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The Will of

Thomas FRENCH (c1570-1634)

 

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Frenche of Dallington in the County of Sussex yeomon beinge sicke of body but thanks be to god of good and perfect rememberance doo make and ordayne this my last will and testament the first day of November in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six hundred and Thirty and foure in manner and forme and of first following of --- I will and bequeath my soule unto Almighty god my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the Church yard of Dallington First I give unto the poore of the parish wherein I dwell Six Shillings and eight pence to be paid at my buriall Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Bartholomew Jeffry twenty pound to be payd to her within One yeare after my decease Item I give unto William W--on that marryed my daughter Constance which is to be payed to him upon a bond which I made him Thirty pound to be payde to him within fifty dayes Item I give unto Joane Elficke my daughter twenty pound to be payde unto her within one yeare after my decease Item I give unto Elizabeth Elicke the daughter of the said Joan Elficke thirty pound to be payde to her within forty days after the decease of my wife Elizabeth Item I give unto Elizabeth my daughter the wife of Bartholomew Jeffry tenn pound to be payde to her within forty days after the decease of my wife Elizabeth Item I give unto my sonne in law William Wimble that married my daughter Ann all my goods and chattells and all my househould stuff to him the saide William Wimble whome I make the whole executor of this my last will and testament and I de--- William Star of Boram, and John Thomas of Ashburnham to bee Overseers of this my last will and testament more over I give unto Elizabeth Wimble twenty shillings to be paid to her witin one yeare after my decease Item I give unto Elizabeth -aron twenty shillings to be payde to her within one yeare after my decease In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written Thomas Frenche his marke X sealled in the presence of Robert -aire-, Edmund Glover, Bartholomew Jeffry, William Wilken

 

His will was proved in London on 14 November 1634.

 

The above will was transcribed by me, Mandy Willard, on 10 January 2009, from a digitised transcript of the original document held at The Public Record Office, reference, PROB 11/166 455/379.

 

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This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012