Fyrst I gyve and bequeth unto Jervase Daye and George Daye my Sonnes all that my parte or purparte, that is to saye the half parte of all and synguler the landes, Ten[emen]tes and heredytamentes w[hi]ch late were George Dayes, late of Rolvynden in the Countye of Kente, deceased, and gyven by the last wyll and Testamente of the seyde George Daye unto me, the seyd John Daye and Jervase Daye my brother equallye betwene us, nowe in the tenure and occupatyon of Thomas Everenden or of his assignes.
Also I gyve unto them, the sayd Jervase and George Daye my sonnes, all those my landes,
Ten[emen]tes and heredytamentes w[hi]ch I late boughte of Wyllyam Marden the yonger of
Tenterden aforesayd, scytuate, lyenge and beinge in Rolvynden aforesayde,
To be had unto them, the sayde Jervase Daye and George Daye, and to their heyres and
assignes for ever, equallye to be devyded betwene them when they shall come to their severall
agies of one and twentye yeares.
And yf yt fortune anye of them, the sayd Jervase or George Daye my Sonnes, to decease before he shall come to his age of one and twentye yeares, Then I wyll that his parte soe dyenge shall Remayne to the survyvor of them at his age aforesayde.
Also I wyll that Elizabeth my wyef shall receave and have the profettes of all my landes,
Tenementes and heredytamentes before gyven to Jervase and George my sonnes to bringe them
upp w[i]thall untyll they shall come to their age or ages aforesayd, keapynge the sayd howses
suffycyently repayred and payenge the lordes Rente of the landes, ten[emen]tes and
heredytamentes before gyven,
Provyded all wayes that my sayde wyef nor her assignes shall not sell any manner of wooddes or underwoodes, Tymber or tymber Trees uppon the p[re]mysses aforesayde growynge or beinge, but onlye for the necessary Reparatyons and closures of the same premysses.
Provyded also and my wyll is that yf yt fortune the sayd Elizabeth my wyef to be w[i]th
chylde and the same to be a man Chylde,
Then I wyll that he shall have his parte or purparte, that is to saye, the thirde parte in three
partes be devyded of all and synguler my landes, Ten[emen]tes and heredytamentes before gyven
to George and Jervase my Sonnes,
To be had unto hym and his heyres for ever when he shall come to his age of one and
And that the sayd Elizabeth my wyef shall bringe hym upp w[i]th the profettes of my
landes and Tenementes aforesayd.
Provyded allwayes that yf yt be a woman childe, Then I wyll and gyve unto her Tenne poundes, To be payd unto her at her age of Eightene yeares out of the profettes of my landes and Ten[emen]tes aforesayde by the sayde Elizabeth my wyef, and she to bringe her upp w[i]th the profettes of my sayd landes and Tenementes.
Also I gyve and bequeth unto Elizabeth Daye my daughter Tenne poundes, to be payd unto her when she shall come to th’age of Eightene yeares, out of the profettes of my landes and Ten[emen]tes before gyven unto my sonnes by the sayd Elizabeth my wyef, And that she bringe her upp w[i]th the profettes aforesayde.
And further I will that the sayd Elizabeth my wyef shall prove this my last will.
Wyttnesses hereunto George Sare and Rychard Marden and Willya[m] Marden.
Concordat cu[m] original[i] [It agrees with the original]
Probatum fuit p[rese]ns supra scriptum Testamentu[m] coram mag[ist]ro Stephano Lakes legu[m] doctore Reverendi d[omi]ni Archi[diaco]ni Cantuar[iensis] officiali etc Secundo die mensis Julii Anno d[omi]ni Mill[es]imo quingen[tesi]mo Octogesimo Secundo Jura[men]tis testiu[m] in d[i]c[t]o testa[men]to no[m]i[n]ator[um] Ac app[ro]batu[m] etc Et quia testator nullu[m] no[m]i[n]avit executorem etc Ideo d[omi]n[u]s officialis an[te]d[i]c[t]us co[m]misit administrac[i]o[n]em bonor[um] Elizabethe relicte d[i]c[t]i def[uncti] primitus Jurate etc Datu[m] etc
[The present abovewritten will was proved before Master Stephen Lakes, doctor of laws, Official of the Reverend Lord Archdeacon of Canterbury etc, On the Second day of the month of July in the one thousand five hundred and eighty second year of our Lord, By the oaths of the witnesses named in the said will, And approved etc, And because the testator named no executor etc, therefore the Lord Official beforesaid committed administration of the goods to Elizabeth the relict of the said deceased, she having been first sworn etc. Given etc.]
Will of John Daye