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The Will of

Ninian BROCKET (?-1622)


Many thanks to Ros Dunning for the following transcript:


In the Name of God Amen I Ninian Brocket of Balcombe in the County of Sussex blacksmith being in good memory this fourth day of October in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred twentie two Doe make my will as followeth ffirst I bequeath my soule into the hands of God that first gave mee my life and being hoping and beleeving thro the merits of Christ my Redeemer onely to have my synnes pardoned and to bee accepted in favour with god, and my Body to Christian Buriall where it shall expect the summons of joyfull Resurrection to eternall life. Ffor my goods and moneyes Lands my will is as followeth ffirst I will and bequeath to the poore of Balcombe Ten shillings to be paid to them within one moneth after my Decease Item I bequeath to my Sister Payne out of my ffreehold Land To bee paid twenty shillings A year yearely during her naturall life Item I will and bequeath to Thomas Tasker my sister’s sonne Twenty nobles to be paid to him within six monthes after my Decease Item I will and bequeath to the three youngest of my Sister Paynes Daughters now unmarried Twenty pounds to bee paid within six moneths after my Decease To bee devided between them three by equall portions And yf any of them Doe happen to dye before they come to one and twenty yeares of age or before they bee married the one to bee the others peice Item I will and bequeath to Joan Rogers my Sisters Daughter Twenty nobles to bee paid within six monthes after my Decease If the said Joan Rogers happen to dye, then her portion to remayne to Jeremy Rogers her Brother Item I will and bequeath to Jeremy Rogers my sisters sonne Twenty nobles to bee paid him within six monthes after my decease Item I will and bequeath to John Paynes three Daughters thirty shillings to bee paid within six monthes after my decease Item I will and bequeath to George Tasker my Sisters sonne one fether bed and all that belongeth to it Item I will and bequeath to the said George Tasker my table and frame with the forme standing in the hall to enjoy after my Wifes Decease Item I give to him my furnace and after her decease Item I give unto him my B…..standing in the hall Chamber after my wifes decease Item I will and bequeath unto Anne my wife all my ffreehold land lying in Balcombe called or knowne by the name of Colliers Crofts during her naturall life andafter her decease  to Jeremy Rogers and his heires forever All other my goods and cattell my debts and Legacies & funerals discharged I give to my wife whome I make my sole Executor And John Payne and Edward Payne my Overseers In Witnes whereof I have set to my hand and Seale Ninian Brocket his marke  Daniel Booth John Newnam   Proved 16 November 1622

Contributed by Ros Dunning


This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012