Peter Brown Family History

Will of Richard Shirley 1667


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
Richard Shirley
(Shown as Shurley)
Balcombe (maybe Barcombe) 20/10/1667   LEWES A32 P80 Wife: Katerine (executor)
Son: Edward Shurley, un-named (under 21)
Daughters: Elizabeth, Mary
Overseer: John Gibbs
Witnesses: John Gibbs, William Chandler
ShR1590 Transcript


The following is a transcription of the will provided from the SFHG library - Transcribed by Natalie Lerner April 2005
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of God Amen, I Richard Shurley of Barcombe do make this my last will and testament written this one and twentieth day of October 1667 in manner and form following. First before all things I give my soul unto the hands of God who made it hoping and assuredly believing to be saved by the death and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named.
Imprimis I give to my son Edward Shurley twelve pence to be paid him just after my decease if it be demanded.
Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth twelve pounds to be given her within one month after my decease if it be demanded.
Item I give to my daughter Mary twelve pounds to be…. within five years next after my decease with twenty shillings a year during the first five if she … long… if it shall be demanded. Which legacies above to be paid by my executor.
Item I give and bequeath unto my young son five pounds of lawful money of England to be paid him at his age of twenty and one years by my executors and she to bring him up until he come to his paid age of one and twenty years for the use of the said….. and I make my wife Katerine sole executor of this my last will and testament and do invite John Gibbs my good friend to be my overseer and I do give him for his pains five shillings
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day and the year  before written Richard Shurley his mark witness unto John Gibbs, William Chandler

PB Notes: Place was probably Balcombe & not Barcombe


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