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Will of John Day

of Newington, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/6/51
Submitted by Roy Day
English Translation follows below

In dei Nomine Amen Decimo Nono die mensis Decembr[is] Anno d[omi]ni Mill[es]imo CCCClxxxxiiijto
Ego Johannes Daye de Newenton eger corporis et in bona memoria existens condo test[amentu]m meu[m] in hunc modum
In p[ri]mis lego et co[m]mendo A[n]i[m]am mea[m] deo om[n]ipotenti creatori meo et Corpus meu[m] ad sepeliend[um] in Cimiterio b[ea]te Marie ecclesie de Newenton
Item lego su[m]mo Altar[i] ib[ide]m p[ro] decimis meis oblitis iiij d
It[e]m lego lum[in]i duodecem Ap[osto]lor[um] xij d
Residuu[m] vero bonor[um] meor[um] non legator[um] debit[is] meis atq[ue] legat[is] p[ri]us solutis do et ordino Agneti uxori mee executrici huius p[rese]ntis testame[n]ti ut ip[s]a disponat p[ro] salute a[n]i[m]e mee p[ro]ut ei melius videbit[ur]

Hec est inventio voluntas et ultima disposicio Johannis Daye de Newenton fact[a] decimo nono die mensis Decembr[is] Anno Regni Regis Henric[i] Septimi post conque[stum] Anglie xmo
Sup[er] feoffament[um] fact[um] Thome [?]Blakwin et Rob[er]to Burden de Milton de uno mesuagio cum gardino cum om[n]ib[us] suis p[er]tinen[tiis] exist[enti] in villa de Newenton in quo modo inhabito et condicio feoffament[i] talis est
Q[uo]d si ip[s]iu[s] Johannis Daye de isto infirmitate qua modo vexat obierit tunc p[re]dict[i] feoffat[i] sic seisit[i] [?]remanebunt post cuius decessum delib[er]abunt Agneti ux[or]i sue totu[m] mesuagiu[m] suu[m] cum gardino cum om[n]ib[us] suis p[er]tinen[tiis] h[ab]end[um] sibi et assign[atis] suis usq[ue] ad terminu[m] vite sue
Et post p[re]d[i]c[tu]m t[er]minu[m] totu[m] t[e]n[emen]tu[m] p[re]dict[um] cu[m] gardino cum suis p[er]tinenciis Remaneat Rob[er]to filio meo hered[ibus] et assign[atis] suis imp[er]p[etuu]m

Probatum fuit p[rese]ns test[amentu]m p[ro]ut sup[ra] xxmo die me[n]s[is] Febr[uarii] Anno d[omi]ni p[re]dict[i]

Will of John Day, 1494

In the name of God, Amen, on the nineteenth day of the month of December in the 1494th year of our Lord,
I, John Daye of Newington, being weak of body and in good memory, make my testament in this manner.
First I bequeath and commend my soul to almighty God my creator, and my body to be buried in the churchyard of the church of the blessed Mary at Newington.
Item I bequeath to the high altar in the same place, for my tithes forgotten, 4d.
Item I bequeath to the light of the twelve Apostles 12d.

The residue, indeed, of my goods unbequeathed, my debts and legacies first paid, I give and ordain to Agnes my wife, the executor of this present testament, that she might dispose thereof for the health of my soul, just as may seem best to her.

Here is found the will and last disposition of John Daye of Newington made on the nineteenth day of the month of December in the 10th year of the reign of the Seventh King Henry after the conquest of England,

Upon the feoffment made to Thomas [?]Blakwin and Robert Burden of Milton of one messuage with garden, with all its appurtenances, being in the town of Newington, in which I now inhabit, and the condition of the feoffment is thus,
That if he should die of this infirmity which now troubles the same John Daye, the aforesaid feoffees shall remain[?] thus seised, after whose decease they shall deliver to Agnes his wife all his messuage with garden, with all its appurtenances, to have to her and and her assigns until the end of her life,
And after the aforesaid end, all the aforesaid tenement with garden, with its appurtenances, should remain to Robert my son, his heirs and assigns for ever.

The present will was proved as above on the 20th day of the month of February in the year of our Lord aforesaid.


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