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WILL OF THOMAS PENFOLD 1682


Note: This will was transcribed by Brian Steadman and provided by Roland Green to both of whom many thanks. Punctuation and paragraphs have been added by me to make reading it easier ...RG

In the Name of God Amen.The fourteenth day of January in the year of our Lord God One Thousand six hundred and eighty I, Thomas Penfold of Worth in the County of Sussex, Hammerman, being sick and weake of body yet of sound and perfect memory praised be God, therefore I doe make and ordaine and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following:

First and principally I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, hopeing, through the merritorious death and passion of my only Saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ, to receive full pardon and free remission of all my Sinns, and my body to the Earth from it came to bee buried in Christian manner according to the direction of my Executor hereafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Henry Penfold All that my Messuage or Tenement commonly called or knowne by the name of "Inhomes", and all barnes, buildings, gardens, orchards and those Three Closes or parcells of Land, meadow, and pasture, with their and every of their, appurtenances Conteyneing in the whole by estimarord Five acres situate lyeing and being in the parish of Worth, in the County of Sussex, late in the tenure of Robert Dudeney or his Assigns, To have and to hold the said Messuage or Tenement lands and premises with the Appurtenances unto the said Henry Penfold his executors, administrators and assignes forever.

Hee the said Henry Penfold paying therefore unto my Grandchild Mary Penfold, daughter of the said Henry Penfold the sume of fifty pounds of lawfull money of England as hereafter shall bee expressed, and the other Legaties in these presents mentoned to bee paid by my Executor

Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne John Penfold All that my messuage or Tenement with the garden, orchard, Curtillage and barbside thereunto belonging, and the little Shopp standing upon the premises withall, and mig....... with appurtenances, Conteyneing in the whole by estimarord Halfe an Acre of land, situate lying and being in the parish of Ifeild, in or neare the Towne of Crawley in the said County of Sussex, to have and to hold the said Messuage or tenement with the Shopp and the garden orchard, Curtillage and barbside and land thereunto belonging with thappurtenances, and all Deeds, writings and evidences thereunto, belonging unto the said John Penfold ,his heirs and assignes forever.

Hee the said John Penfold paying therefore unto my daughter Dorothy Wallis the summe of Tenne pounds of lawfull money of England as hereafter shalbee expressed

Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Stephen Penfold All that feild or parcell of land Called "Streatfant" (?) Conteyneing by estimarord one Acre and an halfe, lyeing and being in the parish of Abinger near the forge, to have and to hold the said field or parcell of land with the appurtanences, unto the said Stephen Penfold his executors, administrators and assignes forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Thomas Penfold the sume of Twenty pounds of lawfull money of England to bee paid unto him his heires and assigns by my Executor hereafter named within Nyne months after my decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Penfold the summe of Twenty pounds of lawfull money of England to bee paid unto her by my Executor within Nine monethes after my decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah White the Summe of Twenty pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto her or her assignes by my Executor within Nine monethes after my decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy Wallis the Summe of Tenne pounds of lawfull money of England to bee issueing and payable out of the Messuage or Tenement above bequeathed unto my Sonne John Penfold and to be paid unto her by the said John Penfold within Nyne monethes after my decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Mary Gad the sume of Tenne pounds of lawfull money of England to bee paid unto her by my Executor within Nine monethes after my decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchild Mary Penfold the Summe of fifty pounds of Good and lawfull money of England to bee Issueing and and payable out of the lands Messuage or Tenements above bequeathed unto my Sonne Henry Penfold to bee paid unto her within Nine monethes after the decease of my said Sonne Henry Penfold, provided always, and my further will and meaning is, That if the said Legacy bee not paid unto the said Mary Penfold or S....ed to be paid within the time expressed in these ..... That then it shall be fitt for the benefitt and advantage of the said Mary Penfold, or her assignes, to enter upon the said Lands, and to drive and take away by distress and Sale of goods, Cattells and Chattells till shee bee fully satisfide, for my intent, will and meaning is That my said Granddaughter should bee fully and justly satisfied of the aforesaid Summe of fifity pounds

Item I give and bequeath unto my Six Grandchildren hereafter named the Summe of Twenty shillings a peece of lawfull money of England that is to say unto Henry the sonne of Henry Penfold and Mary the daughter of of the said Henry Penfold the Summe of Twenty shillings a peece and to Mary and Angelett, Daughters of my Sonne Thomas Penfold aforesaid Twenty shillings a peece and to John Gad and Thomas Wallis the Summe of Twenty shillings a peece to bee paid to my said Grandchildren respectively as they shall come to the age of One and Twenty yeares, by my Executor

Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Stephen Penfold one bed, furnishtanding in the Hall chamber, being that whereon I usually do lye withall things thereunto belonging

Item I give and bequeath unto my Two overseers hereafter named the Summe of five shillings a peece over and above theri Charges they shall bee at in Serving this my last will and Testament, executes and performes

All the rest of my goods and Chattells whatsoever, unbequeathed debts being paid and funerall expences discharged, I doo give and bequeath unto my Sonne Henry Penfold abovesaid which said Henry Penfold I doo make, appoint and ordeyne sole and whole Executor of this of this my last will and Testament, to take and pay my debts and legacies abovementioned to bee be paid by my Executor and to perform? this my last will and Testament by mee formerly made and appoint this to be my last will and Testament, and appoint my friends Thomas Brooker of Abinger and Edward Dibh of Shere Yeoman in the County of Surry to be Overseers to this my last will and Testament, descrieing them to bee aideing and assisting of my said Executor in the due execution thereof.

In witnesse whereof I the said Thomas Penfold ..... to this my last will and Testament have sett my hand and Seale the day and yeare at the beginning written.

The marke and Seale of Thomas Penfold

Signed, Sealed and published and declared by the within named Thomas Penfold as his last will and Testament in the presence of William Willett the marke of William Teschmow The marke of Richard Diver, Henry Snashall

Probatum etc London 3 May 1682 (?)

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