Peter Brown Family History

Will of Anne Feldwick 1712

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Anne Feldwick (Spinster) Crawley 03/03/1712
(Note: 'Will' shows 1711)
1712 LEWES A48.P187 Father: John of West Hoathly (deceased)
Father in law: Richard Pratt of Crawley (executor)
Sisters: Jane Burley (wife of Henry) , Elizabeth Pratt, Sarah Pratt
Brothers: John Feldwick (deceased), Thomas Pratt
Cousins: Charles, John, Henry, Anne Burley (children of sister Jane - all under 21)
Nephew: unnamed (under 21) - son of brother John
Witnesses: James Dinnis, James Jordan, Elizabeth Dinnis.
FeJ1611 Transcript

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The following transcription was provided to me and made by Chris Allen
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)


In the Name of God Amen The Third Day of March in the Year of our Lord God One Thoufand Seven Hundred & Eleven I Anne Feldwick of Crawley in the County of Sufsex Spinster being sick & weake in Body but of good and perfect memory (praife be to God) Doo make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following (that is to say)
First and principally I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker Hoping in & thro’ the meritts of Jesus Christ to obtain the remifsion of my sins and my Body to the Earth from where it came to be Buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named.
And as touching the dispofing of my perfonall Estate or portion or Dowry given to me by my father John Feldwick of Westhothly in Sufsex by Will I Anne Feldwick having not received my portion or Dowry but only the yearly Rent thereof which portion or Dowry I give and bequeath in manner & form following Imprimis I give and bequeath unto the three Sons of my Sister Jane the wife of Henry Burley to Charles Burley Henry Burley and John Burley the sum of Ten pounds apiece of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to each of them as they shall attain the Age of One & twenty Years by my Executor hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath unto my coufin Anne Burley the Daughter of my Sister Jane the sum of fifteen pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain when she shall attain the Age of One & twenty years to be paid by my Extor hereafter named. And if it doo happen that any of the before mentioned Henry Charles John or Anne Burley should happen to Dye before they attain the Age of One & twenty years that their portion or Legacy shall be divide to the Survivors or Survivor.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew the son of my Brother John Feldwick Dec’d the sum of Ten pound of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid to him when he shall attain to the Age of One & twenty years if he so long shall Live by my Extor hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother and Sister Thomas Pratt & Sarah Pratt to each of them fifty pound apiece of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid to them within Six Months after it is received by my Executor hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Hono’rd Mother for a memorandum of me the sume of five pounds of good & lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid to her within Six Months after it is received by my Executor hereafter named And all the rest of my perfonal Estate that is now Due or hereafter shall become Due by virtue of me.
And all my Goods and Chattells whatever or wherefoever I give and bequeath unto my Honoured Father in Law Richard Pratt of Crawley in Sufsex whom I alfo make and ordain to be my full & sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. And I doo alfo give him full power & authority to demand & Sue or Execute the Law to recover my Said portion given to me by my Fathers Will as well as if I were in being. But if my Extor should happen to Dye before the time of payment that then I give the Same power & authority to his Heirs & Afsigns and my Executor shall be at the charge of my Funerall.
Lastly my mind and meaning is that what Charges foever my Executor is at in receiving or recovering my said portion by Suit at Law or any other ways That the beforementioned parties which have Legacies given them Shall bear every one their part of the Charges according to their Legacies And my Executor shall alfo have power to Stop or retain it Back in the payments.
In witnefs whereof that this is my very true last Will & Testam’t I the said Anne Feldwick have hereunto sett my Hand & Seale being written in one sheet of paper the Day & Year first above written hereby renouncing & disannulling All other former Wills by me made John Feldwick doo Signed Seale publish and declare this to be my last Will & Testament (Anne Fieldwick) Signed Sealed published & declared in the presence of us James Dinnis, James Jordan, Elizabeth Dinnis

Probatum (the probate is in Latin and states in part that the Testator, Anne Fieldwick, had her will proved in April 1712).

 

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