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Will of Thomas Dillnett

of Sellindge

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 1557 Vol.33 f.159 #188936
Transcribed by Dr Alan Dilnot of Victoria, Australia
Submitted by Patreece Palmer
In the Name of God Amen The viii daye of marche in the first yere of the reigne of our Soverayne ladye & Queene Elizabethe the first by the grace of god of Englande Fraunce and Irelande queene etc. I Thomas Dillnett of the parishe of Sellinge in the countie of Kent beinge sicke in bodie & good and perfect of remembraunce make this my will and testament in maner and forme followinge that is to say firste I bequethe my soule to God Allmightie my maker and redimer who hathe bowght me with his precious bloude and by Him I trust to be saved and my bodie to be buries in the churche yarde of Sellinge. First I will and bequethe all my household stuffe to be devided amongest my children equally devided alike and to be prysed by honest men and so delivered.

And I make my executor my sonne William Dilnett and I make my overseer Richard Powle and I will him for his labour iii s iiii d or ells ii busshells of apples for iiii yeres everye yere ii busshells.

This is the last will of me Thomas Dillnett made and delivered the day and yere above written.First I will and bequethe my tenement and landelienge and being in the parishe of Sellinge wch tenement and land I will and bequethe unto my son William Dilnett to him in fee simple forever. Also I will the William my sonne shall pay unto his brother Oliver Dilnett my sonne xx of good and lawfull monie of England to be paid as thus. I will that Oliver Dillnett shall have at thage of xxii yeres v then at thage of xxiii v then at thage of xxiiii v then at thage of xxv yeres v so the is the whole somme xxv. Also I will that yf my sonne Oliver Dylnett do die before thage as afore rehersid , then I will the my sonne William Dillnett shall have the xxv to him for ever.

In witness to this my last will and testament
Robert Cawewill, Andrew White,Xpistopher Short the writer.

Probatii fiut presens testamentum xvii die martii anno domine millimo quingentesimo ( final year not entered ) Iur (____) Robti Cawewill et Christopher Shorte testm in dco testimento nominatoris ac pro nos approbat et in ?. Commiss(?) est omnies executoris eiusdem executori in hunc ? testamento nominat primitus in forma iuris iurat dat etc.

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