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Will of William Brenchly

of Bobbing, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol. 48 folio 173 1591
Transcribed by the late Peter Brenchley
Contact Betty Brenchley Lawson (no attachments)
In the name of god amen the third daie of December in the foure and thirtieth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereign Ladie Elizabeth by the grace of god of England ffrance and Ireland Queen defender of the faythe I WILLIAM BRENCHLY of Bobbing within the countie of Kent yeoman being sick in bodie yet of good remembrance thanks be given unto god do make this my last will and testamente in manner and forme followinge. ffirst I bequeath my soule unto almighty god and my bodie to the earth from whence it came.
Item I will and bequeath unto the poore of Bobbing aforesaid one bushell of wheat to be divided amonge them where most need it.

Item I will unto THOMAS BRENCHLIE my sonne twenty pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto Robert Reynolds my executor at the end of one whole yeare next after the death of THOMAS BRENCHLIE my father which twenty pounds is in the hands of RICHARD BRENCHLIE my brother.
Item I will unto THOMAS BRENCHLIE my said sonne one heifer of three yeares old.

Item I will unto WILLIAM BRENCHLIE my sonne twenty pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid unto my executor aforesaid at the end of three yeares next after the death of THOMAS BRENCHLIE my father which twentie pounds is in the hands of RICHARD BRENCHLIE my brother.
Item I will unto WILLIAM BRENCHLIE my said sonne one heifer of three yeares old.

Item I will and bequeath unto my three daughters ELIZABETH BRENCHLIE ALICE BRENCHLIE and ANNE BRENCHLIE thirtie pounds of lawfull money of England to be equally divided between them that is to saie tenne pounds a peece to be paid unto them at their severall ages of twentie yeares or at the daie of their marriage if they shall happen to marry before they come to their age of twentie yeares.

Item I will unto ELIZABETH BRENCHLIE and ALICE BRENCHLIE my two eldest daughters to eitherof them one heifer of three yeares old. All the rest of my moveable goodes unbequeathed if any be I will shall be equally divided amonge all my children before named at the discretion of my executor hereafter named.

Item I will yt my executor shall not paie my two sonnes before named their portions before they doe come to their severall ages of five and twenty yeares.
Item I will that my eldest daughter shall not have her portion before mentioned untill one whole yeare be ended after my decease.

Item I will yt Robert Reynolds my brother in lawe shall be my executor and shall have the government of all my children & their portions and to put it forth to some encrease for them untill they come to their severall ages before mentioned in this my will.

Item I will yt it shall be lawfull for my executor to allow and to paie himselfe all such sommes of money as any he shall be chardged wth all in any respect in bringing up my children paying my debts and seing my funerall discharged out of my childrens portions before named until they come to their severall ages before mentioned.

In witness to this my will I have sette my hand and seall the daie and yeare first above written in the presence of John Terrenden clerke and Thomas Lake.

I will that Thomas Lake and RICHARD BRENCHLIE my brothers shall be my executors of this my will. WILLIAM BRENCHLIE by his mark.


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