Will detail

Will of Andrew Moone of Mayfield

Date signed: 19 Jan 1655, Probate date: 02 Mar 1656

In the name of God Amen The Nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty and Five.

Andrew Moone of Mayfield in the County of Sussex Yeoman being sick in my body but of perfect memory thanks to God therefore (my mark ordaine?) this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

First I will and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God trusting in the merits of Jesus Christ for to obtain everlasting (Salvation?).

My Body to the earth from whence it was taken to be (decently?) buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.

ITEM my will and meaning is that my executor shakll as soon as convenientlie they can sell all my lands lying in Mayfield for the biggest price they can get. And the monies that rise of it they shall pay and dispose of as shalbe hereafter in this my sett down.

First I will and bequeath unto John Moone my sonne the summe of fowre score pounds of lawfull monie to be p[aid unto him when he shall accomplish the age of one and twentie years.

ITEM I give unto Elizabeth the wife of John Heathfield the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid to her within three months next after ye death of Agnes Moone my mother.

ITEM I give to Agnes Moone my (Daughter?) the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid to her within three months next after the death of Agnes Moone my mother .

ITEM I give unto Mary Moone my (Daughter?) the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid to her when she shall accomplish the age of One and Twenty years

ITEM I give unto Susanna Moone my daughter the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid to her when she shall accomplish the age of One and Twenty years.

ITEM I give to Elizabeth my loving wife the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid to her within three months after my Executors shall have sold my lands. Nevertheless my will and meaning is that if Elizabeth my now wife shall happen to marry with any other man that then she shall pay back again the Twenty pounds formally bequeathed to my Executors to be equally divided between my Son and four Daughters.

ITEM I give unto John my Son one ioyne chest The residue of all my household and stuff I give to Elizabeth my now wife during her (natural?) life. And after her decease to be equally divided between my son and four daughters. And further my will and meaning is that if my son or any of my four daughters shall happen for to depart this life before such time as their several portions that grow due and payable and leaving no will behind them of their bodies lawfully begotten, that then my will and meaning is, that his or her or their part or portion shall be equally divided amongst the surviving of them.

The residue of all my goods and chattels unbequeathed (my debts and legacies being and funeral expenses and all my Executors expenses and charges which they shall at about this my will) being paid. My meaning is that equally divided amongst my daughters and my son. And further my will and meaning is that Elizabeth my loving wife shall (retain?) and take up the profit of the monies of all my childrens portions until such time as they shall grow due and payable. And I appoint Robert Woodgate of Mayfield my brother and Thomas Moone of Mayfield my brother executors of this my my last will and testament. And further my will and meaning is that my executors shall allow my loving wife so much money for and towards the bringing up of her younger children as long as they shall be needful before such time as the land is sold and that then she may receive the profits of the money for what the land is sold and they to set down down in their (Accompt?) and to be allowed for it against out of the monies which shall come into their hands by virtue of this my will.

In witness of this my last will and testament I have hereunto put my hand and (seal?) dated the day and year first above written. The mark of Andrew Moone sealed (published?) and delivered in the presence us Robert Relfe, the mark of Robert Moone, the mark of John Diplock.

This will was proved at London the second day of March one thousand six hundred and fifty six English style. Before the judges for probate of wills and granting of (administration?) and lawfully authorized. By the oath of Thomas Moone the surviving executor named in the said will to whom was (committed?) administration of all and (singular?) the goods and chattels and debts of the said deceased. He being by virtue of a comission first legally swore well and trulie to the administration of ye same.

Transcribed by:

Richard Windsor.

Notes about this will:

Nat Archive ref prob/11/262

Transcribed 1st May 2013

John Moone – Son

Elizabeth (Moone) Heathfield – Daughter

John Heathfield - Son in Law

Agnes Moone – Mother

Agnes Moone – Daughter

Mary Moone – Daughter <21

Susanna Moone – Daughter <21

Elizabeth Moone – Wife

Robert Woodgate – (Father in Law ?) Executor

Thomas Moone of Mayfield – Brother Executor

Robert Relfe – Witness

Robert Moone – Witness

John Diplock – Witness

Source:

Unknown.

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