Peter Brown Family History

will of Joseph Dungate 1667

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Joseph Dungate East Grinstead 13/02/1667
(Note: 'Will' shows 1666)
  CRO XA26/43 Wife Sarah,
Sons John, Stephen, Joseph & Henry
Daughter Anne.
Also mentions brother in law Henry Faulconer junior and kinsman John Birser?.
The will is witnessed by Henry Faulconer senior and Edward Lucas.
DuJ1628 Transcript

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


In the name of God Amen I Joseph Dungate of Eastgrinsted in the County of Sussex yeoman being weak & sick in body but of pfect memory (praysed be God) doe make & ordayne this my last Will & Testament in maner & forme following (that is to say)  First & principally I commend my soule into the hands of Almightie God my maker hopeing assuridly through his mercy & the onely merits of Jesus Christ my saviour & redeemer to be made ptaker of life everlasting & my body to be buried in the pish church of Eastgrinsted aforesaid.
Item I give & bequeath to the poore people of Eastgrinsted aforesaid twenty shillings to be distributed amongst then on the day of my buriall. 
Item I give & bequeath all that my pcell of freehold land called or knowne by the name of Wood...den? conteyning by estimacon eight acres more or lesse with thappurtenances in Eastgrinsted aforesaid to John Dungate my eldest sonne & to his heires & assignes for ever.  And whereas I have lately made a surrender of some pte of my coppihold land to the use of my last Will as in the said surrender bearing date the sixteenth day of January now last past it doth & may appear I doe give the said coppihold land as followeth (that is to say). 
Item I give & bequeath one pcell of my coppihold land called or knowne by the name of High? crofts? als Middlefeld? conteyning by estimacon seaven acres more or lesse scituate in Eastgrinsted aforesaid & payeth to the Lord six pence, unto Stephen Dungate my second sonne & to the heires of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten & for want of heires of the body of the said Stephen then to Joseph Dungate my third sonne & the heires of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten & for want of such yssue then to the use & behoofe of the said John Dungate my eldest sonne & his heires for ever. 
Item I give & bequeath to the said Joseph Dungate my third sonne two peeces or pcells of coppihold land pcell of a tene’t called Munkshill wth thappurtenances in Eastgrinsted aforesaid conteyning by estimacon tenne acres more or lesse & payeth yearly to the Lord seaven pence halfe penny & to the heires of the body of the said Joseph lawfully begotten or to be begotten & for want of such heires of the body of the said Joseph then to the said Stephen Dungate my second sonne & to the heires of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten & for want of such yssue then to the use & behoofe of the said John Dungate my eldest sonne & his heires for ever.  And whereas I have a mesuage & other coppihold lands & tenem’ts wch I heretofore made assurance of in mariage to Sarah my now wife for & during her naturall life wch are not mentioned in the surrender above specified in this my Will & wch are called or known by the name of Homewoods tenem’t & Peter Munks tenem’t, my minde & will is that shee should quietly have & enioy the same during the term of her naturall life.  And from & after her decease &I give & bequeath the said coppihold mesuage lands & tenem’ts wth thappurtenances in Eastgrinsted aforesaid unto my youngest sonne Henry Dungate & his heires for ever to whom by custome it ought to descend. 
Item I give & bequeath to Anne my daughter the some of one hundred pownds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto her at her age of one & twenty yeares or day of mariage wch shall first happen. 
Item all the rest of my goods chattells & creditts whatsoever unbequeathed my debts legacies funerall expences & pbate of this my Will being paid discharged & pformed I give & bequeath to the said Sarah my wife whome I doe make sole executrix of this my last Will & Testament. 
And I doe appoynt & ordayne my loveing friends John Birser? my kinsman of Hartfeild in the County aforesaid gent & Henry Faulconer junr my brother in law of Eastgrinsted aforesaid yeoman overseers of this my Will desireing them to see this my Will pformed so far forth as in tha..eth, and I doe give them five shillings a peece for their paynes over & above their ordinary charges herein to be taken. 
In witnes whereof I have caused this my Testament & last Will to made conteyning a little more than one sheete of paper & have to either sheet set my hand & fixed my seale at the topp the thirteenth day of February Anno Dni 1666 in the nyneteenth yeare of the Raigne of o’r Soveraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland King defender of the faith &c.  The mark of Joseph Dungate

Read sealed signed published & declared to be the last Will & Testament of the said Joseph Dungate in the p’sence of Hen: Faulconer senr;  Edw: Lucas

 


Transcribed from a photocopy by Dave Woolven, 2 Aspen Way, Malpas Park, Newport, South Wales.   NP20 6LB    Tel 01633 858 359           25/26 July 2006
Transcribed for Nathan Dylan Goodwin BA (Hons), 1 Ivydene Cottages, Westenhanger, Hythe, Kent.  CT21 4HS   nathan.goodwin@orange.net

 

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