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Will of John Attree of Barcombe, co. Sussex, 1610.

The 10th day of November in the year of our Lord 1609. I John Attree of Barcombe "being lame in body but of perfect and sound memory" &c. &c. I bequeath to the poor of the parish of Barcombe tenn shillings, to Richard Artree my eldest son twenty pounds within one year after my decease my biggest brass pot one pewter platter and one pewter dish and the chest standing at my bed's feet with one pair of sheets and also to the said Richard Anree the further sum of ffifty pounds conditionally that he shall make to William Attree my youngest son such and so good an estate as he hath or can make of the meadow called the bosse meade to be and rernayn to the sayd William and his heires for ever. Also to Thomas Attree my second son one joyned bedstedle standing in the chamber where he did use to lodge with fetherbed &c. and one chest whereof I ever kept the key and other little chest standing next unto him. Unto Henry Hosman "my sonne in law his six children twenty pound" to be equally divided between them; to Nicholas Attree of Ditchening, Taylor twenty shillings , to Richard Vine my servant twenty shillings and an ewe and a lamb and to everyone of his brothers and sisters tenn shillings; to Anne Attree my grandchilde and godchilde ffive pounds at 21 or day of marriage. And my will is that "my executor shall keep Elizabeth Esterfield so long as she shall live with sufficient and competent meat drink and apparel. And if he shall refuse to do this, shall pay unto her tenn pounds and two pair of sheets which I am bound to do as by the bond more playnly appeareth." And I also bequeath to Edward Esterfield my godson 3s. 4d.; to Anne Attree my goddaughter and daughter of Richard Attree of Skymer (sic Keymer) tenn shillings; to Jane Hosman my daughter the gold ring that was her mother's and tenn shillings; to Dorithe Vine my daughter in law one pair of sheets; to my sonne Thomas Attree my greatest kettle save one two pewter platters and 2 pewter dishes. And I appoint William Attree my youngest son executor, and I make William Newton and Henry Hosman of Barcombe my overseers.

Proved in London 13th September 1610.
P.C.C., 80 Wingfield.