Peter Brown Family History

Will of Edward Faulconer 1588

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Edward Faulconer (Faulkner) Balcombe, Sx 08/01/1588 (Note: 'Will' shows 1587) 03/03/1588 LEWES A8.P180 Wife: Anne
Sons: John (executor & residual beneficiary), Edward, Thomas, George (under 21), Henry
Daughters: Catheryn, Elizabeth, Anne (all under 24 and unmarried), Joan (Johane)
Grandchildren: Nicholas, Anne, Willam & Henry (godson) children of Joan
Goddaughter: Joan Courtuppe, John Smeede
Overseers: George Alfraye and Willam Willman
Witnesses: Willam Willman, George Alfraye
Properties: Rowhill,
FaE1540 Transcript

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The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - February 2013
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of god amen the viijth  daye of Januarye and in the yeare of our Lord god one thousande five hundredthe and eightie seaven and in the xxxth   yeare  of the  raigne of of our sovraigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god of Englande, Ffrance and Irelande Queene defender of the faith so I Edward Ffaulkner of Balcombe in the diocesse of Chychestre yeoman beinge of whole minde and in goode and pfecte remembrance prayse be unto allmightie god doe make and ordaine this to be my presente testament including therin my last will in maner and forme ffollowinge that is to say ffirst I comende my soule unto allmightie god in his son Christ my maker and redeemer and my bodye to be buried in the churchyard of Balcombe.
Next I bequeath unto the poore to be distributed at the appointment of my sonne John one pound by this my will I make and ordaine my sole executor and furthermore I give unto Anne my wiffe two kyne tenne lambes and in my house a chamber right to hearth and ---- soe beinge ------ longer at said chamber therin this remidyeth or ------ of those to be taken out her --- chuise a selfe.
I give her the thirde parte in all my household stuff at present in these which I give unto my said sonne John---- lye the bedsteddle or bedde in my p’lor with all that belongeth to it. Also the cupboards and all the painted eldthes in the same p’lor.
Also I give him all the tables, benches, farries, isynes, stoles, the bigeste theire , the stole chaire in the chamber and all my furniture that belongeth to -------.
Lastlye I give unto my wiffe the thirde pte use of all my freeholde and my copyholde lands known by the name of Rowhill the remainder whereof I will unto Edwarde my sonne. But as concerning my wiffes thirde in these lands the covenantethe  grantethe  and making thereof which John my sonne for good consideration there moveing willingly bargainethe & consentethe that for the summe of sixe pounds of good and current monye of Englande to be payed to him or his assignes yearely at two or four severall times by equal paiements said for ---- to use provided & that in Erddinglie fortye shillings the sayed John my sonne to him & his heires shall have in his or their ----- & tenure the said lands liable for thirdes & longe & during the tenure of his naturall life paying him therefore sixe pounds yearely as is aforesaid. But if my wiffe p’forme not this covenant to my said sonne John then I will that whereas I give him otherwise all my sheetes onelye excepting foure payre & one christening sheetes which I give to my sonne John the sheetes shall all be divided betweene him and John my sonne according to his proportion of thirds in the other yeares.
Item I give to Thomas my sonne fiftye pounds of good and current money of Englande to be payed to him within two yeares after my decease.
Item I give unto my sonne George ffortye pounds of good and lawfull money of Englande to be payed to him at the full age of twentye one yeares.
Item I give unto Catheryn my daughter ffortye markes of good and lawfull money of Englande to be payed her soe soone as she shall come unto the full age of twenty foure yeares or else at the daye of her mariage if yt happen before.
Item I give unto Elizabeth my daughter ffortye markes of good and lawfull money of Englande to be payed her soe soone as she shall come unto the full age of twenty foure yeares or else at the daye of her mariage if yt happen before.
Item I give unto Anne my daughter ffortye markes of good and lawfull money of Englande to be payed her soe soone as she shall come unto the full age of twenty foure yeares or else at the daye of her mariage if yt happen before.
Item I give unto my daughter Johane a heighfer bullocke beinge a twelvemontheing also unto her foure children Nicholas, An and Willam each of them an ewe lambe and to Henry my godson a ----heighfer.
Item I give unto Joan Courtuppe my goddaughter two ewe lambes and to my boy John Smeede one lambe. And to every of my godchildren xijd.
Item I give to my son Henrye one quarter of wheate, one quarter of oten maltt and timber for him to make a tainter. Also I give to him a goode steere now in fattinge.
Lastly eI give and bequeath all the rest of mu goods unbequeathed lands and tenements freeholde and the lease of all the lands which I gave in the tenure and occupation in the forreste of Worth to my sonne John towards the discharge & p’frmance of my bequeathes or benefits.
And of the execution of said provisions I make and ordaine George Alfraye and Willam Willman my trustye supervisors in regards of which I give unto each of them five shillings.
Witnesses hereof the daye and yeare above written are Willam Willman, George Alfraye.

Probate in Latin to John Faulkner on Mar 3 1587/8


Note by John Howes: some parts of this will are very hard to read. Also I came across some words that I am unfamiliar with but I believe I have transcribed correctly “eldthes”, “isynes” and “farries”. “Stole” I believe to be stool and “plor” to be parlour,

 

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