Peter Brown Family History

Will of Jane Dungate 1696

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Name Place Date
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Jane Dungate (widow) East Grinstead 11/01/1696
(Note: 'Will' shows 1695)
01/07/1699 LEWES A43.P162 Son: John, Henry
Daughter: Anne wife of Joseph Dungate of Lindfield, Jane
Grandchildren: Sarah, Anne & Jane daughters of Anne
Others: John Payne of Stonelands, West Hoathly
Witnesses Jeremiah Payne, Anne Paine, Joseph Dungate.
DuH1607 Transcript

The following is a transcription of the will made by Dave Woolven - July 2006
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)


In the name of God Amen I Jane Dungate of Eastgrinsted in the County of Sussex widdow being weake in body but of sound and pfect memory (praised be unto Allmighty God doe hereby publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and princiaply I comend my soule into the hands of God hopeing assuredly through the only mercees and merritts of Jessue Christ my only saviour and redeemer to have pardon and forgivnes of all my sins and transgretions and my body I comitt to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried according to the discretion of my executors hereafter named.  And as to what estate God hath bine pleased to give me I bequeath as followeth. 
Item I give and bequeath unto the poore people of the two parrishes of Eastgrinsted and Westhoathly in the County of Sussex three pounds to be devided betweene them that is to say thirty shillings a peece to each parrish and to be paid to them by my executors within one month next after my decease. 
Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Dungate twenty shillings to be paid to him within six months next after my decease by my executors.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Dungate the wife of Joseph Dungate five pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid to her by my executors within six months next after my decease. 
Item whereas John Dungate my sonne hath entered into a bond to John Payne of Stoneland in the parish of Westhoathly in the County of Sussex yeoman in the penalty of two hundred pounds with condicon therein written for the payment of one hundred and five pounds the nynth day of January next which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred nynty and six which is in trust and for the only proper use and behoofe of me the said Jane Dungate and my assignes.  Now I doe hereby dispose of the said money due or shalbe due uppon the said bond as followeth that is to say. 
I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Anne Dungate the wife of Joseph Dungate all the interest that is now or shalbe due one the said bond during the terme of her naturall life and the prenciaple money due on the said bond
I give and bequeath unto Sarah Dungate one of the daughters of the said Anne Dungate after the decease of the said Anne.  If in case shee shall attaine to the age of one and twenty yeares.  But if shee shall happen to dye before her mother or shall not attaine to the age of one and twenty yeares then I give and bequeath the said prenciaple money being one hundred pounds to the rest of the children of the said Anne which shalbe liveing to be paid to them respectively when they shall attaine to the age of one and twenty yeares. 
Item whereas Joseph Dungate of Linffeild in the County of Sussex cooper hath entered into a bond to my sonne John Dungate in the penalty of one hundred thirty and six pounds with condicon therein written for the payment of seaventy and one pounds on the nynth day of January which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred nynty & six which bond was in trust and for the only proper use and behoofe of me the said Jane Dungate and my assignes.  Now I doe hereby dispose of the said money due or shalbe due one the said bond as followeth (that is to say)
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Dungate the wife of Joseph Dungate all the interest that is now or shalbe due one the said bond or shalbe made of the said money during the terme of her naturall life and the prenciaple money due on the said bond
I give and bequeath unto Anne and Jane Dungate my two grandchildren after the decease of the said Anne their mother to be equaly devided betweene them if in case they shall attaine to their severall ages of one and twenty yeares.  But if any one of them shall happen to dye before their said legacys become due then I give and bequeath the whole moneys to the survivor of them.  And if it shall happen that both the said Anne and Jane shall dye before their said legacyes become due then I give and bequeath the said prenciaple money due one the said bond to the rest of the children of the said Anne as shalbe liveing.  And my further will and meaneing is that if my daughter Anne should happen to dye before the said children shall attaine to their severall ages of one and twenty yeares that then the interrest of the said hundred pounds due or shalbe due uppon bond from my said sonne as aforesaid and the interrest of the said seaventy one pounds due or shalbe due uppon the bond from the said Joseph Dungate as aforesaid shall goe and remayne to the use of the children of the said Anne for and towards their maintenance and livelehood. 
And as for all the rest and residue of my goods and chattells whatsoever and wheresoever they be after my debts and legacyes paid and the probate of this my will satisfied I give and bequeath unto my youngest sonne Henry Dungate and my daughter Jane Dungate to be equally devided betweene them and I doe hereby make and ordaine my said sonne Henry Dungate and my daughter Jane Dungate my whole and sole executors of this my last will and Testament and doe hereby revoke and make void all former wills by me made. 
And I doe likewise make my sonne John Dungate and the said John Payne my overseers of this my will desireing them to see the same performed in every respect and I give unto each of them five shillings a peece to be paid by my executors within three months next after my decease. 
In witness whereof I the said Jane Dungate to this my will conteyneing in two sheets of papper have caused the same to be fixed together and hath sett my hand and fixed my seale the eleaventh day of January in the seaventh yeare of the Raigne of King William the third over England &c Annoq Dom 1695
Read signed sealed and published in the p’sence of:  the marke of Jerymiah (X) Paine;  Anne Paine;  Joseph Dungate

(Latin)  1 July 1699.  Proved by Henry Dungate & Jane Dungate the executors named in the said Will to whom was granted administration &c.  Before me Tho: Whalley, Surrogate

Transcribed from a photocopy by Dave Woolven, 2 Aspen Way, Malpas Park, Newport, South Wales.   NP20 6LB    Tel 01633 858 359          27/28 July 2006
Transcribed for Nathan Dylan Goodwin BA (Hons), 1 Ivydene Cottages, Westenhanger, Hythe, Kent.  CT21 4HS   nathan.goodwin@orange.net