Peter Brown Family History

Will of John Feldwick 1682

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John Feldwick West Hoathly, Sx 14/06/1682 1682 LEWES A36.P153 Wife: Anne
Son: William (under 21)
Daughters: Ann, Jane & unborn child
Brother: William
Others: Nicholas Mills and Abraham Nicholas (overseers)
Witnesses: Jane Colegate, Mary Weeler, Nath Moore
Properties: Fieldweeke and Homewoods
FeJ1611 Transcript

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


In the name of God Amen I John Feildweeke of the parish of Westhoathley in the county of Sussex yeoman being sick and weake in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be therefore given to Almighty God doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in the manner and form following (vis) Imprimis I comend my soule to Almighty God that gave it hoping in and through the merits of Jesus Christ my saviour to obtain remission of all my sins and to inherit eternal life and my body to the earth from whence it came to be buryed at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named And as touching and disposing of such p’sonall estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me withal I give and dispose thereof in manner following (vis).
I give and bequeath to Anne my wellbeloved wife all that mansion house and the lands thereto belonging with the appurtences called Fieldweeke and Homewoods  to have and to told to her the said Anne my wife until my son William Fieldweeke shall attain the age of one and twenty years.
Then I give and bequeath the said Mansion House and the lands and p’misses thereto belonging unto my son William to have and to hold the said house, lands and p’misses unto the said William Fieldweeke his heires and assignes for ever upon codition that he pay unto the said Anne my wife if she happen to live untill the said William shall attain the age of one and twenty years and during the terme of her naturall life the sume of thirty pounds yearly out of the said house lands and p’misses.
And also upon condition that he pay unto my two daughters Anne and Jane the sume of two hundred and fifty pounds apiece at their severall ages of one and twenty years
And if the child my wife now goes with happen to be a daughter I give and bequeath unto her the sume of two hundred and fifty pounds to be paid to her by my executrix hereafter named at her age of one and twenty years out of my personall estate. And if it happen that thechild my wife now goes with happen to be a daughter and my son William shall dye before he shall attain the age of one and twenty years without heire or heires of his body then I give unto my brother William Fieldweeke his heires and assigns for ever my said mansion house lands and p’misses with appurtences upon condition that he pay unto my said wellbeloved wife Anne the sume of thirty pounds yearly during the terme of her naturall life.
And also unto my said two daughters Anne and Jane and the daughter my wife now goes with if it happens so to be the sume of seaven hundred pounds apiece at their severall and respective age of one and twenty years. And if it shall happen that either of my said daughters Anne and Jane and the daughter my wife goes with if it happen soe to be shall dye before they attain their severall ages of one and twenty years then my will and meaning is that the portion or portions of my said daughter or daughters so dying shall be divided between the survivor or survivors of them.
Item my will and meaning is that the three great tables and the two iron plates and the Andirons in the hall and the great bedsteadle in the little parlour chamber and the two great spits and cobirons shall be standards unto and pass with (John Fieldweeke) my said mansion house.
Item I give unto my son William the chest my writings are in and another great joyned chest in the hall chamber and a little chest that was his mothers and the presse in the great hall chamber and another old chest in the buttry loft.
Item I give unto my children that shall be living at the time of my death the sume of five shillings apeece  at their severall ages of one and twenty years.
All the rest and residue of my goods and chattels whatsoever not herein disposed of after my debts paid and funerall expenses discharged I give and bequeath unto Anne my wellbeloved wife whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
And I do appoint and request Nicholas Mills and Abraham Nicholas my good friends to be overseers of this my last will hoping they will take care to assist my executrix in the execution of the same.
Lastly I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Westhoathley where I live the sume of forty shillings to be distributed amongst the poor widows of the said parish at the discretion of my said executrix or whom she shall appoint at their severall payments after my decease. In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament contained in three sheetes of paper sett my hand and seale the fourteenth day of june in the thirty fourth yeare of the raigne of our Sovereigne Lord King Charles the second over England or Annoq Dmi 1682.
Likewise my will and mind is that my wife shall take care to have my son William Fieldweeke to write and read John Fieldweeke, signed, sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the said John Fieldweeke in the presence of the marke of Jane Colegate, Mary Weeler, Nath Moore.

Probate in Latin in 1682 to Anne Fieldweeke.

 

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