Not my relative but I thought some of you might be interested in this will:
From the The Lineville Tribune Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa April 29, 1926
E. C. Varney, Publisher
"The Will of John Paybody Filed on May 4, 1869. In the name of God Amen. The fourth day of May, the year of our Lord God, 1869, John Paybody of Hot Harpein in the country of Northington, in the parish Thudingsworth in the dyacruise of Lyncine. Syck in body of partyts memory doe make my last wyll and testmete in former following:Fyrst I give and bequette my sole into the hands of Almyghty God hoping by the mercyes of his sonne Jesus Chryste to be saved and may bedey to be buryed within the church yards of all saints. In the dyingworth abosesazed. I firste give unto mye wyff Agnes one heifer and a aker of payes upon the forlong called Loimg Brewse and a halfe aker of wheate upon the lang called Kirke Brewll and a roode of rye and a load of hay. I thene give unto Clement my sonne, my red heifer and my black ffole, my bore and two helyferdton. I give unto dayghter, Agnes the one of my best nealte, the second Panne, the second Poodlore and two of the pewter dishes. The rest of my goods I bequette both movable and unmovable, I give unto my sonne Johnne Paybody my dities and my body brought to the ground whom I doe make and castytute my full executer to see that my last wyll dysccharged. In Witness whereof the said John Paybody have called thys my last will and testemente to be made the day and year above ryten in the persons whos names are there wryten that is to say overseerRichard Crabsome, Edward Dresonne, Witness Robert Vylling gentleman, Thomas Cane, Henry Walace the other. John Paybody born in England, came to New England in 1636.
The above article was handed to me by Mrs. J. H. Crees of this place. Mrs. Crees is a direct descendent of the Paybody's. Mrs. Crees says the family can be traced back through the revolutionary war times."