Peter Brown Family History

Will of George Infield 1559


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
George Infield West Hoathly. Sx 23/01/1559
(Note: 'Will' shows 1558)
13/03/1560 LEWES A4.P219 Wife: Clemence (executor)
Daughters: Jone (youngest), Thomasyn
Wife goddaughter Joan Payne
Son: Roger (deceased, but widow with child)
Son in Law: Thomas Jordeyne (executor)
Others: Mary Payne, Robert Chesman (executor)
Witnesses: Thomas Payne of Stone, Thomas Coulstocke
Properties mentioned: Newgate Feld
InT1475 Transcript


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 the xiij January in the year of our Lord god 1558 I George Infield of the pysh of West Hothlye in the county of Sussex and the diocese of chichester being sick of bodye but p’fect of remembering thanks be to almighty god/I make and ordeyne this my last wyll & testament in manr  and forme following. First I bequeath my soule to almighty god my maker and redeemer, my bodye I commit to the earth. Item I bequeath to the high altar of hothlye for my tythes negligently forgotten ij d. Item to the mother church of chichester ij d.
Item I bequeath and give to Jone my youngest daughter one ---, x lb in money, a mattress, a bolster, a coverlet and a brass panne to be payed to her immediately after my decease.
Item I bequeath to Mary Payne ij teggs?
Item to Joane Payne my wyfes goddaughter my iron kettle.
Item I bequeath to Thomasyn my daughter a cawldron of brass.
Item I bequeath to every of my god children iiij d.
Item I will and bequeath to Clemence my wife a p’cell of land called Newgate Feld and a croft to the farm belonging for the terme of her whole life and after her decease to remayne to my two daughters for and during the term of xxi years to be equally divided between them provided always that if it be or may ------ that the widow of my son Roger is now wth child by that after the forsaid terme of xxi years to him and to his children for ever.
Item it is my wyll and mind if it be a woman child --- no pls thereof and further it is my wyll then the foresaid lands do remayne to Joane my youngest daughter for her and her heirs for ever. Item it is my wyll and mind my wife uses the chamber wherein I live during her life and the bed where I do lye in and all things belonging to the same & and all other things standing and being ---- the same chamber.
Item I wyll and bequeath to the child which the widow of my son Roger is now ----- by a hill croft and a garden thereto belonging and to his heirs for ever.
And the disposal of all my goods moveable and unmoveable my debts and legacies payed and this my wyll performed I give & bequeath to Clemence my wife and Robert Chesman, my son-in-law Thomas Jordeyne to be my true and fayfull executors for the p’formance of this my last wyll and testament and to these witnesses Thomas Payne of Stone Thomas Coulstocke.

Probate in Latin Proved in 1560.


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