Will detail

Will of Nicholas Brooker of Worth

Date signed: 16 May 1633, Probate date: 18 Jun 1663

In the name of God Amen the sixtenth daie of Maye in the nynth yere of the Reigne of our Sov’eigne Lord Charles by the grace of God Kinge of England, Scotland, Fraunce & Ireland defender of the faith &c 1633 I Nicholas Brouker of the pish of Worth in the County of Sussex yeoman sicke in body but in pfect memory laud & prayes be unto Almighty God doe make this my last will & Testament in man’r & forme followinge. First I gyve & bequeath unto Almighty God my maker & to Jesus Christ my redemer my body by whose passion I hope to have salvation? in the last daye & my body to be buryed in the churchyard of Worth. Ite I gyve unto the poore of the pish xxs? of lawfull money of England to be paid them by my executors at the tim of my fynerall & buryinge daye. Ite I gyve and bequeath unto my sonn Nicholas Broucker all my lands barnes howsinge & buyldings woods & underwoods wt all & singular the p’misses wth thappu’tnacs & hereditaments theirunto belonniginge or in any wise appertaynninge for ev’ only unto the use & commodity of the saide Nicholas Broucker as aforesaid & unto his heirs for ev’ more wthout any fraud or any other delaye. Ite I also gyve & bequeath unto the saide Nicholas Brouker my sonn the some of twenty pownds of lawfull of England to be paid unto him wthin one halfe yere next after my decease by my executors. Ite I gyve & bequeath unto my sonn Thomas Brouker the some of one hundreth pownds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto him two yeres next after my decease by my executors. Ite I gyve & bequeath unto Margaret my daughter the wife of John Balcombe the younger fyve shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid unto her wthin one q’ter of a yere next after my decease. Ite I make and ordaine Martha my wife & Robert my sonn whole & soale executors joyntly in this my Testament & to have & take unto their use & uses all & ev’y such goods cattells chattells utinsells implem’ts howsehold stuffe & moveables as are not heretofore bequeathed wholely & ioyntly togeather in ev’y pte & pticular whatsoev unto their only use pfitte & commodities for ev’ more wthout and delaye or interruption of any pson or psons whatsoev’. And I doe appoint & intreat Henry Penfold of Charlewood yeoman & Thomas Taylor of Horley yeoman ov’seers of this my last will and Testamt & I doe alowe them for their paines tenn shillings of lawfull English money on’ & besydes any charge they shalbe at conserninge the busynes. In witnesse whearof I the said Nicholas Broucker thelder have hereunto put my hand & mke the daie & yere first above written. The mke of Nicholas Browker.

Signed & subscribed & also delivered in the pr’ts of us Thomas Tiddman, Tho Fist, scriptor

(In Latin)Proved before the Rev Anthony Hugget, Clerk & Surrogate 18 June 1663 by Martha Brooker the relict & Robert Brooker the son of the deceased & executors named in the said Will to whom admon was granted.

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.

Notes about this will:

Transcribed for and contributed by Stephen Langridge.

NOTE: As there are several spellings of the surname, I have decided on ‘Brooker’ for the title line. DW

NOTE: There is slight damage to the right hand side of the original, I cannot see if words have rotted away or were missing from the original. DW



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