William Crunden

b. 12 October 1807

Parents:

Father: Edward Crunden b. 26 May 1765, d. 1826
Mother: Mary Verrall b. 18 Sep 1768, d. 1848
Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

Frances Mitchell b. 28 Mar 1812

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Thomas Crunden

b. circa 1735, d. 1814
Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

Catherine Sutton b. 5 Mar 1733/34, d. 1792

Children:

Edward Crunden+ b. 26 May 1765, d. 1826
Charles Crunden+ b. 17 Mar 1772, d. Aug 1797

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Thornton

Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

Elizabeth Crunden b. 27 Nov 1788

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Elizabeth Botten

Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

Thomas Crunden b. 9 Jan 1791, d. 1873

William Coster

Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

Mary Crunden b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 1893

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Susanna Brown

b. circa 1811
Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

Samuel Crunden b. 13 Oct 1799, d. 1885

Frances Mitchell

b. 28 March 1812

Parents:

Father: James Mitchell
Mother: Mercy Alce b. 23 May 1790
Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

William Crunden b. 12 Oct 1807

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

James Mitchell

Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

Mercy Alce b. 23 May 1790

Child:

Frances Mitchell b. 28 Mar 1812

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Mercy Alce

b. 23 May 1790

Parents:

Father: John Alce b. 16 May 1769, d. 1853
Mother: Mercy Hyland b. 6 Aug 1769, d. 1856
Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

James Mitchell

Child:

Frances Mitchell b. 28 Mar 1812

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

William Hylands

Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021

Family:

Mary Maynard

Child:

Mercy Hyland+ b. 6 Aug 1769, d. 1856

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Mary Maynard

Last Edited: 22 Jan 2021
  • Marriage*: Mary Maynard married William Hylands on 18 May 1760 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Witnesses: Ridr Maynard & Wm Maynard.1
  • Married Name: As of 18 May 1760, her married name was Hylands.1

Family:

William Hylands

Child:

Mercy Hyland+ b. 6 Aug 1769, d. 1856

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Ann Renvell

d. 1633
Last Edited: 23 Jan 2021

Family:

Thomas Stowell b. c 1590, d. May 1637

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Alse

d. circa 1552
Last Edited: 21 Jun 2021
  • Anecdote: Copy of court roll, manor of Beddingham
    Date: 18 Jul 1537
    ESRO reference: SAS/G 22/2
    Description: Admission of Thomas Alce on the surrender, in extremis, of Joan Eightacre, widow, made in the presence of John Seygar, vicar of Beddingham, Stephen Barbour, John Alse, Richard Leney, John Howell, John Walker and John Baydon
    A yard and a half of land called Monkland with 5a of land from demesne lands at Southwiche dyche towards the N and another croft of land called Colgetires which lies at the way called the Sorre towards the West; two half yards of land, one called Northouses and the other John Alse.
  • Marriage*: Thomas Alse married Agnes (?) circa 1545 at Sussex, England.
  • Death*: Thomas Alse died circa 1552 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.
  • Will*: Thomas Alse left a will made on 10 January 1552 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.1
  • Anecdote: Will of Thomas Als of Beddingham, 1552
    (ESRO: PBT 1/1/3/61C)
    Made: 10 Jan 1552?
    Exhibited: 27 Feb 1552
    In the name of god Amen The x day of the monyth of Januarij & in the yere of the Reigne of o[u]r Sov[er]aigne lorde Edwarde the Sexte by the grace of god Kynge off England Frannce & Irelond defender of the fayth And of the church of England & also of Ireland in earthe the sup an unknown person me hedd the vjth I Thomas als of the p[ar]yshe of Bedyngham in the Countie of Sussex of good & p[er]fect remembrannce but onely seke in my bodye thankes be to Almyghtie god make & ordeyne this my last will & Testame[N]te in man[ner] & forme as here after dothe folowe Fyrst I gyve & bequeth my sowlle to Allmyghtie god my onely creator & redemer & my bodye to be buryed in the churche yarde of Bedinghame Aforesayd Also I bequeth to the poore mens boxe of the same p[ar]yshe xijd Also I bequethe to my dowghter Agnes iiij markes of monye to be payd to her at the tyme of her maryage Also I bequeth to the child that my wyffe goyth w[i]th yf yt be A woma[N] chylde iiij markes of monye to be payde to here at the tyme of her maryage And yf one of my dowghters dye before she be maryed I will the other survivinge to be her heire The Resydewe of all my goodes moveable & unmoveable my dettes payd & my Legaces fulfyllyd I gyve & bequeth to Agnes my wyffe whom I make & ordeyne one of myn executors And yf yt be A woma[N] child that my wyffe goyth w[i]th Then I make ordeyn & ioyne Will[ia]m my Sonne to be the other of my executors w[i]th my wyffe And yf yt be A man child that my wyffe goyth w[i]th Then I make ordeyn & ioyne John my sonne to be the other of my executors w[i]th my wyffe they to have & dyspose the same as to theym shalbe thought most best to the pleasure of Allmyghtie god Also I desire Hugh ockenden & Richard mathew to be ov[er]seers of this my last wyll & Testame[N]te And they to have For their Labor & paynes iijs iiijd Apece Theise beinge wytnesses Sir John Rdevither John Als & John Howell
    S[u]ma In[vento]rij ___ lili vijs vjd
    Exhibited in the parish church, Lewes, 27th February 1552
    (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 17th April 2021 for Geoffrey Barber.)
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 27 February 1552 at Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote*: Copy of court roll, manor of Beddingham
    Date: 29 May 1553
    ESRO reference: SAS/G 22/3
    Description: Death of Thomas Alls; John Alse, younger son and heir aged three years, admitted in the person of his mother Agnes Alse, to whom his custody was committed
    A yard and a half of land called Monkeland and 5a of land at Sowthwythdyche and a croft called Golgatters lying to a way called the Sarre to the W; two half virgates of land one called Northhowse and the other John Alses; messuage and half a yard of land late of John Tary
    Heriots, 3 oxen, price 3 13s 4d.

Family:

Agnes (?)

Children:

William Alse b. c 1546
Agnes Alse b. c 1548
John Alse+ b. c 1549, d. Dec 1615

Citations

  1. [S970] Will of Thomas Als of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 10 Jan 1552, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 27 Feb 1552. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/3/61C).

Agnes (?)

Last Edited: 13 May 2021

Family:

Thomas Alse d. c 1552

Children:

William Alse b. c 1546
Agnes Alse b. c 1548
John Alse+ b. c 1549, d. Dec 1615

Citations

  1. [S970] Will of Thomas Als of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 10 Jan 1552, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 27 Feb 1552. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/3/61C).

John Alce

b. circa 1570, d. 1642

Parents:

Father: William Alce b. c 1550, d. May 1618
Last Edited: 24 Jun 2021
  • Birth*: John Alce was born circa 1570 at Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of William Alce.
  • Marriage*: John Alce married Alice Cooke on 11 January 1591/92 at Denton, Sussex, England.1
  • Marriage*: John Alce married Ann Heale on 17 October 1609 at Beddingham, Sussex, England, Ann SEALE possibly a widow, nee Ann HEALE.1
  • Anecdote*: Ann SEALE is thought to be the widow of William SEALE who married Ann HEALE on 20 Nov 1608 at Beddingham and was buried 22 Dec 1608 at South Heighton St Martin. The mention of George HEALES in the will of John ALCE in 1642 provides some support for this, although it is not conclusive ("I have purchased the Copyhold landes late George Heales in Beddingham" for his under age grandson william Colvill).2
  • (Witness) Will: John Alce is mentioned in the will of William Alce dated 1 February 1618 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.3
  • Anecdote: Counterpart lease for 21 years at £120
    Date: 14 Aug 1621
    ESRO: SAS/G16/24
    Description: John Gage, esq to John Alce of Beddingham, yeoman, and Richard Alchorne of Rodmell, yeoman
    Alciston house and farm (described as before)
    Additional rent of 240 bushels of wheat at the mansion house of Firle between 1 Nov and 25 Dec, and 240 bushels of barley between 1 Nov and 2 Feb, 8 gallons to the bushel
    Wintesses: Simon Maxfeild, Andrew Baulcombe, Robert Lorkin.
  • Anecdote: Quietus from the recusant roll
    Date:1631
    ESRO reference:SAS/G 19/37
    Description:The tenants of two parts of the lands and tenements of John Gage, bt, in Surrey for 10 yearly for the farm of two parts of the manor of Hedgecourt in the tenure of Richard Thorpe, gent, and to tenants in Sussex for 55 4s 8d part of 62 8s 8d of the yearly farm of two parts of the manor of Heighton St Clere and Hosiers in Firle, and of Firle Place and lands in the occupation of Thomas Harrison, John Romes, John Godwyn and the said John Gage; value 20 and two parts of the manor of Alciston, Compton Berwick, Exceat and Friston and the hundred of Alciston in the occupation of John Alce, Richard Alchyn, Thomas Chune, esq and John Fletcher, annual value 35 5s
    Discharged because the sum was paid to George Fildinge, esq receiver of recusant revenues, 7 May 1631
    Creator(s): Gage family of Firle, East Sussex.
  • Marriage License: John Alce and Ann Miller obtained a marriage licence on 19 August 1637 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John ALCE, yeoman of Alciston; Ann CARPENTER, widow of Uckfield.1
  • Marriage*: John Alce married Ann Miller on 20 August 1637 at Alciston, Sussex, England.1
  • Will*: John Alce left a will made on 20 November 1641 at Alciston, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote*: Will of John Alce of Alciston, 1642
    (ESRO: PBT/1/5/366)
    Made: 20 November 1641
    Proved: 31 May 1642
    FamilySearch: Film: 1885592; Image: 340     
    In the Name of God Amen The Twentyeth day of November In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fortye an one I John Alce beinge of good and perfect memorye thanks bee gyven to God Doe make and ordeine this my last will and Testament in writinge in manner and Forme followinge First I Commend my Soule into the Hands of almighty God my Creator relyinge onely on the merittes of my sole Savyour Jesus Christ [words deleted] for the remission of my Sinns and my body to the earthe to be buryed accordinge to the Discrecion of my Executors hereafter named Item I gyve and bequeath unto the Poore of the p[ar]ish of Alciston the Somme of twentye shillings and to the Poore of the parishe of Beddingham the Somme of twentye shillings to be distributed amongst them in and upon the day of my buryall Item wheiras I am Gardian to Willyam Colvyll my Grandchilde and have had and receyved divers Rents and Sommes of Moneyes since the Death of his parentes belonginge to him and For that he is not capable asyet of accompt from me beinge under age and the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes by me receyved may be lost or hee Defrauded theirof I have purchased the Copyhold landes late George Heales in Beddingham with the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes had & Receyved by me of the said Willyam Colvylle as his Gardian and beinge the said Rentes & Sommes of Moneyes by me receyved Did not amount and come to soe much as the Purchase cost and came unto I have added the rest out of my owne Estate to make up the somme of Fyve hundred and Fyftye poundes so the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances I have in open Cost Surrendered to the use & behoofe of John Meere the younger gentleman and Richard Alchorne and to their Heirs for ever Nevertheles this Surrender was and is for this intent end and purpose that they the said John Meere and Richard Alchorne their Heirs or assignes or some of them shall Surrender the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances to Willyam Colyvyll my Grandchilde and his heirs within one Monenth after he shall accomplish his full age of one and twenty yeares for the satisfaction and payment of such Rentes Sommes of moneyes and other things had and receyved by Mee duringe my naturall life as his Gardian and due to be payed to the said Willyam Colvyll Soe as hee the said Willyam Colvyll doe agree with the Lord of the Mannor for the Heriott which shalbe due upon the said Surrender and save the said John Meere and Richard Alchorne and their & either of their Heirs harmeles from the same And alsoe shall release unto my Executors or administrators all Debtes accomptes Recknings accions and demandes whatsoever as in and by the said Surrender it will and may appeare Item wheiras I stand bounde unto Willyam Hawes of Uckfeild in a Bond obligation of C li for payment of Eight poundes pe] annum out of my Estate unto Ann my lovinge wife duringe her naturall life my will is that my Executors hereafter named shall quarterly pay the said Somme of Eight poundes att thee Fower usuall Feastes or termes of the yeare unto the said Ann duringe her naturall life That is to say in and upon the Feasts of the Nativity of our Lord God thannunciacion of the blessed virgin Marye Sct John Baptist and Sct Michaell Tharchangell by even and equall porcions The First payment to bein att which of the said Festes as shall first happen after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath unto my said wyves thre Children Richard Willyam and Margaret Carpenter the Som[UND:][BOLD:]Will of John Alce of Alciston, 1642 [:BOLD][:UND](ESRO: PBT/1/5/366) Made: 20 November 1641 Proved: 31 May 1642 FamilySearch: Film: 1885592; Image: 340 In the Name of God Amen The Twentyeth day of November In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fortye an one I [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] beinge of good and perfect memorye thanks bee gyven to God Doe make and ordeine this my last will and Testament in writinge in manner and Forme followinge First I Commend my Soule into the Hands of almighty God my Creator relyinge onely on the merittes of my sole Savyour Jesus Christ [words deleted] for the remission of my Sinns and my body to the earthe to be buryed accordinge to the Discrecion of my Executors hereafter named Item I gyve and bequeath unto the Poore of the p[ar]ish of Alciston the Somme of twentye shillings and to the Poore of the parishe of Beddingham the Somme of twentye shillings to be distributed amongst them in and upon the day of my buryall Item wheiras I am Gardian to [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and have had and receyved divers Rents and Sommes of Moneyes since the Death of his parentes belonginge to him and For that he is not capable asyet of accompt from me beinge under age and the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes by me receyved may be lost or hee Defrauded theirof I have purchased the Copyhold landes late [BOLD:]George Heales[:BOLD] in Beddingham with the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes had & Receyved by me of the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvylle[:BOLD] as his Gardian and beinge the said Rentes & Sommes of Moneyes by me receyved Did not amount and come to soe much as the Purchase cost and came unto I have added the rest out of my owne Estate to make up the somme of Fyve hundred and Fyftye poundes so the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances I have in open Cost Surrendered to the use & behoofe of [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] [BOLD:]the younger[:BOLD] gentleman and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and to their Heirs for ever Nevertheles this Surrender was and is for this intent end and purpose that they the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] their Heirs or assignes or some of them shall Surrender the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances to [BOLD:]Willyam Colyvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and his heirs within one Monenth after he shall accomplish his full age of one and twenty yeares for the satisfaction and payment of such Rentes Sommes of moneyes and other things had and receyved by Mee duringe my naturall life as his Gardian and due to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] Soe as hee the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] doe agree with the Lord of the Mannor for the Heriott which shalbe due upon the said Surrender and save the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and their & either of their Heirs harmeles from the same And alsoe shall release unto my Executors or administrators all Debtes accomptes Recknings accions and demandes whatsoever as in and by the said Surrender it will and may appeare Item wheiras I stand bounde unto [BOLD:]Willyam Hawes[:BOLD] of Uckfeild in a Bond obligation of C li for payment of Eight poundes pe] annum out of my Estate unto [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my lovinge wife duringe her naturall life my will is that my Executors hereafter named shall quarterly pay the said Somme of Eight poundes att thee Fower usuall Feastes or termes of the yeare unto the said [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] duringe her naturall life That is to say in and upon the Feasts of the Nativity of our Lord God thannunciacion of the blessed virgin Marye Sct John Baptist and Sct Michaell Tharchangell by even and equall porcions The First payment to bein att which of the said Festes as shall first happen after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath unto my said wyves thre Children [BOLD:]Richard Willyam and Margaret Carpenter[:BOLD] the Som[m]e of three poundes a peice to be payed to them within Sixe moneths after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath to my Grandchilde [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] thee Som[m]e of tenn shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] my Grandchilde Fiftye poundes of currant money to be payed to [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] his Father within Sixe Monethes after my decease upon this hope and Confidence that the said [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] shall and Doe putt in such good securitye to my Executors hereafter named as they or the most part of them will accept of aswell to pay unto the said [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] the said Som[m]e of Fyfty poundes hereby bequeathed when he shall accomplish the age of one & twenty yeares as alse to gyve & leave him the som[m]e of one hundred poundes more at the tyme of is death if he the said [BOLD:]John chambers[:BOLD] shall survyve his said Father Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Smythe[:BOLD] and to his Heirs my my sisters sonne the Somme of one hundred poundes of currant money to be payed to him by my Executors hereafter named within a yeare after y decease Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Elizabeth[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Raphe Richardson[:BOLD] the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Monethes after my deceas Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] there wife of [BOLD:]Richard Graybroke[:BOLD] and to her heyres the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Moneths after my decease Item I gyve to thee three Children of [BOLD:]Francis Cooke[:BOLD] and to the three Children of [BOLD:]Joane Frankwell[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Hugh Frankewell[:BOLD] the som[m]e of Fyve poundes a peece to be payed into the handes of their severall parentes within sixe monethes after my decease soe as the parentes doe gyve good security severally to my Executors hereafter named for the payment of the said severall legacyes to the said severall Children at their several ages of one & twenty yeares or [remainder of line obscured by a fold in the paper] as aforesaid Then his or her [word obscured] to remane and be to the Survyvor or Survivors of the same lyvinge equally to be devyded Item I gyve and bequeath to the Seaven Children of my kinsman [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] now lyvinge the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the handes of there Father within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors hereafter named and if any of them dye before they atteyne the age of one and twenty yeares then the legasye or legasyes to be equally devided amongst the Survyvors Item I gyve to thee Children of [BOLD:]George Alce[:BOLD] of the Sounde and the Children of [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Brother the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the hands of their Fathers or Guardian within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors their parentes or Gardians gyveinge security severally to my Executors to pay unto their said Children their severall legasyes att their severall ages of one and twenty yeares or day of Marriage wich shall first happen and if any of the said [BOLD:]Georg Alce[:BOLD] [word deleted] Children dy before the tyme prescribed then the legasye or legasyes to be equally divided amonge the Survyvors and the said [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Children to be dealt with in the same manner Item I gyve and bequeath to the thre Sonnes of [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] of Meechinge borne unto him by [BOLD:]Susan Patchinge[:BOLD] the somme of tenn poundes to bee equally devided amonge them and to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] w[i]thin sixe Moneths after my decease hee gyveinge security to my // Executors for the payment of their severall legasyes to his said three Sonnes or Survyvors of them at thee age of one and twenty yeares Item I gyve and bequeath unto my lovinge Freind Mr [BOLD:]Henry Cobye[:BOLD] twenty shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to every one of my houshold Servantes three shillings fower pence and likewise to my Sheepheard [BOLD:]John Smyth John Bennett Willyam Gurr[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]John Weller thelder[:BOLD] to every of them three shillings and Fower pence And I doe nominate and make my lovinge Freindes [BOLD:]John Meere the younger[:BOLD] gent [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] of Denton Executors in trust of this my last Will and Testament and I doe gyve to each of them Forty shillinges for their paines Desiringe them and every of them to take noe other beneffitt of this my last will and Testament Their reasonable Costes and Chardges about the same deducted and onely allowed Lastly the rest of all my Good and Chattles my Debts Legacyes and Funerall expences dischardged and First payed I give and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my now wife [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll Richard Elphick John Chambers[:BOLD] my grandchildren and [BOLD:]John Smyth[:BOLD] my Nephue to be devyded by my Forenamed Executors equally amonge them In witnes wheir of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] his merke Sealed Signed Read and publishes in the presence of [BOLD:]Thom Harison Alexander Alchorne [:BOLD][ITAL:]Probate: 31[SUP:]st[:SUP] May 1642 to [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Alchorne[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] and [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Elphicke[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:], executors, [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]John Meere[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] having renounced the burden of execution. [Probate describes the deceased as ‘of Alciston’.] (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 23[SUP:]rd[:SUP] January 2021 for Geoffrey Barber) [:ITAL]e of three poundes a peice to be payed to them within Sixe moneths after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath to my Grandchilde Richard Elphick thee Som[UND:][BOLD:]Will of John Alce of Alciston, 1642 [:BOLD][:UND](ESRO: PBT/1/5/366) Made: 20 November 1641 Proved: 31 May 1642 FamilySearch: Film: 1885592; Image: 340 In the Name of God Amen The Twentyeth day of November In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fortye an one I [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] beinge of good and perfect memorye thanks bee gyven to God Doe make and ordeine this my last will and Testament in writinge in manner and Forme followinge First I Commend my Soule into the Hands of almighty God my Creator relyinge onely on the merittes of my sole Savyour Jesus Christ [words deleted] for the remission of my Sinns and my body to the earthe to be buryed accordinge to the Discrecion of my Executors hereafter named Item I gyve and bequeath unto the Poore of the p[ar]ish of Alciston the Somme of twentye shillings and to the Poore of the parishe of Beddingham the Somme of twentye shillings to be distributed amongst them in and upon the day of my buryall Item wheiras I am Gardian to [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and have had and receyved divers Rents and Sommes of Moneyes since the Death of his parentes belonginge to him and For that he is not capable asyet of accompt from me beinge under age and the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes by me receyved may be lost or hee Defrauded theirof I have purchased the Copyhold landes late [BOLD:]George Heales[:BOLD] in Beddingham with the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes had & Receyved by me of the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvylle[:BOLD] as his Gardian and beinge the said Rentes & Sommes of Moneyes by me receyved Did not amount and come to soe much as the Purchase cost and came unto I have added the rest out of my owne Estate to make up the somme of Fyve hundred and Fyftye poundes so the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances I have in open Cost Surrendered to the use & behoofe of [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] [BOLD:]the younger[:BOLD] gentleman and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and to their Heirs for ever Nevertheles this Surrender was and is for this intent end and purpose that they the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] their Heirs or assignes or some of them shall Surrender the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances to [BOLD:]Willyam Colyvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and his heirs within one Monenth after he shall accomplish his full age of one and twenty yeares for the satisfaction and payment of such Rentes Sommes of moneyes and other things had and receyved by Mee duringe my naturall life as his Gardian and due to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] Soe as hee the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] doe agree with the Lord of the Mannor for the Heriott which shalbe due upon the said Surrender and save the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and their & either of their Heirs harmeles from the same And alsoe shall release unto my Executors or administrators all Debtes accomptes Recknings accions and demandes whatsoever as in and by the said Surrender it will and may appeare Item wheiras I stand bounde unto [BOLD:]Willyam Hawes[:BOLD] of Uckfeild in a Bond obligation of C li for payment of Eight poundes pe] annum out of my Estate unto [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my lovinge wife duringe her naturall life my will is that my Executors hereafter named shall quarterly pay the said Somme of Eight poundes att thee Fower usuall Feastes or termes of the yeare unto the said [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] duringe her naturall life That is to say in and upon the Feasts of the Nativity of our Lord God thannunciacion of the blessed virgin Marye Sct John Baptist and Sct Michaell Tharchangell by even and equall porcions The First payment to bein att which of the said Festes as shall first happen after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath unto my said wyves thre Children [BOLD:]Richard Willyam and Margaret Carpenter[:BOLD] the Som[m]e of three poundes a peice to be payed to them within Sixe moneths after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath to my Grandchilde [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] thee Som[m]e of tenn shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] my Grandchilde Fiftye poundes of currant money to be payed to [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] his Father within Sixe Monethes after my decease upon this hope and Confidence that the said [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] shall and Doe putt in such good securitye to my Executors hereafter named as they or the most part of them will accept of aswell to pay unto the said [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] the said Som[m]e of Fyfty poundes hereby bequeathed when he shall accomplish the age of one & twenty yeares as alse to gyve & leave him the som[m]e of one hundred poundes more at the tyme of is death if he the said [BOLD:]John chambers[:BOLD] shall survyve his said Father Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Smythe[:BOLD] and to his Heirs my my sisters sonne the Somme of one hundred poundes of currant money to be payed to him by my Executors hereafter named within a yeare after y decease Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Elizabeth[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Raphe Richardson[:BOLD] the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Monethes after my deceas Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] there wife of [BOLD:]Richard Graybroke[:BOLD] and to her heyres the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Moneths after my decease Item I gyve to thee three Children of [BOLD:]Francis Cooke[:BOLD] and to the three Children of [BOLD:]Joane Frankwell[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Hugh Frankewell[:BOLD] the som[m]e of Fyve poundes a peece to be payed into the handes of their severall parentes within sixe monethes after my decease soe as the parentes doe gyve good security severally to my Executors hereafter named for the payment of the said severall legacyes to the said severall Children at their several ages of one & twenty yeares or [remainder of line obscured by a fold in the paper] as aforesaid Then his or her [word obscured] to remane and be to the Survyvor or Survivors of the same lyvinge equally to be devyded Item I gyve and bequeath to the Seaven Children of my kinsman [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] now lyvinge the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the handes of there Father within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors hereafter named and if any of them dye before they atteyne the age of one and twenty yeares then the legasye or legasyes to be equally devided amongst the Survyvors Item I gyve to thee Children of [BOLD:]George Alce[:BOLD] of the Sounde and the Children of [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Brother the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the hands of their Fathers or Guardian within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors their parentes or Gardians gyveinge security severally to my Executors to pay unto their said Children their severall legasyes att their severall ages of one and twenty yeares or day of Marriage wich shall first happen and if any of the said [BOLD:]Georg Alce[:BOLD] [word deleted] Children dy before the tyme prescribed then the legasye or legasyes to be equally divided amonge the Survyvors and the said [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Children to be dealt with in the same manner Item I gyve and bequeath to the thre Sonnes of [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] of Meechinge borne unto him by [BOLD:]Susan Patchinge[:BOLD] the somme of tenn poundes to bee equally devided amonge them and to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] w[i]thin sixe Moneths after my decease hee gyveinge security to my // Executors for the payment of their severall legasyes to his said three Sonnes or Survyvors of them at thee age of one and twenty yeares Item I gyve and bequeath unto my lovinge Freind Mr [BOLD:]Henry Cobye[:BOLD] twenty shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to every one of my houshold Servantes three shillings fower pence and likewise to my Sheepheard [BOLD:]John Smyth John Bennett Willyam Gurr[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]John Weller thelder[:BOLD] to every of them three shillings and Fower pence And I doe nominate and make my lovinge Freindes [BOLD:]John Meere the younger[:BOLD] gent [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] of Denton Executors in trust of this my last Will and Testament and I doe gyve to each of them Forty shillinges for their paines Desiringe them and every of them to take noe other beneffitt of this my last will and Testament Their reasonable Costes and Chardges about the same deducted and onely allowed Lastly the rest of all my Good and Chattles my Debts Legacyes and Funerall expences dischardged and First payed I give and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my now wife [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll Richard Elphick John Chambers[:BOLD] my grandchildren and [BOLD:]John Smyth[:BOLD] my Nephue to be devyded by my Forenamed Executors equally amonge them In witnes wheir of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] his merke Sealed Signed Read and publishes in the presence of [BOLD:]Thom Harison Alexander Alchorne [:BOLD][ITAL:]Probate: 31[SUP:]st[:SUP] May 1642 to [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Alchorne[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] and [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Elphicke[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:], executors, [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]John Meere[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] having renounced the burden of execution. [Probate describes the deceased as ‘of Alciston’.] (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 23[SUP:]rd[:SUP] January 2021 for Geoffrey Barber) [:ITAL]e of tenn shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to John Chambers my Grandchilde Fiftye poundes of currant money to be payed to Richard Chambers his Father within Sixe Monethes after my decease upon this hope and Confidence that the said Richard Chambers shall and Doe putt in such good securitye to my Executors hereafter named as they or the most part of them will accept of aswell to pay unto the said John Chambers the said Som[UND:][BOLD:]Will of John Alce of Alciston, 1642 [:BOLD][:UND](ESRO: PBT/1/5/366) Made: 20 November 1641 Proved: 31 May 1642 FamilySearch: Film: 1885592; Image: 340 In the Name of God Amen The Twentyeth day of November In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fortye an one I [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] beinge of good and perfect memorye thanks bee gyven to God Doe make and ordeine this my last will and Testament in writinge in manner and Forme followinge First I Commend my Soule into the Hands of almighty God my Creator relyinge onely on the merittes of my sole Savyour Jesus Christ [words deleted] for the remission of my Sinns and my body to the earthe to be buryed accordinge to the Discrecion of my Executors hereafter named Item I gyve and bequeath unto the Poore of the p[ar]ish of Alciston the Somme of twentye shillings and to the Poore of the parishe of Beddingham the Somme of twentye shillings to be distributed amongst them in and upon the day of my buryall Item wheiras I am Gardian to [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and have had and receyved divers Rents and Sommes of Moneyes since the Death of his parentes belonginge to him and For that he is not capable asyet of accompt from me beinge under age and the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes by me receyved may be lost or hee Defrauded theirof I have purchased the Copyhold landes late [BOLD:]George Heales[:BOLD] in Beddingham with the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes had & Receyved by me of the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvylle[:BOLD] as his Gardian and beinge the said Rentes & Sommes of Moneyes by me receyved Did not amount and come to soe much as the Purchase cost and came unto I have added the rest out of my owne Estate to make up the somme of Fyve hundred and Fyftye poundes so the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances I have in open Cost Surrendered to the use & behoofe of [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] [BOLD:]the younger[:BOLD] gentleman and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and to their Heirs for ever Nevertheles this Surrender was and is for this intent end and purpose that they the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] their Heirs or assignes or some of them shall Surrender the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances to [BOLD:]Willyam Colyvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and his heirs within one Monenth after he shall accomplish his full age of one and twenty yeares for the satisfaction and payment of such Rentes Sommes of moneyes and other things had and receyved by Mee duringe my naturall life as his Gardian and due to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] Soe as hee the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] doe agree with the Lord of the Mannor for the Heriott which shalbe due upon the said Surrender and save the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and their & either of their Heirs harmeles from the same And alsoe shall release unto my Executors or administrators all Debtes accomptes Recknings accions and demandes whatsoever as in and by the said Surrender it will and may appeare Item wheiras I stand bounde unto [BOLD:]Willyam Hawes[:BOLD] of Uckfeild in a Bond obligation of C li for payment of Eight poundes pe] annum out of my Estate unto [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my lovinge wife duringe her naturall life my will is that my Executors hereafter named shall quarterly pay the said Somme of Eight poundes att thee Fower usuall Feastes or termes of the yeare unto the said [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] duringe her naturall life That is to say in and upon the Feasts of the Nativity of our Lord God thannunciacion of the blessed virgin Marye Sct John Baptist and Sct Michaell Tharchangell by even and equall porcions The First payment to bein att which of the said Festes as shall first happen after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath unto my said wyves thre Children [BOLD:]Richard Willyam and Margaret Carpenter[:BOLD] the Som[m]e of three poundes a peice to be payed to them within Sixe moneths after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath to my Grandchilde [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] thee Som[m]e of tenn shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] my Grandchilde Fiftye poundes of currant money to be payed to [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] his Father within Sixe Monethes after my decease upon this hope and Confidence that the said [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] shall and Doe putt in such good securitye to my Executors hereafter named as they or the most part of them will accept of aswell to pay unto the said [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] the said Som[m]e of Fyfty poundes hereby bequeathed when he shall accomplish the age of one & twenty yeares as alse to gyve & leave him the som[m]e of one hundred poundes more at the tyme of is death if he the said [BOLD:]John chambers[:BOLD] shall survyve his said Father Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Smythe[:BOLD] and to his Heirs my my sisters sonne the Somme of one hundred poundes of currant money to be payed to him by my Executors hereafter named within a yeare after y decease Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Elizabeth[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Raphe Richardson[:BOLD] the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Monethes after my deceas Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] there wife of [BOLD:]Richard Graybroke[:BOLD] and to her heyres the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Moneths after my decease Item I gyve to thee three Children of [BOLD:]Francis Cooke[:BOLD] and to the three Children of [BOLD:]Joane Frankwell[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Hugh Frankewell[:BOLD] the som[m]e of Fyve poundes a peece to be payed into the handes of their severall parentes within sixe monethes after my decease soe as the parentes doe gyve good security severally to my Executors hereafter named for the payment of the said severall legacyes to the said severall Children at their several ages of one & twenty yeares or [remainder of line obscured by a fold in the paper] as aforesaid Then his or her [word obscured] to remane and be to the Survyvor or Survivors of the same lyvinge equally to be devyded Item I gyve and bequeath to the Seaven Children of my kinsman [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] now lyvinge the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the handes of there Father within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors hereafter named and if any of them dye before they atteyne the age of one and twenty yeares then the legasye or legasyes to be equally devided amongst the Survyvors Item I gyve to thee Children of [BOLD:]George Alce[:BOLD] of the Sounde and the Children of [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Brother the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the hands of their Fathers or Guardian within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors their parentes or Gardians gyveinge security severally to my Executors to pay unto their said Children their severall legasyes att their severall ages of one and twenty yeares or day of Marriage wich shall first happen and if any of the said [BOLD:]Georg Alce[:BOLD] [word deleted] Children dy before the tyme prescribed then the legasye or legasyes to be equally divided amonge the Survyvors and the said [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Children to be dealt with in the same manner Item I gyve and bequeath to the thre Sonnes of [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] of Meechinge borne unto him by [BOLD:]Susan Patchinge[:BOLD] the somme of tenn poundes to bee equally devided amonge them and to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] w[i]thin sixe Moneths after my decease hee gyveinge security to my // Executors for the payment of their severall legasyes to his said three Sonnes or Survyvors of them at thee age of one and twenty yeares Item I gyve and bequeath unto my lovinge Freind Mr [BOLD:]Henry Cobye[:BOLD] twenty shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to every one of my houshold Servantes three shillings fower pence and likewise to my Sheepheard [BOLD:]John Smyth John Bennett Willyam Gurr[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]John Weller thelder[:BOLD] to every of them three shillings and Fower pence And I doe nominate and make my lovinge Freindes [BOLD:]John Meere the younger[:BOLD] gent [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] of Denton Executors in trust of this my last Will and Testament and I doe gyve to each of them Forty shillinges for their paines Desiringe them and every of them to take noe other beneffitt of this my last will and Testament Their reasonable Costes and Chardges about the same deducted and onely allowed Lastly the rest of all my Good and Chattles my Debts Legacyes and Funerall expences dischardged and First payed I give and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my now wife [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll Richard Elphick John Chambers[:BOLD] my grandchildren and [BOLD:]John Smyth[:BOLD] my Nephue to be devyded by my Forenamed Executors equally amonge them In witnes wheir of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] his merke Sealed Signed Read and publishes in the presence of [BOLD:]Thom Harison Alexander Alchorne [:BOLD][ITAL:]Probate: 31[SUP:]st[:SUP] May 1642 to [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Alchorne[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] and [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Elphicke[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:], executors, [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]John Meere[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] having renounced the burden of execution. [Probate describes the deceased as ‘of Alciston’.] (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 23[SUP:]rd[:SUP] January 2021 for Geoffrey Barber) [:ITAL]e of Fyfty poundes hereby bequeathed when he shall accomplish the age of one & twenty yeares as alse to gyve & leave him the som[UND:][BOLD:]Will of John Alce of Alciston, 1642 [:BOLD][:UND](ESRO: PBT/1/5/366) Made: 20 November 1641 Proved: 31 May 1642 FamilySearch: Film: 1885592; Image: 340 In the Name of God Amen The Twentyeth day of November In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fortye an one I [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] beinge of good and perfect memorye thanks bee gyven to God Doe make and ordeine this my last will and Testament in writinge in manner and Forme followinge First I Commend my Soule into the Hands of almighty God my Creator relyinge onely on the merittes of my sole Savyour Jesus Christ [words deleted] for the remission of my Sinns and my body to the earthe to be buryed accordinge to the Discrecion of my Executors hereafter named Item I gyve and bequeath unto the Poore of the p[ar]ish of Alciston the Somme of twentye shillings and to the Poore of the parishe of Beddingham the Somme of twentye shillings to be distributed amongst them in and upon the day of my buryall Item wheiras I am Gardian to [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and have had and receyved divers Rents and Sommes of Moneyes since the Death of his parentes belonginge to him and For that he is not capable asyet of accompt from me beinge under age and the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes by me receyved may be lost or hee Defrauded theirof I have purchased the Copyhold landes late [BOLD:]George Heales[:BOLD] in Beddingham with the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes had & Receyved by me of the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvylle[:BOLD] as his Gardian and beinge the said Rentes & Sommes of Moneyes by me receyved Did not amount and come to soe much as the Purchase cost and came unto I have added the rest out of my owne Estate to make up the somme of Fyve hundred and Fyftye poundes so the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances I have in open Cost Surrendered to the use & behoofe of [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] [BOLD:]the younger[:BOLD] gentleman and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and to their Heirs for ever Nevertheles this Surrender was and is for this intent end and purpose that they the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] their Heirs or assignes or some of them shall Surrender the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances to [BOLD:]Willyam Colyvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and his heirs within one Monenth after he shall accomplish his full age of one and twenty yeares for the satisfaction and payment of such Rentes Sommes of moneyes and other things had and receyved by Mee duringe my naturall life as his Gardian and due to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] Soe as hee the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] doe agree with the Lord of the Mannor for the Heriott which shalbe due upon the said Surrender and save the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and their & either of their Heirs harmeles from the same And alsoe shall release unto my Executors or administrators all Debtes accomptes Recknings accions and demandes whatsoever as in and by the said Surrender it will and may appeare Item wheiras I stand bounde unto [BOLD:]Willyam Hawes[:BOLD] of Uckfeild in a Bond obligation of C li for payment of Eight poundes pe] annum out of my Estate unto [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my lovinge wife duringe her naturall life my will is that my Executors hereafter named shall quarterly pay the said Somme of Eight poundes att thee Fower usuall Feastes or termes of the yeare unto the said [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] duringe her naturall life That is to say in and upon the Feasts of the Nativity of our Lord God thannunciacion of the blessed virgin Marye Sct John Baptist and Sct Michaell Tharchangell by even and equall porcions The First payment to bein att which of the said Festes as shall first happen after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath unto my said wyves thre Children [BOLD:]Richard Willyam and Margaret Carpenter[:BOLD] the Som[m]e of three poundes a peice to be payed to them within Sixe moneths after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath to my Grandchilde [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] thee Som[m]e of tenn shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] my Grandchilde Fiftye poundes of currant money to be payed to [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] his Father within Sixe Monethes after my decease upon this hope and Confidence that the said [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] shall and Doe putt in such good securitye to my Executors hereafter named as they or the most part of them will accept of aswell to pay unto the said [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] the said Som[m]e of Fyfty poundes hereby bequeathed when he shall accomplish the age of one & twenty yeares as alse to gyve & leave him the som[m]e of one hundred poundes more at the tyme of is death if he the said [BOLD:]John chambers[:BOLD] shall survyve his said Father Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Smythe[:BOLD] and to his Heirs my my sisters sonne the Somme of one hundred poundes of currant money to be payed to him by my Executors hereafter named within a yeare after y decease Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Elizabeth[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Raphe Richardson[:BOLD] the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Monethes after my deceas Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] there wife of [BOLD:]Richard Graybroke[:BOLD] and to her heyres the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Moneths after my decease Item I gyve to thee three Children of [BOLD:]Francis Cooke[:BOLD] and to the three Children of [BOLD:]Joane Frankwell[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Hugh Frankewell[:BOLD] the som[m]e of Fyve poundes a peece to be payed into the handes of their severall parentes within sixe monethes after my decease soe as the parentes doe gyve good security severally to my Executors hereafter named for the payment of the said severall legacyes to the said severall Children at their several ages of one & twenty yeares or [remainder of line obscured by a fold in the paper] as aforesaid Then his or her [word obscured] to remane and be to the Survyvor or Survivors of the same lyvinge equally to be devyded Item I gyve and bequeath to the Seaven Children of my kinsman [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] now lyvinge the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the handes of there Father within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors hereafter named and if any of them dye before they atteyne the age of one and twenty yeares then the legasye or legasyes to be equally devided amongst the Survyvors Item I gyve to thee Children of [BOLD:]George Alce[:BOLD] of the Sounde and the Children of [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Brother the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the hands of their Fathers or Guardian within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors their parentes or Gardians gyveinge security severally to my Executors to pay unto their said Children their severall legasyes att their severall ages of one and twenty yeares or day of Marriage wich shall first happen and if any of the said [BOLD:]Georg Alce[:BOLD] [word deleted] Children dy before the tyme prescribed then the legasye or legasyes to be equally divided amonge the Survyvors and the said [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Children to be dealt with in the same manner Item I gyve and bequeath to the thre Sonnes of [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] of Meechinge borne unto him by [BOLD:]Susan Patchinge[:BOLD] the somme of tenn poundes to bee equally devided amonge them and to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] w[i]thin sixe Moneths after my decease hee gyveinge security to my // Executors for the payment of their severall legasyes to his said three Sonnes or Survyvors of them at thee age of one and twenty yeares Item I gyve and bequeath unto my lovinge Freind Mr [BOLD:]Henry Cobye[:BOLD] twenty shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to every one of my houshold Servantes three shillings fower pence and likewise to my Sheepheard [BOLD:]John Smyth John Bennett Willyam Gurr[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]John Weller thelder[:BOLD] to every of them three shillings and Fower pence And I doe nominate and make my lovinge Freindes [BOLD:]John Meere the younger[:BOLD] gent [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] of Denton Executors in trust of this my last Will and Testament and I doe gyve to each of them Forty shillinges for their paines Desiringe them and every of them to take noe other beneffitt of this my last will and Testament Their reasonable Costes and Chardges about the same deducted and onely allowed Lastly the rest of all my Good and Chattles my Debts Legacyes and Funerall expences dischardged and First payed I give and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my now wife [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll Richard Elphick John Chambers[:BOLD] my grandchildren and [BOLD:]John Smyth[:BOLD] my Nephue to be devyded by my Forenamed Executors equally amonge them In witnes wheir of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] his merke Sealed Signed Read and publishes in the presence of [BOLD:]Thom Harison Alexander Alchorne [:BOLD][ITAL:]Probate: 31[SUP:]st[:SUP] May 1642 to [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Alchorne[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] and [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Elphicke[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:], executors, [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]John Meere[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] having renounced the burden of execution. [Probate describes the deceased as ‘of Alciston’.] (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 23[SUP:]rd[:SUP] January 2021 for Geoffrey Barber) [:ITAL]e of one hundred poundes more at the tyme of is death if he the said John chambers shall survyve his said Father Item I gyve and bequeath to John Smythe and to his Heirs my my sisters sonne the Somme of one hundred poundes of currant money to be payed to him by my Executors hereafter named within a yeare after y decease Item I gyve and bequeath to Elizabeth the now wife of Raphe Richardson the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Monethes after my deceas Item I gyve and bequeath to Ann there wife of Richard Graybroke and to her heyres the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Moneths after my decease Item I gyve to thee three Children of Francis Cooke and to the three Children of Joane Frankwell the now wife of Hugh Frankewell the som[UND:][BOLD:]Will of John Alce of Alciston, 1642 [:BOLD][:UND](ESRO: PBT/1/5/366) Made: 20 November 1641 Proved: 31 May 1642 FamilySearch: Film: 1885592; Image: 340 In the Name of God Amen The Twentyeth day of November In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fortye an one I [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] beinge of good and perfect memorye thanks bee gyven to God Doe make and ordeine this my last will and Testament in writinge in manner and Forme followinge First I Commend my Soule into the Hands of almighty God my Creator relyinge onely on the merittes of my sole Savyour Jesus Christ [words deleted] for the remission of my Sinns and my body to the earthe to be buryed accordinge to the Discrecion of my Executors hereafter named Item I gyve and bequeath unto the Poore of the p[ar]ish of Alciston the Somme of twentye shillings and to the Poore of the parishe of Beddingham the Somme of twentye shillings to be distributed amongst them in and upon the day of my buryall Item wheiras I am Gardian to [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and have had and receyved divers Rents and Sommes of Moneyes since the Death of his parentes belonginge to him and For that he is not capable asyet of accompt from me beinge under age and the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes by me receyved may be lost or hee Defrauded theirof I have purchased the Copyhold landes late [BOLD:]George Heales[:BOLD] in Beddingham with the said Rentes and Sommes of moneyes had & Receyved by me of the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvylle[:BOLD] as his Gardian and beinge the said Rentes & Sommes of Moneyes by me receyved Did not amount and come to soe much as the Purchase cost and came unto I have added the rest out of my owne Estate to make up the somme of Fyve hundred and Fyftye poundes so the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances I have in open Cost Surrendered to the use & behoofe of [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] [BOLD:]the younger[:BOLD] gentleman and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and to their Heirs for ever Nevertheles this Surrender was and is for this intent end and purpose that they the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] their Heirs or assignes or some of them shall Surrender the said Copyhold Landes with thappurtenances to [BOLD:]Willyam Colyvyll[:BOLD] my Grandchilde and his heirs within one Monenth after he shall accomplish his full age of one and twenty yeares for the satisfaction and payment of such Rentes Sommes of moneyes and other things had and receyved by Mee duringe my naturall life as his Gardian and due to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] Soe as hee the said [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll[:BOLD] doe agree with the Lord of the Mannor for the Heriott which shalbe due upon the said Surrender and save the said [BOLD:]John Meere[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and their & either of their Heirs harmeles from the same And alsoe shall release unto my Executors or administrators all Debtes accomptes Recknings accions and demandes whatsoever as in and by the said Surrender it will and may appeare Item wheiras I stand bounde unto [BOLD:]Willyam Hawes[:BOLD] of Uckfeild in a Bond obligation of C li for payment of Eight poundes pe] annum out of my Estate unto [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my lovinge wife duringe her naturall life my will is that my Executors hereafter named shall quarterly pay the said Somme of Eight poundes att thee Fower usuall Feastes or termes of the yeare unto the said [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] duringe her naturall life That is to say in and upon the Feasts of the Nativity of our Lord God thannunciacion of the blessed virgin Marye Sct John Baptist and Sct Michaell Tharchangell by even and equall porcions The First payment to bein att which of the said Festes as shall first happen after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath unto my said wyves thre Children [BOLD:]Richard Willyam and Margaret Carpenter[:BOLD] the Som[m]e of three poundes a peice to be payed to them within Sixe moneths after my decease Item I gyve and bequeath to my Grandchilde [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] thee Som[m]e of tenn shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] my Grandchilde Fiftye poundes of currant money to be payed to [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] his Father within Sixe Monethes after my decease upon this hope and Confidence that the said [BOLD:]Richard Chambers[:BOLD] shall and Doe putt in such good securitye to my Executors hereafter named as they or the most part of them will accept of aswell to pay unto the said [BOLD:]John Chambers[:BOLD] the said Som[m]e of Fyfty poundes hereby bequeathed when he shall accomplish the age of one & twenty yeares as alse to gyve & leave him the som[m]e of one hundred poundes more at the tyme of is death if he the said [BOLD:]John chambers[:BOLD] shall survyve his said Father Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]John Smythe[:BOLD] and to his Heirs my my sisters sonne the Somme of one hundred poundes of currant money to be payed to him by my Executors hereafter named within a yeare after y decease Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Elizabeth[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Raphe Richardson[:BOLD] the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Monethes after my deceas Item I gyve and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] there wife of [BOLD:]Richard Graybroke[:BOLD] and to her heyres the somme of Fyfty poundes of currant money to be payed within sixe Moneths after my decease Item I gyve to thee three Children of [BOLD:]Francis Cooke[:BOLD] and to the three Children of [BOLD:]Joane Frankwell[:BOLD] the now wife of [BOLD:]Hugh Frankewell[:BOLD] the som[m]e of Fyve poundes a peece to be payed into the handes of their severall parentes within sixe monethes after my decease soe as the parentes doe gyve good security severally to my Executors hereafter named for the payment of the said severall legacyes to the said severall Children at their several ages of one & twenty yeares or [remainder of line obscured by a fold in the paper] as aforesaid Then his or her [word obscured] to remane and be to the Survyvor or Survivors of the same lyvinge equally to be devyded Item I gyve and bequeath to the Seaven Children of my kinsman [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] now lyvinge the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the handes of there Father within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors hereafter named and if any of them dye before they atteyne the age of one and twenty yeares then the legasye or legasyes to be equally devided amongst the Survyvors Item I gyve to thee Children of [BOLD:]George Alce[:BOLD] of the Sounde and the Children of [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Brother the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the hands of their Fathers or Guardian within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors their parentes or Gardians gyveinge security severally to my Executors to pay unto their said Children their severall legasyes att their severall ages of one and twenty yeares or day of Marriage wich shall first happen and if any of the said [BOLD:]Georg Alce[:BOLD] [word deleted] Children dy before the tyme prescribed then the legasye or legasyes to be equally divided amonge the Survyvors and the said [BOLD:]Willyam Alce[:BOLD] his Children to be dealt with in the same manner Item I gyve and bequeath to the thre Sonnes of [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] of Meechinge borne unto him by [BOLD:]Susan Patchinge[:BOLD] the somme of tenn poundes to bee equally devided amonge them and to be payed to the said [BOLD:]Thomas Hudson[:BOLD] w[i]thin sixe Moneths after my decease hee gyveinge security to my // Executors for the payment of their severall legasyes to his said three Sonnes or Survyvors of them at thee age of one and twenty yeares Item I gyve and bequeath unto my lovinge Freind Mr [BOLD:]Henry Cobye[:BOLD] twenty shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to every one of my houshold Servantes three shillings fower pence and likewise to my Sheepheard [BOLD:]John Smyth John Bennett Willyam Gurr[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]John Weller thelder[:BOLD] to every of them three shillings and Fower pence And I doe nominate and make my lovinge Freindes [BOLD:]John Meere the younger[:BOLD] gent [BOLD:]Richard Alchorne[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Richard Elphick[:BOLD] of Denton Executors in trust of this my last Will and Testament and I doe gyve to each of them Forty shillinges for their paines Desiringe them and every of them to take noe other beneffitt of this my last will and Testament Their reasonable Costes and Chardges about the same deducted and onely allowed Lastly the rest of all my Good and Chattles my Debts Legacyes and Funerall expences dischardged and First payed I give and bequeath to [BOLD:]Ann[:BOLD] my now wife [BOLD:]Willyam Colvyll Richard Elphick John Chambers[:BOLD] my grandchildren and [BOLD:]John Smyth[:BOLD] my Nephue to be devyded by my Forenamed Executors equally amonge them In witnes wheir of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten [BOLD:]John Alce[:BOLD] his merke Sealed Signed Read and publishes in the presence of [BOLD:]Thom Harison Alexander Alchorne [:BOLD][ITAL:]Probate: 31[SUP:]st[:SUP] May 1642 to [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Alchorne[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] and [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]Richard Elphicke[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:], executors, [:ITAL][BOLD:][ITAL:]John Meere[:ITAL][:BOLD][ITAL:] having renounced the burden of execution. [Probate describes the deceased as ‘of Alciston’.] (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 23[SUP:]rd[:SUP] January 2021 for Geoffrey Barber) [:ITAL]e of Fyve poundes a peece to be payed into the handes of their severall parentes within sixe monethes after my decease soe as the parentes doe gyve good security severally to my Executors hereafter named for the payment of the said severall legacyes to the said severall Children at their several ages of one & twenty yeares or [remainder of line obscured by a fold in the paper] as aforesaid Then his or her [word obscured] to remane and be to the Survyvor or Survivors of the same lyvinge equally to be devyded Item I gyve and bequeath to the Seaven Children of my kinsman Richard Alchorne now lyvinge the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the handes of there Father within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors hereafter named and if any of them dye before they atteyne the age of one and twenty yeares then the legasye or legasyes to be equally devided amongst the Survyvors Item I gyve to thee Children of George Alce of the Sounde and the Children of Willyam Alce his Brother the Somme of Fyve poundes a peice to be payed into the hands of their Fathers or Guardian within sixe moneths after my decease by my Executors their parentes or Gardians gyveinge security severally to my Executors to pay unto their said Children their severall legasyes att their severall ages of one and twenty yeares or day of Marriage wich shall first happen and if any of the said Georg Alce [word deleted] Children dy before the tyme prescribed then the legasye or legasyes to be equally divided amonge the Survyvors and the said Willyam Alce his Children to be dealt with in the same manner Item I gyve and bequeath to the thre Sonnes of Thomas Hudson of Meechinge borne unto him by Susan Patchinge the somme of tenn poundes to bee equally devided amonge them and to be payed to the said Thomas Hudson w[i]thin sixe Moneths after my decease hee gyveinge security to my // Executors for the payment of their severall legasyes to his said three Sonnes or Survyvors of them at thee age of one and twenty yeares Item I gyve and bequeath unto my lovinge Freind Mr Henry Cobye twenty shillings Item I gyve and bequeath to every one of my houshold Servantes three shillings fower pence and likewise to my Sheepheard John Smyth John Bennett Willyam Gurr and John Weller thelder to every of them three shillings and Fower pence And I doe nominate and make my lovinge Freindes John Meere the younger gent Richard Alchorne and Richard Elphick of Denton Executors in trust of this my last Will and Testament and I doe gyve to each of them Forty shillinges for their paines Desiringe them and every of them to take noe other beneffitt of this my last will and Testament Their reasonable Costes and Chardges about the same deducted and onely allowed Lastly the rest of all my Good and Chattles my Debts Legacyes and Funerall expences dischardged and First payed I give and bequeath to Ann my now wife Willyam Colvyll Richard Elphick John Chambers my grandchildren and John Smyth my Nephue to be devyded by my Forenamed Executors equally amonge them In witnes wheir of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten
    John Alce his merke
    Sealed Signed Read and publishes in the presence of
    Thom Harison
    Alexander Alchorne
    Probate: 31st May 1642 to Richard Alchorne and Richard Elphicke, executors, John Meere having renounced the burden of execution. [Probate describes the deceased as ‘of Alciston’.]
    (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 23rd January 2021 for Geoffrey Barber.)
  • Death*: John Alce died in 1642 at Alciston, Sussex, England.
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 31 May 1642 at Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family 1:

Alice Cooke

Children:

Mary Alce+ b. c 1595, d. 1631
Elizabeth Alce+ b. c 1600, d. Dec 1631

Family 2:

Ann Heale b. c 1590, d. 1634

Child:

John Alce b. 21 Jan 1609/10

Family 3:

Ann Miller

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S943] Will of John Alce of Alciston, Sussex, England, made 20 Nov 1641, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 31 May 1642. (ESRO: PBT/1/5/366).
  3. [S946] Will of William Alse of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 1 Feb 1618, proved in the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 23 May 1618. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/16/162B).

Ann Miller

Last Edited: 8 Feb 2021

Family 1:

William Carpenter d. 1626

Children:

Richard Carpenter b. 11 Feb 1621/22
Margaret Carpenter b. 31 Aug 1622
William Carpenter b. 17 Jan 1625/26

Family 2:

John Alce b. c 1570, d. 1642

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S943] Will of John Alce of Alciston, Sussex, England, made 20 Nov 1641, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 31 May 1642. (ESRO: PBT/1/5/366).

Ann Heale

b. circa 1590, d. 1634
Last Edited: 8 Feb 2021
  • Birth*: Ann Heale was born circa 1590 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.
  • Marriage*: Ann Heale married William Seale on 20 November 1608 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.
  • Married Name: As of 17 October 1609, her married name was Alce.
  • Marriage*: Ann Heale married John Alce, son of William Alce, on 17 October 1609 at Beddingham, Sussex, England, Ann SEALE possibly a widow, nee Ann HEALE.1
  • Anecdote*: Ann SEALE is thought to be the widow of William SEALE who married Ann HEALE on 20 Nov 1608 at Beddingham and was buried 22 Dec 1608 at South Heighton St Martin. The mention of George HEALES in the will of John ALCE in 1642 provides some support for this, although it is not conclusive ("I have purchased the Copyhold landes late George Heales in Beddingham" for his under age grandson william Colvill).2
  • Death*: Ann Heale died in 1634 at Alciston, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Ann Heale was buried on 14 August 1634 at Alciston, Sussex, England, "Agnes ALSE, wife of John."3

Family 1:

William Seale d. Dec 1608

Family 2:

John Alce b. c 1570, d. 1642

Child:

John Alce b. 21 Jan 1609/10

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S943] Will of John Alce of Alciston, Sussex, England, made 20 Nov 1641, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 31 May 1642. (ESRO: PBT/1/5/366).
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Alce

b. 21 January 1609/10

Parents:

Father: John Alce b. c 1570, d. 1642
Mother: Ann Heale b. c 1590, d. 1634
Last Edited: 8 Feb 2021

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Alce

b. circa 1550, d. May 1618
Last Edited: 14 May 2021
  • Birth*: William Alce was born circa 1550 at Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote: William may be the son of Thomas Alse of Beddingham who left a will proved 1552/53 in which he names his eldest son William, who would have been born c1547. However, there is an admon for a William Alse of Beddingham in 1591 which confuses the situation. There were also William Alse's around Bishopstone which also need to be considered.1
  • Will*: William Alce left a will made on 1 February 1618 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote*: Will of William Alse, Yeoman of Beddingham, 1618
    (ESRO: PBT/1/1/16/162B)
    Made: 1 February 1618
    Proved: 23 May 1618
    FamilySearch: Film: 1885788; Image: 354     
    In the name of God Amen I Will[ia]m Alse of the p[ar]ish of Beddingham in the Countie of Sussex within the Dioces of Chichester yoman beinge sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance (thankes be given to god) doe make and ordeyne this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge First I will and bequeath my Soule to Almightee God my maker and Redeemer and my bodye to be buried in the Churchyard of Beddingham Item I give to the poore of the parish of Beddingham aforesaid iijs iiijd Item I give and bequeath unto Joan Selme my daughter vjs viijd Item I will and bequeath to Mary the wife of John Smith and Elizabeth the daught wife of Franncis Cooke my daughters to ech of them ten pounds to be paid within one yeare after my decease Item I will and bequeath to the three Children of John Alse my sonn xxs to be equallie to be devided between them Item I give unto the thre Children of Francis Cooke my sonn in law xxs to be equallie divided betwen them Item I give and bequeath unto the three Children of John Smith my sonn in lawe xxs equallie to be divided between them Item I give and bequeath unto mary Selme my daughter of Joane Selme my daughter vjs viijd The Residue of my goods and Chattels not given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my sonn John Alse whom I make my sole executor of this my last will and Testament In witnes wherof I have set to my hand and seale the first of Februarie In the yeare of the Raigne of our Soueraigne Lord James by the grace of God Kinge of England Frannce and Ireland Kinge the Fiftenth and of Scotland the one and fifteth
    Signum Willmi Alse
    Sealed and signed in the presence of us
    John Pettet [Probably the writer of the will, going by the handwriting]
    Thomas Gurr
    George Heal
    Tho: [mark] Dine
    Probate: 23rd May 1618 to John Alse, son and executor.
    (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 22nd January 2021 for Geoffrey Barber.)
  • Death*: William Alce died in May 1618 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: William Alce was buried on 4 May 1618 at St Andrew, Beddingham, Sussex, England.3
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 23 May 1618 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family:

Children:

John Alce+ b. c 1570, d. 1642
Joan Alce+ b. c 1573
Elizabeth Alce b. c 1576
Mary Alce+ b. c 1580, d. 1638

Citations

  1. [S970] Will of Thomas Als of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 10 Jan 1552, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 27 Feb 1552. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/3/61C).
  2. [S946] Will of William Alse of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 1 Feb 1618, proved in the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 23 May 1618. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/16/162B).
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary Alce

b. circa 1580, d. 1638

Parents:

Father: William Alce b. c 1550, d. May 1618
Last Edited: 24 Jan 2021

Family:

John Smith d. 1633

Children:

Elizabeth Smith b. 16 Jan 1606/7
Ann Smith b. 23 Aug 1612
John Smith b. c 1615

Citations

  1. [S946] Will of William Alse of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 1 Feb 1618, proved in the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 23 May 1618. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/16/162B).
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Smith

d. 1633
Last Edited: 24 Jan 2021

Family:

Mary Alce b. c 1580, d. 1638

Children:

Elizabeth Smith b. 16 Jan 1606/7
Ann Smith b. 23 Aug 1612
John Smith b. c 1615

Citations

  1. [S946] Will of William Alse of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 1 Feb 1618, proved in the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 23 May 1618. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/16/162B).
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Alice Cooke

Last Edited: 23 Jan 2021

Family:

John Alce b. c 1570, d. 1642

Children:

Mary Alce+ b. c 1595, d. 1631
Elizabeth Alce+ b. c 1600, d. Dec 1631

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Mary Alce

b. circa 1595, d. 1631

Parents:

Father: John Alce b. c 1570, d. 1642
Mother: Alice Cooke
Last Edited: 18 May 2021

Family:

Richard Chambers b. c 1600, d. 1661

Children:

John Chambers b. c 1625
Mary Chambers b. c 1631, d. 1632

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth Alce

b. circa 1600, d. December 1631

Parents:

Father: John Alce b. c 1570, d. 1642
Mother: Alice Cooke
Last Edited: 16 Jul 2021

Family 1:

Josiah Colvill

Child:

William Colvill b. 19 Oct 1628

Family 2:

Richard Elphick b. c 1608

Child:

Richard Elphick b. 1 May 1631

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Josiah Colvill

Last Edited: 7 Feb 2021
  • Marriage*: Josiah Colvill married Elizabeth Alce, daughter of John Alce and Alice Cooke, on 10 May 1625 at Alciston, Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote*: The following may be for Josiah Colvill:
    John Colvill late of Denton deceased intestate Admon 21 July 1629
    Master William Inians priest Surrogate etc committed administration to Elizabeth Colvill his relict
    Said Elizabeth Colvill, John Alce of Alciston yeoman and John Webb of South Heightonyeoman bound in the sum of £1,400
    Inventory exhibited in the sum of £727 4s 4d.1

Family:

Elizabeth Alce b. c 1600, d. Dec 1631

Child:

William Colvill b. 19 Oct 1628

Citations

  1. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 128; Entry: 5600."

Richard Elphick

b. circa 1608
Last Edited: 16 Jul 2021

Family 1:

Elizabeth Alce b. c 1600, d. Dec 1631

Child:

Richard Elphick b. 1 May 1631

Family 2:

Ann Colvill

Citations

  1. [S934] Will of John Page of West Firle, Sussex, England, made 1 May 1617, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 17 Jun 1617. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/16/38A).
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S943] Will of John Alce of Alciston, Sussex, England, made 20 Nov 1641, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 31 May 1642. (ESRO: PBT/1/5/366).

William Carpenter

d. 1626
Last Edited: 24 Jan 2021

Family:

Ann Miller

Children:

Richard Carpenter b. 11 Feb 1621/22
Margaret Carpenter b. 31 Aug 1622
William Carpenter b. 17 Jan 1625/26

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.