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Will of William Cresfilde

of Lenham, Kent

Transcribed by FRED VICKERSON
In the name of God Amen The 10th daye of October in the sisthe yere of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Kinge Edward the sixth I William Cresfilde of Lenham in the countie of Kent taylor sicke of body but perfette of memory thanks be unto god do make and ordeigne my last will and testament in manor and forme folownige
Fyrst I bequethe my Soule to the handes of allmighte god my body to be buryed where it shall please them that shal have th orderynge of it

Item I give and bequethe unto Alice my wife duringe her natural life under this condytion that she shall honestly kepe my father in lawe John Kynge so longe as she livith that my house wherin I nowe dwell And that house that I did bye Recutre [?] of my father in law John Kynge And all my householde stufs So that she do not dymynyshe none of the householde stuf neither by sellynge it away nor giving it awaye. Futhermore my will is that if Alice be not able to kepe my father in lawe that then Peter Crisfilde my sonne to enter in full possion bothe of my house and householde stuf And for them he shall honestly kepe bothe Alice my wife and John Kinge my father in lawe during their natural liffes.

Item I will that after the decease of Alice my wife Mandeleyn my daughter to have 40 shillings whiche 40 shillings Peter my son shall paye And if it fortune that Mandelyn my daughter departe this natural life then it to be divided equally amonge her children

The reste of all my landes and goodes my debts and legacies paid I give unto Peter Crisfilde my sonne whome I ordaigne and make the sole executor of this my last will.
Witness Robert Hillis Clerke Roberte Drake John ? Richard Stooke thies were present when William Crisfilde spake theis wordes.

Probated 19 November 1549

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