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The Will of

John CURTIS (1605-1647)


In the name of God Amen The eight Day of November in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Six hundred forty and seven I John Curtis of Worth in the Countie of Sussex husbandman Being sick and weak in body but of good and perfect memorie thanks and praise be given to the Lord therefore doe ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First I bequeath my Soul into the handes of Almightie God my Creator and Redeemer And my body to be decentlie buried in the church yard of Worth aforesaid Item I give unto my daughter Alice fortie poundes of lawfull money of England to be paid unto her at the time that she shall come to the full age of one and twentie years Item I give unto my sonne Thomas thirtie pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto him when he shall come to the full age of one and twentie year Item I give unto my daughter Ann twentie poundes of like lawfull money of England to be [---] wife paid unto her when she shall come to the age of one and twentie years Item I give unto the poore people of the parrish of Worth Ten shillings to be distributed amongst them at the discretion of my wife All the residue of my goods [---] and chattells whatsoever my debts being paid my Legacies discharged and my funerall rites performed I give and bequeath unto Joane my loving wife and John Curtis my sonne whom I make and ordaine joynte Executors of this my last will and testament And if shall happen that my son John doe dye or departe this life before he shall accomplysh the age of one and Twentie years Then my [---] will and minde is that the portion hereby by me given unto my said sonne John shalbe equallie divided betwixt my wife and my two youngest children [---] Thomas and Ann And I doe [---] my welbe loved friends Andrew Farmer and Francis Hatcher to be overseers to---] this my last will duely performed In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale in the presence of those whose names are subscribed  Memorandum that before then [---] and [---] hereof it was appointed by the above named John Curtis senr That John Curtis the younger shall allowe unto the above named Joane his mother fifteen pounds of lawfull money of England over and above her half parte of the goods towards the bringing upp of the two youngest children John Curtis his mark and Sealed signed and declared in the presence of George Brigstock, Allexander Gardner, the mark of Henry Parker, John Head

Probatum - in Latin.

Transcribed by Di Oxford and Mandy Willard from a digitised copy of the original docuement held at the Public Record Office, ref. PROB 11/202



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