Peter Brown Family History

Will of john wicking 1686


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
John Wicking East Grinstead 20/08/1686 02/10/1686 LEWES A37.P147 Wife: un-named
Son: John (executor)
Daughters: Mary , Elizabeth
Son in law: Thomas Matthew (husband of Mary)
Overseers: William Bannester of Fletching and John Hills of Horsted Keines
Witnesses: William Greene, Olliver Peirce, Mary Godwin, Anne Albourne
Properties: Perkstones, Leames
WiJ1581 Transcript


The following is a transcription of the will provided to me and made by John F Howes - December 2012
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of god Amen – the eight and twenty day of August in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred eighty and six I John Wicking of Eastgrinsted in the County- Sussex- yeoman being in somethings weake but of good and perfect minde and memory praised bee God Almighty for the same doo make, constitute and ordain this to be the last intentions and meaning of this my testament and last will as followeth, first and principally I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God, my creator, sanctifier and preserver hoping in and through the merits of my blessed saviour Jesus Christ to attain everlasting life att the last day and my body to the earth to bee in decent manner buried in the parish churchyard of Eastgrinsted by my executor when itt shall please God to take me out of this sinful world.
Item I give and bequeath unto my wellbeloved wife the use of my kitchin chamber with fare liberty to goe and come to the kitchin ffire and also her tenne pounds by the year to bee paid to her as her joynter relates. But if difficulties should arise then my will is should have two cords of good wood and a hundred of good faggotts to keep a ffire in her chamber.
Iem I give more to my wife the use of my bedstedle as it now stands and two chests as it now stands and her box during her naturall life if she shall keep herself unmarried soe longe and please to live itt soe longe as her life shall last and not else.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Wickinge all my land, houses, malthouses, barns, buildings, orchards and gardens whatsoever thereunto belonging called Perkstons.
Item I give more unto my sonne John all that parcel of land called or known by the name of the Leames or by wt other names itt hath ever been called or known to bee called which I purchased of one Sr William Greene.
Item I give now unto my sonne John Wickinge All that my messuage, barns and buildings with the lands thereunto belonging which I lately purchased of one John Blancke and his wife called or known by the name of Alcockes or by what name or names it hath been called or known. All those messuages and tenements to him and his heirs for ever.
Item I give unto my son in law Thomas Mathew and his wife my daughter Mary the summe of ffifty pounds if shee have any children by the said Thomas within tenne years but my will and meaning is that my sonne John Wicking shall pay the summe of fifty pounds unto my son in law Thomas Mathew within six months the said Thomas giving bond to my executor to repay itt att the tenne yreares if my daughter have noe children by the said Thomas and also fifty pounds more within eighteen months next after my decease if hee the son and Thomas shall give such security as aforesaid but there shallbe noe interest paid for the whole tenne yeares and upon the payment of the last fifty pounds the said Thomas shall selender his Coppyhold as he is bound to doo to my executor which is my sonne John Wicking hee paying the fine for the fineing in of his sister which said summe of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money to bee paid by my executor hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath ubto my daughter Elizabeth Wickings the summe of two hundred and fifty pounds within five years next after my decease of goods and lawful money of England (my executor payinge the summe of tenne pounds by the year that is two pounds and tenne shillings every quarter of the year for the five years interest of the two hundred and fifty pounds if my executor doe not pay in the said summe of two hundred and fifty pounds before the said five years bee expired next after my decease
and I doe, make, constitute and ordain my sonne John Wickinge tob full & hole executor of this my testament and last will renouncing and makeinge void all other and former will or wills ever made by mee and doe declare this to bee my true intent and meaning.
And I doe intreate my welbeloved ffreinds William bannester of Ffletching and John Hills of Horstedkeines to bee my overseers to see this my will fullfilled and to see my debts and legacies paid by my executor and doe give them for their paines five shillings a peice and whatsoever they shall be out of purse by expenses or time . I will that be paid by my executor.
In witnesse whereof I the said John Wicking have sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written Annoq Domini 1686 John Wicking. Sealed and signed and declared to bee the last will of john Wickinge in the presence of us-
the marke of William Greene, the marke of Olliver Peirce the marke of Mary Godwin, the marke of Anne Albourne.

Probate in Latin to John Wicking the 2nd of Oct 1686


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