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  • Source ID S1915 
    Text Will of Eleanor Culpeper of Cuckfield

    10 March 1616.
    1 Eleanor Culpepper of Cuckfield, widow.
    · To the poor of Cuckfield 40s/- if I die there, if not 20s/- to the poor of Cuckfield, and 20s/- to the poor of the parish where I die.
    · To the preacher at my funeral 10s/-.
    · To my son Edward Culpeper’s eldest child, £20 at 21, and if he die before then the £20 equally between my two grandchildren John and Elizabeth Culpeper, children of my son John Culpepper.
    · To my son Edward's second child, if any such be, 5s/-.
    · To my said two grandchildren John and Elizabeth Culpeper, £20 each at 21.
    · To the said John Culpepper, my silver covered pot.
    · To my cousin Richard Heaver, 20s/-.
    · To my maid Joane Browne, 20s/-.
    · To my cousin George Wood, my sister's son, £3 within one year of my decease.
    · To my son John Culpepper, my bed of down and best bolster, my best coverlet with three of my best blankets. · Executors to sell remainder and divide among three grandchildren, my son John Culpepepr having the benefit meanwhile until they are 21.
    · Executors shall not take the sum of £60 I have in the hands of Sir Edward Culpepper knight from his keeping so long as he .pay my son John Culpepper 2s/- in the £ for the profit thereof (i.e. pay 10% annual interest).
    · Son, John Culpeper, sole executor.
    · Overseers: Richard Kyttson of Ardingly, clerk, and my said kinsman, George Wood.
    · Witnesses: Thomas Harbert, Thomas Sheldon, George Wood.
    Proved by John Culpepper, the son, 3 Jan 1617/8. 
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