Peter Brown Family History

Will of Richard Infield 1571

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Richard Infield
(Inyngfielde)
West Hoathly 11/03/1571
(Note: 'Will' shows 1570)
23/04/1571 PCC Prob 11/53/202 Wife: Margaret (executor)
Sons: Richard (under age 7),
Brothers: James, Thomas (overseers)
Sister: Joan
Grandchildren: Thomas Payne & Edward Payne (children of sister Joan)
Kinsmen: Richard Infield, son of William; Thomas Infield (deceased) son of Thomas Infield (uncle)
Others: John Benke, Alice Jenninges (my servants) ; John Challoner, Thomas Chaloner (overseer)
Witnesses: Robert Taylor, curate, John Payne of Stoneland, Edwarde Payne and Thomas Browne, writer, John Cole and Thomas Potter.
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The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by Jane Wicks: February 2011 
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

 In the name of God Amen the eleaventh daie of Marche in the yeare of our Lorde God a thowsande five hundreth and seaventy. I Richard Inyngfielde of the parrissh of Westhothlighe in the county of Sussex in the diocesse of Chichester beinge sicke of body but  whole and parfecte of mind and remembrance thanks be unto allmightie god do ordeyne and make this my present testamente and laste will in manner and forme followinge First and before all other things I gyve and comytt my sowle unto allmightie god my maker trusting without any doute to be saved by the deathe and blood sheddinge of our lorde and saviour Jhesus Chryste and by him I shall have remyssion of my synnes and resurrecion of sowle and bodye. And my body I wyll to the yearthe to be buryed in the church of Westhothlighe aforesaied, or ells where it shall please the everlyvinge god and my Executrix.
Also I geve and bequeathe unto the reparacions of the saied churche six shillings and eighte pence.
Also my wyll ys to have distributed to the poore at my burryall or ymedyately after in dole by my overseers fortye shillings by such porcion as by their discrecion shalbe thoughte meete so that the poorest may have moste. Allso I geve unto the poore of the same paryshe more, thirteene shillings fower pence to be payed unto them within three monethes next after my deceasse by the discrecion of my overseers.
Allso I geve unto John Benke and Alice Jenninges my servants to eyther of them five shillings.
Allso I geve and bequeathe to every of my godchildrenne that will come and axe the same, fower pence a peece.
Also I geve and bequeathe unto Richarde my sonne six oxen and all ymplements belonginge unto them, six kine, one dozen of pewter vessells six, tancers of pewter, my newe cupborde and presse, twoe joyned chests, six salters, twoe great brasse potts, my best caldron, a newe brasse kettle, my twoe greateste spytts, all standers of tables formes tressells and benches, twelve sylver spoones, one truckle bedstedell and my best joyned bedstedell wythe my beste fetherbed and all that belongs to the same beds, six payre of my beste sheets, one paire of pyllowe cotts, the beste twoe table cloths, twoe dyaper table napkines. All whiche cattell and other things to my sonne geven, my will ys that it shalbe delyvered to his use ymedyately after my deceasse. And further whosoever shall have the custody  and occupyinge of the same my sonnes stocke and legacye it ys my will that he or shee be bound in sufficient bands to annswere the same unto my sonne when he shall acomplysshe his lawfull age or to his heires, to be bounde to my overseers.
Also I geve and bequeathe unto Richarde Inyngfield, sone of William Inyngfielde twentye shillings to be paied unto him ymedyatelye after my decease
also I geve and bequeathe unto Thomas Payne and Edwarde Payne my sister Jones sones to eche of them twentye shillings to be payed unto them ymedyatelye after my deceasse.
Also I geve unto James my brother twentye shillings
also I geve unto Thomas my brother one of my best kine also I geve and bequeathe unto the same Thomas Inyngfielde my brother all that my tenemente lands and hereditaments with th’appurtances called or knowne by the name of Kowebys sett lyinge and beinge in Westhothlighe aforesaide and nowe in the tenure and occupacion of one Richarde Locke.
Also I geve and bequeathe unto the same Thomas Inyngfielde my brother all that my twoe parcells or peeces of lande called or knowne by the name of Hocke crofts, sett lying and beinge in Wallcomsteade otherwyse called Godstone within the cowntye of Surreye lyinge and joyninge to one parke called the Sowthe Parke on the weste and lyinge to one tenemente and lands of one Master Swanes on the northe and lyinge to one parcell or peece of lande of one Master Eaynforde called Powtences on the easte and to one parcell or peese of lande called Northelande on the sowthe to have and to holde all the same tenements and lands called Cocke Webbes and the twoe parcells or peeces of lande called Hocke Crofts with all and singuler th’appurtances unto the same Thomas Inyngfielde from ymedyately after my deceasse to him and to his heires and assignes forever.
Also my will and mynde ys that yf my wyfe be with childe and that wythe a man chylde that then the same childe beinge a man childe shall have all my lands, tenements with th’appurtances called Sugham sett lyinge and beinge in Lingfielde in the cownty of Surrey which lands came to me by and after the deathe of one Thomas Inyngfielde my cosen, to have and to holde the same lands and tenements with all and singuler th’appurtances unto the saied chylde yf yt be a man chylde and to his heyres and assignes from and after that he the same chylde shall accomplishe the age of one and twentye yeres and from thence forthe forever. Yf yt fortune that my wyfe be with childe and that wythe a woman childe, that then my will and mynde ys that the same woman childe shall have the moytie or one halfe of the same lands and tenements wyth the appurtances laste above geven or ells the value of the same moytie in money, to be well and truely paid unto hir by my heir when she shall accomplishe the age of one and twentye yeares or ells at the daye of hir mariadge yf she marry before that age. Provyded allwaies yf my heir do not paye the juste value of the moytie in manner and forme above expressed, then my will is that she the same chylde shall have the same moytie from and ymedyately after she shall accomplishe the age of one and twentye yeares to hir and to hir heyres and assignes forever.
Moreover if Richarde my sone fortune to dy wythout heyre of his body lawfully begotten, and also yf the childe that my wyfe goeth by yf she be with chylde to dy wythout heyre of that same chyldes bodye lawfully begotten that then my verye will and mynde ys that Thomas my brother shall have all my tenements and lands wythe th’appurtances that came to me by and after the death of Thomas Inyngfield sonne of Thomas Inyngfield my uncle to have and to holde all the same tenements and land laste above named wythe th’appurtances unto the saied Thomas my brother and to his heires and assignes forever in manner and forme aforesayed yf my children dye without heire or heires of theire bodyes lawfully begotten and not otherwyse by virtue of this same my will.
Also my will and mynde ys that Margaret my wyfe shall have the bringinge uppe, governement, rule and kepinge of Richarde Inyngfield my sonne untill such tyme as he shall accomplishe the age of seaven yeares doinge no voluntarye strype nor waste in nor uppon my lands duringe the same terme. And after that he shall acomplisshe the same age of seaven yeares my very will and mynde ys that Master John Challoner of Lenfield in the cowntye of Sussex shall have the bringinge uppe, rule and governement of Rycharde my sonne untill suche tyme as he shall accomplisshe his lawfull age of one and twenty yeares. Further yt is my will, mynde and entente that the same John Challoner shall have and take all the rule, occupyinge and governement of all the tenements and lands that shalbe Rycharde my sones after the seven yeres above granted to Margaret my wyfe be fully expyred and my will and mynde ys that the same John Challoner his executors and assignes shalbe accomptable  unto my sone Rycharde and his heyres of and for all singuler the profetts and revenewes that shall ryse and growe of all the same tenements and lands from his age of seven yeres untill he shall accomplisshe his age of one and twenty yeres aforesaied, fyndinge my saied sone wythe suffycient and competente meate drinke and raymente, other necessaryes mete for him wythout doinge annye manner of voluntarye stype or waste in and uppon the same duringe all the same terme and to kepe and maynteyne all the howseinge in good and suffyciente reparacions at all tymes untill my sonne shall accomplisshe of one and twentye yeares as afore is saied and my wyll and mynde is that the same John Challoner shall kepe my sonne at schole at al tymes resonable duringe the same terme.
Moreover my wyll and mynde ys that Margarette my wyfe whom I ordeyne my executrix shall paye all such guyfts and legaces as ys or shalbe fownde due unto Thomas my brother by my Mothers laste wyll and testamente.
Also yf any thinge herein be contrary and not accordinge to lawe then my will and mynde is that it be made accordinge to lawe by some cownseller of the lawe so that the forme and mynde in anywyse be not altered and changed. The resydue of all my goods cattelles credytte and debts, my debts payed my will fullfilled I whollye leave and geve unto Margarett my wyfe whom I make and ordeyne my sole and all onely Executrix to see it executed accordingely.
Also I ordeyne and make Master Thomas Challoner, James Inyngfield and Thomas Inyngfield my brothers to see that my Executrix executes the same in every poynt accordinge to the purpose, forme, effecte and true meaninge of the same as my especiall trust is in them they will so do and they to have for their labour and paynes in that behalf susteyned vj s viij d apece and all there reasonable expences in that behalfe expended.
These beinge wytnesse at the makinge and readinge hereof Robert Taylor, curate, John Payne of Stoneland, Edwarde Payne and Thomas Browne, writer, John Cole and Thomas Potter.


Proved in the Prerogative Court of Cantabury 23rd day of April 1571

 

The following is a copy of the original 'Will' from the National Archives


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