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The Will of

Robert DENYER (c1600-1657)


In the name of God Amen I Robert Denyer of Woolbeding in the Countie of Sussex Brickmaker being sick of body but of good and perfec memory thanks be to God doo make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manor and forme following first I give and bequeath my soul unto the hands of Allmighty God trusting in the merritts of Jesus Christ to have free pardon and forgiving of all my sinns My body to be buried in the Christian buriall place of the parish of Stedham wheresoever it shall please God to call mee Item I give to the parish Church of Stedham 2 s 6 d Item I give unto Joice my now wife twenty pounds of lawfull English money to be paid her within three months next after my decease Item I give unto Joice my now wife fifteen pounds more of currant English money to be paid her within one yeare and a halfe next after my decease If in case shee happen to be with child after my decease my Will is that the said sume of fifteen pounds so given unto Jone my said wife shall remaine in the hands of my executor *** paying the *** *** of unto my said wife yearlie untill the child which shee shall go with all my*** to the age of one and twenty years if it so happen Then the said fifteen pounds to be paid to the said child Item my Will is that Joice my now wife shall have and enjoy all such moneys as was hers before I was married unto her for her own use and disposing Item I give unto Elizabeth my daughter three*** pounds of lawfull English money of England to be paid when she shall come to the age of one and twenty years if shee *** long live but if shee dies before shee come of Age then the said summe of three*** pounds to remain with my executors here after named the use of this money to help bring up the said child Item I give unto Elizabeth my said daughter all the wearing apparell that was her mothers Item I do make and ordaine Robert Denier my sonne my whole executor of this my last Will and testament And I doe give hime my now dwelling house wherein I now dwell in Woolbeding with all the outhouses buildings land and app*** thereto belonging whatsoever to hem and his heirs my Will intent and meaning is that Robert Denyer and Elizabeth Denyer my two children do both dye without issue before they come to the Age of one and twenty years that they my Overseers hereafter named shall have full power to sell the said dwelling house with all outhouses buildings lands and appurt*** at the best advantage they can and the money so made and raised thereof to be equally divided between the brothers and sisters of me that shall then living and the brothers and sisters of Elizabeth my former wife that shall be then living And my will is that if Joice my wife be then living when the said land is sold shee to have a good share as any other my *** and Interst if the said sume of twenty pounds first herein given to Joyce my wife is in *** and to *** of all thirds *** and *** out of my house and land which shee may hereafter claim or demand Item I doe appoint Robert Frye of Minsted and Richard Bound of Minsted both within the parish of Stedham to be my Overseers of this my last Will and Testament And I give them for their paines in so doing tenne shillings a peice In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the **enth day of March in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fiftie and six  Robert Denyer sealed and signed in the presence of John **ith ~ Robert Frye ~ Richard Bound his mark


Transcribed by Mandy Willard from a digitised copy of the original document, ref. Prob 11/265.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012