Peter Brown Family History

Will of Drew Wicking 1700

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Drew Wicking East Grinstead 27/06/1700 1710 LEWES A48.P39 Wife: Margaret (executor)
Daughter: Margaret & her husband William Lindley
Grandchildren: William, Margaret and Helen Lindley.
Overseers: John Bodle, Edward Viroll and John Best
Witnesses: Charles Russell, Richard Homewood
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The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - January 2013
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of God amen the seaven and twentieth day of june in the year of our lord one thousand seaven hundred I drew Wicking of Eastgrinsted in the county of Sussex yeoman being infirm in body but of sound disposing mind & memory(thanks be to God) doe make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner and form following (that is to say)
First whereas I have surrendered into the hands of the Lord of the Mannor of Maresfield in the aforesaid county of Sussex one messuage, barne, garden, orchard and all those customary lands with their appurtenances called Goulins Inholmes containing by estimation twenty acres more or less scituate, lying & being at Fforrestrow at Eastgrinsted and renting to the Lord by the year two shillings & ninepence & one henn to such uses, intent and purposes as I the said Drew in & by my last will and testament should nominate limit and declare. And to the performance of my said last will I doe hereby declare the said uses of the said messuages, lands and premises with their appurtenances to be
And doe hereby give and devise the said messuages, lands and premises with their appurtenances to my wellbeloved wife Margarett for and during the term of her naturall life & after her decease I doe give & devise said messuages, lands and premises with their appurtenances to my Margarett the wife of William Lindley for and during the term of her naturall life & after her decease I doe give & devise said messuages, lands and premises with their appurtenances to my Grand daughters Margarett and Helen Lindley and to their heirs & assigns for ever to have & to hold the said messuages, lands and premises with their appurtenances unto the said Margarett my wife for and during the term of her naturall life and from after her decease the said Margarett my daughter for and during the term of her naturall life & after her decease to the said Margarett and Helen my grand daughters their heirs & assigns for ever. Provided always the said Margarett my wife & Margarett my daughter shall not cut any timber off or from the premises or any part thereof.
Alsoe I give and bequeath unto my grand children William Lindley, Margarett & Helen Lindley all my household stuff and personall estate (the marke and seale of Drew Wicking) to be equally divided amongst them only my will and meaning is that my grand daughter Margarett shall have the value of ffive pounds more than either of the other two and in case any of my grand children shall dye before his or her share shall become due then the share of him or her soe dying to be equally divided between them my said grand daughter Margarett nevertheless to have ffive pounds more in value than either of the other two.
Alsoe I give & bequeath unto my son in law William Lindley the sume of one shilling.
And lastly I doe hereby doe make & ordain my said wife Margarett sole Extrix of this my last will and testament.
Alsoe I doe desire my beloved ffriends John Bodle of Eastgrinsted, Gent, Edward Viroll of the same place yeoman and John best of the same place yeoman to be overseers of this my last will & testament and doe order and desire that all their reasonable charges & Expenses shall be reimbursed unto them by my said Extrix.
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the day & year first before written (the marke and seale of Drew Wicking).
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Drew Wicking as his last will and testament in the presence of Charles Russell, Richard Homewood.


Proved 1710

 

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