Peter Brown Family History

Will of Edward Payne 1612


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
Edward Payne West Hoathly, Sx x/12/1612 (day not shown) 18/06/1613 PCC Prob 11/121/734 Wife: Anne (executor)
Son: Edward (under 21 years)
Daughters: Elizabeth, Mary (both under 21 years)
Step Daughter: Anne Payne (daughter of wife)
Others: Robert Mills the younger, John Bridges and Edward Paine (overseers)
Witnesses: John Bridges and Edward Paine
PyJ1534 Transcript


The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - March 2012
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

Memorandum that Edward Paine of West Hothelie in the countie of Sussex in the monthe of December 1612 beinge sicke and weake in bodie but of goode and p’fecte minde and memorie made and declared and declared his last will and testament nuncupative (i.e orally) in manner and forme following or the like in effecte viz, first he bequeathed his soule to allmightie god and then revoked all former wills heretofore by him made or declared. Item he then gave and bequeathed to the poore of West hothelie x p.
Item he then gave and bequeathed to his three children Edward, Elizabeth and Mary Paine all his readie money and debts whatsoever as well wth what or thereafter should be due unto him by specialties (except xth thereof w’ch he gave and bequeathed unto Anne Paine his wife’s daughter). And the said money and debts to bee paid unto his said three children att their severall ages of xxi yeares.
Ad the use of the same to remaine in the mean tyme in the hands and disposition of his wife Agnes for and toward the bringing upp of
Allso he did further will and declare that if it should happen either of his said two daughters Elizabeth of Mary to die before the age of xxi yeares then the part and portion of her so dying to be and to remaine unto his Sonne Edward Paine.
And if it should fortune his said son Edward to die before his said age of xxi yeares then his said portion to bee and remaine unto the said Elizabeth and Mary equally between them to be divided.
The rest and residue of all his goods and chattels whatsoever he gave and bequeathed unto Agnes Paine his wife whom he did make and constitute to be his sole and onely executrix of this said last will and testament nuncupative.
And he also made and appointed Robert Mills the younger, John Bridges and Edward Paine his overseers.
Beinge putt and -- the witnesses the said John Bridges and Edward Paine.

Probate in Latin to Agnes Paine


The following is a copy of the original 'Will' provided by John Howes