The Will of Richard Evelyn (John Evelyn’s father)
WILL OF RICHARD EVELYN
(Copied from Lord Liverpool’s book)
Will dat. October 27, 1640 ; pr. February 9, 1640-41, by Geo. Evelyn (1 Evelyn).
“Leighe farm in Sussex after my death is settled upon my da. Jane Evelyn and her issue, and I give her 2000l. in lieu of the legacy from her grandfather Mr. John Stansfield, and other demands. To my son John Evelyn lands at South Maling and also 4000l. and to my son Richard Evelyn 1000l., in lieu of the legacies from their adsd grandfather Stansfield.
Residue to my son Geo. Evelyn, sole ex’or. My cousin Robert Hatton, Esq ((Robert was actually the cousin of John Evelyn – GS))., and my brother in law George Duncombe the elder, overseers. To my servant Richard Higham an annuity of 10l.. Wit.((Witnessed – GS)), Geo. Buncombe, Robt. Rapley, Jerome Collins.”