proved 21 Dec 1752
XII. The will of FRANCES FOWKE. Born c. 1679. Buried at West Stow
1752. She was the widow of Sir Sydenham P"owke, knight, and youngest
daughter and co-heiress of Edward Proger. She died on Dec. 20, and her
will was proved Dec. 21 . In the name of God Amen. I Dame Frances
Fowke of Westowe in Co. of
Suffolk widow, relict of Sir Sydenham Fowke knight, hereby revoking
wills made by me do make this my last will and testament. First I give
nephew Mr. John Edwards all my manners, advowsons, lands [etc.] in
or places adjoining, to him and his heires for ever, subject to the
payment of the money which is or shall be due on mortgage of the said
premises at my death, and
of the several legacies hereinafter mentioned. I give to William,
and Margaret, the four children of Mrs Elizabeth Maskalyne my late
deceased, ^500 a peice to be paid by said John Edwards out of my said
real estate within one year after my death. I give to Mr. Sydenham
Fowke, the nephew of my deceased husband, ^100 to be paid by said John
Edwards within one year after my death. I give to said John Edwards
and his heirs all my messuages, lands,
tenements & hereditaments in St. Edmund's Bury. To the poor of the
parish of Westowe 10, and to the poor of the parish of St Mary in St.
5 To every of my servants that shall be living with me at the time of
I give half a years wages more than what shall be due to them. My
desire is to be buryed at Westowe in the same vault with my late dear
husband. I desire my
nephew John Edwards & his heirs to present said Nevil Maskalyne to the
of Westowe upon the first vacancy if he shall be capable and willing
thereof. I give to said John Edwards all my personal estate of what
to his own use. And I do appoint him sole executor of this my will.
Lastly I do request than when my said nephew shall come into
possession of my estate in Westowe he shall be called by the name of
Progers Herbert. In witness whereof
I have to this my last will contained in one sheet of paper set my
hand and seal this Feb. 24, 1749. Frances Fowke.
Witnesses. John Cullum. John Challis, Joshua Grigby.
Proved in the Archidiaconal Court of Sudbury on Dec. 21, 1752, by the
executor within named.