(Abt 1585-Bef 1647)
• Will, 19 Jul 1635. 2 In the name of God Amen the nyneteenth day of July in the eleventh yeare of the raigne of our Sovereyne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith & one thousand six hundred thirtie fyve I Theodore Egles sick in bodye but of good and perfect remembrance thanks be given to Almighty God doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in writeing in manner and form following First and principally I bequeath my soule into the hande of Almighty God that gave it and redeemed it being lost from everlasting di assuredly believing that Salvation that is promised to all faythfull and beleeving Christians and free remission of my sinnes by the more infinite mercies of God preserved and purchased by and through my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ And that more earthly part I bequeath to be buried at the discretion of the myne execot[or] Imprimis I give to the poore people of Tysehusrt aforesaid the some of fourtie shillings to be distributed at the discretion of myne execut[or] thereafter named Item I give to Samuel Bilye Clarke the some of seventy shillings to make a sermon at my buriall Item whereas Edward Pheystie hath heretofore receaved from the East India Company the sum of seventeene pounds due for wages unto Thomas Askue at the tyme of his death which moneys in right belonge unto Elizabeth Askue his sole daughter (the same seventeene pounds being in my hands the day and year above written by agreement of the said Edward Pheystie my mind and will is and I ad as an increase to the said seventeen pounds the sum of three pounds to make it twenty pounds And yf she the said Elizabeth Askue her executors or Assignes shall demand the said twenty pounds of myne executor before she shall attain the age of one and twenie yeares then my mynde and will is that then the said Elizabeth shall be accompatable to my execut[or] aforesaid for her educacon yf she shall remitt the said twentie pounds to remaine untill her age of one and twenty yeares aforesaid in my executors hands That then I hereby give and release her of and from my accompt or demands for her educacon Item whereas my Brother Phineas Eagles deceased gave unto Thomas Whathome Stephen Whathome and Elizabeth Whathome children of James Whathome deceased my brother in lawe the some of twenty shillings apeece I moreover give and add unto each and every one of the some foure pounds apeece to be payed unto them and every of them as they shall attain their severall ages of one and twentie yeares And if any or either of the said Thomas Whatlowe Stephen Whatlowe or Elizabeth Whatlowe shall depart this life before they or any of them shall attain their ages of one and twenty yeares aforesaid then my mynde and will is that the said fyve pounds of hym or them dyewly shall be payed at the s or s of them Item I give unto Margaret Webb my naturall Sister one annuity or yearly rent of foure pounds p[er] ann to be issuing and going out of all messuage and lands wherein I now dwell situate in Tysehurst aforesaid to be payed by equall porcons at the fouremost so s-all feastes or termes in the yeares; the first payment thereof to begin at the first feast that shall first happen after the decease of mee the said Theodore Egles provided alwayes notwithstanding or yt shal happen that she the said Margaret Webb or her husband Thomas Webb shall sell the said annuity or yearly rent or any part and parsell thereof to any person or persons whatsoever or she herself shal refuse quarterly to come to demand and receave the same at or in the North porch of the parish Church of Westminster Thereafter notice of this my mynde and will of the foure pounds per ann to her given as aforesaid the same annuity or yearly rente aforesayd in either of the said cases shall form henceforth cease be voyd and absolutely determined Item whereas I am possessed of one brass pott and one - yned Chest which was my fathers John Egles gent deceased I will and give the same to George Egles my oldest sonne And as touching and concering the disposition of all my messuages lands rents and hereditaments which it hath pleased God to estate me of This is the last will and testament of me the said Theodore Egles And first and principally I give and bequeath unto Margery my wellbeloved wife out of my freehould messuage and land wherein I dwell the whole rents and profitts thereof until my sonne George shall atayne and accomplish his full age of fower and twenty yeares And afterwards I give unto Margery my sayd wyfe the wholle proffits and dwelling in my said messuage unto her sole use and benefit dereing the terme of her life shee paying half yearly unto my said sonne George the some of sixteen pounds p[er] ann unto him his heires executors or assignes out of the messuage and lande aforesaid. Item I give moreover and above unto my said sonne George the sum of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to be payed unto him when he shall accomplish his full age of fower and twenty yeares Item I give unto my sonne Gabriell the some of one hundred pounds of lawfull money to be payed unto him at his age of two and twenty yeares Item I give unto my said wife the whole rents and proffitts of all that my messuage and lands and lately Byshopps and Mills his meadows and little Parkford lately Byshopps unto her dureing her wholle tyme and some untill my sonne Gabriell shall attain his full age of one and twentie yeares Then I do hereby will and give out of my said messuage and lands late Byshopps Mills his meadows and little Parkfords one annuity or yearly rent of Tenn pounds to be yssueing and going out of the set some for and dureing the wholle tyme and terme of tenn yeares next ensueing the full age of one and twentie yeares of my said sonne Gabriell is shee the said Margery shall soo long lyves the said tenn pounds to be paid quarterly Item I give unto my sonne Gabriell Egles my said messuage and lands lately Bishopps Mills his meadowe and the little Parkford unto the use of my sonne Gabriell Egles and to the heires of his bodye to be lawfully begotten their heires and assignes forever and for want of heires of his body lawfully to be begotten then I will and give the said messuage and lands lately Byshopps Mills his meadows and the little Parkford unto the use of my eldest sonne George Egles and his heires of his bodye lawfully to be begotten and for a default of such issue of his body lawfully to be begotten then I will and give the sayd messauge and lands aforesaid unto the use of Elizabeth Egles my daughter and to her heires of her body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such heires to the use and behoofe of the right heires of me the said Theodore Egles their heires and assignes forever Item I will and give unto my eldest sonne George Egles all the my messuage or ten[emen]t wherein I now dwell and all my freehould lands in Tysehurst aforesaid to the use of him and his heires of his bodye lawfully to be begotten and for default of such yssue I will and give the messuage and lands aforesaid unto the use and behoofe of my sonne Gabriell and the heires of his body lawfully to be begotten and for the default of such heires then I will and give the sayd messuage and lands late specifiec to the use and behoofe of Elizabeth my said daughter and to heires of her bodye lawfully to be begotten And for want of such heires to the use and beh of the right heires of me the said Theodore Egles heires and assignes forever Item I will and give unto Margery my wellbeloved wife all my messuage and lands situate in Tysehurst sometyme Edmond Levers of London and lately Robert Woods and William Terrys to have and to hould unto the rest of her the said Margery for and dureing all such tyme and somme of yeares untill Elizabeth Eagles my daughter shall attayne her full age of one and twentie yeares for and towards her education And from and after her the said Elizabeth's age of one and twentie yeares I will and give my said lands last before specified unto my said daughter Elizabeth Egles and to the heires of her body lawfully to be begotten and for default of heires of her bodye lawfully to be begotten Then I will and give the said messuage and lands last specified to the use and behoofe of George Egles my eldest sonne and Gabriell Egles my second sonne and the heires of their two bodies lawfully to be begotten equally to be divided betwixt them. And for default of such heires of their Body lawfully to be begotten then to the use and behoofe of the right heires of me the said Theodore Egles their heires and assignes forever. And whereas I am possessed of diverse marshlands such apputenances by leases from Mr John Thatcher of the value of eight foure pounds per ann[um] or thereabouts my minde and will is and I do hereby give unto my wellbeloved friend Thomas Cliffe of Tysehurst the full half part of the said leases to be assisting and ayding to my wyfe for occupation thereof untill my sonne Gabriell shall attaine the full age of one and twentie yeares and because I have trayned up my sonne Gabriell in the knowledge of a Grasier wherein my desire is that he shall continue therefore if my three overseers of this my last will hereafter named or the greater number of them shall think fitt that Gabriell my said sonne shall more neede then myne executrix so to lose the some of yeares of and in the said marshlands will the appurtenance by vertue of the leases aforesaid And whereas I have divers tymber trees of oak beech and Ash standing growing and being upon my freehoulds lands aforesaid my mynde and will is that neither my executrix hereafter named nor my sonne George Egles nor his heires shall fell cutt down wood or grubb up all or any part or parcel of theTymber or Tymber trees aforesaid dureing the wholle somme of the naturall lyfe of myne executrix Item I give unto Margaret Burton my wifes daughter the some of seventy shillings in token of my love to buy her a Ring with a death's head on it The residue of all my money plate goods chattels cattles implements of husbandry Tools househould stuff and my other goods whatsoever I will and give to Margery my wellbeloved wyfe for and towards and to performe this my last will and testament in such performance and forme as herein and hereby is limited and appointed
• Probate, 25 Aug 1635, London, GB. 2
Margery married Rowland Burton, son of Richard Burton and Margaret, before 1615. (Rowland Burton was born about 1585 and died before 1615.)
Margery next married Theodore Egles, son of John Egles and Elizabeth Morbred, about 1615.1 (Theodore Egles was born before 4 Aug 1583, baptised on 4 Aug 1583 in St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7AD, GB,1 died between 19 and 23 Jul 1635 and was buried on 23 Jul 1635 in St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7AD, GB 1.)
Margery next married Richard White on 23 Jul 1640 in St. Giles' Church, Sandhurst Road, Bodiam, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UJ, GB.1 (Richard White died before 15 May 1652 and was buried on 15 May 1652 in St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6NN, GB 1.)
1 Sussex Family History Group (SFHG).
2 England, GB, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, PROB 11/168/578 Theodore Egles (1583-1635); digital images, National Archives, National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 25 Mar 2021).
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