Peter Brown Family History

Will of Robert Payne 1735

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Robert Payne East Grinstead, Sx 10/07/1735 05/10/1738 LEWES A55.P262 Wife Sarah,
Daughter Mary (unmarried),
Sons Edward (executor & residual beneficiary), Henry and Robert.
Other: Sarah (wife of James Atkinson -presumably his daughter)
Witnesses: Dorothea More, Nath. Moor, N Moore jun
PyR1656 Transcript

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The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - March 2013
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of god amen the tenth day of July in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred thirty and five I Robert Payne of Eastgrinsted in the county of Sussex being in indifferent health of body and of sound disposing mind and memory thanks be to god do make and ordain this my last will in manner and form following. First I commend my soul to god and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named.
And as touching such temporal estate as it hath pleased god to bestow upon me I give and devise unto my beloved wife Sarah one annuity or yearly rent of ten pounds to be yearly issuing and going out of my messusge and lands scituate lying and being in the aforesaid parish of Eastgrinsted and now in the occupation of my son Edward or his assignes. To have and to hold the said annuity of ten pounds unto my said wife Sarah or her assigns for and during the term of her natural life to be paid to her by half year payments at Michas and Ladyday by even and equal portions free of all taxes. And if it shall happen that the said annuity of ten pounds or any part thereof shall be unpaid at any of the said feast days or days of payment whereon the same ought to be paid as aforesaid being lawfully demanded that then it may be lawfull to and for the said Sarah or her assigns to enter and upon the said messuage, lands and premises and distrain for the same and the distress and distresses there found to take, lead, bear, drive and carry away, detain and keep until the said annuity of ten pounds and all arrears thereof together with all charges shall be fully satisfied and pais.
Als I give and bequeath unto my said wife the use of a featherbed and all thereto belonging that she now lyeth upon for her life and from and after her decease I give the same to my son Henry hereafter named provided always that if my wife claim her ffree bench or any other estate into or out of the the said messuage, lands and premises that then the said annuity of ten pounds and the said legacy of the use of the bed to cease and be utterly void and of none effect.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary ffifty pounds to be paid to her out of the said messuage lands and premises with lawfull interest for the same within six months next after my decease by my executor. And in case my said daughter shall fall sick and want further help my will and meaning that she shall have ten pounds more over and above the said fifty pounds out of the said messuage and lands to help her.
Also I give to my said daughter Mary the use of the bed she now lyeth in and all thereto belonging for her life and afterwards to my said son Edward. And in case my said daughter shall happen to marry then she to have only the fifty pounds and my son Edward the bed and all thereto belonging presently after her marriage.
Also I give and bequeath to my son Henry one hundred pounds to be paid to him within six months after the death of my said wife out of the said messuage and lands by my son Edward.
Also I give to my son Robert and to sarah the wife of James Atkinson the sume of two shillings and six pence a piece.
And I give and devise the said messuage and lands to my son Edward, his heirs and assigns for ever chargeable with those legacies aforesaid.
All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate both real and personall I give and devise to my said son Edward whom I make full and sole executor of this my last will & testament contained in two sheets of paper to each sheet setting my hand and to the last sheet sett my seales the day and year first above written I Robert Paine
signed, sealed published and declared by the said Robert Payne as his last will and testament in the presence of Dorothea More, Nath. Moor, N Moore jun.

Probate: The will of Robert Payne late of Eastgrinsted within the archdeaconry of Lewes deceased, was proved the ffith day of October in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight before Mr Edward Lund clerk surrogate and so forth upon the oath of Edward Payne only executor in the said will named to whom was committed the administration of the goods and so forth being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and so forth.

Note by John Howes: surnames of the witnesses all spelled differently.

 

 

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