Peter Brown Family History

Will of John Tidey 1632

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John Tidey Warnham, Sx 28/05/1632 26/06/1632 Chichester 18/202 Wife: Mary
Mother: unnamed
Brothers: Thomas (a 'Smith' of Rusper, executor), George, Henry
Sisters: Elinor Liford, Agnes ( and her son)
Nephews: William (eldest son of brother Thomas) & his two sisters
Godchildren: Thomas (son of brother Thomas & under 21)
Aunt: Joan Tidie
Kinswoman: Jane Oursteede(?)
Others: my man Robert Studman, Elinor Cox of South Water, Ralph Smith
Overseers: Cozen Evershed of Ockley and John Clowser of ___ marke
Witnesses: Thomas Holland, John Clowser

Properties: Botlings in Ifield

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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 I John Tidye of Warnham in the county of Sussex, husbandman Being sicke yet in perfect memory (praysed bee God) doe appoynt this my last will and testament the eight and twentith day of May in the eight yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraygne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defendor of the fayth &c and in the yeare of our Lord 1632 in manner and forme following
First I comend my soule in to the hands of almighty God and my body to the earth to bee decently buryed at the discrecion of my Executor And as touching the Estate where with it hath pleased God to blesse mee I thus dispose of it
First I give and bequeathe unto my brother Thomas Tydie, Smith, of Rusper in the county of Sussex all my lands Knowne by the name of Botlings scituate and being in Ifeild in the aforesayd county as in a payre of indentures more playnely appeareth to the end that hee shall pay my debts and such legacies as I shall bequeathe and for the same purpose I appoynt him my full and sole Executor
Next I give unto my wife Mary Tydie Threescore and tenne pounds to bee payed her in manner and forme following Videlicet* Thirty pounds at the feast of the Annunciacion of the Blessed Virgin Mary next after the date hereof and Forty pounds at the feast of John the Baptist which shalbee in the yeare of our Lord One Thowsand six hundreth and three** yf she shall soe long live  But my meaning is that whether shee live or dye before the day of the payment thereof shee shall have power to dispose of the former Thirty pounds
More I give unto her my sayd wife all the linnen and woollen that is in my howse whatsoever
More I give unto my fornamed wife the twoe beds and stedle with pillowes and boulsters unto them belonging the one in the chamber over the hall the other in the kitchen chamber
More I give unto my sayd wife all the wooden vessell that is in my howse and the cubboard in the hall and twoe flitches of bacon and one brest of martlemas beefs hanging in the smoake loft
More I give unto her my sayd wife all the pewter in the howse and the twoe kettles which were her owne and the iron pott and one brasse posnett
More I give unto my sayd wife the little close of wheat beyond the pond And my will is that my Executor shall allow her freely the standing thereof and barne and corne for it till she can conveniently voyd it
More I give unto her the close of oates in the long garden with standing and barne as before and all the flax on the land called Tickfould More I give unto her twoe bushells of the best wheate and three bushells of the best mault in the howse and forty shillings of money to bee payed her within one moneth after my decease
More I give unto her all the chests in the howse excepting and box which were myne owne before marryage and the short table in the hall and the chayers and twoe cushens and the linnen wheele and the woollen wheele
And my will is that shee my sayd wife shall freely enjoy twoe chambers the one over the hall the other over the mill howse and shall have free access to the sayd chambers and shall have the free use of the kitchen untill the feast of St Michael the Archangell which shalbee in the yeare of our Lord One Thowsand six hundreth thirty and three and that during the sayd time my Executor shall provide her woodd for her fuell ready cutt and bought home
More I give her a searcher a male sive a frying pan and a gridiron and six fleeces of the best wooll and the yarne both linnen and woollen and the bellowes and all the poultry about the howse
Furthermore I give unto my brother George Tidye tenn pounds to bee payd him at the feast of St John the Baptist which shall bee in the yeare of our Lord One Thowsand six hundreth thirty and foure
More I give unto my brother Henry Tidie Twelve pounds to bee payed him at the feast of St John the Baptist which shall bee in the yeare of our Lord One Thowsand six hundreth thirty and three
Item I give unto my sister Elinor Liford five pounds and tenn shillings a peece to each of her children to bee payd two yeares after my decease
Item I give to my sister Agnes five pounds and to her sonne forty shillings to bee payd twoe yeares after my decease
Item I give unto my Godsonne Thomas Tidie the sonne of my brother Thomas Tidie one joyned chest and tenn pounds to bee payd him at one and twenty yeares of age
Item I give to William Tidie eldest sonne of Thomas Tidie my brother forty shillings and to his twoe sisters tenn shillings a peece to bee payd seaven yeares after my decease Item
I give unto my aunt Joane Tidie tenn shillings to bee payd within one yeare after my decease
Item I give to Jane Oursteede(?) my kinswoman twenty shillings to bee payd within one yeare after my decease
Item I give unto my man Robert Studman twenty shillings to bee payd within a yeare after my decease
Item I give unto my mayd and my boy five shillings a peece to bee payd within one moneth after my decease
Item I give to Elinor Cox of South Water five shillings to bee payd within one yeare after my decease
Item I give unto my Godchildren twelve pence a peece to bee payd yf it bee demanded
Item I give unto the poore of the parrish of Warnham Five shillings to bee distributed by the minister of the parrish as hee shall thinke meete
Item I give to the poore of the parrish of Rusper five shillings to bee distributed to them at the discrecion of the minister there
Item I give unto my mother the best sow pigg I have
Item I give unto Ralph Smith forty shillings to bee payd within one yeare after my decease
Lastly I appoynt my Cozen Evershed of Ockley and John Clowser of ___ marke the Overseers of this my will and in token of my love to them I give them tenn shillings a peece desireing them to call uppon my Executor for the performance of the trust I have reposed in him
John Tidie his marke signed and sealed in the presence of us, Thomas Holland, John Clowser


Proved 26th June 1632 on the oath of Thomas Tidie, brother and Executor of said deceased


*Videlicet – Latin, namely
**Should read thirty and three

 

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