Peter Brown Family History

Will of Anne Payne 1679

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Anne Payne (spinster) East Grinstead 28/06/1679 14/01/1681 LEWES A35.P287 Cousins: Anne Chatfield & Elizabeth Monk daughters of my cousin Robert Edsawe
Cousin: Timothy Jemott of Eatonbridge (widow)
Cousin: Anne Mitchelborne (wife of John of Newick)
Cousin: Edward Cooke's daughter (now the wife of Mr Hinde)
Cousin: John Atkins and his children of cousin Mary Dyne
Cousins: Richard Payne, Robert Payne, Charles Payne, Henry Payne, & neice Mrs Katherine Payne
Cousin: Timothy Dyne , wife of John Dyne
Cousin: Susan Wickering, widow
Cousin: Edward Payne of East Grinstead (executor), his wife Elizabeth Payne, his only son John Payne (under 21), his youngest daughterElizabeth
Witnesses: John Keddelbey, Thomas Wickenshaw Andrew Ledger
Properties: Goodwicke in East Grinstead
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The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - February 2013
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of god amen I Anne Payne of Eastgrinsted in the County of Sussex spinster doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in writing. First I commend my soule to God my creator, hoping through the merritts of my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ to inheritt eternall life; And my worldly estate I dispose of as followeth:
Imprimis I give unto the poore people of the towne and parish of Eastgrinsted aforesaid the summe of twenty shillings to bee distributed amongst them, within a month after my decease at the discretion of my executour hereafter named:
Item I doe hereby bequeath and give the summe of ffive pounds of lawfull money of England to the churchwardens and overseers of the poore of the said parish of Eastgrinsted aforesd for the time being to be disposed of by them and my said executour to the putting out of one or more of the parish children of Eastgrinsted aforesaid apprentices as they in their discretion shall think fitt.
Item I give and bequeath to my cozens Anne Chatfield and Elizabeth Monk, daughters of my cozen Robert Edsawe ffive pounds a peece if they shall bee living six months after my decease.
Item I give to my cozen Timothy Jemott of Eatonbridge in the county of Kent widdowe, the summe of ffive pounds and to my cozen Anne Mitchelborne, now the wife of John Mitchelborne of Newicke in the county of Sussex, Gent., the like summe of ffive pounds to bee paid by my executour within one year after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath to the daughter of my cozen Edward Cooke, now the wife of one Mr Hinde summe of tenne shillings to bee paid by my executour within six months after my decease.
Item I doe herby give and bequeath unto the children of my cozen John Atkins wch he had by my cozen Mary Dyne tenne shillings a peece: that is to say to as many of them as shall bee living six months after my decease.
Item I give to my cozens Mr. Richard Payne, Mr. Robert Payne, Mr. Charles Payne, Mr. Henry Payne and to my niece Mrs. Katherine Payne and to my cozen Timothy Dyne wife of Mr John Dyne and to my cozen Susan Pickering, widdow tenne shillings a peece to buy each of them a ring.
Item I give and devise both of my messuages and tenements with the appurtenances scituate and being in the towne and parish of Eastgrinsted aforsd now or late in the severall occupations of Sylvanus Greenwood and John Theobalds; to my cozen Elizabeth Payne now the wife of Edward Payne of Eastgrinsted Esq. for and during the terme of her naturall  life and after her decease to such of my said cozen Edward Payne’s children as she my said cozen Elizabeth Payne shall in her life time before two sufficient witnesses noiat and appoint to be heirs thereof. To have and to hold the said messuages and tenements wth appurtenances to such of those children, and their heirs for everas shee my said cozen shall soe noiat and appoint; Nevertheless my will and meaning is that for default of such nominacon or appointment or in case such a nominacon or appointment not bee a good device in law soe as the said pty may not enjoy the said messuages (Anne Payne her marke) or tentes accordingly then I hereby will and devise the said two messuages and tentes wth th’appurtenances to my cosen John Payne onely son of my cozen Edward Payne and to his heires and assignes for ever.
Item I give and devise all that my said messuages or tenements or lands wth th’appurtenances which I formerly purchased of one Thomas Cripps scituate, lying and being in the town of Eastgrinsted aforesd to my neece Elizabeth Payne, youngest daughter of my said cozen Edward Payne and to the heires of her body to be begotten: And for want of such issue to my said cozen John Payne to have and to hold to him and his heires for ever.
Item I give and devise all my lands and tenements with th’appurtenances commonly called the Godwicke and all my other lands and tenements (herein and hereby not otherwise devised) scituate, lying and being in the towne and parish of Eastgrinsted or elsewhere within the Realm of England to my said cozen John Payne and to his heires for ever: Nevertheless my will and meaning is that the rents issues and proffits of all my said lands and tenements called the Godwicke shall (during the minority of my said cozen John Payne) bee paid to my executour hereafter named for the use of my said cozen John Payne and of all such daughters of my said cozen Edward Payne as  shall the be unmarried to be equally divided amongst them by my sd executour yearely and every yeare during all such time as the s’d daughters of my cozen Edward Payne shall continue single and unmarried until my cozen John Payne attains his full age of one and twenty yeares and noe longer. And my further will and meaning is that in case my cozen John Payne happen to dye before he attains his full age of one and twenty yeares the I devise all my said lands called the Godwicke with all and singular th’appurtenances to my said cozen Edward Payne and his heires for ever. And for and towards the payment of my legacies hereby given and bequeathed my will is and I doe herby give to my cozen Edward Payne the first half yeares rents of all my lands and tenements wch shall be next due and payable after my decease.
Item  I doe herby give and devise my pew in the parish church of eastgrinsted afores’d (wherin Mrs. Freebody does usually sitt) to my said cozen John payne and his assignes.
And all the residue of my estate (what kind soever) I give and bequeath to my said cozen Edward Payne whome I hereby make executour of this my last will and testament (thereby revoking and renouncing all former wills by mee heretofore made).
And lastly my desire is to be buried in linnen and if for that law my executour shall be molested by any of the parish or by any such p’son or p’sons whatsoever then I herby renounce the payment of the legacy hereby given to the churchwardens and overseers of Eastgrinsted afores’d for the placing of apprenticeships. And in case of such trouble I doe hereby declare that it is not my intent to give such legacy.
In testimony whereof I have and doe publish this to bee my last will and testament signed and sealed the eight and twentieth day of June in the one and thirtieth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the second Annoq Dmi one thousand six hundred seaventy and nine Anne payne her marke.
Signed, sealed, published and delivered in the presence of John Keddelbey, Thomas Wickenshaw Andrew Ledger

Probate in Latin to Edward Payne 14 Jan 1681.

Note by John Howes: “noiat” appeared in the will with a mark indicating it as an abbreviation which I cannot reproduce here. I assume it to be “nominate”.

 

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