Peter Brown Family History

Will of Susanna Payne 1681

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Susanna Payne (Spinster) West Hoathly 28/6/1681 03/01/1682 LEWES A35.P445 Father: William Payne (deceased)
Mother: Susanna (remarried Nicholas Cripps)
Brothers: Robert, William
Sisters: Mary Willet (wife of John), Anne Shoewyn (wife of Thomas)
Neices & Nephews: three children of William, Susanna & Mary daughters of Mary, five children of Anne
Overseers: John Browne & Richard Bodle of West Hoathly
Executors: Nicholas Cripps & John Willet
Witnesses: Nathaniell Browne, ffrancis Ellis, Mary Ellis
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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 the twenty eighth day of June in the xxxiiio  yeare of the reigen of Or Sovreigne Lor Charles the second by the grace of God of England, Scotland and Ireland King and defender of the faith & in the year of our Lord (1681) I Susanna Payne of the pish of westhoadley in the county of Sussex, spinster being sicke in body but of p’fect memory (thanks be to almighty god and calling to remembrance the uncertayn estate of this transitory life  & that all flesh must yeild unto death doe make, constitute & ordeyne & declare this my last will and testamt in manner and forme following revoking all former wills & wills& testamt & first being penitent & sorry for my sinns past & humbly desiring forgiveness for the same, I give & comitt my soule unto almighty god my saviour & redeemer in whom & by the meritts of Jesus Christ I trust for salvacon & to have forgiveness & remission of all my sinns and that my soule wth  my body at the great resurrection shall rise again wth  joy to possess & inheritt the Kingdom Of Heaven. And my body to the earth to be buried according to the discrecion of my executors hereinafter named. And as for the goods, money & chattels that it hath pleased god to bestowe upon mee I give and bequeath the same in manner following.
Item I give & bequeath to my honoured, loving & tender dear mother Susanna Cripps, now wife of Nicholas Cripps the sume of twenty pounds to be paid to my said mother by myne executors wthin  a halfe yeare of my death whereas my late ffather William Payn deceased did amongst other things give & bequeath to mee the sume of one hundred & ffifty pounds at my age of one & twenty yeares wch hath a good & considerable tyme been accomplished when of this said twenty pounds is a gift.
Also I give & bequeath to Susanna my said mother aforesaid all those profit & interest of all my money that shall be made yearly during her naturall life to be paid to my said mother ny halfe yearly or quarterly payments as she my said mother shall please.
Also it is my will & mind & I doe hereby give & bequeath to William Payne my brother the sume of fforty pounds to be paid wth in one yeare after the death of my mother aforesaid if hee the said William bee then living.If not then I give and bequeath to the three children of my said brother the sume of thirty pounds to be equally devided between them at their respective ages of one & twenty yeares and the other tenn pounds pce of the fforty pounds to bee equally devided between all my brothers & sisters.
Item I give to my sister Mary Willet now the wife of John Willet the sum of fforty pounds to be paid wthin one yeare after the death of my mother aforesaid by my executors in manner following (that is to say) one halfe to her & after the decease of my mother and the other halfe to her until the child of the said Mary (that is to say) Susanna by name, who is my Goddaughter shall attaine the age of one & twenty yeares wch is the whate to be paid after the death of my mother aforesaid (Susanna Payne her marke).
Item I give and bequeath to Anne Shoewyn the wife of Thomas Shoewyn my sister the sume of fifteen pounds wthin one yeare after the death of Susanna my mother aforesaid. And after the death of my mother & Ann to the five children of my sister Anne aforesaid.
Item I give and bequeath to my brother Robert Payne the sume of five pounds to be paid to my brother Robert wthin one yeare after the death of Susanna my mother aforesaid.  And after the death of my mother and my brother Robert to the child of the said Robert.
Item it is my will & mind that my loving father in law Nicholas Cripps aforesaid & John Willet my brother in law aforesaid be excts of this my last will & testamt desiring them to p’form all things according to the true meaning of this my last will & testamt .
And moreover it is my will & mind that my loving kinsmen & freinds John Browne of westhoadley & Richard Bodle of westhoadley aforesaid bee overseers of this my last will & testamt desiring them to doe the same duely & rightly p’formed and this I declare to bee my last will & testamt in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & fixed my seale the day and yeare ffirst above writteh wch doth contain almost two sheets of paper.
Item it is my will and mind and I do hereby bequeath to Mary Willet the daughter of John & Mary Willet all my lynnen.
Item I give and bequeath to my loving freinds John Browne & Richard Bodle five shillings a peece – Susanna Payne
read, publishe, sealed & delivere in the p’nce of Nathaniell Browne, ffrancis Ellis his marke Mary Ellis her marke

Probate in Latin to Nicholas Cripps and John Willet 3 January 1681/2 {tertio die mense januarij Anno dmi (stylo Anglie) millesimo sexentesimo octogenisimo primo}


Note by John Howes: The name Shoewyn is unusual although that is what is clearly written. I can find no marriage of an Ann Payne to anyone with a name that even closely resembles it. It could be a misspelling of Sherwin.

 

 

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