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Will of Richard Alchin

of Fawkham, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Rochester 1643 #188800 V.22 f.550-1
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
NOTE: The portions in ( ) were not visible on my copy as they were in the binding.

In the name of God Amen Two and twentieth day of April Anno (Dom one) thousand six hundred fourty three and (in the) nynteenth yeare of the raigne of our s(overeign) Lord Charles by the Grace of God of E(ngland) France and Ireland & my defender of (the) Faith etc I Richard Alchin of Fawkh(am in) the County of Kent laborer be my (___) weak of bodie but of good and perfect (mind) thanks be to God doe make this my last (will) & testament in manner and forme (following) [that is to say] First I committ my (soul into) the hands of Almightie God my (creator) hoping to be saved by the merritts of (Jesus) Christ my redeemer and my bodie I (commit to the) earth to be decently buried according (to the) discretion of my Executrix heareafter (named)

Item I give and bequeath unto Rachell (my) wife whome I make the sole Executrix (of this) my last will and testament all my (___) goods chattles household stuffe moveable (and) unmoveable whatsoever soe long as (she) remayne a widow And if it shall hap(pen) she marry againe Then my will (mind) intent & meaning is that she paie (or cause) to be paid unto John Alchin my sonne (the) somes of tenn pounds of good and l(awful) monie of England within one moneth after her marriage to be put out at (___) for the best benefitt of my said sonne (John) Alchin And alsoe my will mind and (___) that she shall likewise pay or cause to (be paid) unto my two daughters Elizabeth and (____) and to either of them the some of five (____) a peece with in one moneth next after (her) marriage to be likewise put forth and (_____) to the best benefitt of them and either (of them) which if any of my said children shall happen to die before any of their said portions shall growe due yet my mind and will is that she shall have and enioy the said some so bequeathed to be equally devided amongst them

Item my mynd and will is that my said wife paying the said somes soe given and bequeathed unto my said children and paying all my debts and funerall expenses shall have & enioy all the rest of my goods monie Cattle and howsehold stuffe whatsoever to her use forever And doe of this my last will and testament make her the sole executrix In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the daie and yeare first above written Signed Richard Alchin published and declared in the presence of John Waller

Probatum to Rachell Alchin relict on 3 July 1643

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Will of Richard Alchin
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