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The Will of

Katherine BYTHEWOOD (?-1741)

 

Many thanks to Ros Dunning for the following transcript:

 

This is the last Will and Testament of me Katherine Bythwood of Horsham in the County of Sussex Widow First my Will and desire is that my Executors hereafter named do bury me in a decent and Christian like manner by my ffirst husband Thomas Wood at Capell in the County of Surry And touching that Worldly Estate with which it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I Give Devise and dispose of the same in the manner and form following (That is to Say) Imprimis I give and bequeath unto the three daughters of my Sister Margaret Mare ffive Pounds apiece of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid unto each of them by my Executors hereafter named within six months after my decease And my Will in Case any or either of them should happen to die before the same become due and payable as aforesaid that the Legacy or Legacies of her or them so dying shall go to the survivor or survivors of them and be equally divided between then Share and Share alike Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Mary Peacock and her Daughter Tenn Pounds apiece of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid unto each of them within six months after my decease by my Executors and if either of them shall happen to dye before the same shall become due and payable as aforesaid then my Will is that the Legacy of her so dying shall go to the Survivor of them Also I give and bequeath unto my said Sister Mary and her Daughter to each of them one of my Gold Rings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Sarah Dale and to her two children ffive pounds apiece of lawfull Money to be paid unto each of them by my Executors within six months of my decease And my Will is in Case one or either of them shall happen to dye before the same shall become due and payable as aforesaid Then the Legacy or Legacys of him her or them so dying shall go to and be equally divivded between the Survivor or Survivors of Them Share and Share alike Also I give and bequeath unto my said Sister Sarah Dale and to her Daughter one of my Gold Rings Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Illman the Daughter of my Brother James the sum of Tenn Pounds of lawfull Money to be paid unto her by my Executors within Six Months of my decease Item I give and bequeath unto George John Martha and Margaret Illman sons and Daughters of my said Brother James ffive Pounds apiece of lawfull Money to be paid to them by my Executors within six months of my decease and my Will is in Case one or either of them shall happen to dye before the same shall become due and payable as aforesaid Then the Legacy or Legacys of him her or them shall go to and be equally divided between the Survivor or Survivors of them Share and Share alike Also I give and bequeath unto the sd William Illman son of my Brother the said John Illman a Gold Ring with the letters WS on it To George Illman son of my Brother James Illman my Silver Cup Item I give and bequeath unto my niece Elizabeth Wood my prayer book Item I give and bequeath unto my kinswoman Hannah Steele Widow and to her three Children a guinea apiece to be paid unto each of them by my Executors within six months after my decease I give and bequeath unto the son of my Nephew in law Richard Wood Ten pounds of the like lawfull money to be paid by my Executors within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my cousin Mary Hubbard and to her son Thomas ffive pounds apiece of like lawfull Money to be paid unto each of them within six months after my decease And my Will is that in Case either of them shall happen to dye before the same shall become due and payable as aforesaid that then the Legacy of him or her so dying shall go to the Survivor of them I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Mary Hubbard's sister Ann ffive pounds of like lawfull Money to be paid unto her by my Executors within six months of my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother George Illman Ten Pounds of the like lawfull Money to be paid unto him by my Executors when he shall return from Sea Item I give and bequeath unto the Children of Mr John Cooper formerly of the Temple deceased And to Mre Grace Carter and to each of her Children Twenty Shillings a piece to buy each of them a Ring and to be paid to each of them by my Executors within six months of my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Mrs Margaret formerly Margaret Cooper and sister of the said John Cooper One Guinea to buy hwe a Ring to be paid unto her by my Executors within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Nathaaniel Cooper and Ann Cooper Son and Daughter of the said John Cooper to each of them a pair of my best Sheets Item I give and bequeath unto John Cooper Son of the said John Cooper my Silver Tankard Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew in Law Edward Wood of Yewhurst my Great Bible Item I Give and bequeath unto my said Sisters Margaret Mare Mary Peacock and Sarah Dale All my wearing Apparell both Linnen and Woollen and All my Linnen and Peeces of ffurnitureto me belonging equally to be divided between them Share and Share alike And Lastly I do hereby constitute and Appoint my said Nephew in Law Richard Wood and my said Sister Margaret Mare Joynt Executors of this my last Will and Testament unto whom I do give Devise and bequeath All the rest residue and remainder of my Goods and Chattles Real and personal Estate whatsoever after my Debts Legacys and ffuneral Expenses shall be fully satisfied and paid In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand and seal to each sheet thereof the twelth day of November in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six Katherine Bythwood Witnesses Ann Constable her mark John Tusher Proved 15th March 1741 by Richard Wood and Margaret Mare

West Sussex Record Office Ref MF 196 vol 37

Contributed by Ros Dunning
 

BYTHEWOOD

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012