Peter Brown Family History

Will of John Wicking 1754


Name Place Date
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Transcript or Copy: readability
John Wicking (innkeeper & farmer) Godstone, Sy 7/11/1754 29/11/1754 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1754/071 Wife: Mary
Children (of John & surviving wife Mary) James, Thomas, Mary (all under age 21)
Sons: John, William, (eldest sons & executors), Ethelbert,
Witnessed by John Hollamby, William Wicking, Edward Green
WiJ1696 Transcript


The following is a transcription of the will - Source unclear/not recorded
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I John Wicking of Godstone in the County of Surrey innkeeper and ffarmer being weak in Body but of sound and perfect mind and understanding praised be God do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament that is to Say
first I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife mary the three hundred pounds which I gave Bond to leave her at my Death to be paid at the time expressed in the said Bond.
Also I give and bequeath unto my said Wife the Bed we usually lie on with its Appurtenants all the linnen and household Goods which she brought with her and one third part of the remainder of the linnen I have and another Bed of all for and during her Widowhood and after she Decease or the second Marriage Then I give and bequeath the said Linnen, Beds and Household Goods unto her three children which I had by her James Thomas and Mary equally between them.
Also I give and bequeath unto my said Loving Wife a Cow the Sole use and living in the parlour and parlour chamber at Crowhurst with the priviledge also of the other necessary Rooms in the house the keeping of a Cow and her ...[appears to be "fixing"] to be found by my Executors for so long as she continues a Widow and Chooses to Live there.
Also I give and bequeath unto my son Ethelbert the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid him at the end of three years from my Decease and not before.
Also I hive and bequeath unto my said sons James and Thomas and daughter Mary the Sum of one hundred pounds a piece to be paid them as they shall severally attain the Age of one and twenty years and in case either of them shall dye and only one before they are of Age then I give the Share of him or her so dying to the survivors equally between them but in case two of them shall dye before they are of Age then I give the one hundred pounds Legacy of the second so dying to my Executors and not to the survivor It being my intent and meaning that if only one of them should live to be of Age then then he or she shall have two hundred pounds and no more lso I order and direct that my Executor do out of my dubotance[?] maintain educate and bring up my said three younger children James Thomas and Mary and put them out to some trade or calling as they think most proper.
Also I give and bequeath unto my eldest son one hundred pounds
All the rest residue and Remainder of my Goods Chattells Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever after my Debts Legacies and ffuneral Expences are paid and discharged I give devise and bequeath unto my two eldest sons John and William equally between them and I make and appoint my said two sons John and William Executors and Residuary Legatees of this my last Will and Testament
And lastly I constitute and appoint my two brothers WilliamWicking and Thomas Bish Trustees and overseers of this my will
in Witness whereof I the said John Wicking the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper sett my hand and seal to each sheet the seventh day of November one thousand seven hundred and ffifty four
John Wicking signed sealed published and declared by the said John Wicking the Testator as and for her[sic] last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have set our names as witnesses in the Testator's presence and at his request and in the presence of each other
John Hollamby WilliamWicking Edward Green


The following is a copy of the original will obtained via Ancestry from London Metropolitan Archives