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Will of Edward Alchorne

of Horsmonden, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1616 (Prob 11/126)
Submitted by Steve Green
The xiiiith day of October Anno Domimi 1615
In the name of God amen I Edward Alchorne of Horsmonden in the county of Kent Clerk being sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance God be praised for it do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following First I commit my soul unto Almighty God the creator and preserver thereof hoping to be saved by the only merits of Christ Jesus my saviour
And my body to the earth from whence it came
Item I give and bequeath to the poor people of Horsmonden aforesaid to be divided amongst them at the time of my burial or within a month after by mine executor xls (forty shillings)

Item I give and bequeath to Anna my wife such of my household stuff as she shall choice of indifferently to be (ap)praised within one month after my decease to the value of xxx li (30 pounds)
Item I give unto Margaret Mooncke my apprentice 20 shillings

Item I give unto my son Thomas an hundred pounds when he shall fully accomplish the age of one and twenty years so that he make no claim of any sum or sums of money that is put out in his name by me to his use to any person or persons and also such convenient maintenance in the mean time as mine overseers shall think fit

Item I give unto my son Edward two hundred pounds to be paid within four years after my decease he making a sufficient discharge of all sums of money due unto him at or before the said time when he shall be requested thereunto by mine executor and to give to mine executor sufficient authority to receive the same

Item all the rest of my moveable goods chattels and cattles whatsoever unbequeathed my debts legacies and funeral expenses being paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my son William Allchorne whom I make and ordain my sole executor of this my last will and testament
And if he do happen to die before my debts and legacies be paid then my will is that Edward shall be my executor

Item I request William Beswicke of Horsmonden aforesaid Esquire, John Allchorne of the Inner Temple gent and my brother Humphrey Browne gent to be overseers of this my last will and testament and to be helping and aiding unto my executor in performing this my last will and testament

This is also the last will and testament of me Edward Alchin alias Alchorne aforesaid touching my lands and tenements whatsoever

First my will and mind is that whereas I have agreed and bargained with my brother John Alchorne of Boughton Monchelsea in the county aforesaid gent for all that his messuage and lands in Horsmonden aforesaid commonly called Kettles now in the occupation of George Budds that the said John Alchorne shall convey the same to the use of Anna my wife until my son John Alchorne shall accomplish the age of twenty one years if she so long do live towards her maintenance and the maintenance and bringing up of my three youngest children so that she make a release of all her interest in all my lands within three months after my decease when she shall be thereunto requested by mine executor
otherwise I give the profits hereof to the use of my son William during the said time that Anna my wife should enjoy the same
nd when my said son John shall accomplish the full age of twenty one years or as the decease of Anna my wife which shall first happen to the use and behoof of my said son John and his heirs
provided always that my said son John shall pay unto my daughters Frances and Anna to either of them an hundred pounds apiece or to their assigns when they shall accomplish her age of twenty and one years if they be then living or have any child or children living

And my will is that my said son John shall pay unto Anna my wife twenty pounds by the year quarterly to be paid by equal portions during her natural life if she release her interest in my other lands otherwise to be paid unto my son William for that time
And if it happen my son John then to die before he shall accomplish the full age of twenty one years Then my will and mind is that Anna my wife shall have the full fruits and profits of the said messuage during her natural life conditionally as aforesaid
And after her decease to Edward my son and his heirs paying to my two daughters as aforesaid two hundred pounds when they shall accomplish the ages aforesaid

And for default of payment within two months after the ages aforesaid my will is that the said messuage shall be made over to the use of my said two daughters and their heirs

Item I give to my son Robert my tenement and all my lands now in the tenure and occupation of John Carpenter or his assigns of Horsmonden aforesaid during his natural life
And after his decease to my son William and to his heirs for ever

All the residue of my lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever I give and bequeath to my son William and to his heirs for ever paying my debts and legacies and paying unto my brother John Alchorne aforesaid upon the assurance of the messuage and lands in Horsmonden aforesaid according to the true intent and meaning of this my last will and testament the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds

And if my said brother John Alchorne do refuse to make an assurance of the said messuage and lands according to our bargain and according to the true meaning of this my will and testament Then my will is that my said son William shall pay to my three youngest children John Frances and Anna one hundred pounds apiece within six months after my decease
Provided always that if my son William shall not pay my legacies according to the true meaning of this my will and testament Then my will is that my son Edward shall have the messuages and lands before bequeathed (unto my said son William) to him and his heirs my said son Edward paying my legacies as aforesaid
And if my son Edward also shall not pay my legacies as aforesaid then my will is that my son John shall have the messuages and lands before bequeathed unto my said son William to him and his heirs for ever paying my legacies as aforesaid

Edward Alchin alias Alchorne sealed and published in the presence of
John Alchorne - Robert Jacksonne - John Reeve his mark

Probate [Latin] granted 7 Dec 1615 to William Alchorne son
2nd probate in margin - 22 Jan 1615/6 to Edward Alchorne (William deceased?)


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