst I bequeathe my soulde into the hands of Almighty God expecting salvacon by the death & passion of my onely Redeemer Jesus Christ And my body to bee buryed in the Churchyard of Shipley Inprimis I will & bequeath [to the poor of the parish of?] Shipley the some of [illegible] [pounds?] to be payd by my Executor [hereunder menconed] [four?] yeares by xxs the yeare
Item I will & bequeath to William Cowper my wives sonne forty shillings besides that hee should have by his [fathers?] will to be payd him two moneths after my decease
Itm I will & bequeath to my daughter Mary Hurst ffive pounds to be paid her within halfe a yeare after my decease
Itm I will & bequeath to Mary Hurst my daughters daughter ffive pounds to bee payd her wthin the terme of foure years after my decease And yf it happen that the said Mary my daughters daughter shall depart this life before the terme of foure yeares bee expired Then my will & meaning is that the said ffive pounds shalbee payd to the next Childe of my said daughter And if she hath noe Children then it shall remayne to her selfe
Itm I will & bequeath to Thomas Cowper my wives other sonne ffive pounds to be payd him wthin a yeare after my decease
Itm I will & bequeath to my beloved wife Anne Danyell fforty pounds to bee payd her xxli wthin six moneths after my decease And the other xxli wthin a yeare after my decease
Itm all the rest of my goods Cattells & chattells moveable & immoveable I will & bequeath to John Danyell my sonne whome I make sole Executor of this my last will & Testament
And I intreat my welbeloved frends James Hurst the elder and William Danyell my brother to bee Overseers of this my last will & Testament And I give unto them xxs a peece and will that all their charges shalbee borne by my Executor wch they shalbee at about this my last Testament
Itm I will & bequeath to Mr Tredcrofte xls to bee payd to him three moneths after my decease
Itm I will & bequeathe more to my wife the use of the Chamber over the milkhouse wth the best Bedd & furniture during the tyme of her widdowhood onely John Danyell his marke This I doe publish to bee the last will & Testament of mee John Danyell the day & yeare above
written in the psence of Edw Tredcrofte James Hurst William Danyell his marke

Probate: 12th July 1637