The Will of Alexander Baulcombe - October 16, 1655
On the Sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord, one
thousand six hundred and fifty-five, I Alexander Baulcombe of Glynde in the county of
Sussex, yeoman, being in good and perfect health and memorie pray so be to God.
Considering the uncertaintie of this present life, and defering to settle and dispose of
that estate which God hath given me: doe ordaine and make this my last will and Testament
in manner following. First I commend my soul to Almightie God who gave it and my bodie to
the earth to be decentlie buried. Item I will and give my son John Baulcombe foure hundred
pounds. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Marie one hundred and fiftie pounds. And
to my daughter Estire, one hundred and fiftie pounds. To be paid to the said daughters at
their respective ages of twentie one years or days of marriage which shall first happen.
And in the meanetime I will that my Executor shall mainteine them with profit of their
said portion. And if anie of my daughters happen to die before the said age or marriage I
will the portion of the deceased to be equallie divided between my children John, Thomas,
Marie, Anne and Estire. Also I give to my sister Marie Peirse twentie shillings. And to my
cosen Alice Kenard twentie shillings. I give to the poore people of Glinde six shillings
and eight pence. All there remaine of my goods and Chattles and credits whatsoever I give
and bequeath to Thomas Baulcombe my sonne whom I make my sole executor of this my last
will and Testament. An I desire my loving friends Thomas Love and my brother William
Coleman to be overseers thereof. In witness where of I have hereunto sett my hand and
seale the daie and yere first bene written.
Alexander his marke.
Signed sealed and published in the name of John Baulcombe his marke.
This will was proved at Lindon the two and twentieth day of December one
thousand six hundred and fiftie six before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting of
Administration lawfullie authorized by the oath of Thomas Baulcomb the sonne and sole
Executor named in the said will to whom was commisioned Administration of all and singular
the goods Chattles and Debts of the said deceased. He being by vertue of a Commission
first legallie sworne will and bound to Administer the same.