Last Will and Testament of Willam Feldwick 1722
In the Name of God Amen, I William Feldwick of Westhoadly in the county of Sussex, yeoman, being something indisposed in body but of sound and perfect mind and understanding thanks be given to almighty god for the same do make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to say First I give my soule into the hands of almighty god and my body I recomend to the earth to be decently buried and as to my temporall estate I give and despose as followeth (viz) First I give devise and bequeath unto my loveing wife Adrey all that my annuity or rent charge of four pounds ten shillings paid ariseing and ishueing out of that farme and lands called Rafys at or near Turners hill in Worth in the aforesaid county of Sussex and now or late in the tenure and occupation of Henry Allingham or his assigns, to have and to hold unto her the said Adrey for and during the full terme and time of her naturall life and from and after her decease then I give devise and bequeath the said annuity or yearly rent charge unto my two daughters Anne the wife of John Pillbeame and Adrey the wife of John Hole and to their heirs and assigns forever as tenants in common and not joint tenants. Item I give and bequeath unto my said loveing wife Adrey one annuity or yearly rent or sume of tenn pounds per annum for and during the terme of her naturall life to be hers by quaterly payments without any deductions whatsoever by my executor hereinafter named to commence from the time of my death, also I give and bequeath unto my son James Feldwick twenty pounds to be paid him within three months next after the decease of my said wife Adrey by my executor. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Feldwick five shillings he having already had his porcion. I also order my said wife Adrey shall take to her own use so much linnen as she shall have occasion for her owne use and no more. Item I give and bequeath unto my two god children William Pillbeame and William Hale the severall sumes of twenty shillings apeice payable at my decease and lastly after my debts, legacies and funerall expences are paid and discharged all the rest and residue of goods chattells and personall estate whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Feldwick whom I make and appoint full and sole executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the seventeenth day of November in the 9th year of King George anno domini 1722. William Feldwick
Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto in the testators presence and at his request, John Pollard, the mark of Jane Dungett, Fran Green
Proved 14 September 1723, Thomas Feldwick, son and executor.