The Will of
Thomas APTOTT (c1570-1607)
Many thanks to
Nigel Sawyer for the following transcript:
In the name of God Amen the Seventhe of April in the yere if the Lord God
one thousand sixe hundred and seven I
of Barcombe in the countie of Sussex, yeoman do ordyne and make there my
last will and testament in manner and form following (?) ffirst and
principally I bequeath my Soule to Almightie god my maker and redeemer and
my bodye to be buryed in the church yard of Barcombe & bone sayed ?? ffirst
I bequeathe to the poore of the parish of Barcombe six(?) shillings eight
pence to be distributed by my exectutor. I will that Mary
my wife shall have all my goodes and chattels that I have or oughte (?) to
have in the realme of England. If it happen that my wife be with childe
that then I will that my sayed childe shall have one hundred pounde. And my
will is that my sayed wife shall have the rest of the sayed hundred pounds
for the bringing up of my childe until it come to the age of eighteen yeres.
And if it happen that my childe do dye Then my will is that my wife shall
have the use of the sayed hundred pounds that I gave to my sayed relict
during her naturall life And after my sayed wyves Deceast my will is that
the sayed hundred poundes shall remayne to my sister children to be equally
divided by the overseers. My will is that my goddaughter my sisters
Shepherds (?) daughter shall have twentie pound of the sayed
hundred poundes. Item I will that my sister Turner shall
have three poundes. Item I will that my Sister Pilcher
shall have three poundes. Item I will that Thomas A More
the sonne of William A Moore shall have seven?? Poundes and
these to be payd within one month after my decease. All the rest of my
goodes not given or bequeathed I give unto Mary my wife
whome I make my whole and sole executor. And I make William
Chauntler and William Boxe my overseers: And for
theire paynes they shall have tenne shillings. Made and allowed in the
presence of William Chauntler. The marke of Edward
Chauntler. The marke of Edward Boxe.
Transcribed from a
digitised copy of the original document held at the Public Record Office,
ref. prob/11/110, image ref. 844.
and Joan Aptet married on 4 November 1585 in Barcombe.
Pilcher and Mary Aptite married on 22 July 1589 at
All Saints, in Lewes.
This page was reviewed on 7 April 2012