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Will of Thomas Claggett

of Headcorn, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/222
Submitted by Ros Dunning
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Claggett of Headcorne in the County of Kent Butcher being sick in body but of perfect memory praised be God Doe ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following
First I yeild my soule into the mercifull hands of god that gave it trusting to be saved by the alsufficient satisfaction of Jesus Christ and my body to the eath from whence it came to be buried at the discretion of mine Executor hereinafter named

Next I give and bequeath unto the poore people of the Parish of Headcorne the sume of twenty shillings of lawfull mony of England to be paid to them at my buriall by mine Executor

Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Williams my sister the sume of fifty shillings of lawfull mony of England to be paid to her halfe yearly by mine Executor dureing her naturall life of the said Mary
And in case it be not paid accordingly Then my will and minde is that my said Sister Mary shall distreine for any such half yearly sume as aforesaid in or upon one of my howses or lands hereafter given and bequeathed

Item I give and bequeath unto the Children of my brother William Claggett the sume of twelve pence apeece of lawfull mony of England

Now as touching the lands and tenements wherewith it hath pleased god to ....ith me, this is the last will and testament of me the said Thomas Claggett concerning the same That is to say

I give and bequeath all my Lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever unto Elizabeth Fullager als Dunne now wife of William Fullager als Dunne of Headcorne aforesaid and to her heires for ever

further concerning my moveable goods
First I give and bequeath unto my brother Nicholas Williams after my decease my best suite of apparell with my two Coates
Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Williams wife of the said Nicholas two paire of sheets and one pettecoate and wastcoate and two smockes

The residue of my goods not yett given and bequeathed I give and bequeath unto William Fullager als Dunne aforesaid paying my debts and legacies dischargeing my funerall Expences whom I ordaine and make executor of this my last will and testament

In wittnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sixteenth day of May Anno Dm 1649 Thomas Claggett
(Attestation Clause)
The marke of John Derrick _ John Kenward

Proved at London 14 June 1652

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