Peter Brown Family History

Will of William Tidey 1664


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
William Tidey Rusper, Sx 09/02/1664
(Note: 'Will' shows 1663)
11/07/1664 Chichester 23/218 Wife: Elizabeth (executor)
Sons: William (eldest & executor)), John, Thomas (youngest)
Father: Thomas Tidy (overseer)
Others: Aunt Tidy
Overseers: brother in law Thomas Brytt
Witnesses - George Milles, William Greenfeild, Richard Kempsall
TyG1559 Transcript



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 nineth day of February one thowsand six hundred sixty and three I William Tidy of Rusper in the county of Sussex, yeoman, being sicke in body but in good and perfect memory (praysed bee God therefore) do publish and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following, first and principally I comend my soule to the mercifull hands of Almighty God my maker and Creator and of Jesus Christ my all sufficient saviour and Redeemer verily beleeving through the death and passion to have pardon and remission of all my sinnes and to be partaker of joy everlasting my body I committ to the earth from where it came in hope of a joyfull resurrection willing that in a convenyent time after dissolucion thereof the same bee decently buryed at the discretion of mine Executors hereafter named.
Item I give to the poore people of the parrish of Rusper tenn shillings to bee payed them within one moneth after my decease.
Item I give to John Tidy and Thomas Tidy my two youngest sonnes one hundred and four score pounds to bee payed them within six yeares after my decease and the proffitt of the said hundred and four score pounds to bee myne Executors until the expiration of the said six yeares.
Item I will and desire it that Thomas Tidy my youngest sonne shalbee kept to scholle two yeares after my decease by mine Executors.
Item I give and bequeath unto William Tidy my eldest sonne my shopp, Iron, steale, coales, Anvill and all other tooles and untensells thereto belonging.
Item I give him the parlor chamber and the chamber hee now lodgeth in to bee onely at his disposing.
Item I give him all the timber appoynted to build a barne on the land belonging to the howse I now dwell in and Tenn pounds for the doeing of it which Thomas Langford now oweth to me.
Item I give him all that linnen and other goods given him by his Aunt Tidy.
All th’other part of the howse not before bequeathed I give unto my loving wife and the land thereto belonging during all that time shee shall continue unmarryed.
The residue of all my goods, cattells, chattells, debts, credits, ready monyes, plate and howsehold stuffe my debts and legacyes being paied, my funerall discharged and this my last will and Testament in all things well and truly performed I doe will and bequeath unto Elizabeth my loving wife and William my eldest sonne whome I make Executors of this my last will and Testament
and I doe desire and appoynt my loving father Thomas Tidy and my loving brother in law Thomas Brytt Overseers of this my will and Testament to whome I give two shillings and six pence a peece over and besides their reasonable charges to bee expended in that behalf.
And in testimony that this is my last will and Testament written in one sheet of paper at the instant time of the making hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale – William Tidyes marke.
These being witnesses - George Milles, William Greenfeild, Richard Kempsall  


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