Peter Brown Family History

Will of John Faulconer 1621

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John Faulconer (Faulkner) Balcombe, Sx 04/04/1621 07/07/1624 LEWES A18.P172 Wife: Susan
Sons: Henry (eldest- executor and residual beneficiary),John, Edward, James, William (last four sons all under 24)
Daughters: Timothy (eldest), Sarah, Anne, Mary, Elizabeth (under 21)
Grandchildren: John, Susan
Others: Thomas Worde (kinsman & servant), Henry Gray (apprentice servant), Anne wife of eldest son
Overseers: Thomas Shepheard of Epsom, attorney and John Newman of Balcombe the elder
Witnesses: Daniell Booth, rector of Balcombe, writer of this will, Ellis Jeyner.
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The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - March 2013
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of god amen ther ffourth day of Aprill anno dmi 1621 I John Ffaulkner of Balcombe in the county of Sussex and in the diocesse of Chichester being sicke in body but of good and pfect remembrance (thanks bee given to Almighty god) doe make & ordayne my last will and testament in manner and forme following; That is to say ffirst I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God assuring myself through the merits of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer to obteyne everlasting salvacoin and my body to be decently buried in the churchyard of Balcombe;
And as concerning my lands, tenements other worldly goods wch god of his infinit goodness hath given and bestowed uppon mee I give and bequeath them as followeth: Imprimis I give to the poore of Balcombe ten shillings;
Item: I give and bequeath to Susan my beloved wife five pounds in money to bee paid her wthin one yeare next after my decease.
Item I give to her my gray ambling mare and two yearing colts;
Item: I give to her twoe two yearing heifers to bee taken at her choyce:
Item I give to her six ewe lambes to bee taken at her choyce:
Item I give to her the ioyned bed and bedsted in my bed chamber wth all the furniture thereto belonging.
Item I give unto her an other girt bed in the same chamber together wth the ffurniture thereof.
Item I give to her an other bed in my sonne John’s chamber wth the ffurniture thereof.
Item I give to her three chests, one in the lowe parlor, an other in my bed chamber the third in the upper parlor the great chest reserved for my sonne Henry.
Item I give to her the use of the presse in the chamber parlor and one of the cupboards in the same presse during her widdowhood.
Item I give to her the third part of all my lynnen that belongeth to the beds before bequeathed to bee part of this third part.
Item I give to her the third part of all my pewter.
Item I give to her one dozen of milke truggs, a little brass posnett, a little brass bottle.
Item I give to her three beere vessels wth  the use of the brewing and baking vessels.
Item I give and bequeath to my second sonne John Ffaulkner one hundred & twenty pounds to bee payd him wth in one yeare next after my decease.
Item I give to Edward Ffaulkner my third sonne the some of threescore pounds to be payd at the age of twenty foure yeares.
Item I give unto James Ffaulkner my fourth sonne sonne the some of threescore pounds to be payd at the age of twenty foure yeares.
Item I give to William Ffaulkner my fifth sonne the some of threescore pounds to be payd at the age of twenty foure yeares provided always and will is that if any of my said sonnes above sayd that is to say John, Edward, James and William doe happen to dye before they have due to receave their portions then my will is that the survivor or survivors of them or any of them shall have and enioy equally the portion or portions of him or them soe dying as aforesayd.
Item I give unto Timothy my eldest daughter one ewe lambe.
Item I give unto John my grandchilde two ewe lambes.
Item I give unto Susan my grandchilde one ewe lambe.
Item I give unto Sarah my second daughter the some of fifty pounds to bee payd her wthin one yeare next after my decease.
Item I give unto Anne my third daughter the some of fifty pounds to bee payd her wthin two yeares next after my decease.
Item I give unto Mary my fourth daughter the some of fifty pounds to bee payd her wthin two yeares next after my decease.
Item I give unto Elizabeth my youngest daughter the some of fifty pounds to bee payd her at the age of one and twenty yeares provided always and will is that if any of my said daughters above sayd that is to say Sarah, Anne, Mary and Elizabeth doe happen to dye before they have due to receave their portions then my will is that the survivor or survivors of them or any of them shall have and enioy equally the portion or portions of her or them soe dying as aforesayd.
Item I give unto Thomas Worde my kinsman and servant the some of twenty shillings.
Item I give unto Henry Cray my apprentice servant twenty shillings.
Item I give unto john my second sonne abovenamed one mare stag, the blacke or the sorrel at his choyce.
Item to Anne my eldest sonnes wife my ambling dun nagg.
Item I give unto henry my eldest son all my lands, tenements whatsoever with their appurtenances and to the heires males of this body by his now wife Anne lawfully begotten. And for default of such issue to John my second sonne and to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten . And for default of such issue to Edward my third sonne and to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten. . And for default of such issue to James my fourth sonne and to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten. And for default of such issue to William my fifth sonne and to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten. And for default of such issue to the right heires of me the said John Ffaulkner for ever.
And I make and appoint my Executor my eldest sonne Henry Ffaulkner.
Item all the residue of my goods, chattels not given and bequeathed I give and bequeath unto Henry Ffaulkner my ekldest son his execoturs, and assignes for ever.
In witness whereof to these two sheetes of paper I have subscribed my hand name wth my seale in the latter end of the last sheet. In the presence of Daniell Booth, rector of Balcombe, writer of this will, the marke of Ellis Jeyner.
I doe appoint and intreat Thomas Shepheard of Epsom, attorney and John Newman of Balcombe the elder to bee overseers of this my last will and testament and I give to each of them for their paines six shillings eight pence.
These words (in my bedchamber) between the eleventh and twelth lynes of the first sheet and those words (to her) between the eighteene and nineteene lynes of the same sheet and those words (my eldest sonne Henry Ffaulkner) between the eighth and nynthe lynes of this last sheete of paper were interlined before the sealing by mee John Ffaulkner .

Probate in Latin to Henry Faulkner on 7 Jul 1624

 

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