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Will of Thomas Brenklay

of Kingsdown, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Rochester DRB/PW2/8 1522
Transcribed by the late Peter Brenchley
Contact Betty Brenchley Lawson (no attachments)
In ye name of God amen the xiiii day of August ye yeare of our Lord God Mille ccccc and xxii I THOMAS BRENKLAY in my hole mynde and with my ful welle make & ordeyn my psent testement in this wyse folawynge. First I bequeth my sowle to Almythy God & to our blessed lady and all the sancts in hewen my body to be baryed in ye chyrcheyard of sanct Edmund of Kingsdown.
It I bequeth to ye hie allter of my pshe chyrche 2s.
It I bequeth to ye body of ye same cherche halfe a charne of cheyse & I bequeth to ye rod lofft 20p.
It I bequeth to my gostyly fader 3s 4d.
It I bequeth at my beryinge for messes (?paying) 6s 8d & as much at ye monthe in end.

It I bequeth to my wyffe iiii kyne & a bollocke & halfe a charne of cheyse & x quarters of barlay & I bequeth Jhon Craer my god sun ii quarters of barlay.

It I bequeth to Wylm Dayvis my god sun ii quarters of barlay.
It I bequeth to Jhone Craer my goddahter a quarter of barlay.
It I bequeth to sanct Antoine & sanct Fythe 20s.
It I bequeth to Jhon Wattes half a quarter of malt

ye residue of my goods my debts payd my beryinge honestly idune & ye month in end and this my psent well fulfellyd I bequeth to JHON BRENKLAY my fader & Wylm Craer my goshope* whome I ordain myen executors yt thay may dyspose my goods for ye helth of my soule and their profit to the psent well berynge
wettness Jhon (?reyinge).

* from gossip a corruption of 'goodsib' meaning godparent or friend

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