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The Will of

and John CRIPPS (?-1675)

 

In the name of God Amen I John Cripps of West grinsted in the County of Sussex yeom beinge sicke in body but thanks bee to God of perfect memory Doo make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form followinge Impris I give & bequeath my sole to Almighty God hopinge through my Sav Jesus Christ to [---] [---] of my sins my body to the Earth to be buried by my Extrix hereafter named in decent manner [---] [---] to her discretion  Item I give and bequeath to my Mother-in-law Mary Cripps the sum of four pounds of lawfull money of England to bee paid within nine months after my decease  Item I give & bequeath unto the poor of ye parish of Cowfold Twenty shillings to be paid within one month after my decease  Item I give & bequeath unto the poor of the parish of West grinsted twenty shillings to be paid within one month after my decease  Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother Thomas Cripps the sum of Sixty pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid within nine months after my decease  Item I give & bequeath unto my Sister Jane Mitchell ye sum of Five pounds of lawfull money of England to bee paid within nine months after my decease  Item I give & bequeath unto my Sister Ann Woolvin ye Sum of five pounds to be paid within nine months after my decease  Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Cripps daughter of my Uncle Joseph Cripps tenn pounds of lawfull money of England to bee paid unto her within nine months after my decease  Item I give & bequeath unto Tho: Michell my sister Janes son twenty shillings to be paid att ye age of one and twenty yeares  Item I give & bequeath unto my sister Michells two daughters Jane Michell & Anne Michell ye sum of five pounds apiece to be paid att the age of one & twenty years & if either of the children shall happen to dy then to be paid to which of them shall bee livinge  Item I give and bequeath unto John Woolven & Richard Woolven two sons of my sister Anne Woolven the summ of five pounds a piece to be paid att the age of one and twenty years of lawfull money of England but if either of them shall happen to dy before the age of one & twenty years aforesaid then the [---] tenn pounds shall bee paid unto him that is livinge  Item I give & bequeath unto my Uncle Joseph Cripps the sum of ten pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid within nine months after my decease  Item I give & bequeath unto James Cripps my brother in law tenn pounds of lawfull money of England to bee paid att his age of one & twenty years  Item I give and bequeath unto Richard Wood my servant twenty shillings  Item I give & bequeath unto James Summers my Servt ten shillings  Item I give and bequeath unto Sarah Botting & Sarah Marshall my maid servants five shillings apiece  Item I give & bequeath the rest of my goods Chattells & Estate whatsoever my Debts Legacies & Funerall Expenses beinge paid unto Anne Cripps daughter of my Uncle Joseph Cripps

 

The above has been transcribed by me, Mandy Willard, on 17 February 2008.  I seem to be missing the final page of his will.

WSRO ref. 26 84b

 

CRIPPS

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012