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Will of Richard Brett

of Ashford, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 66/357? PRC 2/ 23/ 47
Submitted by Helen Plowes
WILL OF RICHARD BRETT OF ESHFORD 9 APRIL 1623 (RICHARD SEN)
PROBATE 29 JUNE 1624 BURIED 7 May 1624

WIFE JOAN (COLLEYE) TO HAVE TWO BUSHELLS OF WHEAT AND TWO LOADS OF WOOD. FREE USE AND OCCUPATION OF HOUSE

Household Stuff
One joyned bedsted, matted and corded, featherbed, two feather bouldsters, one coverlet, 2 feather pillows and two blankets, 3 payers of sheetes,2 pillow cotes, 2 table cloaths, two towells, eight peeres of pewter,4 peeres of brasse tubbs, and other wooden vessels what shee please, 3 chests, 2 cobirons, one payer of pothangers, one warming pann, one mortar, one chamber pott, one frying pan, one trivet, two candlesticks and one brasse pann called the bees pann.

To have these duringe the time and tearm of her natural life and keeping herself a widdowe and not willingly? Sp—the sayd household stuff

And after the decease of my sayd wife or the day of her marriage which shall first ------ I gyve all the said household stuff and every ------ thereof unto my two sonnes John Brett and Thomas Brett to be devyded between them

I gyve unto my sonne Gregory Brett tenn shillings to be payd by my exec within three months next after my decease

The residue of all my moveable goods and chattels, debts and legacyes being payd, my funeral expenses dischargded and the probate of my will performed I will my sayd two sonnes John Brett and Thomas Brett equally to be divided between them. (lands and tenements)

I do make my sayd son John Brett the sole exec

Whereby I will give and bequeath unto my sayd sonnes John Brett and Thomas Brett my two messuages or tenements in Esshford aforesaid and ye ba---- anland unto them and every of them belonging withal and every of their appurtenances situate lying at a place called the newe rents. To have and to hold the sayd messuages or tenements and land with appurtenances to the sayd John and Thomas and their heirs for ever and immediately upon the decease of me the sayd Richard Brett and of the sayd Joane my wife and the longest liver of us equally to be divided between them

------------------------ in the presence of James May and Benjmyn


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