Peter Brown Family History

Will of Drew Wicking 1653

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Drew Wicking East Grinstead, Sx 16/05/1653 21/03/1655 PCC Prob 11/234/526 Sons: William , Jo (deceased)
Daughters: Anne Saxby, Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Velvicke), Mary (wife of Peter Humphrey), Suzan (wife of Richard Payne)
Daughter in law: Anne (wife of son Jo)- executor
Grandchildren: Mary, John, Dinise and Joane children of Daughter in law Anne.
Overseers: Peter Humphrey (son in law) and John Turner
Witnesses: Robert Marchant, John Turner
WiD1569 Transcript

The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - August 2015
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)


In the name of God Amen the sixteenth day of May in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fifty and three I Drew Wicking of Eastgrinstead in the county of Sussex yeoman being sicke in bodie but in good & perfect remembrance praysed be to Almighty God doe make and ordeine this my present testament and last will in manner and forme following vizt ffirst I give and bequeath my souls unto Almighty God my maker and redeemer hoping assuredly through the only meritts of Jesus Christ my saviour to have eternall life and my body to the earth whereof it was made.
Item I give and bequeath unto William Wicking my sonne tenne pounds of lawfull money of England to be payed to him within one yeare after my decease by my executor thereafter mentioned.
Item I give and bequeath more unto my said sonne William my entire husbandry tackling only will and meaning is that my executors shall have the use of it for the carrying of the corne and the removing of the household stuff wch I give unto them. But my will and meaning is that my executors shall have one house harrow.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Saxby three pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid unto her within one year after my decease by my executor.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth wife of Thomas Velvicke one pound of good and lawfull money of England to be paid unto her within one year after my decease by my executor.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of Peeter Humphrey twelve pence to be paid unto her after my decease by my executor.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Suzan the wife of Richard Payne twelve pence to be paid unto her by my executor.
Item all the rest of my goods, household stuff, cattle and chattles and corne which is my parte with William Wicking my sonne I give and bequeath unto Ann my daughter-in-law of my son Jo: Wicking my sonne deceased and unto her foure children that is to say Mary, John, Dinise and Joane whom I make and ordeine my whole and sole executor of this my present will and last testament to pay my debts and legacies, and to discharge my funeral expenses. And my will and true meaning is that if my daughter-in-law doe happen to marry that shee shall have one parte of my said goods being equally divided between her and her four children. And soe to begone but if my said daughter-in-law doe happen to marrie and will put in good security for the payment of their severall portions then my will and meaning is that shee shall have the use of their said severall portions to bring them upp until they shall accomplish their severall ages of fourteen yeares a peece. And after to be at their own disposing at the discretion of my overseers.
And I make and ordeine Peeter Humphrey my sonne in law and John Turner my overseers to see everything herein mentioned truly performed according to the true meaning of this my present testament and last will And whatever charges they be at in or about any needful business concerning the same I will that it be borne an paid them by my executor.
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written  - the marke of Drew Wicking the testator. Read Published sealed and delivered in the presence of Robert Marchant- John Turner.
This will was proved in Westminster the one and twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and fifty four before the judges for probate of Wills and granting administrations lawfully authorized by the oat of Anne Wicking one of the executors named in the said will to whome the ---- was committed of all and singular the goods, chattels and debts of the said deceased shee being first sworne truly to adster th same, power being reserved for the over exec to make like p’bate thereof when it shall be lawfully required.