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1713 Anne Lintott

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Date: 7 Jul 1713 to 7 Jul 1713
Location: Horsham, Sussex, Englandmap
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Lintott Wills

Transcript of the Will of Anne Lintott

(c. 1630 - 1716)

In the name of God Amen

July the Seventh in the year of our Lord 1713.

I Anne Lintott of the parish of Horsham in the County of Sussex Widow being weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God for it calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for men once to dye Doo make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following that is to say :-

First & principally I commend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it hopeing through the merits of Jesus Christ to obtain foregiveness of all my Sins & my body I committ to the Earth to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named & concerning such worldly Goods as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give & bequeath them as followeth:

Item I give & bequeath unto Thomas Curtiss of Handcross in the Parish of Cuckfield the sum of Forty Shillings.

Item I give unto his two children Anne Curtiss and Samuel Curtiss four pounds a piece.

Item I give unto my two sisters Anne Shaw widow & Jane Grinfield Wife of John Grinfield Husbandman One shilling a piece.

Item I give unto Elizabeth Gasson Daughter of Thomas Gasson husbandman the sum of four pounds.

Item I give unto Elizabeth Grinfield Daughter of John Grinfield the sum of forty shillings.

Item I give unto John Shaw Son of Thomas Shaw husbandman the Sum of Twenty shillings.

All which legacies of good & lawfull money of England my mind is should be paid within Twelve months after my Decease.

Item a Chest with lock & key which was my husband’s Father’s & Grandfather’s having ledges on the topp of it I give & bequeath unto Richard Shaw my Kinsman of Southwater in Horsham Husbandman & to Eleanor Godswick (?) some of my wearing Apparell if my Executors shall think fitt.

All the rest of my Goods Chattells & money whatsoever not before bestowed I give & bequeath unto my Kinsman Thomas Gasson of Horsham in the County of Sussex aforesaid Husbandman & to John Gasson of the Parish of Shipley husbandman of the same County whom I doo make constitute & appoint my sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament desiring them to perform the same in all things according to my true intent & meaning.

Lastly by this Will I doo revoke & make void all other Wills by me made Declaring this to be my last Will & Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal the Day & year above written:

The mark X of Anne Lintott:-

Signed Sealed Published & Declared by the said Anne Lintott Testator to be her last Will & Testament in the presence of us:-

The mark X of Willliam Floate (?) Hen: Worsfold: Mary Worsfold


This Will was proved before Master John Reynott Clerk Surrogate the Ninth day of March 1716 by the oath of Thomas Gasson & John Gasson Kinsmen Executors of the deceased.


1. I believe this to be the Widow of William LINTOTT born July 1628 in Horsham, eldest surviving son of Robert Lintott & his wife Clemence.

2. The reasoning is as follows:

a. Both Wills were witnessed by Henry Worsfold
b. William in his Will leaves all his possessions to his wife Anne and no mention was made of any offspring, this tallies with the death of all five of William’s children prior to his own death.

3. Anne also talks of her “Kinsman” Richard Shaw of Southwater and her executors are two other “Kinsmen” Thomas and John Gasson, so it is likely that her maiden name is either Shaw or Gasson, unfortunatley I cannot find the marriage in the IGI, it probably occurs during the dreaded interregnum period.

4. The IGI shows the following entries:

a. Elizabeth Grinfield dau. of John & Jane Grinfield baptised at Horsham 24th February 1685
b. Ann Curtiss dau. of Thomas Curtiss & Elizabeth Gasson baptised at Bolney 25th January 1702

This shows a link between the Gassons and the Curtisses and explains why Ann & Samuel Cutrtiss were left such healthy legacies.

c. A marriage between a John Grinfield and a Jane Lintott, but whether this is the Jane Grinfield that she refers to as sister is open to question.

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