The Will of Richard Bacombe

A true Testament and will of Richard Bacombe of the parrishe of Balcombe in the county of Sussex. Yeoman being late deceased of such goods as he gave and bequeathed by word of mouth unto his wife and children by his life tyme being in perfect memory in the presence of John Gasson Junior and Thomas Bacombe with others uppon the foureteenth day of September Anno Dudibus.

In primis hee hath given and bequeathed unto Joane Bacombe his eldest daughter the some of Twentye pounds to bee payd unto her by his Executrix at the age of one and twenty years if she bee then livinge.

Item he gave and bequeathed unto Edward Bacombe his eldest the some of Twenty Pounds to be payd by his executrix hee shall accomplishe the one and twenty yeares yf he bee then livinge.

Item hee gave and bequeathed unto Richard Bacome his youngest sonne the somme of forty shillings to him to bee payd by his Executrix when he shall accomplishe the age of one and twenty years if he bee then livinge.

Item he hath given and bequeathed unto Elizabeth Bacombe his seconde daughter the some of fyfteene pounds to be payd unto her at the age of one and twenty years if shee be then livinge by his executrix provided allwayes that if any of his sayd children should happen to dye before he shee or they should accomplishe their severall ages aforesaid that then his her or theire portion or portions deceased equally to be divided unto the survivors when they shall accomplishe theire fouresayd ages.

Item he willed and bequeathed all the rest of his goods and chattles his legacyes discharged and payd as ye abovementioned and his funerall expenses dischardged unto Elizabeth his wife whom hee made his sole Executrix of this his last will and testament. And of the execution of this his last sayd Testament hee made and ordayned John Gasson and Richard Bacombe his overseers.

In wittness whereof the parties being witnesses gave to these present sett theire hands this sext day of October 16 Anno die 1615. John Gaston, Thomas Bawcombe his marke.

Will proved 14 September 1615 on oath by Elizabethe Bacombe.