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The Will of

John CAPLIN (1639-1670)

 

In the name of God Amen I John Caplin of Ashington in the County of Sussex yeoman sick in body but of good and perfect memory this five and twentieth day of August in the twentieth yeare of the Raigne of our Soviargne Lord Kinge Charles the second And in the yeare of our Lord Christ 1668 doe make constitute and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my soule into the hands of God hoping for salvation through the merrits of Jesus Christ Item I give and bequeath to my loving wife the feather bed in the hall chamber on which I now lye and all that belongeth unto the said bed and Twenty pounds to be paid her within one yeare and a halfe after my decease Item I give and bequeath to my Sonne Thomas Caplin Five and Twenty pounds of lawfull English money Item I give and bequeath unto John Caplin my youngest sonne five and Twenty pounds to be paid unto the overseers of this my will within one yeare next after my decease for the use of my said sonne John to be paid him at his Age of one and Twenty yeares by the said overseers And in case the said John shall not for longe live Then my will and meaning is that the said five and Twenty pounds shall be equally divided and paid to such of the rest of my Children as shall survive the said John and to them And to them I give and bequeath it by this will And my will is that the profitt which shall be made of the said and five and Twenty pounds shall be employed by my overseers towards his education Item I give and bequeath unot my sonne Richard Caplin and to my three daughters Elizabeth Margery and Mary the sume of Twenty pounds apiece to be paid by my Executor within one yeare and ahalfe next after my decease to my overseers [---] for their severall and respective ages And by them my said overseers to be paid to my said three children at their severall and respective ages of one and Twenty yeares And if any of my said daughters or my said sonne Richard shall happen to dye before the age of one and twenty yeares then I will that the portion of him or her or them soe dying shall be equally divided amongst all my surviving Children and to them bee paid by my said overseers at their severall ages of one and twenty yeares And my will and meaning is that the overseers of this my will shall employ the profitts of the severall portions given and bequeathed to the above said Richard Elizabeth Margery and Mary to the use of them my said Children severally and respectively And furthermore my will and meaning is that if my Estate shall amount to more than the sumes given and bequeathed by this my will that then the [---] remainder after my debts and legacies paid and funerall expenses and Executors charges paid shall be equally divided between my wife my Executor and all my other children to them I give and bequeath it by this my will Item I make and appoint my sonne Thomas Caplyn to be the sole executor of this my will And I [---] my loving friends Robert Norman of Ashington Walter Burt of West Grinstead and my brother Thomas Caplyn to be the overseers of this my will And I doe hereby revoake all former wills and testaments And I doe publish and declare this to be my last will and testament the day and yeare first above written In witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale The marke of John Caplyn his was published and declared to be the last will and Testament of John Caplyn above named in the presence of Robert L---ds ~ John Tillett

Details about the proving of the will are in Latin, which I am unable to transcribe.

Ref:  WSRO STCI/22/88 - transcribed by Mandy Willard on 23 February 2008

 

CAPLIN

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012