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Will of Nicholas Daye

of Brenchley, Kent

Source: Court of Rochester Ref DRB17/56a
Submitted by Roy Day
In the name of God, Amen, in the yere of our Lorde God Ml vC xliij [1543], the 18th day of Januarie,
I, Nicholas Daye, of the p[ar]yshe of Bryncheley, in the Countye of Kent, in my good mynd beyng seke in body and p[ar]fyte of remembraunce, thank[es] be unto God, make and ordayn[e] this my p[rese]nt testament and last will in maner and Forme followyng.
Fyrst I bequeythe my soule unto Almyghtye Gode, to his mother saynt Marye, and unto all the holy Companye in Hevyn, and my body to be buryed in the Churcheyarde of Bryncheley aforesaid.
Item I bequeythe to the High Aulter of the same Churche, for my Tythes and offeryng[es] negligentlye forgotten and w[i]thholdyn, 4d.

Item I will that Lore my wyf shall bestowe at my buryall and at my monthes daye, in ded[es] of Charite, for the welthe of my Soule, amonst prest[es], Clark[es] and poure people, as myche money as she shall thynke mete and necessarye.

The resydewe of all my goodes and Cattell[es] not bequeythed nor assigned I gyve and bequeythe unto Lore my wyf, whiche Lore I make and ordayne to be myn[e] Executrix, she paying my debt[es] and bequest[es].
Item I make and ordayn[e] to be myn[e] ov[er]sear Harry Haywarde, and I bequeythe unto hym for his labour 20s.

Unto this witnessethe Rychard Wyllarde, Arthur Wyllarde, Henry Haywarde, Bartylmewe Hickmote, withe other.

Probate of Will of Nicholas Daye, 1544

Probatum fuit p[rese]ns testame[n]tu[m] Coram mag[ist]ro Will[iel]mo Layton etc Commissario generali xxviijo die mens[is] Julii Anno D[omi]ni Mill[es]imo qui[n]gen[tesim]o xliiijto
Ac p[er] ip[su]m approbat[um] etc
Co[m]missaq[ue] fuit admi[ni]str[acio] etc executrici in eod[e]m testame[n]to nominate in forma iuris iurate ac p[er] ip[s]am admiss[a] etc
Salvo etc

[The present will was proved before Master William Layton etc, Commissary General, on the 28th day of the month of July in the one thousand five hundred and forty fourth year of our Lord,
And by him approved etc,
And administration etc was committed to the executrix named in the same will, she having been sworn in form of law, and by her admitted etc.
Saving etc.]

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