Peter Brown Family History

Will of William Payne 1670


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
William Payne East Grinstead, Sx 01/09/1670 04/09/1672 LEWES A33.P24 Wife: Anne   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)

Memorand that upon or about the ffirst day of September in the yeare of our lord one thousand sixe hundred and seventy William Paine of Eastgrinsted in the county of Sussex, yeoman deced, beinge sicke in body but of p’fect minde and memory declared his will nuncupative in these words following or words to the same effect (viz)

what estate god hath pleased upon me in this p’sent world I will and bequeath it to be equally divided between my own kindred and my wife. Imedyately after the decease of Anne my loving wife the use and benefit of the land, estate less the principall not being spent but keept for my kindred and my sones I give to my loving Anne aforesaid.

Probate in Latin 4 Sept 1672 to Robert Humphrey “con sang” Anna Payne

Note by John Howes: William Paine of East Grinstead married Susan Humphrey on 5 May 1663. Was she known as Anna ?


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