Peter Brown Family History

Will of John Midmore 1596

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John Midmore Eastbourne, Sx (and Chiddingly) 09/05/1596 25/05/1596 LEWES A9.P387 Brothers: William, Richard, Edward (executor), Ellis (& his two sons)
Brother (in law): Thomas Ensigne
Cousin: Nicholas Burton, Luckasses widow of Willington
Kinsmen: Annis Berrenden, Richard and ? Draper
Goddaughter: Elnor Stroker
Overseers: Stephen French, James Plumer
Witnesses: Edward Osborne, William Leryet, Simon Bennett
  Transcript

The following is a transcription of the will provided from the SFHG library - Transcribed by June Biggs - April 2005
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of god Amen The nynthe daye of Maye Anno Domini 1596 I John Midmore being sicke of bodye and perfecte of Remembrance thankes bee given to Allmightie god doe make & ordeyne this my last will and Testament in manner & fourme following First I doe bequeth my Soule into the hands of Allmightie god my maker & redeemer and my bodye to bee buryed in the Church of the parrishe of Eastborne
Item I give to the poore of the parrishe of Eastborne xl li to bee payd into the hands of Six of the cheefest of the parrishee at Michaeltyde next cominge soe to reintyrene (?) for a stocke for the use of the poore to sett them in worke for ever the best waye that these six or some of them can devise for the use of the sayd poore of the parrishe aforesayde
Item I give my brother William Medmore one hundred pounds to bee payd to him within one year after my decease
Item I give and bequeath to my brother Thomas Ensigne one hundred pounds to bee payd to him within one yeare after my decease
Item I give and bequeath to my Cozen Nicholas Burton fiftye pounds to bee payd to hym betweene this and michaeltyde next cominge
Item I give to Elnor Stroker my goddaughter xli to be payd to her father at michaeltyde next cominge
Item I give to my brother Richard Medmore x li to bee payd to him at michaeltyde next coming
Item I give to Richard and ? Draper my kinsfolke vj li to be equally devided amongst them
Item I give to Annis Berrenden (?) my kinswoman iij li
Item I give to the poore of the parrishe of Chittinglye v li
Item I give and bequeath to my cozen Luckasses widowe of Willington xls
Item I give & bequeath all the rest of my goods & moveables my debts, legacyes and funerall Discharged to my brother Edward Midmore whome I make whole Executor of this my last will and Testament
Item I give to my brother Ellis Midmore two youngest sonnes xxxli to bee payd within one yeare next after my decease
I make & ordeyne my lovinge friendes Stephen French and James Plumer overseers of this my last will and Testament & they to have for there paynes xs a peece
John Midmore
Witnesses Edward Osborne the marke of William Leryet Simon Bennett with others

Probate granted 25th May 1596