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Will of John Blundell

of Edenbridge, Kent

Source: Rochester, 1525, Drb/pWr 8, Pg 58.
Transcribed by Lionel Cole
In the presence of God amen. I, John Blundell of Edenbridge in the county of Kent, yeoman, in the year of our Lord God 1525,being of whole mind and memory, make this my last will and testament. First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God my maker and to the Blessed Lady his mother and to all the company of Heaven. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Edenbridge. Item I send unto the high altar of Edenbridge for my tithes forgotten 4d. Item I bequeath to be distributed on the day of my burying 6s8d. At my month's mind 10s.
Item I will that Annys my daughter shall find and bestow every year during her life in the church of Edenbridge for me and all my friends 20d in money or money's worth.
Item I will and bequeath to Annys my dearest daughter my messuage with appurtenances set, lying and being in the town of Edenbridge next unto the churchyard there to have to her and her heirs for ever.

I will that Andrew Cole have all my leases in lands and tenements lying in the parish of Edenbridge aforesaid.
Item I give and bequeath to Clymens my maid in household stuff 6s8d or else a noble in ready money and to Isabella Bryan 3s4d.
Item (I give and bequeath) to John Cole a cow and to Johane Cole a cow and to Julyan Cole a cow.
Item I give to John Blundell 6s8d.
Item I give to Edward Blundell 3s4d, all this to be delivered immediately after my decease.

The residue of all my goods and chatttels not bequeathed and my debts paid I give and bequeath to Andrew Cole and to Annys my daughter his wife. I make (them) my executors that they do distribute for the wealth of my soul and all Christians. Richard Tychborne and John Selyard I make my overseers and them to have for their labour 20d.
Item I will to Richard Tychbourne my bow and John Selyard my knife.

Witnessed by Thomas Hall, John Selyard and William Bower

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