Will detail

Will of Edmund Ayling of Woolbeding

Date signed: 20 Nov 1697, Probate date: 17 Dec 1697

In the name of God Amen I Edmund Ayling of Woolbeding in the County of Sussex yeoman being sick in body but of perfect mind and memory (God be praised) doe make and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following. First I comend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping assuredly to receive full pardon and remission of all my sins by the meritorious death and passion of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to the earth from whence it was taken. Item I give unto Mary Ayling the daughter of my brother Richard the sum of one hundred pounds and to the other three sisters twenty pounds apeice. Item I give unto my sister Mary Bydmans? two children Mary and Walter twenty pounds a peice. Item I give unto my servant Elinor Pinke the sum of fortie shillings. Item I give unto my other two servants Jane Heathe? and Thomas Dilloway? the sum of ten shillings a peece. Item I give unto my brother Nicholas Ayling five shillings. Item I give unto my brother John Ayling all my goods and chattells whatsoever within doors & without of what nature or quality soever the same be. Item I give unto my brother Thomas Ayling all my lands and dwelling house called Bookeland? with thapptances but my will and meaning is that my brother Thomas shall pay all the aforesaid legacies out of the land and that none of the stock be ...ged therewith. And I doe appoint my brother Thomas Ayling executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the twentieth day of November in the nyneth year of the Reigne of our Sov’aigne Lord King William the Third Annoq Dom 1697. Edmund Ayling.

Signed sealed published and declared by the testator to be his last will and Testament in the psence of us Joseph Smith; Mary Ayling her marke; Rob Budson?

(in Latin) This Will was proved before Thomas Briggs, Doctor of Laws &c 17 December 1697 by Thomas Ayling

Transcribed by:

Dave Woolven.

Notes about this will:

Transcribed for and contributed by Stephen Langridge.

NOTE: Transcribed from an appalling copy, much of the text being little more than a collection of dots.DW



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