Peter Brown Family History

Will of Elizabeth Feldwick 1666


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
Elizabeth Feldwick (widow) East Grinstead 19/11/1666 20/04/1667 LEWES A30.P326 Husband: Thomas (deceased)
Daughters: Alice (wife of John Langridge), Joan (wife of Edward Taylor), Mary (wife of John Coulstock), Anne (executor), Susan (executor)
Sons: Thomas, William, Henry
Son in law: Edward Keeping
Grandchildren: Elizabeth Keeping (daughter of Edward- under 21), William Feldwick (son of Thomas- under 21)
Witnesses: John Worger, Thomas Earnley
FeT1597 Transcript



The following is a transcription of the will made by Jane Wicks:
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the Name of God Amen, I Elizabeth Feldwicke, of Eastgrinsted in the county of Sussex, widdowe, being sick in body but in perfect memory praysed bee God, doe make and ordaine this, my last will and testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker, hopeing assuredly through his mercy and the onely merritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to bee made partaker of life everlasting and my body to bee buried in decent manner as seemeth good to my Executrixes, as to my worldly goods which God hath blessed mee with
First I give and bequeath unto Alice my daughter the nowe wife of John Langridge, the summe of one shilling, and to Joan my daughter the nowe wife of Edward Taylor, one shilling, and to Mary my daughter the nowe wife of John Colstocke, one shilling, and to Edward Keeping my sonne in lawe, one shillinge and unto my sone Thomas Feldweeke, one shilling, and doe alsoe freely forgive him the Bond or obligacion wherein hee standeth indebted unto Thomas Feldweeke his father and my late husband, the summe of twenty pounds, as to all intents and purposes as if the said Bond or obligacion were cancelled and delivered up.
Item I doe give to Henry Feldweeke my sonne, five pounds in money, and I further give unto my said sonne Henry out of my householdstuff, the feather bed and boulster, blankett, coverlett and all other the necessaryes thereunto belonging as I now lye on, and one chest standing against the bed, to be delivered unto him the said Henry, within six moneths next after my decease by my Executrises hereafter named.
Item I give unto my sonne William Feldweeke, tenn pounds of lawfull money and one feather bed with all that belongs to itt that he lyeth upon and one chest standing in the same roome where the said bed is.
Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Elizabeth Keeping, daughter of the abovesaid Edward Keeping, the summe of forty shillings.
Item I give unto William Feldweeke my grandchild, sonne of the abovesaid Thomas, the summe of five pounds of lawfull money to be paid them by my Executrices hereafter named, at their respective ages of one and twenty yeares or dayes of marriage which shall first happen. And if the said Elizabeth shall happen to dye before she hath attained her said age of one and twenty yeares or day of marriage, my will is, her legacie should remayne to my Executrices.
And if the said William shall dye before he shall attaine his age of one and twenty yeares or dayes of marriage, my will is that the five pounds given to him as a legacy should be paid by my Executrices to his father Thomas Feldweeke to whome I give the same.
And I doe hereby make, constitute and appoint my daughters Ann and Susan Feldweeke, Executrices of this my last will and testament, unto whome I give all the rest of my goods, chattells and creditts, unbequeathed, paying my debts and funerall expences.
In witnes whereof I have sett my hand and seale the nyneteenth day of November in the eighteenth yeare of the reigne of our Soveraine Lord Charles the second by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith etc Anno Dommini 1666.
The mark of Elizabeth Feldweeke, published and declared as her last will and testament before us, the mark of John Worger, Thomas Earnley.

Proved before Master Henry Thurman, Clerk, Master of Arts, Surrogate, on the twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord a thousand six hundred and sixty seven on the oaths of Anne and Susan Feldweeke (blank, but should read “daughters and Executrices”) named in the deceased’s will, to whom Administration was granted of the goods etc in well and faithful administration etc


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