Peter Brown Family History

Will of Thomas Wicking 1710

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Thomas Wicking (Wickens) Keymer, Sx 18/07/1710 1722 LEWES XA26/56 Daughters: Mary the wife of Richard Dumbrel , Sarah the wife of James Cox, Elizabeth, Anne the wife of John Attree. Dorothy
Son: John
Witnesses: Joseph Webb(?) William Haselgrove
  Transcript

The following is a transcription of the will provided from the SFHG library - Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber - May 2012
(Note: I have inserted some line breaks to aide readability)

In the name of God Amen the eighteenth day of July in the year of our Lord 1710 I Thomas Wickens of Keymer in the County of Sussex husbandman Being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks to God  hear fore first Bequeath my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and as for my Body to be buried in Christian burial at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter nominated as touching my Worldly Estate I give devise and dispose of in manor and form as follows
Item I give unto my daughtar Mary the wife of Richard Dumbrel the sum of one shilling  
Item I give unto my daughter Sarah the wife of James Cox the sum of one shilling  
Item I give to my daughtar Elizabeth the sum of ten pounds of lafull mony of Great Britton to be payed her within six months after my deseas  
Item I give unto my daughtar Anne the wife of John Attree the sum of ten pounds of lafull mony of Great Britton to be paid six months aftar my deseas provided that she lives to have a child by John Attree otherwise I give her but five pounds of the fore mentioned mony  
Item I give to my daughtar Dorrity the sum of ten pounds of lafull mony of Great Britton to be payed her within six months aftar my deseas  
Item I give to my son John Wickens whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my only and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament All and ....... my Goods and Chattels what so ever provided allways and upon this condition that he dutifully bury me and pay all my debts and Legacies Ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament in writing whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above
written in the presence of Joseph Webb(?) William Haselgrove

Thomas Wickens (his mark)

Proved 1722 John Wickens Executor

 

TRANSCRIBER’s NOTES
Thomas Wickens was buried 23 Feb 1721/22 in Keymer (Parish Register Transcripts, Keymer, ESRO WST 6/3)
Probate was granted in 1722

Thomas Wickens married Elizabeth Jenner on 6 Nov 1677 in Wivelsfield (surname spelt WIGENS). They had the following children:

  1. Mary bap. 15 Jul 1680 in Keymer who married Richard Dumbrill/Dumbrell 16 Apr 1700 in Clayton.
  2. Sarah bap. 22 May 1681 in Keymer who married James Cox on 27 Apr 1704 in Keymer.
  3. Thomas died an infant (baptised and buried 1683 in Clayton).
  4. Elizabeth bap. 21 Jun 1685 in Clayton
  5. Anne bap 23 Mar 1687 in Keymer who married John Attree on 2 May 1710 in Clayton and then possibly, as a widow, married James Waller on 3 Oct 1732 in Clayton.
  6. Dorothy bap. 22 May 1692 in Clayton married Drew Waters on 4 Feb 1713 in Keymer (i.e. after the will was made).
  7. John bap. 6 May 1694 in Clayton who married Elizabeth Box on 29 Apr 1718 in Clayton (i.e. after the will was made).

Archdeaconry of Lewes, Original Will, Year 1722 No 24
East Sussex Record Office (ESRO) Microfilm XA26/56
(Original will sighted for this transcription)