Peter Brown Family History

Will of Robert Payne 1612

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Robert Payne Forest Row, East Grinstead, Sx 1612 28/09/1612 LEWES A14.P37 Wife: Agnes
Son: Richard (executor) (& his children)
Daughter: Elinor
Others: Elizabeth Bawcombe, Silvester Bawcombe, John Bawcombe, Robert Bawcombe
Son in law: Nicholas Cowper (& his children)
Overseers: John Payne of Pickstones and William Pickett
Witnesses: John Payne of Pickstones, William Pickett, Thomas Dabson, John Awood Tayler:
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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)

Anno dmi 1612
In the name of God amen I Robert Payne of Fforestrowe in the parish of Eastgrinstedd in the county of Sussex, yeoman, being in good mynde and perfect remembrance doe make and ordeyne this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. Ffirst I give and bequeath my soule unto the Almighty god my saviour & redeemer. And my bodye to be buryed in the churchyard at Eastgrinstedd at the place appoynted for the dead.
Item I give and bequeath unto Nicholas Cowper my sone in law one horned heifer.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sone Nicholas Cowper one little stack of haye.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sone Nicholas Cowper the old cubbard in the halle.
Item I give and bequeath unto Nicholas Cowper’s children each of them one ewe sheepe.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elnor three shillings fourpence.
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Bawcombe one ewe sheepe.
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Bawcombe one borde chest.
Item I give and bequeath unto Silvester Bawcombe one borded chest.
Item I give and bequeath unto Silvester Bawcombe one little cubbard in the parlor.
Item I give and bequeath unto John Bawcombe twelve pence.
Item I give and bequeath unto Robert Bawcombe twelve pence.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sonnes Richards children each of them a sheepe a peece.
Item I give and bequeath unto Agnes my wife her dwelling in the great lofte and parlor her lives tyme.
Item I give and bequeath unto Agnes my wife all the corne in my barne.
Item I give and bequeath unto Agnes my wife five kyne and to have them kept to her use her lives tyme.
Item I give and bequeath unto Agnes my wife all the provision in my house after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto Agnes my wife half the household stuff that is in the house.
Item I give and bequeath unto Agnes my wife half the frute that groweth about the house her lives tyme.
Item I give and bequeath unto Agnes my wife twenty shillings a yeere to be paid by my sonne Richard yeerely during her naturall life and to be paid unto her quarterlye so longe as shee liveth.
And alsoe I give and bequeath unto my sonne Richard my house and lande and all other goods and chattels ungiven unbequeathed idoe give wholly unto him for eve, seeing my legacies and my debts paid and my bodye buryed in Christian buriall.
Alsoe I doe make and ordeyne my sonne Richard Payne my true and whole Executor of this my last will and testament.
Item I doe constitute, ordeyne and appoynte my wellbeloved frend John Payne of Pickstones and William Pickett overseers to this my last will and testament and I doe give to each of them for theyre paynes taking three shillings four pence apeece.
As witness to this my last will and testament John Payne of Pickstones and William Pickett and Thomas Dabson and John Awood Tayler: John Payne his marke, William Pickett his marke, Thomas Dabson his marke John A wood.


Probate in Latin to Richard Payne 28 Sep 1612


Note by John Howes: Descendent of John Payne Junior of Pickstones and kinsman of the John Payne of Pickstones one of the overseers.

 

 

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