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Will of William Baldwin

of Plaxtol, Kent


Transcribed by Patricia Salter
In the name of God Amen the eleventh day of Aprill in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ninety and two 1692 I William Baldwin of Plaxtol in the parish of Wrotham in the county of Kent Maltster being att this tyme sicke and weake in body but in sound & perfect minde & memory for which I praise God I do therefore make this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me heretofore made, And this only to be my last Will and noe other in manner and forme following First and principally I will and assigne my soule into the hands and gracious acceptance of Almighty god my maker hopeing and stedfastly behoving to have the pardon & remission of all my sins and eternall salvatian by the only meritts I hath and passion of his dearly beloved son Jesus Christ my alone saviour & redeemer And my body I committ to the earth in decent & christian manner to be buried in Wrotham Churchyard under the same stone which my deare wife lyeth buried and or att the discretion of mine executor hereafter named And as I entering that temporall estate which is imemorial hath sent me from on earth I will and dispose of the same in manner & form following that is to say

I will & give unto the poore people of Haleburrow in the parish of Wrotham aforesaid the summe of ten shillings to be paid to them within short tyme after my decease
Also I will & give unto Nicholas Swann my servant twenty shillings
Also I will & give unto William Jane (or Sand) my servant boy the like sume of twenty shillings to be given to them within one year next after my decease by my Executor

Also I will & give unto Thomas Baldwin my son the sume of twenty pounds of current English money on this condicon that is the said Thomas Baldwin doe suffer (?) mine executor and upon the premisses wherein I now live, then to be paid to him within one year next after my decease and mot other wise by my Executor

ITEM I will & give unto Robert Baldwin my son all that messuage or tenement att Nowfrayles? in Wrotham aforesaid together with the barne stable and houses edifices & buildings orchards gardens hoses(?) & barksides with the appurtenances thereunto belonging And also all those severall peeces or parcells of land arrable meadow & pasture thereunto now used & belonging All the premisses are situate lying & being in the parish of Wrotham aforesaid & now in the tenure or occupasion of Richard Olliver or his assignes & lately purchased of Richard Browne & Thomas Johnson so holden to the same Robert Baldwin my son and to his heires for ever paying out of it ten shillings within one yeare next after my decease

And further I will & give unto my three sons William Thomas & Robert equally between them all my brasse & pewter (except the ffurnace & poles before mentioned) and all the lynnen lying & being in a long plain chest standing over the hall equally to be devided between them

And also I doe make the said Robert Baldwin my son full & whole Executor of this my Testament & Last Will And to enable him to pay my debts & legacies I give and leave unto him all the rest and residue of my goods chattells cattell debts household stuffe & personall effects whatsoever (except the leaden sisterns in the malthouse) to see my body decently buried my debts & legacies paid and this my Will proved & performed in every respect In witness whereof I the said William Baldwin have to this my testament and last will sett my hand & seale this day & first above written
Signed William Baldwin (Seal)
Read, signed, sealled, published, & declared? by the said William Baldwin to be his testament & last will in the presence of
Will Everffeild - Mary Revell (her mark) - Tho[mas] Knight

Probate in latin, names mentioned here are George Oxenden & Robert Baldwin

INVENTORY of William Baldwin

A true and Perfect Inventary Indented of all and singular the goods cattell chattells houshold stuffs and personall effects whatsoever of William Baldwin of Plaxtol in the parish of Wrotham in the county of Kent Maltster (deceased) was taken valued & apprised the First day of June in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ninety & two 1692 by John? Staark [or Haark?] Tomlyn and Thomas Knight as followeth

								li	sh	d
Inpris his purse of ready money and wearing apparell		20	0	0

In the Hall one table & frame one forme and litle table
& forme one cupboard 8 joyned stools and three chaires		1	10	0
Item one litle old cupboard 1 paire of andirons 1 paire  of
small casks 1 paire of pothangers 1 fire pan one shire
1 peele 1 pair of tongs 5 spitts 5 {driping} panns 2 pair of 
potthoocks 1 {forke} 1 {cask}					3	5	6
Item 2 (or 4) stills with copper bottoms 1 gridiron 
2 toasting irons 1 pott iron 1 chafeing dish three basting
ladles 2 forks 3 candlesticks 1 candleholder 
1 fish plate 1 cleaver 2 chopping knives 1 lanthorn
1 warming pan & other small implements of houshold		2	17	0

In the parlor one ffolding table & frame 1 forme
1 court cupboard 2 joyned chaires 1 leather chaire
2 leather stooles 2 mortars & pestles & one box iron		1	9	O
Item one old bedsted mattress  1 featherbed 1 feather
boulster 1 horse boulster 2 blanketts 1 quilt curtins
valence &  curtinrods 1 carpett & 1 cupboard cloake		3	16	0
Item one trundle bedsted mattress & C[upb]oard 
1 still with a Lenden (or is it London?) bottom 
4 joyned stooles & an old sword					1	0	0

In the Brewhouse one ffurnace & iron ketle
1 brewing tubb, 1 {burking} 1 {suntub} 4 other tubbs
2 cooller  1 washcooller 3 pailes 1 litle iron ketle
two staldors one iron forke and one pott			4	2	0

In the Butteries 1 old table 1 meale tubb 2 koollers
1 lynnen wheele 1 kooler 1 powdring seives ffarks for a 
{cosefire} 1 chopping blocke 1 {sharndstrer} and other
small implements of houshold					1	16	0

In the Shop 1 safe cupboard 1 little powdring tubb
2 woodden platters 1 frying pan 1 charne pott and crock
and other small things						0	11	0

In the Seller 8 hogsheds 1 barrell 2 {-ers} 5 drink vessells
2 firkins 2 {kunletts} 2 stalders 2 powdring tubbs 
16 milkbowles 2 woodden platters 6 dishes			3	4	0
Item 1 long kooler 2 iron potts 1 iron {kote}one {tunell}
two pailes & one stalder					1	0	0

In the Malthouse one table & frame 1 old siev 1 sider mill
2 pitchers & other {tasks}of husbandry  7 {marms} & other
litle basketts 3 formes & 2 {shures}				2	19	0
Item one hutch 1 henkoop & a box of the sider presse
1 gote {or cote} rack or foale shute 5 ladder poles 1 ladder
& old board							1	0	0

In the Chamber over the Parlor one joynd bedsted matt &
cord 1 featherbed 2 boulsters 3 blanketts 1 coverlett 
curtins vallence & curtin rods					5	10	0
Item one litle table  & frame 2 joynd chests 1 boarded chest
2 desks 3 stooles 2 chaires 1  paire of andirons tongs & firepan
one paire of bellows and an old trunke				1	16	0
Item 1 silver tumbler 3 spoones 1 silver toaster		2	10	0

In the Chamber over the Hall 1 joynd bedsted matt & cord
2 flockbeds 2 feather boulsters 3 blanketts 3 feather pillows
curtins vallences & curtinrods					2	10	0
Item 1 sideboard 5 chests 4 boxes & 2 chaires			1	1	0
Item four old carpetts							5	0

In the Backloft 5 chaires 1 old sidesaddle & old trunk		8	0
Item one litle cupbord & chest on ye staires			0	6	0

In the Clozett 5 dozen of botles				0	10	0
Item three leather botles						3	0

In the Garrett 2 bedsteds matts & cords 1 feather bed
2 blankets 1 flockbed 3 blanketts 2 boulsters two pillows and
one chest							3	0	0
Item 19 bushells of wheate					4	19	0
Item about 40 quarters of malt					40	0	0
Item one {nasthaire} 1 {maltfrey} & 8 sausppotts		1	16	0
Item twenty old casks						1	0	0
Item about three quarters of a hundred of hopps
1 {ffarm} 1 bushell, halfe bushell 1 peck & 1 gallon		1	7	0

In the Waggon Lodge 1 old harrow 1 old paire  of wheels,
1 old waggon 1 litle harrow & old lumber			3	16	0

In the milbarne 1 horse mill & {fourboards} etc			3	10	0
Item 3 horsharnes 1 pommell & 1 millharnes			0	15	0
Item 2 currells 1 cheespress 1 old coop 1 hogtubb
and old lumber							0	15	0
Item the dung in the yard old hoppoles and other wood
& faggatts							2	0	0
Item the stock of hoppoles upon 4 acres of hopground		14	0	0
Item about 3 acres of wheate on the ground			4	10	0
Item three acres & an halfe of oates				3	10	0
Item 6 hundred of hedge ffaggatts & a {g.of.}			1	2	0
Item one milch cow						2	10	0
Item two hoggs & one old horse					3	0	0
Item 47 li of ketle brass					1	11	4
Item 66 li of pott brasse					1	10	0
In pewter 174 li						4	5	6
In leaden and loom wayts 115 li					0	10	7
In lynen 11 paires of cover sheetes 10 pillow beares
eight table cloaths and eight napkins				3	10	0
Item one silver watch 						1	10	0
Item severall books						0	10	0
Item old lumber and things of small value			0	15	0

		Summa totalis huius Inventary			222	1	11
Robart Baldwin

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Will of William Baldwin
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