The will of James Henesye of Nuthurst

Will dated - 3rd July 1560

In the name of God, Amen. The yere of our Lorde God 1560, 3 July, I James Henesye of the parishe of Nutthurste in the diocese of Chechester beinge sycke of bodye but hole of mynde, thankes be to God, do ordeyne and make my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge.

Fyrst, I bequethe my soule in to the handes of Allmightie God, my maker and redemer, and my bodie to be buryed where yt shall please God to take yt.

Fyrste, I will that Agnes and Elizabethe my daughters, ether of them a cowe, and ether of them a fether bed, and eche of them iij payre of shetes. I will that Nicholas my sonne to have my cloake, and Peter my sonne my best coate, and the resydewe of my rayement to be devided betwene the foresaiede Nicholas and Peter. The residewe of all my goodes I will and bequethe to Anne my wyfe whom I do ordeyne and make my sole executrixe of this my last will and testament, she to paye my dettes and to performe my legaces, and Hewghe Marchaunt to be my overseer of this my last will.

Wytnesses at the makinge of this saied will
Henrye Brodbryge gent
Thomas Bakynne
John Adeane
Jacobe Mynshew   wythe others.

West Sussex Record Office, Chichester - Reference STC 1/10, f5 1

Research by Brian Awty
Transcription by Dr Roy Hunnisett

Relationships shown by this will

Wife: Ann
Children: Agnes, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Peter

James was buried in Nuthurst on 17 July 1560