Last Will and Testament of John Tickner of Rudgwick Sussex 1635


In the name of God Amen the twentieth day of July Anno Dom 1635 in the eleventh yeare of the raigne of our sov’agne Lord Charles by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. I John Tickner of Rudgwick in the Countie of Sussex mason being sicke in body but of pfect memory praysed be God doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament in maner and forme following.

First I bequeath my soule to God my maker and my body to the dust from whence it came.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my sixe children John Tickner, Richard Tickner, James Tickner, William Tickner, Jeane Tickner and Mary Tickner each one of them one sheepe a peece and I give unto John Tickner the son of John Tickner my eldest sons child one sheepe

All the remaynder of my goods I give and bequeath unto Margrett my wife whom I make whole executrix to this my last will and testament willing her to pay all such legacies as I have bequeathed herein

Also I ordayne and appoynt Richard Tickner my brother and Henry Thayne my welbeloved friend to be overseers to this my last will and testament desiring them to be ayding and assisting my executrix in her executing of this my last will and testament according to the true meaning thereof

Sealed & del’ in the p’sence of The marke of John Tickner the testator; the mark of Elizabeth Smith; John (illegible) /

Proven 16 Oct 1635 by Margarete Tickner the relict of the deceased and executrix &c