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The Will of

Jeremy BEARD (1588-1652)

 

In the name of God Amen I Jeremy Beard of Rottingdean in the County of Sussex yeoman doo make and declare this my last will and testament in writeing in manner and forme following First and above all things I give my soule unto the hands of god my Creator who I am assured for his deere sonnes sake Jesus Christ my All-?--] Redeemer will receive the same at my death and glorifie it for ever Item I give and bequeath to the poore of the parish of Rottingdean twenty shillings to be paid within one month after my death Item I give unto Elizabeth my loveing wife five pounds to be paid within one month after my death Item I give unto her stocke for the yard and a halfe land in the Tenament Item I give unto her all my household stuffe Item I give unto George Beard the sonne of George Beard the yard and a halfe of Land which I bought of Edward Elwood after my wife decease Item I give unto John Susan Thomas and Richard [--?--] children Thomas Beard deceased eight pounds equally divided to be paid as they come of age Item I give unto Jeremy Keale seaven pounds to be paid in halfe a yeare after my death Item I give unto thee children of George Box deceased twenty shillings a peece within a yeare after my death Item I give unto Jeremy Beard sonne of Robert Beard twenty nobles to be paid unto him when he comes of age or when he is bound prencticed if they then need it And I give unto his sister Susanna Beard twenty shillings to be paid when shee comes of age Item I give unto William Box his children twenty shillings a peece to be paid with one yeare after my death Item I give unto the widow ?ardner of Sh??mand her sonne and daughter my [--?--] six pounds to be paid with one yeare after my death Item I give unto the two sisters of Jeremy Keale three pounds a peese to be paid with one month after my death Item I give unto William Beards children three pounds and tenn shillings a peece to be paid to them within six weekes after my death Item I give unto the children of Ann Nash the wife of Anthony Nash fower pounds a peece to be paid within one month after my death Item I give unto the children of Elizabeth Cottingham children fourer pounds tenn shillings a peice to be paid unto them at their dayes of marriage or at the age of one and twenty years And if any of them dye before they come of age then her or their parts to be paid to the Survivors Item I give unto Sara Beard the daughter of Nicholas Beard three pounds to be paid within six weekes after my death Item I give unto the children of Stephen Howell two children three pounds a peece to be paid within one yeare after my death Item I give unto the children of John Weller deceased forty shillings a peece to be paid within one yeare after my death Item I give unto John ??ry children forty shillings a peece to be paid within one year after my death Item I give unto [--?--] (could be Dionis) Beard and Mary Parker his sister thirty shillings a peece to be paid within six weeks after my death Item I give unto the children of John ?iles of ?ossum twenty shillings a peece to be paid within three months after my death Item all the rest of my goods and chattells my debts and legacies being paid and funerall charges discharged I give and bequeath to my cosen Richard Beard who I doo make the sole & whole executor of this my last will In witness whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale and publish this my last will and testament the thirteenth day of December 1651 in the pressence of Richard [--?--] John Beard and Thomas Wood Jeremy Beard witnesses John Beard his marke Richard Gur his marke Thomas Wood Nicholas Beard

This will was proved at London the last day of March in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty two before Nathaniel Brient knight Doctor of Laws Master or keeper of the purogative court by the oath of Richard Beard executor name in the said will to who was comited administration of all and singular the goods chattells and debts of the said deceased hee being first by vertur of a Comission well and truly to administer

 

Transcribed by me, Mandy Willard, on 26 October 2008 from a digitised copy of the original document, ref. Prob/11/221 image ref: 31.  Thanks also to Nigel Sawyer for filling in some the gaps I couldn't read.

 

BEARD

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012