First I give unto the poore people of Chart five shilling[es], to be paid at my buryall by
It[e]m I give and bequeath unto Susan Day my eldest daughter Thirty pound[es], to bee paid unto her at the age of eighteene yeares.
It[e]m I give unto Catherine Day my daughter thirty pound[es], to bee paid her at the age of Eighteene yeares.
It[e]m I give unto Mary Day my daughter thirty pound[es], to bee paid her at the age of Eighteene yeares.
It[e]m I give unto Sara Day my daughter thirtie pound[es], to bee paid her at the age of Eighteene yeares.
It[e]m I give unto Thomas Day my sonne thirty and five pound[es],
And my will is that if either of my daughters doe dy before the age of Eighteene, that her portion shall shalbe devided amongest the rest of my daughters.
It[e]m the residue of all good[es], Chattell[es] and moveables whatsoever I give unto Joseph Day my eldest sonne, And to Anne my wife, equally betweene them, whome I doe make and ordaine my Exec[ut]ors of this my last will and testament, they paying my debt[es] and legacies and funerall expences.
I doe desire them to give my daughters the worth of Forty shillinges a peece in houshold
Witnes whereof I have sett my hand and seale.
Witnes Richard Bennett his marke, Robert Rabbett
Probatu[m] fuit p[re]d[i]c[t]um testamentu[m] Thomę Day nup[er] p[ar]o[chi]ę de
Chart iuxta Sutton Vallence Cant[uariensis] dioc[ese] et Cant[uariensis] p[ro]vincię etc
Decimo die mens[is] Martii Anno d[omi]ni iux[ta] etc 1640
Coram m[agist]ro Rufo Rogers cl[er]ico Sur[roga]to l[egi]timo d[omi]ni Com[missa]rii Cant[uariensis] etc p[rese]nte me Ric[hardo] Mascall no[ta]rio pub[li]co
Juram[en]to Josephi Day filii etc d[i]c[t]i def[un]c[t]i et unius Executoru[m] etc Ac approbatu[m] etc
Ac Co[m]missa fuit adm[inist]rac[i]o bonoru[m] etc d[i]c[t]o Executori prius Jurat[o] etc
Salvo Jure cuiuscu[n]q[ue] ac reservat[a] pot[est]ate alter[i] Executo[r]i cons[im]ile onus cu[m] venerit in se acceptandi vel refutandi
[The aforesaid will of Thomas Day, late of the parish of Chart near Sutton Vallence, in
the diocese of Canterbury and the province of Canterbury etc,
Was proved on the tenth day of the month of March, in the year of our Lord, according to [the computation of the English church] etc, 1640,
Before Master Rufus Rogers, clerk, lawful Surrogate of the lord Commissary of Canterbury etc, in the presence of me, Richard Mascall, notary public,
to Joseph Day son etc ... and one of the executors etc
And approved etc,
And administration of the goods etc was committed to the said executor, he having been first sworn etc,
Saving all right whatsoever, and reserving similar power to the other executor, when she comes to accept or refuse it for herself.]
Will of Thomas Day