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The Will of

Jane NYE (1591-1670)


Many thanks to Ros Dunning for the following transcript:


In the Name of God Amen I Jane Nye of Horsham in the County of Sussex widow being aged and weake in body but of perfect memory I prayse God therefore doe make and ordaine my last Will and Testament in manor and forme following ffirst & principally I comit and Comend my soule into the mercifull hands of Allmightie God my Creator & redeemer and my body to the earth to expect a joyfull resurrection And as touching my Worldly goods I give bequeath the same as followeth Item I give and bequeath to the poor people of the parrish of Horsham aforesaid the sume of fforty shillings of goods & lawfull money of England to be distributed amongst them by my overseers hereafter named Item I give order and appoint the some of Eight Pounds of like lawfull mony to be expended in and about my Buriall by Elizabeth Stone my grandaughter whom I make full and whole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament shee paying my debts legacies and funeral expences Item I give & bequeath to John Stone my Grand sonne all and every my goods household stuffe and Chattells whatsoever wh I left in or about my Sonne John Stone’s house called the nunnery And further it is my will and meaning and I doe direct in case the said John Stone shall fortune to die without heires of his body his sister Elizabeth my Grandaughter being then liveing all the said goods household stuffe & Chattells to her the said Elizabeth All the rest of my goods household stuffe and Chattells in whose possession soever they are I give and bequeath to my Grandaughter Elizabeth Stone And further it is my will mind and meaning and I doe give in case the said Elizabeth Stone shall fortune to dye without heires of her body (my grand Sonne John Stone being then liveing) all the said goods household stuffe & Chattells in whose possession soever they are to him the said John Stone And whereas Thomas Ward hath …..and of mine thirtie pounds for which he hath given bond my mind and meaning is that the said Thirtie pounds shalbe paid into the hands of my Overseers of this my Will there to rest and remaine until such tyme as my said Grandaughter shall have a child of her body And that my said Overseers shall pay the yearly interest for the said Thirtie pounds for soe long tyme as they shall have the same after the rate of Twelve pence for every pound And in case my Said Grandaughter shall happen to dye without issue of her body that then the said Thirty pounds shall remayne and be paid to the Children of my kinsman Roger Parkhurst and of my kinsman Thomas Edghill of Horsham to be between them equally divided Item I give and bequeath to Jane the wife of Bryan ffoyce my old ………..and to Anne Blundon servant to Michaell Woodgate my red petticoate and all the rest of my wearing apparell I give and bequeath to the children of my kinsman Roger Parkhurst And lastly I doe Intreate my loveing kinsmen Michaell Woodgate and Henry Woodgate of Horsham aforesaid to be the overseers of this my Will and to be ayding and assisting my Grandaughter Elizabeth Stone my Executrix in and about the execution of this my Will and I give & bequeath to each of them for their paines theirin to take Twenty Shillings apiece In Wittness that this is my last Will and Testament revoking all former wills by me made I have hereunto put my hand and seale the first day of ffebruary in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred and sixtie eight…….Jane Nye

Sealed published & declared in the presence of Nicholas Sheppard ~ William Hater

Proved 29 June 1670

West Sussex Record Office STCT/24 fol: 12.06


This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012