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TENTH GENERATION


512. Richard HOAD was born about 1600 in Rudgwick Sussex.(294) He died in 1677 in Rudgwick Sussex.(295) Richard Hoad - 1677

In the name of God Amen - the sixteenth day of June in the Year of Our
Lord Christ according to the accompt used in England 1675. I Richard
Hoade of Rudgweek in ye County of Sussex, husbandman, being well
stricken in years and knowing that nothing is more certain than death and
the time when nothing more uncertain do therefore make and ordaine this
my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following
( that is to say) first, principally I do give and bequeath my soul unto the
hands of Almighty God my Maker trusting in by and through the merritts
death and passion of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to have full pardon
and forgiveness of all my sins hoping and only believing that I shall bee
made an inheritour of his Heavenly Kingdom. My body I do comitt to the
earth from where it was taken, to bee decently buried in the Church
Yarde of the Parish of Rudgweek. Now for the settling and disposing of
my temporall estate which it hath pleased God far beyond my deserts to
bestow upon me. I do give and dispose the same as followeth revoking all
former Wills by me made or declared either by word or writting and this
only to bee my last Will and Testament and none other. I do give and
bequeath unto Richard HOADE my oldest son seaven pounds to bee paid
unto him within six months after my decease and moreover I doe give
unto him the said Richard fourty shilling more which I promised him in
consideration of his marryage to bee paid unto him likewise within six
months after my decease. Itm., I doe give and bequeath unto John the son
of the said Richard, my grandson, twenty shilling to bee paid unto him
when he shall attain the age of (N.B. one and twenty written in and then
crossed out) fourteen years. Itm., I do give and bequeath unto Thomas
Hoad my second son seaven pounds to bee paid unto him within six
months after my decease. Itm., I do give and bequeath unto Bridgett,
Thomas and John, the three children of the said Thomas, my
grandchildren, twenty shilling apiece when they shall attain to their
several ages of fourteen years. Itm., I do give and bequeath unto John
Hoade my youngest son seaven pounds to bee paid unto him within six
months after my decease and moreover I doe give unto him the said John
fourty shilling more which I promised in consideration of his marryage to
be paid to him likewise within six months after my decease. Itm., I do give
and bequeath unto Mary the daughter of the said John Hoade, my
grandchild, twenty shilling to bee paid unto her when she shall come to
the age of fourteen years. Itm., I do give and bequeath unto Susan Hunt,
my oldest daughter five pounds to bee paid unto her within six months
after my decease. Itm., I do give unto Thomas Hunt my grandson, twenty
shilling to bee paid unto him within six months after my decease. Itm., I
doe give unto Mary Hunt my grandaughter twenty shilling to bee paid
unto her when she shall come to the age of fourteen years. Itm., I doe give
and bequeath unto Judeth Nye my second daughter seaven pounds to bee
paid unto her within six months after my decease. Itm., I doe give unto
Mary the daughter of the said Judeth Nye , my grandaughter, twenty
shilling to bee paid unto her when she shall come to the age of fourteen
years. And moreover I do give and bequeath
unto my three sons and two daughters before mentioned to every one of
them two pair of sheets, two pair of napkins to be delivered unto each of
them by my Executrix hereinafter named within six months after my
decease. Itm., I doe give and bequeath unto Mary Hoade my youngest
daughter all the rest of my goods, chattells, debts and specialties
whatsoever with one chest of linnen and other goods therein which was
delivered unto me as in paune for the sum of five pounds, but my mind
and will is that if the parties to whom the chest and goods did belong doe
pay the said sum of five pounds unto Mary Hoade my daughter that then
the said Mary shall deliver the said chest and goods without fraud or
denyall Itm., I doe make and ordaine the said Mary Hoade my youngest
daughter sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and also I do
nominate and appoint my trusty and well beloved friend Richard Knight
of Rudgweek in the County of Sussex, yeoman, and Gregory Hoade of this
Parish and County, my brother, overseers of this my Will, desiring them
to see this my Will executed according to the true intent and meaning
thereof. For their care and paines therein I doe give unto them five
shilling apiece and their reasonable expenses In witness whereof I have
hereunto putt my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Richard Hoade his mark and seal. Signed sealed and published in the
presence of John Man, John Cooper.

Probate granted to Mary Hoade natural and legitimate daughter of the
said deceased 20th June 1677 He was buried on 29 May 1677 in Rudgwick Sussex. (296) There is the death of an "Old HOAD" noted in the registers in 1661, and this may be Richard's father. He may be the Thomas HOAD married to Alyse who are recorded in Wisborough Green, and could be living with his son Richard after the death of Alyse?? He was married to Judith UNKNOWN about 1628 in Rudgwick Sussex. (297)

513. Judith UNKNOWN was born about 1600 in Rudgwick Sussex.(298) She died on 17 Oct 1670 in Rudgwick Sussex.(299) Children were:

child i. Susan HOAD was born on 6 Dec 1629 in Nuthurst, Sussex. (300)
child ii. Judeth HOAD was born on 11 Dec 1631 in Rudgwick Sussex. (301) She was buried in 1704 in Billingshurst. (302) Contact was made in March of 2002 through the Sussex Family Historian with a Dick Nye, who was requesting information on the families into which the NYEs married. The following is a transcription of the e-mail received from him regarding Judith and I am very grateful to him for this.
As it so happens I can fill in quite a few details about your Judith HOAD.She married Thomas NYE in Billingshurst 26th April 1656. He died in 1683 and was buried in Billingshurst 18th December 1683, being described in the parish register as Thomas Nye, Gent, of Sandfields. Letters of Administration were granted in 1684 to his relict Judith, the estate being valued at £48.14.8d. (I guess this means estate excluding the property). I have no record of any Baptisms of their children, but there was clearly one girl - Mary (see below) Judith died in 1704, and the following is a summary of her Will.
£100 to grandaughter Elixabeth NAPPER, daughter of James NAPPER at 21 or marriage, plus specified items of furniture and 4 guineas. To grandson John NAPPER, son of James, all lands in Billingshurst called Saintfields, in occupation of John SHARMAN, the house to the West, 3 guineas and my gold ring. If either dies all to the survivor. Rest of my lands and interest of my money ro be divided equally between John and Elizabeth NAPPER. To brother Thomas HOAD of Rudgwick and brother John HOAD of Warnham one shilling each. If both John and Elizabeth NAPPER die without issue then Saintfields to go to my cousin George OATWAY, son of George and Mary, and the house to the West to go to John OATWAY, son of George of Billingshurst. If George inherits he is to pay £10 each to my cousins Judith and Richard OATWAY. Executor John NAPPER, trustees John IRELAND of Rudgwick and John SHARMAN of Billingshurst - to get 10 shillings each.
Mary NYE married James NAPPER on 20 November 1688 and presumably pre-deceased her mother, leaving two children. The property is very clearly Saintfields in Judith's Will so I believe the 'Sandfields' in the parish register is not correct. I have not establishe whereabouts in Billingshurst Saintfields was, nor can I be certain which of several Thomases was the one who married Judith. He might have been a nephew of my direct ancestor Soloman NYE who was born in Billingshurst in 1631. He was the third son of Richard NYE of Priors Farm Billingshurst who died in 1651. Best wishes Richard NYE


child iii. Richard HOAD was born before 1631 in Rudgwick Sussex. (303)
child iv. John HOAD was born on 27 Oct 1633 in Rudgwick Sussex. (304) There is a second John born to the family in 1639, and from this fact I deduce that this John probably died as an infant. However I have not yet found the burial entry.
child256 v. Thomas HOAD.
child vi. James HOAD was born on 2 Jul 1637 in Rudgwick Sussex. (305)
child vii. Jane HOAD was born on 25 Feb 1638 in Rudgwick Sussex.
child viii. John HOAD was born on 12 Jan 1640 in Rudgwick Sussex. John is left one shilling in the Will of his sister Judith who married Thomas NYE of Billingshurst, the same amount goping to his brother Thomas of Rudgwick. Judith describes him as 'my brother John HOAD of Warnham' so he hd obviously left the family village of Rudgwick, perhaps to marry in Warnham?
child ix. Mary HOAD was born on 22 Jan 1643 in Rudgwick Sussex.

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