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Will of William Daye

of Egerton, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/55/233
Submitted by Roy Day
In the name of God, Amen,
I, William Daye, of Egerton in the County of Kent, Carpenter, being sicke in body, but of a good disposeing memory and understanding (God be praised for the same) doe, this seaventh day of January An[n]o D[omi]ni 1684/5, and in the six and thirtieth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the second etc, make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following,
Wherein principally I co[m]mend my soul into the hands of the Almighty, and my body I co[m]mitt to the earth, to be buryed in a Christianlike ma[n]ner at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named,
And as to the temporall Estate which God hath blessed me with, I dispose of that as followes, vizt,

Inprimis I give and bequeath unto my Brothers Daye Robert Daye, Stephen Daye, Stephen Daye, and George Daye the su[m]me of five shillings a peece of lawfull English mony,
and unto my Sister Frances Daye the like su[m]me of five shillings of like lawfull English mony,
to be paid to them respectively by my said Executrix within six monthes next after my decease.

Item (my debts, legacyes, funerall expences, and the probate of this my will being faithfully paid and discharged) I give and bequeath all and singular the Residue of my goodes, chattelles, householdstuffe, mony and debts owing to me unto my loveing Mother Mary Daye of Egerton aforesaid, widow, to and for her onely proper use benifitt and behoofe.

Item I make, constitute and ordaine my s[ai]d Mother Mary Daye sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament.

In Witnesse whereof I, the s[ai]d William Day (revokeing all other and former wills) have hereunto sett my hand and seale.
Dated the day and yeare first above written.
William Day
Sealed, subscribed, published and declared by the said William Daye as his Last will and Testament in the p[re]sence of
Stephen Halfenden
John Wilding
Elizabeth Halfenden

Exa[m]i[n]atur [It is examined]

Probatum fuit hu[ius]mo[d]i suprascriptu[m] Testam[en]tu[m] Willi[el]mi Daye defunct[i] Tertio die Maii 1686 Cora[m] m[agist]ro Joh[ann]e Stockard cl[er]ico Surr[oga]to l[egi]timo vene[rabi]lis viri Thomę Bouchier l[egum] D[octo]ris Ci[vita]tis et Dioc[esis] Cant[uariensis] Co[m]missar[ii] Gen[er]alis rite et l[egi]time deputat[i] Juram[en]to Marię Day m[at]ris etc d[i]c[t]i defunct[i] et Ex[ecutri]cis in eod[em] Test[ament]o no[m]i[n]at[ę] Ac inde approbatu[m] etc Cuiusq[ue] etc d[i]c[t]ę Ex[ecutri]ci co[m]missu[m] fuit prius ad s[an]c[t]a etc Juratę Salvo iure etc

[This above-written will, of William Daye deceased, Was proved on the third day of May 1686, Before Master John Stockard, clerk, lawful surrogate of the worshipful Thomas Bouchier, Doctor of Laws, Commissary General, correctly and lawfully deputed, of the City and Diocese of Canterbury, By the oath of Mary Day, the mother etc of the said deceased, and the executrix named in the same will, And approved in respect thereof etc, And [administration of the goods] of whom etc was committed to the said executrix, she having been first sworn, on [God’s] holy etc, Saving the right etc.]


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