Will detail

Will of Richard Heighes of Battle

Date signed: 23 Sep 1608, Probate date: 05 Oct 1608

In the name of God Amen The three and twentith day of September Anno Domini One thowsand Sixe hundred and Eight I Richard Heighes of Battell in the County of Sussex being sicke in bodybut of perfect minde and memorye (thanckes be to God) Doe make my last Will andTestament in manner followinge ffirst I bequeath my Soule to Almightie God my maker and redeemer by whose onely death and passion I have to be saved Item I give to the poore of the parishe of Battell aforesaid Sixe shillinges eight pence to be distributed uppon the day of my buriall Item I give to my Servauntes Sixe shillinges eight pence a peece to be paide within one month next after my decease All the Residue of my goodes and Chattells household stuffe plate Jewells and ymplementes of householde whatsoever and readye money my debtes legacies and funerall expences discharged I give and bequeathe unto my beloved wife Mary and to my twoe Daughters ffrancys and Katherine equallie to be devided betwene them Provided alwaies that my Will and meaninge is that my said wife shall have the necessarie use and occupation of all my said goodes Chattells household stuffe plate Jewells and implements of howseholde aforesaid duringe her naturall life And further my Will and meaninge is that forthwith after my decease my Executor and overseers hereunder named doe make and equal devision of all such goodes and Chattells and other things before bequeathed unto my said wife and daughters that thereby it may appeare what is my Wifes and what is my Daughters And of this my last Will and Testament I make and constitute my brother in lawe Thomas Vincent executor and my beloved freindes John Clark Esquier William Booth and Edward ffylde my Overseers In wittnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hande and Seale the daie and yere first above written John Gilbert William Mercer the marke of Robert Sargeant wittnes

Transcribed by:

Ros Dunning.



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