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Will of Thomas Baker

of Boxley, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.77 Folio 393, 1690
Transcribed by Elaine Hamm
In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Baker of Boxley in the county of Kent, yeoman being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to almighty God, therefore do make, publish declare this my last will and testament in writing in manner and form following: that is to say first and principally I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merritts of my blessed redeemer to be made ? Of everlasting happiness and my body I committ to the ground to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving couzon Abraham Baker of Boxley aforesaid, husbandmen, the sum of tenn pounds of lawful English money to be paid unto him and within the month or next after my decease by my executor hereafter named.

Item, I give and bequeath to my loving couzons William Baker, Henry Baker, James Baker and John Baker, sonnes of my loving brother William Baker lately deceased twelve? pence a piece of lawful English money to be paid unto them by my executor hereafter named.
Item I give and bequest to my loving sister Sarah ??iner of Maidstone aforesaid, widdow hoolus? pence of like money and unto my Sister in law Margaret Baker of the same, widow the like sum of hoolne? pence of like money to be paid unto them by my executor hereafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving cozon Thomas Baker of Boxley aforesaid husbandman, son of Jeffery Baker my late deceased brother and to the heir or assignee of the said Thomas Baker all and singular my mess?ner or tenement lands tenement and ? Whatsoever with their appurtenances situate lyeing and being in the town And parish of Maidstone aforesaid or either of them and ? over all parishes of Debtling and Bromfield in the said county of Kent or else where in the same county and I do make nominate constitute and ordane my said loving couzon Thomas Baker, sonn of my said late deceased brother Jeffery Baker sole and who executor of this my last will and testament to whome from and after my debts legacies and funerall expenses are paid and discharged I give and bequeath the then rest and residue of all my goods householdstuffe both and perfor?? of late whatsoever and wheresoever and I do hereby revoke default and make void all other wills and ? Of wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I the said Thomas Baker the testator have hereunto putt my hand and seal this ninth day of November within ? Year of the reigne of our sovereinge Lord and Lady, William and Mary by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland King and Queen Defenders of the faith and ? 1689 The mark of the said Thomas Baker, the testator. Signed sealed, published and declared to be and that it is the last will and testament of the ? Named Thomas Baker, testator ..? ? Of John Lambe, Benjamine Thatcher the marke of Ann ?att.

Probated 1690.

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