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Will of Thomas Alchin

of Meopham, Kent

Source: Peculiar Court of Shoreham Vol.1 folio 14 #189094 1626
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
In the name of God Amen the eleventh daye of Maye in the first yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles by the grace of God Kinge of Great Brittayne France and Ireland defender of the Fayth etc I Thomas Alchin of Meopham in the Countie of Kent Carpenture though sicke in bodie yet of good and perfect minde and remembrance thankes be unto almightie God therefore doe make and appoynte this my last will and testement in manner and forme followinge and? first and principally I give and bequeath my soule unto the hands of Almightie God my Creater and of Jesus Christ my redeemer by whose pretious bloode sheadeinge I hope to be saved and my bodie to be buried within the Churcheyarde of Meopham aforesayde
Item I will and give unto the poore people of the p'ishe of Meopham aforesayde Tenn shillings to be payed them w'thin tenn weekes next after my decease

Item I will and give unto my three daughters Margarett Parnell and Sara the Summes of Twentie powndes of Currant Englishe money to be equally devided amongst them as they shall atteyne and come to their severall ages of one and twentie yeares
Item my minde and will is that if any of my aforesaid children shall happen to dye before they shalbe of the sayd age then their or her parte she dyeinge to remayne and come to the liveinge

Item I will and give unto Sara my welbeloved wife my house and lands at? lyeinge and beinge att Wateringburie in the Countie aforesayd for and dureinge her naturall life for her maynetaynance and to help bringe up my aforesayd children w'th? and after her decease my minde and will is that my sayd house and lands shall descend and come equally to be devided betweene my aforesayd children

Item I will that my aforesayd wife shall have the use and yearely p'fitt of my childrens money while they shalbe to ___ the same as aforesayd The residue of all my goods not mentioned nor bequeathed I give unto Sara my wife whome I make sole Executrix of this my last will and testament

Item I will that if my wife shall marrie after my decease that then myne overseers hereafter named shall other receive? and putt out the aforesayd summes of twentie powndes for my children or rest? reymine such? sufficient securitie for payement thereof as aforesayd as shall stand w'th their good? likewise

Item I will and appoynt my loveinge brother Richard Alchin and Nathaniell Augur? to be my Overseers
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the daye and yeare first above written Thomas Alchin his marke
Sealed and published to be his last will and testament ___ of Tho. Pigott, Robert Willcocke his marke

Probate 4 May 1626 to Sara Alchin relict and executrix

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Will of Thomas Alchin
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