Peter Brown Family History

Will of George Tidey 1631

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George Tidey Rusper 20/04/1631 26/06/1632 Chichester 18/199 Wife: Margaret
Sons: John, George, Thomas, Henry (youngest son & executor)
Daughters: Elinor (wife of John Lifforde), Agnes (wife of John Stone),
Grandchildren: William, Thomas, Mary and Jane Tidye (children of Thomas all under 21) , George Stone (son of Agnes) + second unnamed child of Agnes (under 7 years)
Sister: Joane Tidie & her daughter Jane
Godchildren: Mary Miles, Cisley Sturgis, William Robinson
Overseers : John Eversed of Ockley and John Stone of Nunnery
Witnesses: John Courthopp and Edward Miles
Properties: Northlands in Horsham
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The following is a transcription of the will made for me by Jane Wicks:
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of God amen The twentith day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God according to the computacion of the Church of England One Thowsand six hundred thirty and one I George Tidy of the parrish of Rusper in the county of Sussex and the diocesse of Chichester being sicke in Body but perfect in minde and memory I thank God for it doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament in manner and forme following viz
First of all I commende my soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer And my Body to the earth to bee buryed where it shall please God
Item I give unto the poore of Rusper eight shillings that is to say to Henry West, Henry Jendon, John Sturgis, John White, widdowe Sayers,  poore widdowe Feild and Richard Sayers Twelve pence a peece
Item I give to the poore mens box there Twelve pence
Item I give unto my sister Joane Tidie Tenn shillings
Item I give unto Jane my sayd sisters daughter Tenn shillings
Item I give unto William Robinson my Godsonne Twelve pence
Item I give unto Cisley Sturgis my Goddaughter six pence
Item I give unto Mary Miles my Goddaughter five shillings to buy her a coate Allwhich monyes shall bee payd within one moneth next after my decease
Item I give unto George Tidy my sonne Tenn shillings and my cubbord and table and frame and all the benches now standing and being in the hall of the house where I now dwell
Item  I give unto John Tidy my sonne Eleaven pounds whereof Tenn pounds is already payd unto him and the residue which is Twenty shillings I will shall bee payd unto him within one moneth next after my decease
Item I give unto Thomas Tidy my sonne Twelve pence
Item I give unto Elinor my daughter the nowe wife of John Lifforde of Ockley foure shillings to bee payd unto her within one moneth next after my decease
Item I give unto Agnes my daughter the now wife of John Stone Tenn Pounds to bee payd unto her within six moneths next after my decease
Item I give unto George Stone sonne of the sayd Agnes my sayd daughter to bee payd  within six moneths next after my decease to bee imployed to the use and benefitt of the sayd childe and yf the sayd George Stone sonne of the sayd Agnes happen to decease and dye before the day of payment as aforesayd that then my will and meaning is that the sayd Tenn pounds shall bee to the use and benefitt of the second childe that my sayd daughter shall have to bee payd when it shall accomplish the full age of seaven yeares
And as concerning the disposing of a certayne lease which I have of certayne lands in Horsham in the county of Sussex aforesayd called Northlands of the devise and grant of John Leather of Horsham aforesayd yeoman whereof there are certayne yeares yet to come as by the conveyance thereof more playnly appeareth Item I will and bequeathe the sayd lease and all my right title and interest of in and to the sayd lands called Northlands which I have by vertue of the sayd lease unto the above named Thomas Tidy my sonne his Executors Administrators and assignes for and during the whole terme of all the yeares therein granted yet to come and unexpired Provided allwayes and uppon this condicion
That hee the sayd Thomas his Executors or Administrators doe will and faythfully pay or cause to bee payd unto the above named Elinor my daughter her Executors or assignes the some of Three pound of lawfull money of England per annum yearely during the whole tyme and terme granted in the sayd lease yet to come and unexpired At the twoe usuall feasts or termes in the yeare viz at the feast day of St Michael Th’archangell And of the Blessed Virgin ST Mary by equall and even porcions yearely to bee payed during the sayd terme the first payment thereof to begin at the feast of the feasts aforesayd which shall first happen next and immediately after my decease and also uppon Condicion that the sayd Thomas Tidye my sonne his Executors or assignes do pay or cause to bee payd (out of the proffitts of the sayd lease) unto William Tidye the sonne of him the sayd Thomas the some of Tenn pounds of lawfull money of England when hee shall accomplish the full age of one and twenty yeares And that hee the sayd Thomas his Executors or assignes shall likewise pay or cause to bee payd unto Thomas Tidye, Mary Tidye and Jane Tidye other three children of him the sayd Thomas forty shillings a peece at what tyme and tymes they shall accomplish their several ages of one and twenty yeares or bee marryed which shall first happen
Item I give unto Margaret my wife forty shillings of lawfull money of England to bee payed unto her presently after my decease
Item I give and bequeathe unto the sayd Margaret my wife tenn bushells of wheate and twelve bushells of malt to bee payd and delivered unto her by myne Executor hereafter named soe soone as conveniently may bee after my decease according as occasion shall require
Item I give unto the sayd Margaret my wife one flitch of bacon and all my howsehold stuffe for and during the terme of her naturall life and after her decease I give and bequeathe unto the aforenamed Agnes Stone the moytie or one half of my sayd howsehold stuffe to bee delivered unto her presently after the decease of my sayd wife
 Lastly all the residue of my goods chattells (not before given) my debts and legacies payd and performed and my Body decently buryed I give and bequeathe unto Henry Tidy my youngest sonne whome I make full and whole Executor of this my last will and testament
I ordayne and appoynte my trusty and wellbeloved frends John Eversed of Ockley and John Stone of Nunnery Overseers of this my last will and testament And I doe hereby revoake and dissanull all former wills by mee made
And also I will that this my present will shall bee taken and excepted for my lawfull and last will and testament In witness whereof I the sayd George Tidie have hereunto sett my hand and seale herein dated the day and yeare first above written
The marke and seale of George Tidye Sealed and signed in the presence of John Courthopp and Edward Miles his marke

 

Proved 26th June 1632 on the oath of Henry Tidie, son and Executor of the said deceased 

 

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