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The Will of

Thomas CAPLYN (c1655-1717)


In the name of God Amen I Thomas Caplyn of the Parish of Ashington in the County of Sussex yeoman being well stricken in years but of a sound & reposting mind memory & understanding (praise by given to God for the same) And being mindfull of the immortainty of this frugile life & the certainty of death Doo therefore make this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following (that is to say) First & principally I comend my soul unto the hands of God who give it hopeing for mercy in & thro the mercils death & passion of my blessed Saviour & Redeemer Jesus Christ to obtaine free pardon of All my Sins & joyfull Reserection in the kingdom of [---] my body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Extrix herein afforesaid & as to my worldly Estate which it hath pleased Almighty to God to bless me with I give & dispose thereof as followes Item I give unto my son Daniel Caplyn the sum of Twenty shillings one more because I have given him a [---] already to be paid him within six months next after my decease by my Executrix Item my will & desirers & I doo hereby order & [---] that my Dear loving Wife Elizabeth shall [---] [---] my be after my death sell & disposed of by published sale all my outdoor goods & [---] the best advantage she can An that the moneys raised thereby being first applyed towards payment of my just Debts Legacies & funeral expenses & afterwards the remainder of the money I doo by this my Will give unto my said Deare loving wife Elizabeth my Daughter Elizabeth Caplyn to be equally divided between them share and share alike And I do hereby make & appoint my said loving wife whole & sole Extrix of this my last Will & Testament to whom I give my Indoor goods & all other my generall estate (not herein before given) And I do hereby constitute & appoint my Brother in Law William Broomeham & John Westover of Ashington aforesaid yeoman overseers of this my last Will & Testament [---] them to be aiding & assisting to my said Extrix in the [---] [---] of the same and I doo hereby dis---lly make void all former & other Wills by me made and I doo declare this to be my last Will & Testament In Witness whereoff I the said Thomas Caplyn have to this my last Will & Testament sett my hand & seal this seventeenth Day of September in the first year of the reigne of our Sovrigne Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith  [---] Ano Dmi 1714 the mark & Seal of Tho: Caplyn Signed Sealed published & declared by the said Thomas Caplyn the Testator as is his last Will & Testament in the presence of Tho Lancaster ~ Abra: -oom---] ~ Richard Jackson

Proved 6 May 1717

Ref:  WSRO STCI/32 - transcribed by Mandy Willard on 16 January 2007



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012