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Will of John Dylnott

of Sellindge, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 1501 Vol.8 f.133 #188922
Transcribed by Dr Alan Dilnot of Victoria, Australia
In the name of God Amen 8th day of the month June in the year one thousand five hundred and first and in the 16th year of the reign of Henry seventh after the conquest, I John Dylnott of Selling next Monks Horton of sound mind and healthy memory compose my testament and my last will in this manner, first I leave my soul to Almighty God and to the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the Saints in Heaven and my body to be buried in the Parish church of Selling aforesaid, Item, I leave to the high altar there on account of my neglected tithes 20 pence Item, I leave for each of the lights in the said church 8 pence, Item, I leave to each of my godsons and goddaughters 4 pence, Item, I leave to buy new vestments in the said church 13 shillings 4 pence.

The rest of all my real goods not otherwise bequeathed I give and leave at the disposition of Thomas Dylnott, William Dylnott and John Dylnott whom I ordaine and constitute to be executors of this my testament and last will

( the above translated from the Latin )

This is the last will of me John Dilnott made the day and yeare aforesaid. First I will that Thomas Dylnott and William Dylnott my sonnes shall have all my londs and tenements in the parisshe of Selling aforesaid to them their heires and assignes for ever also I will that the said Thomas and William shall have ij acres of mede called Fordemede lying in the parisshe of Smethe to them their heires and their assignes for ever.

Also I will that John Dylnott my son shall have all my londs and tenements lying in the parisshe of Smethe aforesaid except the ij acres of mede aforerehersed to have to hym to his heires and assignes for ever, and if it happen any of them to sell his parte before rehersed then I will that it shalbe sold betwix them before any other man.

Also I will the my said sonnes Thomas Dylnott, William Dylnott and John Dylnott shall kepe Isabell my wife during her life mete drinke and clothe at ther proper costys and charges and also I will that the said Thomas, William and John shal kepe John Dylnott the son of Roger Dylnott to the terme and ende of xvj yere next aftre my decesse at their propre costes and charges and after that xvj yere to paye to hym xl s if he be then lyving or else the said xl s to remayne and abyde in the hands of the said Thomas, William and John to ther owne use.

Also I will that my executors shall fynde for me at my burying v prestes and at my monythes day iiij prestes and so during the space of x yere next aftre my decesse and ij bushells of whete and ij bushells of malte to be doone yerelye in the said parisshe of Selling. Also I will that eche one of my feffers shall have for their labor xij d . Also I will that my said executours shal bye to the buriells of me and my wife iiij crosses of stone. Theise being witnesse Sir Thomas Palmer, vicar of the same parisshe, John Knightsby, Alexander Goldfinche, William Goddin, John Wave and other.

Probatii xix octobr Iur testm prstapt commissque est ado exbi.


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