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Will of Edward Cloake

of Elmsted, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/Vo73/Fo105, 1671
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
This is the last will and testament nuncupative of Edward Cloake late of the parish of Elmsted in the County of Kent and Archdeaconry of Canterbury Batchelor deceased by him uttered and declared in the time of his sickness whereof he died and about three days next before his death he being then of perfect mind and memory and having a full intent and purpose to make his will and dispose of his estate ( as the witnesses hereunto subscribed are fully assured for that he would have had the same put in writing could anyone have been procured to have done the same ) did declare the same by word of mouth in these or like words viz

the said Edward Cloake did say that he did give and devise unto Margarett Cloake his mother all his house and lands during her natural life and after her decease he did will and give the same house and lands unto his youngest brother Richard Cloake and his heirs forever

Also he did give unto his four sisters twenty pounds a piece to be paid unto them by his said brother Richard Cloake out of the said house and lands after his said mothers decease

And he gave unto Richard Wraight a servant in the house where he died all his best wearing clothes to wit a great coat doublet breeches hat stockings and shoes
Unto Jane Impett he gave a twenty shilling piece of gold
also he gave unto his brother Richard Cloake his chest

or the said Edward Cloake deceased did then declare words to the same effect and purpose in the presence and hearing of the witnesses whose names are subscribed and other credible persons
The mark of Margret the wife of William Sladden The mark of Sarah the wife of Daniel Hobday The mark of Richard Wraight

Probate: 6th January 1671- Richard Cloake executor - brother

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