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Will of John Brenchly

of Wormshill, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol. 47 folio 371 1589
Transcribed by the late Peter Brenchley
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In the name of god amen the fowerth daye of ffebruary in the yeare of our Lorde God one thousand five hundred fower scoare and eight I JOHN BRENCHLY of the pish of Wormshill in the county of Kent whole of mynde and of good and pfect remembraunce thanks be to Almighty god do make and ordeyne this my present testament and last will and testamt in manner and orme followinge First I bequeath my sole to Almighty god my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Wormshill aforesayd. Item I give to the poore mens boxe of Wormshill twelve pence.

Item I give unto ANNES my wife one cowe and six ewes to be delivered ymediatly after my decease Also I give to the said ANNES my wife my household stuffe

Item I give unto MARGARETT BRENCHLY my daughter ten pounds to be payd unto her at the age of twoe and twenty yeares or at the daye of her marriage which shall first happen and other tenn pounds of like lawfull money of Englande to be paid unto her wthin tenn yeares after my decease.

Item I give unto JOHN BRENCHLY my sonne and to CHRISTIAN, JANE and OBYE my daughters to all evry of them twenty shillings to be payd wthin tenne yeares after my deceas.

The rest of all my moveable goodes or unbequeathed my debts and legacyes pformed and payde I give unto THOMAS BRENCHLY my sonne whome I make myne executr of this my last will and testament.
Item I give unto the said THOMAS my sonne six peeces of lande and two pcells of wood called Longeland, Danehall, Coleshole, Southfield, Round crost reede, Reedwood and Roundwood and twoe gardens called Olivirs and one peece of land called Drakeland to him the said THOMAS BRENCHLY and his heirs and assignes for ever.

Witness Robte Reader clarke and William Partridge.

Probate 1 October 1589

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