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The Will of

John THORPE (c1534-1607)

 

In the name of God Amen this Tenth daye of October Anno Domini one thousand sixe hundred and five I John Thorpe of Worthe in the countie of Sussex gentleman beinge sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie praised be God therefore daily expecting the dissolution of my aged and fraile fleshe hereby utterly revoking all former wills by me heretofore by me made doe nowe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and formed followinge First I commend my soule in to the hands of the Almightie and my most mercifull God assured hopinge to be saved by the onely meritts and passion of my Saviour Christ Jesus My body I leave to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of myne Executors And as for the disposing of that temporall estate which it hath pleased God to bestowe upon me First I doe give and bequeath unto the poore of the parishe of Worth the sume of Fortie shillings to be distributed at the discretion of Matthew Linton parson theire and myne Executor hereafter named And to the repairing of the Church of Worth the sume of Twentie shillings to be bestowed by the discretion of the Churchwardens there for the time beinge both those sumes to be paid with in two monthes afer my decease Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parishe of Hoorne the sume of Fortie shillings to be distributed at the discretion of the parson there for the tyme being and of my Exectors Item I give the sume of Twentie shillings to the repairing of the parish church of Hoorne to be bestowed by the discretion of the Churchwardens there for the tyme beinge and of myne Executors both which sumes to be paid within two months after my decease Item I doo give and bequeath to Richard Thorpe ~ George Thorpe ~ William Thorpe ~ Alice Thorpe the fower children of my sone Thomas and to John Turner the sonne of Mercie my daughter the wife of George Turner of Lingfield to each of them the sume of one hundred poundes to be paid to theire [---] within two years after my decease uppon suriety given to myne Executors hereafter named that their severall portions shalbe [?finlit?] paid unto them severallie a ttheir several ages of one and twentie years and imployed in the meane tyme for their severall proffitte and benefitt Item I give to Thomas Thorpe my sonne my whole Lease or terme of yeares in Hedgecourte and all the landes thereunto belonginge and all things concerned in the same lease for the last yeare of the said terme onely if he the said Thomas Thorpe my sonne shall soe longe tyme There---] of the said terme I give and bequeath unto the eldest sonne of the said Thomas Thorpe which shalbe lyving at the tyme of the decease of the said Thomas my sonne Item I give unto Gyles Thorpe my sonne the sume of Fiftie poundes to be paid unto him within two yeares after my decease Item I give unto my sister Julian Wood the sume of Five pounds and to her daughter Margarett the sume of five pounds and to John Stanley sonne of the said Julyan th esume of five pounds and to one other brother of the said John Stanley dwelling in Southwarke a Joyner the sme of five poundes to be paid unto them within one yeare after my decease Item I give unto my said daughter Mercy Turner the sume of Fiftie poundes to be paid unto her within two years after my decease Item I give unto Richard Ledger my servant the house wherein he nowe dwelleth and the landes thereunto belonging now in the occupation of the said Richard Ledger himselfe and also all that my parcell of grounde parcell of [---] nowe in the occupation of one William Blundell or his assignes for the terme of fifteene yeares next after my decease payinge therefore yearely duringe the said terme the yearely rent of give poundes at the two [---] [---] of Ga---] Witha--l the [---] and the Annunciation of the virgin Marye by equal portions to first person or persons as shall have the [---] and interest of an in my lease of Hedgecourt duringe the said terme provided [---] and uppon [---] iron that the said Richard Legger and Andrew Turner and their

 

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