Location: Horsham, Sussex, England
Transcript of the Will of William Lintott
(1628 - 1710)
In the name of God Amen
The Thirteenth day of May in the Ninth year of the reign of our Sovereigne Lady Anne by the grace of God Queen of Great Britain France & Ireland Defender of the faith Anno Dni in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten
I William Lintott of Horsham in the County of Sussex Husbandman being weake in body but in perfect mind and memory God be praised I doe Whereupon hereby make and declare this my last Will & Testament in manner and forme following - (that is to say) -
First I commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator hoping to be saved by the merits of Christ his only Son my Saviour and redeemer and my body I committ to the Earth from whence it came to be buried in decent manner at the discretion of my Executor hereunder named.
As touching my worldly Estate as the Lord in his mercy hath lent me
My Will & meaning is that the same shall be bestowed and employed as hereafter bequeathed & specified & first I doe revoke renounce & make void all former Wills made by me & declare & appoint this my last Will & Testament
Item I give & bequeath unto Anne Lintott my wife all my goods & chattells ready money & household stuff within doors & all my substance in general within & without whatsoever.
I doe fully give and bequeath unto Anne Lintott my wife & to her heirs Executors & assigns forever whom I doe make whole & sole Ececutrix of this my last Will & Testament She the said Anne Lintott my Executrix paying my debts & discharging my funerall in all respects attending to my true meaning herein.
In Witness hereof I the said William Lintott the Testator have hereunto sett my hand & seal the day & year first above written 1710
Sealed, Signed & Declared as his last Will & Testament
- William Lintott - his mark
in the presence of us
- John Wood John Geady Hen: Worsfold
Probate in Latin to Anne Lintott widow on the ?? day of September 1710
1. This is possibly William the son of Robert Lintott & Joane Smith his wife, if so he must have re-married after the death of his first wife Clemence.
2. None of his five children survived him, three of them dying as children and the only two to survive into adulthood, Mary and Ann, died as single women by the age of thirty, thus he had no descendants to name in his Will.
3. I believe he married twice after the death of Clemence, first to Mary Penfould in 1673, but she died childless in February 1675/76, then finally to Anne, who survived him.
4. We have Anne’s Will on file and it would seem her maiden name was either Shaw or Gasson, it may also be possible that her maiden name was Shaw and she was the widow of a Gasson when she married William.