Peter Brown Family History

Will of John Wicking 1638

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John Wicking East Grinstead, Sx 27/08/1638 10/09/1638 PCC Prob 11/177/773 Wife: Ann
Sons: Thomas (eldest & heir), William, Matthew, Henry (executors)
Daughters: Elizabeth, Jane
Overseer:John Sampson of Hartfield
Witnesses: Robert King , John Sampson, John Head
Properties mentioned: Pickstones
WiJ1581 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 seaven and twentieth day of August Anno dmi one thousand sixe hundred thirty eight in the fourteenth yeare of the reigne of our sovereigne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England, Scotland Ffrance and Ireland king, defender of the faith. I John Wicking of east Grinsted in the Countie of Sussex, yeoman being of body sick but of good and perfect remembrance thanks be given to almighty god doe make and ordeyne this my last will and testament in manner and forme following vizt Imprimis I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Maker hoping assuredlie through the onlie meritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of life everlasting. And my body to be buryed in the Churchyard of East Grinsted aforesaid.
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife during her naturall life the sume of tenn pounds a year yearly to be paid quarterlie next after my decease by my eldest sonne and heire Thomas Wicking.
Also I give unto my said wife the use and dwelling in the chamber where she now lyeth in my house called Pickstones together with the household stuff now in the said chamber during her naturall life without let or denyall of my said heire Thomas Wicking.
Item I give and bequeath unto my said eldest sonne and heire apparent Thomas Wicking all and singular my messuage and dwelling house called Pickstones together with all the lands, edificies and buildings thereto belonging scytuate, lying and being wthin the parish of East Grinsted aforesaid from and after my decease to him and his heires for ever. To the only and proper use of him and his heires for ever to paie the said yearly legacies of tenne pounds unto my above said wife. And the legacies wch I shall appoynt hereafter in this my last will and testament for him to paie.
Item I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Elizabeth and Jane Wicking fortie pounds a peece to be paid to them wthin one whole yeare next after my decease by my executors hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath unto my three sonnes William, Matthew and Henry Wicking whom I make and ordeyne whole executors of this my last will and testament all and singular my goods, chattels and household stuff equally to be divided between them wthin one quarter of a yeare next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto my said three sonnes William, Matthew and Henry the full and whole sume of tenne pounds a yeare equally to be divided betwixt them every yeare yearly after my decease during the naturall life of Ann my now wife to be paid unto them by my aforesaid sonne and heire Thomas Wicking.
Item I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid three sonnes William, Matthew and Henry Wicking fifty pounds a peece to be paid unto them in maneer and forme following by my said sonne and heire Thomas Wicking. That is to say twenty pounds a peece wthin three yeares after the decease of me and my now wife Anne and twenty pounds a peece more wthin one yeare after that. And tenne pounds a peece more in full satisfaction wth in one half a yeare after that according to the conditions of three several conditions wherein the said Thomas Wicking standeth bound unto them the said William, Matthew and Henry. Provided always and my full mind, intent and will isthat my three sonnes William, Matthew and Henry Wicking shall pay all my debts wch of right I owe unto any person or persons whatsoever. And the two legacies bequeathed unto my two daughters before named.
Item I make And John Sampson of Hartfield in the County aforesaid, yeoman, overseers of this my last will and testament praying them to doe every guilt? thing and bequest therein conteyned performed giving unto every one for their paynes ten shillings apeece to be paid by my aforesaid executors according to the true intent of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto seyy my hand ansd seale the day and yeare abovewritten. John Wicking his marke – Witnesses hereunto Robert king his marke, John Sampson, John Head

Probate in Latin date 10 Sept 1638 to William, Matthew and Henry Wicking “die defuncti et executorum”.