Peter Brown Family History

Will of William Fieldwick 1845


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
William Feldwick Cuckfield, Sx 22/04/1845 20/01/1847 LEWES A82.P335 Sisters: Sarah wife of Thomas Wright, Elizabeth wife of Edward Knowles
Brother in laws: John Comber deceased (and his son John); Thomas Comber deceased (and his daughter Harriett)
Others: George Brooker (executor)
Witnesses: Philip Barber of Cuckfield farmer, George Cooper
Properties:Chods Farm Cuckfield, premises in Balcombe Street, Balcombe

The following is a transcription of the will provided from the SFHG library - Transcribed by Rosie Ansell - July 2008
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

This is the last will and testament of me William Fieldwick of Cuckfield in the County of Sussex as follows
I appoint my friend George Booker of Balcombe in Sussex aforesaid my sole executor and direct him as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to sell and dispose of my customary or copyhold messuage and premises situate in Balcombe Street in the Parish of Balcombe aforesaid and dispose of my half share of the Chods Farm Cuckfield and to get in all monies due to me and after paying my funeral expenses and just debts
shall divide equally between my two sisters Sarah wife of Thomas Wright of Hackney in the County of Middlesex (or in case of her death her share to be equally divided among her children) and Elizabeth wife of Edward Knowles of Balcomb aforesaid one moiety to each of my said sisters and
I will and bequeath unto John Comber son of my late brother in law John Comber my best black coat and best pair of boots and
I bequeath unto Harriett Comber daughter of my late brother in law Thomas Comber my high or double chest of drawers and
I desire my said friend George Booker to divide such other my household goods and the apparel of my late wife as he shall think proper
in witness whereof I the said testator William Fieldwick have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the this twenty second day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty five  Wm Fieldwick
Signed and sealed by the testator William Fieldwick as his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence signed our names as witnesses hereto  Philip Barber of Cuckfield farmer George Cooper ditto labourer


Archdeaconry of Lewes in the diocese of Chichester in the goods of William Fieldwick late of Cuckfield within the Archdeaconry of Lewes aforesaid yeoman deceased appeared personally Philip Barber of Cuckfield aforesaid farmer and made oath that on the twenty second day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty five he was present and saw the said William Fieldwick sign his name at the foot or end of his last will and testament in writing now hereto annexed and that such signature was made by the said testator in the presence as well of this appearer as of George Cooper being present at the same time and that he the appearer and the said George Cooper attested the said will and subscribed their names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and of each other as the same now appears  Philip Barber sworn before us this eighteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty seven Carey H Borrer Surrogate


The will of William Fieldwick late of Cuckfield within the Archdeaconry of Lewes yeoman deceased was proved the twentieth day of January in the ear of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven before the Reverend Anthony Nott Clerk Surrogate and so forth upon the oath of George Booker the sole executor in the said will named to whom was committed the administration of the goods etc he being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth.  Sworn also that the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased did not amount in value unto three hundred pounds.