Peter Brown Family History

Will of Thomas Wicking 1650

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Thomas Wicking (Wickinge) East Grinstead, Sx 10/07/1650 10/09/1655 PCC Prob 11/213/650 Wife: Elizabeth (joint executor)
Daughter: Anne (under 21)
Son: John (under 21)- inherited Pickstones- joint executor
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 tenth daie of July in the yeare of our Lorde God One Thousand six hundred and fiftie I Thomas Wickinge of Pickstones within the parish of East Grinstedd in the Countie of Sussex, yeoman being weake and sickly in bodie yet of good and perfect remembrance, praised bee god for it Doe make and ordayne this my testament and last will in manner and forme following. That is to saie ffirst and principally I commend my soule into thr hands of Almighty God my creator, sanctifier and redeemer. And let rest my bodie to bee in decent manner committed to the earth wheresoever it shall please the same my God to call me out of the miseries of this sinnfull world.
Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of East Grinstedd aforesaid the summe of twentie shillings of lawful English money to be paid within three months next after my decease and to be distributed among them at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and the Churchwardens and overseers of this yeare of the said parish for the tyme being.
Item I give and bequeath unto Anne Wickinge my daughter threescore pounds of lawful English money to be paid unto my overseers hereafter named or to the survivors of them to be putt out for the best advantage of the said Anne my daughter until shee accomplish and come unto the full age of one and twentie yeares or daie of her marriage which first shall happen. And then this same together with her interest and profitts thereof cominge and arrisinge to her paid: But if the said Anne shall happen to depart this life before she accomplish and come to the said age of one and twentie yeares or daie of her marriage as aforesaid. Then I give an bequeath the said summe of threescore pounds together with such interest and profitts thereof cominge and arrisinge unto John Wickinge my sonne.
Item I give and bequeath more unto the said Anne my daughter (if shee shall accomplish and come unto her said full age of one and twentie yeares  and not otherwise) the summe of threescore and fyve pounds of like lawfull money to be paid unto her three months next after shee shall accomplish her said full age of one and twenty yeares. But if it shall happen that the said Anne my said daughter shall depart this life before the said tyme of payment of the said summe of threescore and fyve pounds as afickinge my sonne.
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my wellbeloved wife the bedstedd and bedd whereon I usually lye in my Kitchen Chamber with all thereunto belonging as it is now furnished. And also five pairs of my best sort of sheets.
Item I give and bequeath unto the said John Wickinge my sonne and to his heires and assigns for ever. All that my messuage or tenement called Pickstones together with barnes, buildings, closes, orchards gardens lands and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging scituate, lying and being in East Grinstedd aforesaid.
Item I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth my wellbeloved wife out of the said messuage, premisses and lands with the appurtenances for and during the whole term of her naturall life (if shee shall soe longe lyve unmarryed and not otherwise) for and in respect and in full recompense of her thirde out of the same. One annuitie or yearly rent of tenne pounds of lawfull English money to bee yssuing, going, had and taken yearlie and every yeare at two feasts or termes in the yeare. That is to say the feast of St Michael the Archangell and the Annunciation of the Virgin Marie by even and equal portions. And the first time of the payment thereof to bee the beginning of the first of the said feasts which shall happen and come next after my decease. And if it shall happen the said annuitie or yearlie rent of tenn pounds or anie parte of parcel thereof (soe long as the said Elizabeth shall keep herself unmarryed during her naturall life) to be behind or unpaid after either or anie of the said feasts or daies of payment whereon the same ought to bee paid as aforesaid by the space of daies (the same being lawfully demanded) that then and from thenceforth it shall and may bee lawfull to and for the said Elizabeth and her assigns into the said messuage and tenement and into and uppon all other lands and premisses aforesaid with the appurtenances to enter and there to distreyne. And the distress and distresses there had taken and found lawfully from there to leade, drive, take, chase and carry awaie. And the same to imparte impound, deteyne and keepe untill such tyme as the said annuities or yearlie rent of tenn pounds or soe much thereof as shall bee soe behind or unpaid and all arrerages thereof (if anie such bee) shall be unto the said Elizabeth or her assigns from tyme to tyme fully satisfyed and paid.
Item I give and bequeath to the said Elizabeth my wellbeloved wife for and during the whole term of her naturall life (if shee shall soe lon keepe herself unmarried and not otherwise) the use of the kitchen chamber in the said messuage with competent meete and sufficient firewood for the keeping of a reasonable fire there from tyme to tyme and at all tymes duringe the naturall life of the said Elizabeth (if shee shall soe longe live unmarryed and not otherwise) with free liberty of ingress, egress and regress to and for the said Eliabth or her assignes from tyme to tyme and at all tymes duringe the naturall life of the said Elizabeth (if shee shall soe longe live unmarryed and not otherwise) into and from the said chamber.
And the residue of mu goods cattell and chattels whatsoever not before hereby bequeathed (my debts, legacies and funerall expense beinge first diacharged, borne and paid) I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth my wellbeloved wife and to the said John Wickinge my sonne equally to bee devyded. Whom I now kake and ordayne joint executors of this my last will and testament.
And I make and ordayne John Norman of East Grinstedd aforesaid and William Welford of Eaton Bridge overseers of this my last will and testament. And what charges they or either of them shal bee at in or about anie needful business concerninge this may last will and testament I will shall be borne and paid them by my said executors. Provided always and my will and true meaning  is that if the said Elizabeth my wellbeloved wife shall happen to bee marryed. That then and from thenceforth all and every the legacie and legacies soe to her given and bequeathed as aforesaid shall bee utterlie voide, frustrate and of none effect to all intents and purpoases.And the said Annuitie or yearlie rent of tenne pounds utterly to cease and determine. And what legacie and legacies whatsoever which to her is given and bequeathed to her by force or vertue of this my last will and testament of right belonging or appurtayning as aforesaid I give and bequeath unto the said John Wickinge my sonne his executors and assignes (after her marryage) shall ymediatelie surrender yeild and give upp unto the said John Wickinge my sonne his executors and assignes. All and every such goods, cattell and chattells whatsoever soe to her given and bequeathed or to her by force or vertue of this my last will and testament of right belonging as aforesaid or other sufficient recompense or satisfaction to bee made  for the same unto the said John Wickinge my sonne his executors, administrators or assignes.
And in lieu and steade thereof I doe give and bequeath to the said Elizabeth (if shee shall happen to be marryed as aforesaid) the summe of twentie shillings of lawfull English money and all her apparel. And alsoe one Annuitie or yearely rent of eight pounds of lawfull English money to be yssuing, goinge had and taken yearlie out of the said messuage, lands and premisses with the appurtenances for and during the naturall life of the said Elizabeth and payed at the said two feasts (or termes in the yeare) by eqal and even portions In full recompense of her thirds of the said messuage, lands and premisses with the Appurtenances and for want of payment thereof within twentie daies after either of the said feasts or daies of payment as aforesaid. The same to be levied by distress as aforesaid in as ample and large manner as the said annuitie or yearlie rent of tenn pounds should or might have been levyed (if shee the said Elizabeth had not marryed) Anie things before herein mentioned to the contrary thereof in anie wise not withstanding. Item lastly my will and true meaning is that if the said John Wickinge my sonne shall happen to die before hee accomplish and come unto his full age of one and twenty yeares That then the parts, portion, right and interest of the said John my sonne of in and to my said goods, cattell and chattells by force and vertue of this my last will and testament belonging and appurteyninge shall discend and come unto the said Anne my daughter.
In witness whereof I the said Thomas Wickinge to this my present last will and testament ( the same contayninge three sheetes of paper) have to the first sheetes thereof subscribed and sett my hand.
And to the third sheete thereof have sett my hand and seale the daie and yeare first above written by mee Thomas Wickinge. Reade, sealed and published and acknowledged to bee thehis last will and testament of the said Thomas Wickinge 
In the presence of:
NO WITNESSES LISTED IN WILL


Probate in Latin to Elizabeth Wickinge  on 10 Sept 1655