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Will of Jane Day

of Boughton Monchelsea, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/66/42
Submitted by Roy Day
In the name of God amen etc, The thirtieth day of January in the yeare of our Lord God 1618,
I, Jane Day, of Boughton Munchelsey in the Countie of Kent, Widdowe, late the wife of George Day, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testamente in manner and forme following. First and principally I give and bequeath my soule to my Lord Jesus Christ, my onely saviour and redeemer, and my body to be buried in the earth from whence it came.

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anne Fishers three Children five pound[es] a peece, to be paid unto them at the full age of 21 yeares, and if it fortune any of the said Children doe dye before they accomplish the said yeares of one and twenty, that then theire porc[i]on to goe unto the other that shall then be livinge.
Item I give unto my Godsonne John Fisher, sonne of the said Anne, one Bedstedle, one featherbed, one fether boulster, and the furniture to it belonging,
And to her second, Thomas Fisher, one fetherbed w[i]th the furniture belonging.
Item I give and bequeath unto the said Anne Fisher her three Children all my pewter, brass and lynnen, equally to be devided amongst them, and two tables in the hall, one unto the eldest, the other unto the second, and unto every of the said [“children” omitted] a Chaire apeece, and unto every one of them a Chest apeece.

Item I give unto John my sonnes sonne five pound[es], to be paid w[i]thin three yeares after my decease, if I dye not before the thirtie pound legacy given by my husband be not received, and that if it fortune the said John Francklin die before the tyme of payment, that then the said five pound[es] to goe to the Children of the said Ann Fisher my daughter.

Item I will and bequeath unto my daughters two yonger sonnes Thomas and Gyles the two bigger silver spones and to her sonne John the least spoone.
Item I give unto the said three sonnes each of them a payre of Andirons and two spittes and two dripping panes to the two eldest each of the[m] a spit and a drippinge panne.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Goddaughter Anne Maskall my Cobard in the hall.

The residue of my good[es] and Chattell[es], my debts, legacyes and funerall[es] being paid, I wholy give and bequeath unto John Fisher my sonne in lawe, whome I make and ordaine my Executor of this my last will and testament.

In wittnesse whereof I, the said Jane, have sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written.
The marke of Jane Day
Edward Emyot - Geo: Allen

Probatum fuit p[rese]ns hu[ius]mo[d]i testam[en]tum Jane Day dum vixit p[ar]o[ch]ie de Boughton Munchelsey Arch[idiaconatu] Cant[uariensis] def[un]c[t]e secundo die mensis Novembris anno d[omi]ni 1619 Coram m[agist]ro Jacobo Byssell Cl[er]ico substituto l[egi]timo ven[erabi]lis et egregii viri d[omi]ni Georgii Newman milit[is] ac legum d[o]c[t]oris reverendi viri d[omi]ni Archi[diaco]ni Cant[uariensis] Offi[cia]lis l[egi]time deputat[i] Jura[men]to Joh[ann]is Fisher executoris in h[uius]mo[d]i testam[en]to no[m]i[n]at[i] Ac inde app[ro]batum et insinuatum etc Onusq[ue] execuc[i]o[n]is eiusdem testam[en]ti commissum fuit dict[o] execut[ori] prius iurat[o] ad tacta etc Salvo Jure etc Dat[um] et etc Exa[m]i[n]atur

[This present will, of Jane Day, while she lived, of the parish of Boughton Munchelsey in the Archdeaconry of Canterbury, deceased, was proved on the second day of the month of November 1619, Before Master James Byssell, clerk, lawful substitute of the worshipful and distinguished Sir George Newman, Knight and Doctor of Laws, and Official, lawfully deputed, of the reverend Lord the Archdeacon of Canterbury etc, By the oath of John Fisher, the executor named in this will, And approved and favoured in respect thereof etc, And the burden of execution of the same will was committed to the said executor, he having been first sworn touching [God’s holy gospels] etc, Saving the right etc. Dated and etc. It is examined]


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