Will detail

Will of Edward Barnden of Telscombe

Date signed: 11 Feb 1653, Probate date: 11 Feb 1653

The will of Edward Barnden 11th February 1653 Canterbury Will

In the name of God Amen

I Edward Barnden of Telscombe in the county of Sussex husbandman sick in body but sound in memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth

First I bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty god as his own gift and interest

And for my temporal estate I think fit this to dispose of it

First I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Aston wife of Thomas Aston of Ripe the sum of fifteen pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto her within eight months after my decease

Also I give unto Alice Barnden my daughter the sum of ten pounds of like money to be paid unto her at her day of marriage or when she shall accomplish the age of twenty one years first what shall happen

All the rest of my goods not bequeathed I give unto Joane Barnden my wife willing her to pay and to discharge all my debts wherein I am any way engaged to any

And lastly I do hereby desire and instruct my loving brother in law Nicholas Aston of Ripe to be overseer of this my last will desiring him hereby to take and receive into his hands and trust the two several sumes of ten pound a piece given to my daughter Alice and Joane

And the said sumes to employ according to his discretion and the yearly so thereof to be paid unto Joane my wife till such tyme as the ..... its anyway and to them or either of them my two daughters the two said sumes of ten pounds and such with to be paid unto my said overseer by my wife whom I do make hereby sole executrix of this my last will and testament this present third day of April in the year of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ one thousand six forty and eight

Edward Barnden his mark

sealed signed in the presence of

Thomas Rolf Thomas Collier his mark

This will was proved at Westminster the 11th day of February in the year of our lord 1653 before the judges for probate of wills and grantings of administration lawfully authorized by the oath of Joane Barnden the relict and executrix named in the said will to whom administration was remitted of all and singular the goods chattels and debts of the said deceased first sworn by witness of a .... .... well and .... to administer the same.

Transcribed by:

Lisa Smith.



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