Peter Brown Family History

Will of Anne Feldwick 1675

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Anne Feldwick (Spinster) West Hoathly 14/06/1675 1675 LEWES A34.P122 Brothers: John , William (executor), Thomas (under 21)
Sisters: Mary (wife of Thomas Bankes), Elizabeth (wife of John Beard), Sara (under 21)
Nephew: William (son of brother John- under 21)
Godson: John Homewood (son of John Homewood of WH), John Gibb (son of Francis Gibb of Worth)
Other: John Mills (of Worth) - executor,
Witnesses: Nicholas Mills, Thomas Moore
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):

(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of God Amen the foureteenth day of June in the seven and twentieth yeare in the Raiyne of our Sovraiyne Lord King Charles the second over England Anogh Dmi 1675 Anne Feldwick of weshothly in the county of Sussex Spinster being sicke in body but of good and pfect minde and memory (praysed be Almighty God) doe make and ordayne this my last will and Testament in writing in manner and forme Followinge:
First principally I commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and to his Sonne Jesus Christ my blessed Redemer hopeing by his merritts to receive a Joyfull remission at the last Day and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently buried in the first churchyard of Westhoathly aforesaid at the charge of my Executors hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Feldwick of Weshothly aforesaid yeoman the sume of Five pound of Lawfull English money to be paid unto him by my Executors wthin twelve moneths’ next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto William Feildwick only sonne of my said brother John Feildwick the sume of tenn pounds of lawfull English money to be paid to him by my Executors soe soone as the said William shall attaine his full Age of one and twenty yeares.
Item my will is that the said Executors shall pay the said Tenn pound to interest for the use of the said William and doe say the interest thereof bequeathed with the principall to the said William Feildwick at his said age of one and Twenty yeares.
Item I give and bequeath to the said William one paire of Sheetes one paire of pillowcoates and all the money that I now have that was Coyned in the Raiyne of King Edward the Sixth to be paid and delved to him at his said age of one and twenty yeares.
Item I give and bequeath unto Mary the wife of Thomas Bankes of Ardingly in the County aforesaid wheelw the sume of Tenn pounds of like money to be paid unto her in Twelve moneths’ next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth the wife of John Beard of Plumpton in the said county yeoman the sume of Tenn pounds of like money to be paid to her by my said executors within one yeare next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto Sara Feildwick my sister the sume of Tenn pounds of like lawfull money to be paid unto her at her Age of one and Twenty yeares togeather with interest for the same.
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Feildwick the sume of Tene pounds of like money to be paid unto him by my Executors at his age of one and twenty yeares together with interest for the same.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Godsonne John Homewood sonne of John Homewood of Westhoathly aforesaid the sume of Eight Shillings and to my Godson John Gibb sonne of Francis Gibb of the parish of Worth the sume of Eight Shillings to be paid unto them or to their respective fathers for their uses within one moneth next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother William Feildwick one Feather bedd and feather bolster and one brasse panne and three of my least peeces of pewter.
Item I give and bequeath to my said brother Thomas Feildwick two peeces of pewter dishe next Size & to my three Sisters Mary Elizabeth and Sarah one peece of pewter to each of them.
Item I give unto my said three sisters and to my brother John’s wife and my brother William his wife all my wearing Aparell to be equally divided between them by my said Executors excepte it be the Cloaths I now have on which I doe hereby give unto Anne Tulley to bee delived unto her by my Executors wthin one month next after my decease.
Item my further will and meaning is that all the share of the money goods Chattells and Household stuffe wch were given and bequeathed unto mee by the last will and Testamt of Anne Feldwick deceased my late mother shall be equally divided amongst my Surviving brothers and sisters & Providing to the effect intent and true meaning of her said last will and testament All the Rest of my goods and Chattells yet unbequeathed I give and devise unto my said brother William Feildwick and unto John Mills of Worth aforesaid whome I doe make and Constitut Sole Executors of this my last will and Testamt And I doe hereby desire them to pforme the same in all ptes thereof.
In witness thereof I the said Anne Feildwick have to this my last will and Testamt being written in two sheetes of paper Subscribed my name and put to my Seale to Eache Sheete of paper the Day and yeare aforesaid. The mke and Seale of Anne Feildwicke Signed Sealed published and declared to be the last will and Testamt of the said Anne Feildwicke in the pnce of Nicholas Mills; Tho: Moore.

(In Latin at the foot, and only partly transcribed, it is believed to say at least in partdied sixth November 1675…….William Feildwicke & John Mills Executors”).

 

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