Peter Brown Family History

Will of John Feldwick 1662


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
John Feldwick West Hoathly, Sx 10/04/1662 30/08/1662 LEWES A29.P151 Wife: Anne (executor)
Son: John (executor)
Other six children: Anne, William, Mary, Elizabeth, Thomas & Sarah (all under 21)
Brother: John Payne (overseer)
Cousin: Thomas Comber (overseer)
Others: Robert Browne,William Ilman and Michael Brooker (all servants)
Witnesses: He. Faulconer, George Payne, John Payne
FeJ1611 Transcript


The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes Feb 2012:
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of god amen the tenth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord 1662 I John Feldwicke of West Hoadley in the county of Sussex yeom being weake but in p’fect memory (I praise God for it) doe make this my last will & testament in manner & forme following. First I commend my soule to God Almighty my maker & saviour & my bodye to be buryed at the discretion of my executors. Item I give to the poore of West Hoadley twenty shillings.
Item I give to my six children Anne, William, Mary, Elizabeth, Thomas & Sarah Feldwicke one hundred pounds apiece to be paid them at their severall ages of one and twenty years if they live soe long. And if any of them happen to dye before that age without heires of his or her body lawfully -----begotten then I will that his or her portion soe dying shall give to the survivors to be paid & equally divided amongst them at such tyme as he or her soe dying might have attained to the age of one and twenty if they had lived soe long.
Item I give to my servants Robert Browne, William Ilman and Michael Brooker five shillings apiece if they shall be dwelling w’th me at the tyme of my decease. And the rest of my servants that shall be dwelling w’th me at the tyme of my decease I give twelve pence apiece.
I do ordayne Anne my loving wife and my son John Feldwicke executors of this my will and I appoint my brother John Payne & my cozen Thomas Comber overseers thereof and doe give them four shiliilings apiece and all necessary charges that they shall susteyne whereby hoping they will advise & assist my executors however in the best manner they can.
Item I would have my wife and son John ---use the advice and consent of my overseers any one of them to raise one hundred pounds by sale of woods and tymber upon my lands if they shall see good toward the p’formance of this my will. And I would my wife and son John keep house together and to take rents issues and p’fitts thereof for the purpose and mayntenance of themselves and of my said six younger children till my said son attains the age of one & twenty years. And after my son John to take it to himself if he soe good allowing my wife her dower or thirds.

In witness whereof I have unto sett my hand & seale & doe publish & declare this this to be my last will John Feldwicke in the presence of He. Faulconer, George Payne his marke, John Payne.


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