Peter Brown Family History

Will of Henry Payne 1608


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
Henry Payne Ditchling, Sx 05/09/1608 01/10/1608 LEWES A12.P305 Wife: Dorothy (executor)
Sons: Henry (under 25), 5 others un-named
Daughters: Elizabeth, Katherine, Margaret
Overseers: son in lawes John Wickham and Richard Dunton
Others: Sr Richard Michelborne knight and Ffrancis Moore
Witnesses: Jo Coulstocke, John Stapely ?,Thomas Alfree
Properties: Ludwells, Busses and Butchers (all in West Hoathly); Parke Gate in Ditchling
PyR1470 Transcript


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 the fifth day of September 1608 and the sixth yere of or Soveraigne Lord King James I Henry Payne of Dicheninge in the county of Sussex doe make this my last will as followeth. Ffirst I comende my soule and famylye into the hands of god my maker and redeemer hoping to be saved by the blood and passion of Jesus Christ.
Item I give unto Henry payne my eldest sone all my household stuff in my house at westhothlye and my best ioyned bedstedl in the house where I now dwell and my best featherbed and boulster and twoe payre of sheetes, my best coverlet and twoe best blanketts, one furnace and halfe-------- of pewter, all my things I will that Dorathye my wife shall have the use of during her life and after to remayne to my sone Henry.
Item I will unto my daughter Elizabeth thirtye pounds to be paid wth in one yere after my decease.
Item I will to my twoe daughters Katheryne and Margarett forty shillings a peece.
Item I doe constitute and appoynte Dorathye my wife the sole executrix of this my will and my loving son in lawes John Wickham and Richard Dunton overseers of this my will.
And alsoe this my will and testament concerning my lands and tenements I will and bequeath unto Dorathye my wife All my lands in westhothlye called Ludwells to have and to hold during her naturall life paying to Henry my eldest sone after he shall accomplish the age of twentye five yeres three pounds yerely.
Item I will and give unto Sr Richard Michelborne knight and Ffrancis Moore gent one messuage and certayne lands conteyninge by estimacion thirtye acres more or less called Busses and Butchers lying in westhothlye to have and to holde or the survivors of them or theyre (illegible but probably says heires or assignes) of them shall sell the same within fouer yeres after my decease for the payment of my debts and legacies.
And alsoe whereas I bought certayne lands in Dichyninge called Parke gate of the said Sr  Richarde Michelborne the sale whereas is not yet passed over unto mee I will that the said Sr Richarde and Ffrancis shall sell the lands and alsoe my house in the towne of Dicheninge late surrette for the best advantage unto my wife and children and that my wife have the possession & money during her life and afterwards to be equally devided between my five younger sons except thirtye pounds one yere hereafter to be payd to my daughter Elizabeth as it before appointed provided always that when this money shall be paid ---- by my wife that the  ----- said Dorathye shall be bound in ----the suretie? -------- unto the said Sr Richarde and Ffrancis that before she shall marrye againe shall become bound unto the said Sr Richarde and Ffrancis to withhold sufficient suretyes for the payment thereof unto my five youngest sons according to my will which thereafter I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yere above said -------
witnesses Jo: Coulstocke, John Stapely ? marke,Thomas Alfree his marke.

Probate in Latin to Dorathye Payne relicte on 1 Oct 1608.


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