Peter Brown Family History

Will of Edward Shirley 1680


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
Edward Shirley Bolney, Sx 13/03/1680 13/09/1680 LEWES A35.P406 Wife: Alice
Son: John (other children un-named)
Witnesses: Thomas King, Thomas Curtis, William King.
ShR1590 Transcript


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)

Memorandum that on or about the thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord God (1680) according to the computcon of the the Church of England I Edward Shirley of Bolney in the County of Sussex, yeoman being sicke in body & and of the sickness whereof he shortly after dyed but of sound mind & pfect memory declared his last will & testamt nuncupative in these words following or words to the same effect (viz);
Inprimis I give unto my son John Shirley the sume of twenty shillings to be paid unto him wthin one month after my decease.
All the rest of my goods, chattels, creditts I give & bequeath unto Alice Shirley my loving wife for and towards the bringing up of my children:
And I nominate & appoynt my said wife Alice the sole executrix of this my last will;
And my will is that what goods shall be left at the tyme of my wife’s decease shall be equally divided between all of my children if shall bee then living excepting my son John Shirley to whom I only give twenty shillings as before is mentioned;
these words or words to the same effect were declared by the said Edward Shirley wth the intent they should stand for his last will in the p’nce of Thomas King, Thomas Curtis, William King.

Probate in Latin to Alice Shirley 13 Sep 1680


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