In the name of God Amen. The eight and twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and ffifty three. I William Attree of Barcombe in the county of Sussex yeoman being &c. I give and bequeath as follows to Mary my daughter and wife of Richard Acton a 20s. piece of gold and one of my best table cloths to Wm Acton son of sd Richd and Mary £5 within one year of my decease to the 3 children of Richard Coppard which he had by Anne my da: that is to say Thomas Coppar Edward Coppar and Mary Coppar £3 apiece also I give to my wife Jane Attree if she be living at the time of my death tenn shillings to my son William Attree ffifty pounds ; to the four daughters of my eldest son John Attree lately deceased namely Annie Attree Judith Attree Mary Attree and Jane Attree tenn pounds a piece to Jane my daughter and wife of Thomas Earle 20s. and 2 pr of middle sort of sheets. All the rest of my goods, chattels, credits messuages, buildings and lands I give and bequeath to Edward Attree my sonne whom I make my sale executor. Witnesses: William Coby, Mary Balshy.
N.B.- The seal on the will is broken but looks like a long necked bird. On the back are the names of Jos Wood, Clarke ; Thomas Rogers ; Wm Newton Esq ; William Coby probably the county justices.
Proved 31st August 1654 before the Judges at Westminster by Edward Attree the sonne.
P.C.C., 456 Alchin.