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Will of Ann Day

of Faversham, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/78/95
Submitted by Roy Day
In the name of God, Amen, the twentieth day of January in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand Six hundred Ninety and One,
I, Ann Day of Faversham in the County of Kent, widow, being sicke in body but of sound and perfect memory, thanks be to God, doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following.
And first I bequeath my soule into the hands of almighty God, and my body to the earth, to be decently but frugally interred by or in my daughter Jane Dayes grave in the parish Church of Faversham by my Executrix hereinafter named.
And as for those worldly goodes wherewith the Lord in his mercy hath intrusted me, I give and dispose of the same as followeth, that is to say,

That for the love and affection which I have and beare unto Frances, the wife of Leonard Clarke, one of the Serjeantes att Mace of the towne of Faversham, and in thankfullness for her kindness to me all along, and especially in my late long sickness, I doe hereby give and bequeath unto her, the said Frances Clarke, my debt of Sixteene pounds due to me of my Annuitie out of the house, late Mr Hambletones, and also my chest of linnen, three feather bedes and boulsteres, bedstedles, and all other my goods and Ch[att]elles, weareing cloathes, both linnen and woollen, housholdstuff and Implements of houskeeping whatsoever,

And I doe hereby make, nominate, declare and appointe my said loveing freind Frances Clarke full and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament,
And doe hereby revoake all former willes by me made.

In witness whereof I, the said Ann Day, have hereunto sett my hand and seale the Day and yeare first abovewritten.
the marke of Ann Day
Signed, dealed, published and declared to be the last will and Testament of the said Ann Day, in the presence of
Ann Cooke
Jo: Kennett
the marke of Mary Cooke
and Richard Stace

Probatum fuit hu[ius]mo[d]i suprascriptum Test[ament]um Annæ Day nuper de Faversham Archi[diaco]nat[us] Cant[uariensis] vid[uæ] def[un]c[t]æ Vicesimo quinto die Februarii Anno D[omi]ni iux[ta] etc 1691 Coram m[agist]ro Johanne Stocker Cl[er]ico Surr[ogat]o l[egi]timo vene[rabi]lis viri Thomæ Bouchier legum D[o]c[t]or[is] Rev[er]endi viri D[omi]ni Archi[diaco]ni Cant[uariensis] Offi[cia]lis l[egi]time deputat[i] Juram[en]to Franciscæ ux[oris] Leonard[i] Clerke Ex[ecutri]cis in eodem Test[ament]o no[m]i[n]at[æ] Ac inde approbat[um] etc Cuiusq[ue] etc Co[m]missum fuit p[re]fat[æ] Ex[ecutri]ci prius ad s[an]c[t]a etc Jurat[æ] Salvo Jure etc

[This abovewritten will, of Ann Day, late of Faversham in the Archdeaconry of Canterbury, widow, deceased, Was proved on the twenty fifth day of February in the year of our Lord, according to etc, 1691, Before Master John Stocker, Clerk, lawful surrogate of the worshipful Thomas Bouchier, Doctor of Laws, lawfully deputed Official of the Reverend Lord Archdeacon of Canterbury, By the oath of Frances, the wife of Leonard Clarke, 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 aforenamed executrix, she having been first sworn, on [God’s] holy etc. Saving the right of anyone whomsoever.]

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