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Will of William Attree of Barcombe, co. Sussex, 1654.

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.