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Will of Richard Carter

of Boughton under Blean, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/39/19
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
In the name of God amen The first day of July in the year of our lord 1601. I Richard Carter of the parish of Boughton under Blean in the County of Kent, yeoman sick in body but whole in mind and of good remembrance and perfect god be therefore thanked, do make and ordain my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First I commend my soul into the hands of god my creator and redeemer and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Boughton aforementioned between the church and the ? on the north side of the church.

Item I bequeath and give to my nephew Isaack Carter and of the son of my brother John Carter all that my house and tenement in Boughton Street and also the orchard and garden with three yards of land be it more or less occupied to the said house with all and singular appurtenances all situated being and lying in Boughton aforesaid to the said Isaack Carter at his age of two and thirty years and to his heirs forever.

And my will and meaning is that my brother John Carter shall take and receive the whole rent and profit of my said tenement and all other the premises until his said son Isaack shall come to his full age of two and thirty years aforesaid.

And that my said brother John Carter shall pay yearly unto my sister Margaret Ruck the wife of Ciriake Rucke of Boughton forenamed forty shillings of current money of England out of the said tenement and other premises and for and during the space of fifteen years next after my death.

If the said Margaret do so being due with yearly sum of forty shillings my said brother John Carter or his assigns shall pay to my said sister Margaret Ruck at the two usual feasts in the year (viz) at the feast of the Annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary and the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel by even and equal portions and if it shall happen the said yearly sum of forty shillings or any part thereof be behind and unpaid, seven days next after any of the said feasts, then my will and meaning is that my said sister Margaret Ricke or her assigns shall and may distrain according to any order of ? of law upon the premises or any part thereof and the said distresses to hold and keep until such time as she be fully satisfied contented and paid.

And further my will and meaning is that my said brother John Carter shall as his own cost and charges sufficiently maintain and repair the house or tenement with the ? and buildings thereunto belonging till his said son Isaack come to his full age aforesaid.

And I make my brother Ciriake Rucke sole executor of this my last will and testament.
Item I give to the poor of the parish of Boughton aforesaid ten shillings of lawfull money of England to be given them at the or before the feast of the Annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary next coming after my decease.

Item I give to my uncle John Bayley ten shillings of like money of England to be paid him within one month next after my decease.

Item I give to my brother John Carter all my ? growing about my aforesaid house. Item my will and meaning is that my legacies shall be paid out of my moveable goods so far as they will extend but if they be not sufficient to pay them then I will that the residue shall be supplied out of the rents of said lands and equally borne between my brother John Carter and my Sister Margaret Ruck aforesaid by me Richard Carter. Confirmed by the testator in the presence of
William Plare? and Richard Rucke

Probate 20th September 1601 - Executor Cirriac Rucke


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Will of Richard Carter
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