On the 16th of April 1553 (proved 29th April 1553), John Funnell of Grenley, Westham bequeathed his body to be buried in the Churchyard of Westham, a barrel of beer and as much bread as can be made of ij (X) bushels of wheat and as many cheeses to be given amongst the poor people and a part of his fortune to finance the highway to Hankham (a village today considered a part of Pevensey as is Westham).
In 1556, Beatrice Funnell, also from Westham admon to John & Simon BENNETT sons (Book A3 242).
Other early wills include those of Thomas FUNNELL from Eastbourne, 27th April 1582 (proved 9th May 1582 ref. 259-107) and William FUNNELL from Heathfield, 3rd December 1591 (proved 23rd December 1591 ref. 468-132).
Will FONELL was up for jury service in Hellingly on the 5th of July 1541 as were Edmund and Henry FUNNELL on the 29th May 1587.
Robert FUNNELL did his jury service in Rye on the 5th of December 1575.
Andrew FUNNELL escaped jury service (not sworn) in Rye on the 28th of September 1547 (p38) and William FUNNELL served jury service in Milton Street, Arlington on the 28th of April 1556 (p60).
An inquest was held on the death of Thomas FUNNELL on the 21st of November 1601 in Horsham recording a verdict of natural death in Horsham Gaol.
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