Peter Brown Family History

Will of Anne Feldwick 1669

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Anne Feldwick (widow) West Hoathly 25/11/1669 23/10/1670 LEWES A32.P89 Sons: John (athon), William (executor), Thomas
Daughters: Anne (executor), Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah
Sister: Katherine (but indicated as deceased)
Brother: John Payne (overseer & witness)
Daughter in law: Anne Feldwicke wife of son John
Others: Cousin Thomas Comber of Philpotte (overseer & witness)
FeJ1611 Transcript

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The following transcription was provided to me by Chris Allen. He had it produced by the East Sussex Record Office who hold the original will (using some modern punctuation), but there may be some errors in this transcription.
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability) .


In the name of God Amen The six and Twentieth day of November Anno Dni 1669 I Anne Feldwick of the parish of Weshoathley in the County of Sussex widow being sick in body yet of good perfect and sound memory (praised be Almighty God therefore) doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner forme following (that is to say) First I Bequeath and command my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and redeemer to have and receive full and free pardon and foregiveness of my sinnes and to ???? everlasting life And my body I commit to the earth to bee buried in such decent manner as mine Executors hereafter named shall think fitt And as for my disposition of such worldly substance as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon mee I give and dispose thereof as followeth
First I give unto my son Jonathon the great joined cheste that standeth in the Hall Chamber wth my will and minde is shall stand and continue a standard in the house.
Item also I give unto him Five shillings to bee paid wthin twelve moneths after my decease.
Item I give unto my sonne William one Bedsted my iron pot and my house.
Item I give unto my sonne Thomas my Bible my little Table Two little low joined stools and one boardedbox.
Item I give unto my daughter Anne Forty shillings the Coverlett that was my mothers and one bolster and one blanket my best feather pillow and the joined chest that my mother gave mee and one gold ring one little cupbort and one Bell brass cabinet.
Item I give unto my daughter Mary my Coverlett that is upon mine owne bedd and of my Bolsters one blanket one feather pillow and one cushion my new joined Chest my fether bedd and Chaffe bed I lye upon the gold ring that I now weare and my great frinsher (?).
Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth the coverlett that was my sister Katherines and one bolster and one blanket my best feather pillow but one my warming pan and the joined chest and box my sister Katherine gave mee and the bible that was my sister Katherines and my old wheele.
Item I give unto my daughter Sarah one bolster and one blanket Toe of my best Cushions one joined chest and one dozen of strong storage bins one pair of curtaines One silver spoone one silver whistle one little ???? my new wheele and reels and one ????.
Item I give unto my daughter in Law Anne Feldwicke my son John (‘s) wife Ten shillings to buy her a pair of gloves to bee paid her wthin twelve moneths after my decease.
Item I give also unto my sonnes William and Thomas and to my daughters Anne Mary Elizabeth and Sarah all my linen and pewter to be divided betweene them share & share alike Except it bee my wearing apparrall But if either of my said Children William Thomas Anne Mary Elizabeth or Sarah shall dye before any of them are married then it is my Will and mynde that the Survivor or Survivors of them wch shalbee then alive shall have their said share or shares of the said linen and pewter of them wch soe dye equally divided betweene them.
Item I give alsoe unto my sonnes William & Thomas and to my daughters Anne Mary Elizabeth and Sarah one peece of Canvis and all my Tallow Candles to be equally divided between them as my aforesaid linen and pewter ivns(?).
Item I give unto my said daughters Anne Elizabeth Mary and Sarah all my Tyre and wearing linen to bee equally divided between them share and share alike But if either of my said daughters Anne Elizabeth Mary or Sarah dye before any of them are married then it shall be so my will and minde that the Survivor or Survivors of them wch shall bee then alive shall have their said share or shares of the said Tyre and wearing linen of them that soe dye equally divided between them.
Item all my moneys ungiven after my legacies debte funeral expenses probate of this my will and my sister Katherine Legacies paid I give unto my sonnes William and Thomas and to my daughters Anne Mary Elizabeth and Sarah to bee equally divided betweene them share and share alike And to be paid wthin half a yeare after my decease And if any of my said children dye before they bee married That then it is my Will and minde that the said moneys given them by this my Will that shall soe dye shall go to the Survivors of them that shall bee then alive and bee equally divided betweene them All the rest of my goods and Chattells whatsoever ungiven I give unto my sonne William and my daughter Anne whome I make full sole and joint executors of this my Last Will and Testament And I desire my loving brother John Payne of Stoneland and my Cousin Thomas Comber of Philpotte to be overseers of this my last Will and Testament desiring them to assist my executors wth the best of their advise in the pformance of this my Will and I doe hereby revoke disanull and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and confirm this to be last Will in Witness whereof I the said Anne Feldwick to this my last Will and Testament being conteyned in two sheets of paper set my hand and to the last sheete thereof set my seale. The mee (mark ?) of Anne Feldwick signed sealed published and delivered in the presence of John Payne, Tho Comber.

(In Latin at the foot, and only partly transcribed, it is believed to say at least in part “proved 23rd October 1670 Willm Feldwick & Anne Feldwick – Executors”)

 

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